When choosing a commercial air conditioning unit for your Kansas City business, it’s all too easy to make costly mistakes. Naturally, most businesses would rather have repairs made when possible, to avoid the expense of having a new system installed. However, constant repair costs can really add up – and your A/C system won’t work as efficiently, especially if it is older. How can you decide whether it’s time to replace your HVAC system? Here are a few suggestions we think will help make the decision easier.

To be perfectly honest, most companies in the Kansas City Metroplex will give you a range of choices when it comes to heating and cooling equipment. Prices vary widely, depending on the features you choose. In order to avoid making a costly mistake you may regret later, the professionals at Schomburg Heating & Cooling want to offer some guidance.

First of all, if you’re not sure whether to repair or replace, keep the phase out of R22 (refrigerant) in mind. All commercial air conditioners that use this refrigerant will become more costly to maintain and repair. While new refrigerants are being introduced to replace this refrigerant, switching to new formulas could involve some expense. In some cases it may be necessary to retrofit your unit to work with these alternative refrigerants, however it could be less expensive than replacing your cooling system. It all depends on how efficiently your current unit operates, its age, and other factors. Budget may also be a concern when deciding whether to replace or repair.

We understand that investing in a new commercial air conditioner for your Kansas City area business can be more than you believe you can afford. However, today’s technological advancements help business owners get the most out of their cooling systems in terms of accessories. Smart thermostats, the ability to remove humidity from the air, and other factors will help you save more money in the long run due to improved energy efficiency. Some accessories (such as smart thermostats) make it possible to enjoy lower costs with existing older equipment.

One last tip: when it comes to getting bids on the installation of a new commercial air conditioning system, don’t automatically go with the lowest bidder. The fact is, HVAC companies that give you bids which are substantially lower than others frequently take “shortcuts” to keep costs low, which may include skimping on materials and/or having installation performed by technicians who aren’t highly trained or experienced. It’s important to choose a company who believes in keeping technicians up-to-date on the latest technology and investing in training. The last thing you want is an inferior system installed that won’t give you exceptional performance and low energy costs, while providing comfort for yourself, employees, and customers. What you do want are Kansas City commercial air conditioning professionals who bid a fair price for exceptional quality products and labor, a trusted company with a solid reputation.

At Schomburg Heating & Cooling, you can rely on us for honest answers when it comes to the decision of whether to repair or replace the air conditioning system in your commercial business. We use only the most trusted products, and highly trained technicians for expert installation. Give us a call today!