There are several arguments to be made for replacing equipment proactively instead of waiting until it fails. Often times, failure happens on the most extreme temperature days and the biggest consideration is the impact on your facility and its occupants. Getting a replacement as quickly as possible then becomes a priority, but that may mean having to accept less than an optimal replacement unit for your purposes because it is the first one available. If you replace proactively, you can replace on your own schedule.
Other reasons you may want to consider early replacement are:
- You can no longer get parts and are unable to make repairs
- Repairs will exceed the cost of a new unit
- The equipment is nearing the end of its useful life and you want to avoid future downtown
- You want to upgrade to more energy efficient equipment