While replacing your HVAC system is a costly investment—so is constantly repairing an old and inefficient system. However, before you spend thousands on a replacement – ask yourself a few questions.
- Is your HVAC system over a decade old?
- Do building tenants complain that it is too hot or too cold?
- Are energy bills eating away at your company’s profits?
If so, it may be time to upgrade your HVAC equipment. Your first step as a commercial building owner should be to schedule a professional energy assessment in order to determine if and where there are potential energy leaks in your building. If leaks are the culprit—then congratulations. Re-insulating your property costs much less than replacing your HVAC system. However, the worst-case scenario could be a combination of poor insulation as well as outdated equipment. Taking care of both at the same time will save you more money in the long run.
The next step is to find a qualified and trustworthy HVAC professional to install—and maintain—your new heating, cooling, and ventilation system. Here, it is crucial not to go with whatever company simply provides the lowest quote. The old adage—”you get what you pay for”—is especially true when it comes to the HVAC industry.
An improperly installed HVAC system can be the culprit for everything from mold growth to chronic illnesses in tenants. So, do yourself a favor and make sure the job is done right the first time–call the Commercial HVAC experts at AFGO.