The 8 Best Reasons to Replace HVAC Equipment That is Old
At Precise Air , our customers are face a number of challenges related to the operations of their buildings. They need to not only keep tenants and their employees happy but also worry about reduced maintenance and capital costs. Often, reduced budgets means older HVAC equipment that should be replaced isn’t, and then maintenance programs that at one time were vigorous are now being cut back. This can be very harmful to the long term condition of heating and air conditioning equipment in a building, and has an enormous impact on power consumption and energy ratings of the equipment, resulting in higher utility bills and wasted energy.
Building operators,owners and maintenance staff need to understand the relation between old, inefficient equipment and wasted energy (money).
Building owners, property managers and maintenance staff can save money and energy by upgrading inefficient HVAC equipment with new, energy efficient equipment. Here are some reasons this makes a lot of sense:
1. Newer, higher efficiency equipment costs less to operate, which makes this a great investment;
2. Newer equipment saves money and results in less service calls and comfort complaints;
3. There are rebates and incentives available to reduce the cost of the equipment. We will take care of all the paperwork and make the process pain free for the customer.
4. Freon and other CFC refrigerants are no longer being produced, making it very expensive to service older units and repair leaks.
5. Newer high efficiency equipment requires less maintenance
6. Electric rates continue to rise, especially in the summer. Reducing energy use during peak summer periods in CA can significantly reduce utility costs by as much as 15%.
7. Upgrading equipment to energy efficient equipment will help our customers meet the goals outlined by State and Federal regulators
8. Replacing old, inefficient HVAC equipment is environmentally responsible, resulting in lower utility costs, reduced carbon footprint, improved air quality, and a greener workplace.
Always make sure to view these upgrades as investments by looking at the lifecycle cost benefits of installing the most efficient unit possible. This includes factoring in rebates, tax incentives, and annual operating costs from the “base” unit to the most efficient. If this is done properly, you will find the lowest first-cost unit is almost always the most expensive unit to own.