While properly maintaining the HVAC equipment in your facility or office will prolong its life, like most systems and machines, it will eventually need replaced. Read on to discover when it may be time for an upgrade.
Your HVAC equipment may be on its way out if . . .
Your facilities team is getting an increased number of complaints about the temperature
Is your facilities management team constantly getting emails or pings about adjusting the indoor temperature? If your employees can’t get comfortable, there’s most likely a reason.
You notice poor ventilation or airflow in certain areas
If employees are noticing an increase in moisture or varying temperature throughout the building, it is most likely related to ventilation. Not only can poor ventilation be a health hazard, it is a sure sign of malfunctioning equipment.
Your energy bills are going up with no explanation
If you’ve noticed that your heating and cooling bills have skyrocketed and you can’t find a logical explanation, an old or malfunctioning system could be to blame.
Employees are getting sick more than usual
While this may be unrelated to your HVAC system, it’s definitely worth looking into. Poorly maintained equipment or improper ventilation can cause allergies to flare up, discomfort and fatigue or illness among employees.
Employees notice unusual odors or noises
Strange smells or noises coming from your HVAC system are dead giveaways that something isn’t right.
You’re constantly calling for repairs
If you’ve experienced an abnormal number of equipment breakdowns in the recent past, chances are that your system is on its last leg.
The HVAC equipment is reaching the end of its lifespan
Depending on the type of equipment you have and how well it’s been maintained throughout its lifetime, you can expect to get anywhere from 15-25 years out of your commercial HVAC equipment. If you’re nearing that time, it’s best to look into replacement options before you experience a costly breakdown or unexpected downtime.
It’s time to replace your commercial HVAC equipment. Now what?
A commercial HVAC system is a substantial investment . . . one that should not be left to inexperienced or undereducated technicians. A local and trusted specialist can walk you through all of your options in order to help you choose the equipment that’s going to best meet your business’ needs while remaining true to your budget. Once your new system is installed, be sure it is serviced regularly in order to keep employees safe and comfortable, and get the most out of the equipment.
Replacing your commercial HVAC equipment will lead to lower energy bills, greater comfort and most importantly, happier employees! If you’re in the Canton or Akron, Ohio areas, learn more about Crown Group Ohio’s commercial HVAC services by giving us a call today!