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Reasons to Upgrade Your Commercial HVAC System

HVAC is the acronym used to refer to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning of your internal environment, be it residential or commercial. Believe it or not, HVAC has only been around for about 100 years since the invention of air conditioning in the early 20th century and home heating a few years before that. HVAC today is integral to the comfort of people, and it saves lives by preventing heat stroke, especially in the elderly population.

Commercial HVAC systems are made to provide the comfort of large buildings. As such, with proper maintenance, these systems can last an extremely long time. Thus, many commercial buildings are running HVAC systems that are 20 years old or more. While this is a testament to the longevity of commercial HVAC systems, this is not necessarily a good thing. HVAC technology has advanced considerably in the past 20 years, and if you're running an older commercial HVAC system, it's probably time for an upgrade.

Atlantis Comfort Systems offers the best residential and commercial HVAC system installations, maintenance, and repair in Rhode Island. Our HVAC technicians have years of experience in diagnosing and maintaining your HVAC so that it works efficiently and smoothly. Below, we'll go over some of the reasons to upgrade your HVAC system. Contact us today!


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Save Money

Recent commercial HVAC systems are much more efficient than older HVAC systems. They can produce the same heating and cooling power that older systems can do easier with less work and less air leakage. You'll immediately see a reduction in your heating and cooling bill, and since your heating and cooling bill is a significant portion of your building operation budget, this savings can add up quickly. Not only will your business' bottom line improve, but you'll also be able to take that extra savings and reinvest it elsewhere in your business, such as developing new product lines or offering more service. Thus, while you'll have the expense of installing and/or retrofitting your commercial HVAC system, the savings you'll see over the lifetime of the system will be worth it.

Your Commercial HVAC System is Aging

If your commercial HVAC system is 10 years or older, it's probably getting to be time to consider an HVAC. Over time, commercial HVAC systems wear out. Heat transfer processes can slow down and have leaks and the power behind your commercial heating and cooling is significantly less. If you're frequently having to call for commercial HVAC repair and you're noticing the same problem again and again, then it's time for a commercial HVAC upgrade.

Your Tenants And/Or Customers are Complaining

The whole point of a commercial HVAC system is to keep your customers, employees, and whoever else in your building comfortable. However, when your customers or tenants begin complaining about their heating and cooling, it may be time to consider a commercial HVAC upgrade. Not only is this troublesome and awkward to field complaints and deal with possible outages, but it can also impact your customer care experience where people won't be prone to revisit your establishment if the temperature is out-of-whack. Atlantis Comfort Systems offers free commercial HVAC estimates in Rhode Island. Contact us today to get started!

You Have an R22 Refrigerant System

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated that the refrigerant R22 be phased out by 2020. This means that if you have an R22 refrigerant system, it will become increasingly hard and costly to obtain both the refrigerant and the parts in order to keep it running smoothly. You can convert your R22 HVAC system to R-407C or R-438A, but if this system is nearing the end of its life anyways, the money would be better spent upgrading your entire HVAC system to an energy-efficient one instead.

You're Expanding Your Commercial Building

If you are adding on to the space of your commercial building, it may be worth it to replace your entire HVAC system and upgrade to a more energy-efficient one. The problem you will face is that your HVAC system will be out of tune with one another, meaning if you install a new commercial HVAC system for just the new part of your building and you leave the older part, you'll have to replace the older part sooner than the new part. Thus, you'll constantly be pairing a newer HVAC system with an older one, so you'll probably constantly be challenged by either HVAC replacements or repairs.


Atlantis Comfort Systems is a leader in commercial HVAC installation, repair, and maintenance service in Rhode Island. Founded in 2009, our HVAC company specializes in commercial retrofittings as well as new installation and replacement services. When you call us for a free estimate, our expert HVAC technicians can offer sound advice for your commercial HVAC system whether to repair or replace. Each customer is unique with their own HVAC system and particular needs.

At the end of the day, comfort is what matters. Thus, if your customers and employees are happy with their indoor environment, then it might make sense to wait unless you're looking for energy-savings. If you have uneven heating and cooling and customers are beginning to notice, it's probably time for an upgrade. Atlantis Comfort Systems offers energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly commercial HVAC systems at affordable prices. Call our HVAC company in Rhode Island for a free estimate today!