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Replace Your Old HVAC System to Save $ and Prevent Breakdowns

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Last Updated on October 22, 2015

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Facilities Managers have too much to do to risk a breakdown of an old HVAC system

We’ve worked with many, many Facilities Managers over the years, and we know that it’s a demanding job. It seems like more and more responsibility is piled on the shoulders of NYC’s Facilities Managers, demanding an ever-increasing level of time and expertise.

In addition to responsibility for your building’s power, lighting and mechanical systems, Facilities Managers are managing cleaning, maintenance and even landscaping. Every new workplace initiative seems to get added to the FM’s job description, from increasing security to energy-efficient operation. AND you’re expected to do it all with fewer and fewer resources.

The last thing you have time to deal with is your old HVAC system breaking down. That’s just one reason why it’s in your best interest to plan for equipment obsolescence and replace that old HVAC system.

But, you may ask, with everything that’s on my plate, when do I have time to do that planning to replace my old HVAC system?

That’s a great question! Believe it or not, there is a simple answer: turn to your HVAC service company for help. Read on to learn more about why and how.

It’s smart to plan for replacement of your old HVAC system

Anticipating the need to buy new equipment to replace that old HVAC system can not only save you the time and headaches associated with HVAC equipment failure and downtime, but being proactive can also save you money.

Think about it: when your old HVAC system breaks down without warning, you are suddenly without air conditioning or heating in at least some portion of your facility. At that point, the downtime is likely affecting your business operation: you might have to close a store or an office until the new equipment is up and running. Or at the very least, you’ll have a lot of unhappy employees and customers on your hands. Are you likely to take the time to search for the best price, or just go with whatever you can get in a hurry? We’ve seen this happen time and time again, and it’s always the latter.

On the other hand, when you proactively plan to replace an old HVAC system that’s at the end of its lifespan and likely to breakdown, you can take the time to choose the right system and shop around for the best price.

TIP: Fall is a great time to replace an air conditioning system, since manufacturers will often discount leftover equipment to make room for next year’s model.

RELATED ARTICLE: 3 Steps for Buying a New Air Conditioner (The Right Way).

Why your HVAC service vendor WANTS to help

As your service partner, your HVAC service company has a vested interest in the smooth operation of your facility. When equipment works as promised without breakdowns, our service contracts are more likely to be renewed. When you and your superiors are happy, we’re happy. And here’s another thing: we care about your reputation. After all, when you look good, that makes us look good, too.

One thing that makes you look good to your superiors is showing them that you can think proactively, prevent problems, and save money. And that’s where we can help by giving you the data you need to anticipate and plan for equipment obsolescence and improvements to that old HVAC system. We know that when we do this for you, we are likely to get and keep your business. On the other hand, if things go so badly that you get replaced, it’s likely that we will be replaced as well.

How your HVAC service vendor can help you plan for replacing your old HVAC system

When your HVAC service provider is intimately familiar with your equipment, its usage and service history, we can assist with planning and budgeting for needed upgrades to an old HVAC system. Here’s what your service company can do to help:

  • Perform yearly assessments of the condition and probable life span of each equipment item
  • Recommend what will need to be replaced and when
  • Help you prioritize capital budgets over the short and long term

With this reliable information provided to you, you’ll be able to make better decisions that save you time and your company money. And you’ll look like a star in the process. It’s a win-win, right?

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