Your commercial building is a significant investment that requires a considerable amount of upkeep. One of the most important things you need to watch out for in your commercial building is the HVAC system since it helps keep the people inside comfortable and productive. Some HVAC problems can be easily addressed, but others are caused by extensive wear and tear, or the fact that the unit has simply exceeded its lifespan.
In this post, your furnace and air conditioning repair expert, All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning, shares three signs that tell you your commercial building’s HVAC system is due for a replacement.
Your HVAC unit is more than 10 years old
According to the Department of Energy, you should replace your commercial HVAC unit once every 10 years. Granted, modern heating and air conditioning systems are built with performance and durability in mind, but some of their components can start to fail after 10 years. If you observe routine maintenance and address repairs as soon as possible, you can expect it to last for up to 15 years. Also, the deterioration rate of your unit depends on its usage. A unit that’s used heavily will need to be replaced sooner than a unit that’s rarely used.
Inconsistent indoor temperature
One telltale sign of an aging commercial HVAC system is if it has difficulty keeping indoor office temperatures consistent. This issue can have different causes, such as a faulty thermostat, dirty filter, leaky ducts, low fluid levels or damaged motors. Most of the time, inconsistent temperatures occur because your HVAC unit isn’t powerful enough to distribute air evenly throughout the indoor space. This problem is more apparent in older units, so it’s in your best interest to upgrade to a more modern unit to create an environment conducive to comfort for you and your employees.
Poor indoor air quality
Your commercial HVAC unit greatly determines the indoor air quality of your office. This is even more apparent in the summer when humidity levels are higher. If you have a functional air conditioner, it should produce clean air that’s easy to breathe. Having an old, dilapidated unit can result in poor air quality due to the accumulation of dust, mold and mildew in the unit.
For your heating and air conditioning needs, turn to All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning. In addition to installing central air conditioning systems by an industry leader, Bryant®, the company has the training and equipment necessary to address your emergency heating and cooling concerns. Call us at (707) 400-6875 or fill out our contact form to request a service call. We serve homeowners in Vacaville, CA, and the surrounding communities.