Tell us if any of the following scenarios sound familiar to you:
- The thermometer says one thing, but your business feels different
- Unusual noises coming from your equipment
- Always having to fix the same old equipment countless times
- Bills getting higher
- Aging or non-working HVAC equipment effecting how your business is running
Whichever scenario you have or currently are dealing with, we know it can be a headache. Have you considered replacing your old roof top units (RTUs) with new, more energy-efficient options, but you’re not so sure you’re ready to put down the money? Let us walk you through some of the biggest reasons why replacing your RTUs with new equipment should be done sooner rather than later.
- Lengthy lead times: In the past year, we’ve seen lead times on equipment pushed out to upwards of 18 months, compared to the 12 months or less of lead time we’ve seen in previous years. So it’s best to make the decision on new equipment sooner rather than later, especially as there are no signs that the lead times will get better any time soon.
- Newer units are more energy efficient: Newer RTUs…have factory-installed microprocessor controls that reduce the energy consumption of the overall system while maintaining comfortable conditions in the building. The most common control strategies are scheduling and lockouts. Scheduling turns the unit on or off depending on the time of day, day of the week, or other variables such as outside air conditions. Lockouts can be used to override the schedule and keep a unit off, for example, for a unit that conditions an unoccupied part of a building. Most new units also have an optional communication interface for connection to an energy-management system or a demand-controlled ventilation system. (Source: https://www.dsoelectric.com/high-efficiency-rooftop-units)
- Older units can cause costly repair bills: Some of the most common problems that can occur with older RTUs are dirty coils, inappropriate air balance, leaking refrigerant, continuous running of the blower, and mechanical wearing out. If any of these problems aren’t addressed quickly or properly, they can wear out your machine fast and leave you paying higher costs to keep them running.
- Customer/Employee comfort: Your employees spend a great deal of time at your business as they work, and their comfort level at the business affects their work ethic and attitude. If their experience at work is uncomfortable due to the temperature, that can directly affect how they treat the customers as well, which alters their experience and could have them view the business in a negative light. And that can trickle down to the sales and profit of your business.
With these reasons in mind, if you are on the fence at all about replacing your RTUs, hopefully you’re now wanting to get started and take the first step. If you are aiming to replace units by next spring, don’t put it off any longer and please contact us ASAP for a quote so we can meet your timeframes.