There are several things to think about when it comes to the advantages of extending the life of a commercial HVAC system through regular maintenance. Let’s look at it from a mathematical angle. Most companies annualize the cost of equipment to determine what the capital expenditure means in terms of each year’s benefit. If you were to spread the cost of a commercial HVAC system over the 15 to 20 years it should last, it won’t seem nearly as costly as if you only received 8 to 10 years of performance because the system wasn’t well-maintained. It is far more affordable to cover regular maintenance than it is to pay for two units in the period of time you should have only needed to purchase one.
The cost of replacing your commercial HVAC is only part of the expense. The other comes in the form of increased heating and cooling costs. Your utility bills could be a great deal higher if your system isn’t performing as efficiently as it should and could be with regular maintenance. If you want an idea of the difference, take a look at your utility bill the month after the current commercial HVAC system was installed compared to the month before it was installed as the old one was likely far less efficient at the end of its lifespan. Another expense you are likely to face with neglecting maintenance is larger repair bills. Small issues can quickly become large ones if they aren’t caught and dealt with during a maintenance visit.
If you want to get the most life from your commercial HVAC system and save on repair and operational costs, reach out to us at JLK Mechanical. We service small to large rooftop package units, split systems, heat pumps, furnaces, chillers, boilers, and much more. Let us help you control costs, so you can enjoy better profits from your business operations.