One of the most important factors when trying to budget for heating, ventilations, and air condition costs is the HVAC life expectancy. The system’s life expectancy will have a huge impact on which one you should invest in and how much you need to budget out each year.
The system’s life expectancy will have a huge impact on which one you should invest in and how much you need to budget out each year.
That’s why we’ve created this short guide on how to calculate how long your system will last and the costs so that you can make the right choice for your business.
Let’s get to it.
Weather and environment.
Your geographical location will play into your HVAC life expectancy and costs for a number of reasons:
- Dust levels will affect air quality and how frequently filters need to be changed.
- The extremity of seasons will effect the systems need for diversity. E.G. If you live in somewhere like Boston the system will need to be able to provide a lot of heat in the winter and a lot of cooling in the summer.
- The weather will also play a role in how intensely the system will need to run.
The size of the system.
This one is simple mathematics. The larger the system the higher the operating costs and the likelihood of something breaking.
Larger systems are often more complex and require greater costs in all areas, from design to installation.
Factor in maintenance and repair costs.
Like most equipment, the better you take care of something the longer it lasts.
Frequent preventative maintenance and dealing with repairs as soon as they come up will boost your HVAC life expectancy dramatically.
Many business owners can be reluctant to pay the money for HVAC maintenance, but the reality is they most likely will save money as a result due to a reduction in critical repairs and part replacement.
When calculating the costs of an HVAC system it would be wise to set aside some cash for maintenance and repairs, that way if something does go wrong you won’t be caught off guard and will have enough to cover the issue.
The quality of the system.
Ultimately HVAC life expectancy and costs will be determined predominately by the quality of the system.
Higher quality (usually meaning more expensive) HVAC systems will be more energy efficient and less likely to break.
While investing in a quality HVAC system may be a significantly greater upfront cost it has the potential to dramatically pay off.
The logic is simple if a high-quality system lasts twice as long as a basic one this may be the most economic option. This is especially true when you factor in the lower running costs which can compound over years of active use.
Get the best HVAC Life Expectancy from your system.
At CastoTech we offer a wide range of services so that you can get the most out of your HVAC system.
If HVAC life expectancy is on your mind, feel free to contact us today to see how we can help.