Commercial heaters are big, expensive systems, so naturally, business owners want to get as many good years of service out of them as possible. Even if you take the best possible care of your commercial heater, though, you’re eventually going to need to replace it with a new one. Ideally, you should do it before your current one breaks down entirely. You don’t want to have your entire building be without heat for days while you wait for a new system to arrive and be installed. Have a look at some of the more common signs that it’s time to consider replacing your commercial heating system.
Unexplained Rising Heating Costs
Hopefully, you’re already keeping an eye on your monthly utility costs so that you can catch any inconsistencies or warning signs. If your monthly heating costs are rising beyond what you feel is justified by how much the system is being used, it might be because the heater needs to be replaced.
The older a heater gets, the more worn out it gets, until it starts to suffer a decline in efficiency. The heater operates for ever-lengthening periods of time in order to compensate for the loss, which results in higher monthly costs. The only way to fix this is to replace the system.
Constant Repair Needs
Even with regular maintenance, it’s not all that unusual to have to repair your heater every once in a while. You should start becoming concerned, though, if your system needs to be repaired multiple times a year. That level of breakdown frequency is a sign that the system is getting close to the end of its life; the parts inside it are beginning to fail under the strain of years of normal use. Continuing to repair a system that is failing that often is an expensive and unnecessary proposition. It would be better to just install a new system.
The System is Too Old
You can expect your commercial heater to last you right around 15 years, assuming regular maintenance and ideal circumstances. Once a system gets older than that, it’s going to start developing a steadily lengthening list of issues that will impact its ability to heat the building properly. The longer you keep an old system running, the more expensive its upkeep costs are going to get. Finally, the system will become so worn down that it will simply break down permanently.
If your commercial heater is older than 15 years, it’s a pretty good idea to call a professional to have a look at it for you. They’ll be able to evaluate whether or not the system has a couple more good years left in it, or whether you should have a new one installed as soon as possible. Either way, they’ll be able to recommend the best course to save you some money on heating costs in the long run.
DB Heating & Cooling, Inc. provides comprehensive commercial heater installation and replacement services in Bergen County, NJ. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.