Commercial air conditioners are big, tough, and powerful, but they aren’t invincible. Hopefully, you’ve been keeping yours healthy and efficient with regular maintenance and prompt repairs. Even if you have, though, you know that sooner or later you’ll need to replace it. What’s important is that you know when to call for commercial air conditioner replacement.
You don’t want to lose out on some of your investment by replacing your system too early, but you also don’t want to wait until the system dies entirely before looking for a replacement. That could set you up for up to several weeks without an air conditioner while you schedule a new system installation. Nobody wants to deal with that in the middle of summer. Have a look at the following warning signs that you should probably replace your air conditioner, and sooner rather than later.
Monthly Cost Spikes
The longer you use your commercial air conditioner, the more it’s going to wear down over the years. This will eventually cause the efficiency of the system to degrade. As the efficiency of the air conditioner drops, the system will have to operate for longer and longer periods of time to compensate. Though you may not notice this at first, you probably will notice the effect it has on your monthly costs. Buildings with older air conditioners will often have much higher operating costs from month to month in terms of their electrical bill. If your building is having this issue, it’s probably time for a new system.
Constant Repair Needs
If your commercial air conditioner is breaking down on a regular basis, it’s pretty safe to say that the system is in need of replacement. The older the air conditioner gets, the more the wear on the system will affect the parts inside. If the system is breaking down multiple times a year, it means that the air conditioner is so worn down that it’s probably close to the end of its life. You should replace the system as soon as you can, rather than paying a lot more in the long run to replace the system one part at a time.
Typically, a commercial air conditioner can be expected to last 10-20 years. That will vary, of course, depending on the individual circumstances of the building. Once a commercial air conditioner gets older than that age range, it will begin to accumulate a range of chronic issues like those listed above. The system will gradually become more and more expensive to maintain, and eventually break down entirely. In the interest of protecting your investment, it’s probably best that you replace the system once it reaches that age. Of course, you should consult with a professional first to confirm that it’s time to replace the air conditioner before making any permanent decisions.
Magnolia Commercial Plumbing Heating Cooling provides comprehensive commercial air conditioning services in Baltimore, MD. If you need commercial air conditioning installation or replacement services, contact us today to schedule an appointment.