How to Know When it is Time to Replace Your HVAC System
Your HVAC system is one of the most important parts of your property as it regulates the air quality and temperature inside the building. Making sure this system is in top condition is very important since if it is not, it can lead to costly issues for you and your tenants. In this blog we will be going over some signs to look out for so that you know when it is time to have your HVAC system replaced or serviced.
Your Energy Bill Keeps Increasing
Although your energy needs will fluctuate during different times of the year, it is important to take note of your energy usage and cost during the same months of different years. If you find your energy costs have increased with no clear culprit, it is most likely due to your HVAC system not operating properly. As your HVAC system ages, it will start to lose its efficiency, and this can lead to costly problems for you. Make sure to keep an eye on your energy bill every month and compare it to this month last year, if you have any troubling results, it is time to get your HVAC system looked at. Although it may just need to be cleaned and serviced, if you have had your HVAC system for many years it may be necessary to replace it.
Your HVAC System is More Than 10 years Old
Age is the most common reason for replacing an HVAC system since as your system ages it begins to lose efficiency and parts begin to deteriorate. Although HVAC systems tend to be quite durable, there will come a point after about 10-15 years where it will begin to have a variety of issues and a replacement is needed. This is because the cost of repairing your system will increase over the life of the system as more crucial parts begin to fail. Once your repair costs are about equal to half of the price of a new system, it is time to switch it out. The positive about this is that you will be able to replace it with an HVAC system that has a decade newer technology, which will decrease your energy consumption, helping your bottom line in the long run.
You Have Trouble Controlling Temperature
Once your HVAC system begins to age, you may notice that it is harder to keep your building or office space at a consistent temperature. This can be due to a variety of issues such as clogged filters, low fluid levels, damaged or malfunctioning thermostat, duct issues, and many more. Usually when you can't control the temperature of your space it means the system you are using is not powerful enough to keep the temperature regulated. Although this may mean that your system just needs to be serviced or perhaps have a part replaced, if this is a consistent issue then it is most likely time to upgrade your HVAC system. Temperature control is a very important feature of your HVAC system and if your office space is often too hot or too cold, your employees will become upset and not want to work in that area anymore. This is why it is important to act quickly when you find you are having temperature control issues and call a professional HVAC technician to take a look at things.
Dust / Poor Air Quality
Your HVAC system doesn't just regulate the temperature of your air, it also works to filter it, control humidity, and replace old air with fresh clean air. If you notice that the air in your office space seems dusty, stuffy, smells odd, or is particularly humid, this most likely means that your HVAC system is not doing a good job at controlling the quality of air in your space. This is a serious problem since it can cause mold, mildew, and illness if not fixed quickly. Although this may just mean that a filter or hose needs to be replaced or cleaned, it could also mean that your HVAC system is deteriorating and in need of replacement. If you find you are having consistent air quality issues even after part replacement, that is a good sign that your entire system is at fault rather than just one part, and thus is due for replacement.
What to do If You Run Into Any of These Issues
If you find that any of the above listed problems pertain to your current HVAC situation, it is important that you call someone to take a look at your system immediately before the problem gets any worse. You want to make sure you call an HVAC professional that you can trust will do a good job at diagnosing and fixing the issue at hand, since HVAC systems can be expensive and any mistakes will be rather costly. Luckily, VendorPM has countless HVAC vendors on site with reviewed profiles so you can be confident that they will get the job done right the first time for a good price. Below is a list of some of our HVAC vendors for you to take a look at.
Green Breeze Heating and Cooling is a premier HVAC contractor, located in Port Coquitlam. We service the Greater Vancouver and surrounding areas, from Coquitlam and Maple Ridge to Surrey and Burnaby. Our company is family-owned and operated by the Nardones, with the trades industry running in the family blood. The father has been in upholstery manufacturing business, and the uncle working as a licensed electrician. Qualifications: Refrigeration and HVAC certificate, Plumbing certificate, Backflow tester, Class A and B gas fitter, TECA quality first ventilation certificate, TECA quality first forced air certificate. Company is bonded and insured
Indoor Air Maintenance and Service specializes in condo HVAC fan coil maintenance, repair and replacement. We not only service heating and cooling units in condos, but clean and maintain residential and commercial duct systems, including bathroom and dryer vents, dryer interiors and make-up air cleaning and balancing. We also proudly carry and install Inner-Cool Systems’ CSA certified, innovative custom fan coil units and products.
We provide Service, Maintenance, New Installations, and Retrofits for Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling systems in Multi-Residential, Commercial, and Industrial properties - Since 1979 Our client-focused, modern approach is what sets Lisi Services apart. We guide our clients through the complexity of mechanical systems and service issues, and present them with the right solutions.
As a full-service HVAC and mechanical company, Hytek Mechanical Inc. prides itself in exceeding customer expectations with top-quality performance at competitive pricing. Since 1990, Hytek has provided service, maintenance, installation and design resources throughout Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Founded in 2000, 3V Mechanical Inc. has been providing Commercial and Industrial Mechanical Services to the National Capital Region for over 20 years. We specialize in Commercial and Industrial Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration, Sheet Metal, and Plumbing.
Proudly serving Commercial Office Buildings, Shopping Centers, Retail Properties and Senior Living & Long Term Care Facilities with customized climate solutions since 1990.