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Repairing or Replacing a Commercial HVAC Unit

If you own a business, you want to stay on top of your HVAC system. After all, a business that is uncomfortable to work or shop in can have a major impact on productivity and sales. Ideally, you want to stay ahead of HVAC repairs and replace the system before it breaks down completely. If you’ve been searching for ‘commercial HVAC companies near me’ in hopes of finding a professional team to take care of your business HVAC system, you are in the right place.

Our team can help with everything from maintenance to repairs and even upgrading or completely replacing your HVAC system when the time comes. You can also keep reading to learn the difference between when it’s OK to repair your HVAC system versus when it really needs to be completely overhauled.

Average Lifespan

First, let’s talk about the average lifespan that you can expect out of a commercial HVAC unit. Even though commercial air conditioners and heaters are much larger than their residential counterparts, the systems are actually very similar. You can expect to get around 10 to 15 years out of your commercial HVAC unit. 

Of course, you want to consider that your business HVAC system is actually made up of several smaller units that work together to heat and cool your space. There may be times when we can replace a single unit and other times we need to overhaul your entire setup. It really just depends on what your repair needs are and the overall age of your commercial HVAC unit.

Repair Needs

When it comes to repair needs, some repairs are more expensive than others. If your commercial HVAC system is facing a repair that costs thousands of dollars, it may be wise to invest those dollars in installing a completely new unit. This can mean replacing a single unit that is part of a larger collaboration, or replacing your entire HVAC setup. 

When we visit your business to complete an assessment, we can talk to you about the repairs that need to be made, how much they will cost, and the overall condition of your commercial HVAC system. We can talk to you about each of your different options in the pros and cons of each one. 

As a general rule, we recommend never making any repair if it exceeds 50% of the cost of replacement for the unit. By the time you spend that much money on a single repair, you could have a brand new and potentially much more energy-efficient HVAC system in place.

Overall Comfort

Aside from repair costs, you also want to consider how well the unit is actually operating. There may be times when repair needs are not actually significant, yet your unit is old enough that its efficiency is lessening.

Investing in a new HVAC unit can mean better efficiency which translates into elevated comfort in addition to savings. An HVAC system that is more efficient will also keep your business location conditioned consistently all year round.

Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with us. Done Right, Priced Right.

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