Air Conditioner Replacement

Feel Comfortable. Breathe Easy & Make Sure Your Utility Bills Are Comfortable Too

Your older air conditioner is ailing and your employees have been finding themselves less than comfortable lately. You may find yourself wondering whether you should make the call to Air Quality for repairs, or if it’s time to start considering an upgrade. It’s not just your employees who need comfort—your utility bills should be comfortable too.

How Will I Know When It's Time For Commercial or Home Air Conditioner Replacement?

Replacing an AC unit could be one of the largest investments you’ll make as an owner. You want to make sure it’s the right time to upgrade.

What to Consider When Choosing a New AC System

So you’ve made the decision to purchase a new AC. How do you choose the right unit?

Here are a few factors to consider:

  • Age – The Experts recommend commercial air conditioner replacement when your system is more than 10 years old.
  • Frequent breakdowns / the 50% rule – If you are constantly repairing your AC, or repair costs are adding up to more than half the value of your system, a professional Air Quality technician can help you determine if commercial air conditioner replacement makes the best financial sense.
  • Comfort issues – Poorly operating air conditioners result in uneven temperatures throughout your business in addition to humidity problems, which can lead to mold, mildew growth, and air quality issues.
  • Noise – Systems that are ailing and unable to keep up with cooling demands tend to make excessive noise or turn off randomly. If this describes the system at your business, commercial air conditioner replacement may be in order.

What Are the Benefits of Replacing My Commercial AC? There are many benefits to upgrading to a newer, energy-efficient air conditioner:

  • Lower energy bills – Depending on the age of your current system and its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, upgrading to a newer system could save you 20% to 40% on cooling costs.
  • Improved comfort – Newer systems do a better job of controlling temperature and humidity, improving air quality.
  • Environmentally friendly – Less energy consumption reduces your carbon footprint, and newer systems utilize R-410A, a more environmentally friendly refrigerant.

Other Factors to Consider When Replacing a Commercial AC United

Other factors that may influence your decision on air conditioner replacement:

  • Warranty – Newer units come with a warranty, which can help you save if repairs become necessary.
  • R-22 refrigerant phase-out – Consider the phase-out and resulting high cost of R-22 refrigerant. to protect the ozone. Because R-22 supplies are further limited each year, the cost of R-22 needed to refill the refrigerant on your older system will continue to rise every year.
  • Geographic location – If your business is located in a colder climate, it may not make as much financial sense to replace your old system as a business located in a warm climate.
  • Your existing system – If you choose a different type of system than the one you are currently using, there may be additional costs associated with commercial air conditioner replacement.

What Type of Air Conditioner System Do You Have?

It’s important to know what type of existing system you have:

  • Split system – This is the most common air conditioner system utilizing ductwork and consisting of an indoor condensing unit, and an outdoor evaporator system.
  • Packaged system – These use ductwork to distribute air like a split system, however, both the condensing and evaporator system are “packaged” or housed outside within a single unit.
  • Ductless mini-splits – These systems do not utilize ducts, but instead use an indoor unit mounted to the wall and an outdoor component that sits next to your business.
  • Portable air conditioner – Smaller window and wall units are designed to cool a single room or area of your business.
  • Evaporative coolers – Also known as “coolers” these systems are used in dry climates and remove heat, using evaporation. They are typically located on the roof and resemble split systems.

Receive a Free Estimate for Your AC Replacement

If you opt for commercial air conditioner replacement, be sure to start your system off right and establish a regular, in-house preventive maintenance schedule To save time, money, and the inconvenience of unexpected repairs, contact Air Quality today for information on a commercial air conditioner replacement for your business. Our professionals are dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your business needs.

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