Are you having issues with your current commercial HVAC unit and wonder if it’s time for a replacement altogether? It’s important to maintain your HVAC unit to ensure that it is in good working condition when it really matters most for your business. During maintenance, inspections should be conducted to determine the state of your unit and if you need a new one. Here are four signs to help you determine if you need a new HVAC unit for your business:
- Age – If your commercial HVAC unit is over 15 years old, it’s nearing time for a replacement. Newer units will likely be more energy-efficient than your old unit. Older units have parts that aren’t as durable as newer units and will begin to deteriorate over time.
- High Energy Bill – Are your energy bills for your building unexplainably higher than usual? If so, you should hire a professional to take a look at your HVAC unit. Although it’s common to have cost changes with changing seasons, it should be close in cost to your bills from this time last year.
- Cost of Repair vs. Cost to Replace – If your HVAC unit is more expensive to repair than to buy a new one altogether, you’re better off buying a new one. A new commercial HVAC unit will overall save you and your company time and money on repairs that you’d likely be facing again with your current HVAC unit.
- Noisy – If your current HVAC unit is so loud that you find yourself trying to talk over it when it kicks on during a staff meeting, it’s time for a replacement. Noises such as rattling and clanking coming from your unit typically indicate a problem and should be inspected.
We hope these signs will help you determine if you need a new commercial HVAC unit. If you have any questions regarding new HVAC units, and the services we provide, please contact us at L&B Mechanical today!