Commercial heating systems can last quite a long time. No amount of care and maintenance will extend one’s lifespan indefinitely, though. That’s why it’s important to make sure you can identify when your commercial heating system is getting close to the end of its life. If you can identify that the system needs replacing earlier, you won’t have to deal with not having heat for a few days when it breaks down in the middle of winter. The following are a few of the most common signs that your commercial heating system is in need of replacing.
Spiking Monthly Costs
Your energy costs are obviously going to increase the more you use your heating system. However, you should call a technician if you notice that your energy costs are significantly higher than they normally are for this time of year. Higher than usual monthly costs could be caused by the system compensating for efficiency loss due to wear and tear. The heater has to operate for longer periods of time to get the same results, and that adds to your monthly bills. The only way to resolve this particular issue is usually to replace the system.
Similar to the first sign, a commercial heating system that breaks down more than once every few years is probably just worn out. The more wear and tear builds on the system, the more likely various parts in that system are going to break down under the strain. You can continue replacing the system one part at a time if you want. This issue will only get worse the longer the heater is in use, though, which means that you’re going to end up wasting a lot more money and have to replace the system anyway. Better to replace it now.
The average commercial heating system lasts between 10 and 20 years at the most. After that point, the system will invariably collect so many chronic issues that it won’t be cost-effective to keep using it. If your commercial heating system is in that age range, we highly recommend that you talk to a technician as soon as possible about replacing it. If you replace it now, you will almost certainly save money compared to waiting for the system to get worse.
The above are among the most common warning signs that your commercial heating system is getting close to the end of its life. Do note, however, that the only truly reliable way to get an answer on whether or not now is the time to replace your heating system is to have a professional technician check it out for you. They’ll be able to make the best recommendation for your specific situation.