An HVAC system can last for years, but there will come a time when its performance begins to suffer. In most cases, the system will not fail completely at once, but will be a slow degradation until it becomes unsuitable. There are several important reasons why your building’s HVAC system needs an upgrade, but it requires knowing current renovation projects as well as the state of the system itself.
You’re Planning On Other Renovations
The best time to renovate a building is all at once; staggering the process can make it last months, disrupting operations and potentially closing down the building for longer than necessary. If your company already has renovations in the works, it’s time to consider installing a new HVAC system.
Allowing old components to remain while others experience upgrades will create lop-sided maintenance concerns. Don’t neglect critical systems during updates; doing it all at once will eliminate inconveniences later.
The Current System Is Already Too Old
Be aware of the current system’s age; you don’t want to rely on an old piece of equipment for too long. While it may seem as though an old system may run adequately, it helps to install sensors to gauge how well the system functions properly.
An old system seems fine only when you don’t know the extent of the deterioration; start by assessing the age and determine whether it justifies a brand-new installation.
To Increase the Quality Of the Air
An HVAC filtration system prevents harmful particles from remaining in the air; the recycling process prevents this dust and debris from circling back through the building. But older HVACs experience clogging throughout these filtration networks, limiting the effectiveness and allowing particles to slip through.
The resulting air fills with contaminated air, potentially harming anyone breathing it in. For the sake of those who live and work inside the building, know when to upgrade your building’s HVAC system.
Decrease Ongoing Maintenance
The older a piece of equipment becomes, the more likely it is to suffer failures. Regular maintenance is essential for any aspect of building upkeep, but there comes a point when the frequency of service becomes too much.
Inevitably, relying on an outdated piece of equipment for too long will cost a company more than the system is worth through frequent repairs. While it may be an expensive initial investment, the long-term maintenance costs will significantly decrease; offsetting the purchase price and provide much higher air quality.
Don’t Hold Off On Updates
Every building needs to go through a process of modernization, but it’s critical to get the renovations going before a building becomes uninhabitable. Ensure your facility has everything it needs to provide comfort and convenience to everyone inside; letting systems degrade will only lower the quality of life for those in the building.