Commercial air conditioning systems are built to last many years, but they aren’t eternal. You’re going to have to replace yours sooner or later, and you probably want to know about it ahead of time so you’re not surprised by a sudden breakdown. If you’ve had your current commercial air conditioner for a while, and you think it might be coming to the end of its life, there are a number of symptoms you can look for to let you know it’s time to call a professional. Let’s go over some of those signs below.
It’s Costing More to Use
Your energy bills are going to rise during the months where you’re blasting your air conditioner to keep the building cool, of course. If your monthly bills seem to be higher than even that would account for, though, then you might want to have a technician look at it. The older the air conditioner gets, the more worn out it’s going to become from regular use. This wear and tear decreases the system efficiency, forcing it to operate for longer periods of time to accomplish the same results. This is what can drive up your energy bills even higher than they should be. Unfortunately, there isn’t really a way to resolve this aside from replacing the system entirely.
It’s Breaking Down Often
If you need to repair your commercial air conditioner once or twice over its lifetime, that’s not a big deal. If the system is breaking down every few months, though, you have a problem. That level of frequency with repair needs often indicates that the wear and tear on the system has progressed to the point where the various parts inside it are starting to fail in rapid succession. This is not something that can be fixed, and the more you repair each individual part as it breaks, the more costly the system is going to become. It’s better to replace the entire air conditioner once it gets to this point, instead of having to replace your current system a single part at a time.
Most of the issues that signify that a commercial air conditioner is near the end of its life are simply due to old age. As the system ages and wears out further, it will accumulate more and more issues that will end up impacting its cost efficiency. If your commercial air conditioner is older than 15, we’re willing to bet that it’s past the point of usefulness in terms of how much it costs to operate. We recommend that you contact a professional and have them evaluate the system for you, to help determine whether or not it’s time to replace the system this season.