Signs it’s Time to Upgrade your Commercial Heating Unit
The right HVAC system is an essential part of any business. It safeguards your equipment, boosts morale, and keeps customers and vendors returning. Having the correct unit in place is necessary, but many companies continue struggling with their old system anyway. How do you know if your HVAC system is past its prime? Here are a few signs that it’s time for an upgrade.
#1. Your Company Has Recently Expanded
Does your business now cover more square footage than it did just a few months ago? If so, there’s a good chance that your heating and cooling system won’t keep up. In fact, you may already be feeling the strain and are likely dreading a severe New Jersey winter storm because of it.
Don’t let an inadequate heating unit spoil the big plans you have for your company. Instead, allow us to perform a load calculation to determine if your current system is adequate. Better yet, get with us before your next expansion to ensure you are already ahead of the power curve.
#2. There’s Been an Increase in Absenteeism
Have your workers been calling in more frequently than normal? During winter, it’s easy to dismiss an increase in absenteeism as something that’s only seasonal. However, you shouldn’t overlook the possibility that your heating and cooling system could be to blame.
A malfunctioning furnace can emit carbon dioxide, which could lead to everything from headaches to flu-like symptoms. And poor indoor air quality might cause an increase in allergy, asthma, or bronchitis this time of year.
According to Circadian, excess absenteeism costs American businesses an average of $2,660 per worker each year. That expense is hard enough to absorb, but if you’re also struggling with a worker shortage, the effects could be devastating. Want to know if your absenteeism problem is due to a furnace or some other issue? Schedule an inspection with us today.
#3. You’ve Experienced Several Major Repairs
If you’ve had more than your share of repairs recently, this could be a sign that your unit is nearing the end of its lifespan. Likewise, if you have a single repair that amounts to greater than half the cost of a new unit, it could be time to consider an upgrade. Not sure which category you fall into? Allow South Jersey Heating and Cooling to perform a cost analysis for you.
#4. Your Utilities are Through the Roof
Heating can account for up to half of your monthly energy usage. Accordingly, a sudden spike in energy consumption is one sign that your HVAC unit isn’t performing properly. There will probably be other signs as well, such as:
- Certain areas feel drafty or cold
- A unit constantly cycles on and off
- Rooms feel colder than normal, even after raising your thermostat
Going over budget on utilities means that you will need to cut back elsewhere. If the other line items in your budget are minimal, it could mean disaster for your business. The good news is that an HVAC upgrade will often pay for itself in the way of lower utility bills. That’s on top of any savings you could realize due to increased productivity, lower absenteeism, and fewer mechanical repairs.
A New HVAC System Can Ensure Your Company’s Success
These days, you must use every tool available to help your company succeed. The proper heating and cooling system is one tool many business owners overlook yet is important, nonetheless. Would you like to learn more about how an upgrade could give you the advantage you are looking for? If so, schedule an appointment today with South Jersey Heating and Cooling.