How Long Can You Expect Your Company’s HVAC System to Provide Optimal Service?
Posted on: October 14, 2015
As a prudent owner or facilities manager at your company, you know that it's of paramount importance to keep your heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment running at peak efficiency. When you consider the work that your HVAC system must do every day to keep the facilities warm in the winter and cool during the summer, you would be right to wonder about the average life expectancy of HVAC equipment.
Average Life Expectancy of HVAC Systems
It would be difficult to predict how long any given HVAC system will last, since there are so many factors to keep in mind, such as the model and manufacturer, how long the equipment has been in operation and whether it is the right size for the job it's intended to do.
If a professional has not come to the site to clean the HVAC equipment in some time now, you can expect that it will be working harder and less efficiently, potentially needing repairs sooner than would be expected.
All things being equal, though, business owners can anticipate that the central air conditioning components of their HVAC system will have an average life expectancy of 15 to 20 years, based on data from the U.S. Department of Energy. And according to Frigidaire, the furnace, assuming it's been properly cared for as well, should last up to 20 years at your facility.
Ways to Prolong the Life of Your Company's HVAC Equipment
Since your company's operating budget has to take into account the total cost of ownership of the HVAC equipment you've installed, it's in your best interest to take steps to prolong the life of your cooling and heating system.
Every year, you should schedule at least one call from professional HVAC technicians to come to your site and perform a detailed inspection of the equipment. The technician will clean and adjust the HVAC system as needed. This is essential for keeping the system running properly well into the future.
When your technician informs you that maintenance and repairs won't be sufficient to keep the HVAC system from working as efficiently as it did when you first had it installed, it's time to prepare for replacement.
One benefit of replacing the equipment is that newer HVAC systems are much more energy efficient. Consult with your technician about seasonal energy efficiency ratio or SEER ratings to get the best HVAC solution for your budget.
Keep in mind that the more efficient the new HVAC system is, the lower your utility bills will be. You can also use your marketing materials to promote the fact that your company has "gone green" by investing in state-of-the-art, energy efficient heating and cooling systems to lower your carbon footprint.
At David Gray Heating & Air, our knowledgeable experts are standing by to inspect, clean, maintain and repair the HVAC systems of companies doing business in the greater Jacksonville, FL area. Whether you need a brand new system installed or require ongoing service to keep your existing HVAC equipment running as efficiently and reliably as possible, we will be happy to assist. For details on our HVAC installation and repair services or to set up an appointment, please contact the professionals at David Gray Heating & Air today.