6 Benefits of Retrofitting Commercial HVAC Systems and Equipment

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All HVAC systems will need to be replaced at some point, regardless of how well the system is maintained. Replacing HVAC systems and equipment is expensive and time consuming – an undertaking that should not be taken lightly.

When possible, retrofitting commercial HVAC systems and equipment can be a cost-effective alternative to improve commercial HVAC without having to go through the entire replacement process.

Retrofitting HVAC systems and equipment provides several other benefits:

1. Energy Savings

Retrofitting HVAC equipment is one of the quickest ways to solve chronic problems with high energy consumption. On average, small offices and retail establishments reduce energy consumption by 35% when retrofitting HVAC systems and equipment. In cold weather climates, this number can jump to as high as 40%.

2. Increased HVAC Lifespan

Replacing a defective part gives your HVAC equipment new life. In fact, sometimes you can even extend the life of your system by several years, spending far less money than a whole system replacement.

3. Flexibility

Commercial spaces are constantly changing: interiors are rearranged, occupants move in and out, and infrastructure requirements change. Retrofitting HVAC systems allows you to continue adapting to the needs of occupants without huge investments.

4. Improved Comfort

A retrofitted HVAC system will operate with more consistency than an older or poorly maintained system. This consistency leads to more control over temperature in humidity, resulting in improved comfort for occupants.

5. New Technology

Not only do retrofitted systems operate more consistently, they operate more efficiently and independently. This adds to energy savings, as mentioned, but it also decreases to costs of maintenance and service because the new part will be more dependable.

6. Faster ROI

Retrofitting equipment is much cheaper than investing in a whole commercial HVAC system replacement. Given the energy and service savings of retrofitted equipment, return on your investment is achieved much more quickly than a full replacement.

The truth is that all commercial HVAC systems and equipment will need to be replaced at some point. However, putting off that very large investment and retrofitting equipment can bring short-term benefits until you decide on a long-term plan.

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5 thoughts on “6 Benefits of Retrofitting Commercial HVAC Systems and Equipment

  1. Thanks for going over some benefits to retrofit a commercial HVAC system. I’m glad that you mentioned that it’s something to consider if your space is changing constantly, so that it can adapt to the needs of those inside. This seems especially important if you need to change the interior space. After all, you want to make sure the workers can transition smoothly to the new space without any issue.

  2. I like how you said that doing some kind of commercial HVAC repair and retrofitting can help your system fit better in the space in which it is housed. This would be a good thing to do if it would allow you to better cool or heat a room or something like that. That way your workers will be more comfortable and can work a little bit harder and be more productive because they aren’t worried about being cold or hot.

  3. It’s interesting how a retrofitted HVAC system will operate with more consistency than an older or poorly maintained system. It makes sense that you would have more control over humidity and the other factors that go into controlling a building. I would imagine that you would want a commercial air system so all workers in the workplace could work at comfort.

  4. It would be nice to have defective parts replaced in an HVAC system for a commercial building. That way it could have an extended life and the building owner wouldn’t have to replace it as soon. That is something that I would do if I were a building manager.

  5. I didn’t realize that businesses can save up to 40% of their energy consumption by retrofitting their HVAC system. This makes me wonder if it is better to replace the entire HVAC system. My friend once told me that you can greatly lower your home energy bills by getting a new HVAC unit installed.

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