Retrofit Works

When a Commercial HVAC Retrofit Makes Sense?

Even well-maintained equipment will eventually fail. Most commercial heating and cooling systems have a functional service life of 15-30 years, depending on the brand and style of equipment. An aging HVAC system will lose efficiency, compromise comfort, and require more frequent repairs.

As HVAC maintenance becomes more expensive and time-consuming, decisions on how to restore lost performance come down to repair, retrofit, or replace. Replacing an entire commercial HVAC system can be costly and disruptive, and if the process isn’t planned properly, revenue and employee productivity can suffer. When repairs no longer provide necessary results and replacing the entire system is out of the question, retrofitting may be the best approach.

If your building experiences any of the following issues, it may be time for a retrofit upgrade:

  • Is the HVAC system over 10 years old?
  • Are energy bills escalating without a logical explanation?
  • Do building occupants lodge comfort complaints?
  • Are repair costs continually rising?
  • Has the building developed an indoor air quality problem?

Here are the list of common HVAC retrofit works that we offer in Questech :

  • Thermostats: Installation of new Smart Thermostats
  • Air conditioners : Cleaning , Chemical Flushing or Replace by new Unit.
  • Chillers: General Maintenance , VFD Installation , Replace the Compressor or the full Chiller with higher energy efficiency one .
  • Air handling units ( AHU ) : Filter Cleaning , VFD Installation , or Replacement .
  • Ductwork:  Fix any leakage

The Benefits of Retrofitting HVAC Systems and Equipment

  • Quick Return on Investment: Retrofitting is usually a fraction of the cost of investing in new equipment.
  • Reduced Repairs Costs: HVAC repairs are expensive, but the hidden costs are far more devastating. Unexpected downtime can affect sales, revenues, customer satisfaction, and employee productivity.
  • Control Expenditures: An unanticipated HVAC equipment breakdown can play havoc with departmental budgets. By planning heating and cooling upgrades and maintenance, costs become controlled and predictable, which can save money and help relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Energy Savings: Many HVAC commercial retrofits are motivated by a desire to increase system efficiency. An HVAC retrofit can reduce energy use by 30 – 50% percent which also leads to lower costs.
  • Increased HVAC System Lifespan: Lowering the number of HVAC equipment run cycles will reduce wear and tear on vital components. Ultimately, replacing worn parts and making strategic upgrades can enhance the lifecycle of the entire system.
  • Superior Comfort: An optimized HVAC system runs more efficiently, but occupants will also enjoy better humidity control and more consistent temperatures throughout the building. In many cases, drafts and stale air pockets are eliminated, and even nuisance noise can be reduced.

Retrofitting commercial HVAC equipment is a relatively inexpensive way to improve the comfort, health, and safety of your building. In many cases, the savings on monthly fuel and power costs can pay back the investment in a relatively short time. Questech has extensive experience in designing, installing, and maintaining complex commercial cooling systems and can help with the retrofit process.

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