When Is It a Good Idea to Replace a Commercial AC?

If you take good care of it, you can expect to get many years of service out of your commercial air conditioner. These systems are built to last, after all, even under the immense strain that is typically placed on them. No matter how well-maintained your commercial air conditioner is, though, there will come a time that you have to replace it. If you don’t know how to recognize the signs that your air conditioner is on the verge of breaking down for good, you might be blindsided when it suddenly happens in the middle of a hot summer day. In order to spare yourself, your customers, and your employees from having to deal with that, have a look at the signs below that you should install a new commercial AC.commercial-air-conditioner

Steadily Rising Operating Costs

Your monthly operating costs are naturally going to fluctuate from month to month as you use your air conditioner. However, you should not ignore it if your AC starts to cost more and more money to operate each month without any obvious causes. Unexplained upward trends in monthly costs tend to mean that your commercial air conditioner is starting to feel the effects of extreme wear and tear. As the efficiency of the system declines, it has to operate for longer and longer periods of time in order to keep up with demand. That means higher monthly costs. It also means that you should replace the system as soon as possible.

Constant Repair Problems

Even as hardy as commercial systems are, they still need repairs every once in a while. There’s a difference, though, between needing to repair the system once every few years and needing to repair it multiple times a year. If your commercial air conditioner is breaking down that often, it means that the various parts inside it are so worn out that they are beginning to fail of old age. You should really replace the system at that point if you are interested in being as cost-efficient as possible. You’re just replacing your current system one part at a time as it is, anyway, which is much more expensive.

Old Age

The average life expectancy of a commercial air conditioner is around 10-15 years. That will vary slightly, depending on individual circumstances. However, you shouldn’t expect yours to give you 30 years of excellent service. Once a commercial air conditioner gets beyond the age of 15, it begins to have a load of issues similar to those discussed above. The older the system gets, the worse these problems will get, until eventually the air conditioner collapses completely. If your commercial system is older than 15, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional about whether or not you should replace it immediately. You might be able to get a couple more years of service out of it before it dies, but that might not be worth the headache in the long run.

EMI Mechanical provides a full range of commercial air conditioning installation and replacement services in Jackson, MS. If you need a new commercial AC, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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