Commercial heating systems are built to last many years under quite a lot of strain without breaking down. They won’t last forever, though. Though you can extend the life of your industrial heating system with proper repairs and maintenance, you will eventually have to replace the entire thing. The important thing is being able to tell when your current system is nearing the end of its life, so that you can have it replaced before it fails completely. Read on for some common indicators that it’s time for a new industrial heating system.
Spikes in Heating Costs
You should contact a professional if it seems like your monthly heating costs are spiking, even if the system isn’t being used any more than usual. As a heating system wears down, it will begin to lose some of its output efficiency. This will forced the system to operate for longer periods of time, which will drive up the cost of using the heater on a monthly basis. If accumulated wear and tear is in-fact the reason for your heating system costing more to operate on a monthly basis, then the only thing that can really be done to fix it is to install a brand new system.
Constant Repair Problems
With how much strain the average industrial heating system is put under, it should come as no surprise that they break down from time to time. There’s a difference between breaking down every few years and breaking down every few months, though. If your heater is in need of repairs multiple times a year, it’s an indication that it’s in need of replacement. You can keep repairing the system to keep it running, but in reality all you’re doing is replacing the system a part at a time. It’s much cheaper in the long run to install a new system than to keep repairing one that won’t stop breaking down.
Assuming you take the best possible care of your heating system that you can, you can expect it to last around 10-15 years before needing to replace it. Your heater is probably not going to just suddenly drop dead once it hits the 15 year mark. What it will do once it get much older than that, though, is start to accumulate all kinds of issues that will negatively impact its performance. The heater will very quickly reach a point where it’s much more costly to keep up and running than it is to replace it with a new one.
If your industrial heater is older than 15, consult with a professional technician about when to replace it with a new one. We can guarantee that you’ll be much happier next heating season having a brand new system installed than relying on an old one that may not be up to the task.
EMI Mechanical provides comprehensive industrial heating services in Pearl, MS. If you need help getting your industrial heating situation in order, contact us today to schedule an appointment.