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How Long Do Commercial HVAC Systems Last?

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Routine preventive maintenance can help to protect your investment and prolong the life span of your commercial HVAC equipment, but even the best system will eventually need to be replaced. As a business owner or manager, it’s imperative to plan ahead for large-scale expenditures, including HVAC replacement, and one of the best ways to prepare is to know how long you can expect your commercial HVAC system to last.

For fast, reliable commercial HVAC services in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, and Long Island including maintenance, installation, and repair, call the experts at AFGO Mechanical Services at (718) 478-5555 or contact us online today. 

What Factors Determine the Life Span of Your HVAC System?

A large-scale commercial HVAC system is comprised of a complex network of heating, cooling, and ventilation components on a much more sophisticated scale than a residential system. The life expectancy of your commercial HVAC system is reliant on a number of factors, including:

  • Quality of installation
  • Regularity of filter changes
  • Weather and climate conditions
  • Frequency of preventive maintenance
  • Quality of the system components
  • Size of the unit in relation to the square footage of the building
  • Size of the unit in relation to the size of the duct network
  • Efficiency of the system design
  • Effectiveness and condition of the ductwork
  • Intensity of use
  • And more

Call us today at (718) 478-5555 for top quality commercial HVAC products and services in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, and Long Island. 

Average Life Span of HVAC System Components

Commercial HVAC components are engineered to withstand rigorous use, but with so many parts, and each one being repaired or replaced at a different rate, it can be difficult to make an accurate prediction of how long each one will last. While the average life span of these components may vary depending on those factors listed above, estimates are as follows:

  • Air compressor – 15 years
  • Central air conditioning – 15 years
  • Electric water heater – 14 years
  • Furnace (gas or oil) – 18 years
  • Gas water heater – 12 years
  • Heat pump – 15 years
  • Rooftop air conditioning – 15 years
  • Unit heaters (gas or electric) – 13 years

Contact us today to schedule commercial HVAC maintenance to help prolong the life span of your equipment. 

Benefits of Regular HVAC Maintenance

With all the day to day responsibilities involved in owning or managing a business, it can be easy to overlook the scheduling of commercial HVAC maintenance—but it’s important to note that the performance and functionality of your heating and cooling equipment plays a vital role in the success of your organization. Regular HVAC maintenance comes with a number of benefits, which include:

Increased Comfort

Consistent indoor temperatures and balanced humidity mean greater comfort for employees and visitors.

Fewer Repairs

Regular maintenance can help to detect most minor issues before they can cause further damage or lead to more extensive, costly repairs or system failure.

Cost Savings

A clean, well-tuned HVAC system uses less fuel to operate and can help to save you money on your monthly cost of energy. In addition to lowering your fuel consumption, regular maintenance can help save you money on the cost of equipment repair and replacement.

Longer Life Span

Commercial HVAC can last up to 20 years or more with preventive maintenance that is performed on a consistent schedule throughout the year. Equipment that has been cleaned, tuned, and lubricated will endure less wear and tear on its parts and can typically go longer between replacements.

Healthier Environment 

Poor air quality as a result of a dirty or neglected HVAC system can trigger allergies, asthma, and respiratory ailments, negatively impacting the health of your customers and employees. Routine cleaning and maintenance of your air filters, equipment, and ductwork can help to reduce the presence of particulates such as dust, pollen, mold, and other contaminants, improving the quality of your indoor air.

Signs You Need Commercial HVAC Replacement

While commercial HVAC repair can help to resolve most issues, the time will come when you need to consider replacing your system. Watch for these signs that replacement is imminent:

  • Your energy bills have been increasing over the last few years.
  • HVAC repairs are more frequent and costly.
  • Your HVAC system is no longer able to adequately heat or cool your space.

Contact us today to schedule an estimate for commercial HVAC replacement in the New York City area.

Schedule Commercial HVAC Services in New York City, Manhattan, Bronx, and Long Island

With nearly a century of service in the New York City area, AFGO has earned a solid reputation as a leader in the commercial HVAC industry.

Call us at (718) 478-5555 to schedule commercial HVAC services or contact us online today. 

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