The effective service life of an air conditioning system is around fifteen years according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy. That is about the usual average, even taking variations from local climatic conditions prevalent in various regions into account. A business operation makes heavy usage of its air conditioning plant by necessity, markedly shortening that average and bringing on the necessity of replacement that much sooner.
Why Not Keep The Old Unit(s) In Good Repair?
Yes, a business owner may try to avoid the expense of replacement as long as possible, and for an indeterminate time after the expected service life of the building units has expired. Unfortunately, this is yet another instance where being penny-wise is actually being pound-foolish.
For a start, the older an air conditioning system is, the further it slips past the practicable curve of easy replacement of parts. The more obsolescent an air conditioning system becomes, the more difficult it is to find vital parts to keep it fully operational. The system will likely suffer additional downtimes in efforts to run down those replacement parts that nobody is making anymore and are disappearing from inventories more rapidly with each passing year.
Replacement Is Cheaper In The Long Run
As any service technician employed in Commercial Air Conditioner Replacement in Virginia Beach VA will tell any prospective customer, an air conditioning unit that is over ten years old is likely out of parts. Also, the older and more out of condition the unit becomes, the less efficiently it operates over the long run. And that costs the one thing every business wants to avoid: extra money.
Unfortunately, trying to be that penny-wise results in greater expense in the end. The reason why is because the more worn out these older parts become, the more subject they are to friction failure, corrosion, and mechanical fatigue. Eventually, one or more parts will break down and no technician is going to be able to keep that dying unit working forever.
The Upshot Is This:
Eventually, any business owner will be forced to contract professionals for commercial air conditioner replacement in Virginia Beach VA. It makes sense therefore to find experts who are certified professionals in their field. Contact us today to learn more about the latest models available and which ones have the highest energy ratings and therefore the lowest cost deferred over the long-run.