Advances in HVAC technology have greatly extended the life cycle of nearly all systems. A commercial HVAC system comprising components made in recent years is likely to last longer than a system with components manufactured earlier.
The average lifespan of commercial HVAC units is typically 15-20 years. While your system’s air conditioner may last for up to 20 years, you can expect your boiler to last for up to 35 years. There is no knowing how long your commercial HVAC system will last, but an understanding of the factors that will influence the system’s life expectancy can give you a general expectation. Our HVAC professionals at Xtreme Heating & Cooling LLC can walk you through these key factors and provide insights on what you can do to improve your system’s longevity for a better return on your investment.
Equipment Type and Quality
Differences in construction materials and the levels of operational stresses they can handle ensure there is a difference in lifespan among the various cooling and heating equipment types. For this reason, you can expect a commercial HVAC system that uses a cast iron boiler to last longer than one with an air-source heat pump.
Additionally, you can look forward to quality parts from reputable manufacturers lasting longer. Quality components perform better at withstanding the rigors of constant usage without suffering easy wear and tear. With so many options to choose from, narrowing down to the best in the market will be less overwhelming with the help of a highly knowledgeable HVAC professional.
Improper installation of your commercial HVAC system can lead to system inefficiencies and frequent breakdowns, which will result in a shorter lifespan. On the other hand, your well-designed and installed system will run efficiently and be less susceptible to issues that would otherwise decrease its lifespan. For example, ensuring the size of the HVAC components is suited for the size of your commercial building and the ductwork will result in longer life.
Hire only the best people to handle your commercial HVAC system installation. Our team of certified HVAC technicians at Xtreme Heating & Cooling LLC has the knowledge and experience to ensure every installation job meets the highest standards. When you trust experts to install your HVAC system, you can confidently look forward to optimal performance and a long service life.
Load and Usage Patterns
The intensity and frequency of commercial HVAC system usage will have a big impact on its lifespan. An HVAC system overworked beyond its capacity will wear and tear faster and won’t last long. On the other hand, prolonged inactivity can lead to several issues that may affect your system’s longevity. To avoid these problems and ensure your commercial HVAC system will continue to operate optimally for a long time, correctly match the size of the HVAC system with your needs.
The local climate is a big part of your system’s operating conditions and will impact its longevity. Summers in Omaha can get very hot and humid. Similarly, winters are very cold with lots of snow. That said, you can be sure your commercial HVAC system will be handling a full load most of the year.
Optimizing operating conditions will extend your commercial HVAC system’s lifespan. While you cannot change the climatic conditions, you can make an informed decision about where to locate the equipment. For example, locating the components in a well-ventilated space will help avoid overheating, which can impact longevity.
Keeping up with routine maintenance is ultimately the best way to ensure your Omaha commercial HVAC system lasts longer. Regular upkeep will identify small problems and correct them well before they get so bad that you are forced to perform costly repairs or replace the component. For example, changing the filters regularly will make your HVAC more energy-efficient, ensuring it doesn’t have to work so hard to meet your commercial building’s heating or cooling demands.
As with the installation, only hire qualified professionals to maintain your commercial HVAC system. Our team is very thorough, and we customize all maintenance plans, recognizing that the different components have unique maintenance requirements and that each commercial building is unique.
Get a Long-Lasting Commercial HVAC System With Expert Help
High-quality HVAC systems that are professionally installed and well-maintained will last longer than the expected average lifespan. At Xtreme Heating & Cooling LLC, we are dedicated to ensuring your commercial HVAC system performs at peak efficiency for as long as possible.
Contact us today for all your commercial HVAC needs. We offer professional installation, repair and maintenance services so that you can rely on us to improve your system’s performance and longevity. We serve residents of Omaha and the surrounding areas, offering heating, cooling and indoor air quality services.