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Is It Time to Replace Your Commercial HVAC System?

Date: May 15, 2023

Three questions to ask when your heating & cooling is nearing retirement.

business-hvac-repair boston, ma As a business owner, you know that you can’t take anything for granted when it comes to your bottom line. Every monthly energy bill and unexpected repair can impact your profit margins. And your commercial HVAC system is a huge variable to consider.

Beyond the monetary concerns, well-functioning heating and cooling equipment is crucial for the comfort and safety of employees and customers alike.

If your commercial HVAC equipment is getting up in years, it might start to make more sense to replace it instead of paying for more repairs and increasingly steep maintenance costs. Here are three questions you should ask about your aging HVAC system.

1. How old is your commercial HVAC system?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), replacing your commercial cooling equipment every 10 years ensures maximum efficiency. Your business’s HVAC equipment is durable, but after a decade of use, it will break down more frequently and require more professional service. Its performance will also suffer, making your spaces less comfortable and your energy bills higher.

The DOE estimates that replacing a 10-year-old commercial cooling system with a more efficient model can save businesses 20 to 40 percent on A/C-related energy costs. You can imagine how preferable that can be, even with the upfront expense of new equipment.

2. What kind of refrigerant does your air conditioning use?

If your air conditioning equipment is older than 10 years, there is a decent possibility that its refrigerant is R-22, also called Freon. R-22 is not safe for the environment, so it has been entirely discontinued in the U.S. Consequently, replacing the refrigerant is incredibly expensive. It’s also increasingly difficult to secure parts for cooling systems that use R-22. If an R-22 system breaks down today, it’s almost always a better idea to replace it altogether with a modern system.

3. How is the indoor air quality of your space?

Your HVAC system distributes more than warm and cool air. It also plays a significant role in regulating your space’s indoor air quality (IAQ).

Older equipment and ductwork can become havens for dust, debris, mold and other airborne pollutants. These toxins can dry out the air, exacerbate asthma and allergies, promote viral infections and even harm electronics and other office systems.

Making the switch to a new HVAC system will guarantee clean and crisp air for your workforce, patrons and technology.

Cubby Oil & Energy can assess your commercial HVAC system.

Are you concerned about the health of your business’s heating and cooling equipment? Countless commercial ventures in greater Boston turn to the expert HVAC team at Cubby Oil & Energy every year. If your system needs repair or routine maintenance, we can handle that. We can also advise you about options for replacing an HVAC system that’s reached the end of its service life.

Get in touch with the Cubby team today for an HVAC consultation.

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