This is not an easy choice but you can be able to consider the following factors to help you make a decision.
1.How old is your system?
In terms of age, the lifespan of most commercial HVAC systems is 10 -15years. That means if your HVAC system is between that age bracket then you may consider replacing. But then again you may want to consider the efficiency of the HVAC system based on its maintenance history in relation to the repair budget, if it requires minor repairs why not go for the repair option?
2. How much does the repair cost
If your equipment is more than a decade old and the repair budget costs more than 50% of a new HVAC system. It’s probably time to consider ditching that old HVAC equipment.
3.You’ve encountered multiple damages
When you start to notice frequent leaks from your duct system or there’s so much noise being produced from your system or maybe it shuts off on its own, maybe it’s time to consider replacing the equipment. But if you choose to repair the damages, be sure to be doing a lot more frequent repairs which may interfere with the system’s operation and equally affect your company’s operation.
4. New technologies and upgrades
What if you can find a solution that will not require you to replace your equipment yet better than repairs? There are new technologies and upgrades that are being introduced to the market every day. For example, you can choose to replace some parts of the HVAC system such as condenser coils, pumps, fan coils etc. which could help increase the lifespan of your system.
So, if you need more information on replacement or repairing your HVAC system, Frontline Mechanical Inc is at your service. We provide a wide range of services including HVAC inspection and maintenance. Call us today if you reside in Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia.