What You Need to Know about Replacing your HVAC Equipment

If your system is 10 to 15 years old and has begun to experience some maintenance problems, it may be time to replace your Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) unit. When looking to replace a system that heats and cools your business, you want to make the right decision. Consider these questions when selecting an HVAC system to best suit your company’s needs.

How Big of a System Do I Need?

You want to ensure you pick an HVAC system that will get the job done effectively in your space. Too small of a unit will not deliver an adequate performance, but too big of a unit will offer poor temperature control with a big price tag. Be sure to ask your contractor the appropriate size system you need in your facility.

Do I Replace All my HVAC Equipment Together?

The answer is yes. When replacing a system entirely, you want to ensure all of the moving parts of your system work together in harmony. Although only replacing a heat pump, piping or furnace appears as a more economical solution, new parts working with old parts can affect performance. It’s also important to replace your indoor unit and outdoor unit together too.

How Do I Maintain My New System?

Scheduling preventative maintenance on your air conditioning system is crucial to maintaining your new unit. Your facility manager will conduct regularly scheduled inspections to stop problems before they happen. Proper preventative maintenance will also include changing air filters, cleaning drain pans, wiping down condenser coils and sealing ductwork. All of these action items will keep your air conditioning unit running at peak performance.

Installing a new air conditioning system is an important task. You want to make sure you get a unit that will be effective and efficient in its intended space. With these questions in mind, you’ll be sure to find an HVAC unit that performs perfectly for your business.