HVAC SYSTEMS LIFE CYCLE
One of the most enduring questions in all of HVAC contracting is: When should a customer repair aging equipment, and when should one replace the entire system?
Advancements in technology have extended the life cycle of virtually every product in the industry while at the same time are creating a need to replace equipment more frequently in order to take advantage of the most efficient offerings in the marketplace.
As efficiencies increase, operational costs decrease, and the general population becomes more aware of the importance of HVAC equipment, a growing discrepancy has emerged between the life expectancy of equipment according to contractors and the expectations of customers.
HOW LONG SHOULD A SYSTEM LAST?
According to Nick Rohan, CEO of RESSAC Climate Control Technologies in Glendale, California, there are a great many factors that go into projecting how long a system should last. “It varies based on run-time hours per day, proximity to corrosive contaminants, how well the equipment has been maintained, whether any major repairs or retrofits have been made, and whether the equipment services mission-critical spaces and can’t afford to break,” he said. “Based on these variables, we see a lifetime range of 10-30 years with 20 years being the average,click here to read more
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