Unfortunately, replacement and maintenance are not always given consideration at the time of initial construction. We are consistently met with these special projects where existing HVAC equipment cannot be removed or new equipment installed due to building constraints. We are experienced and prepared to handle any situation whether it requires rigging built on site to maneuver equipment or custom built units from our equipment suppliers.
There are few challenges we have not met in the replacement market, but we always look forward to the next challenge.
Even well-maintained equipment has an expected lifespan. Our replacement crews work professionally and efficiently in occupied buildings, after regular business hours, at night and even on weekends to minimize the impact on tenants or employees. We offer our customers scheduled replacement programs for outdated equipment and can draft a replacement schedule to lessen the burden of high-cost replacements. Our sales engineers also work with customers to upgrade systems and meet new building needs after renovations.
For many clients, deciding whether to repair or replace their existing commercial HVAC equipment can be a hard decision to make. Due to the cost, many clients delay replacing equipment as long as possible. However, it’s not always a good idea to do so—and can ultimately cost clients more in the long run. There are often significant savings to be had by using new equipment that is more energy efficient. New systems are also more reliable, thereby giving clients the peace of mind they need.
Three HVAC Repair or Replacement Considerations
It’s a good idea for clients to develop an HVAC repair or replacement strategy by considering these three things.
- Look at the remaining useful life for all major equipment using the age of the manufacturer, the published service life estimates, and the adjust for maintenance, run-time, and operating environment.
- Equipment efficiencies have improved energy savings significantly, so delaying replacement delays energy savings. Replacing a 15-year-old packaged RTU will lead to a 25–35% immediate improvement in energy efficiency.
- Understand the cost of downtime. A failure always brings a detrimental result, whether it’s inconvenience, discomfort, or loss of revenue.
To learn whether a commercial repair or replacement option the right solution for you, contact us today.