Should you repair or replace your heating and/or cooling equipment?
When something breaks down, it’s tempting to go the quick route and pay for repairs to get it up and running again. That quick-fix may seem the least expensive route now, but it may not offer the most value in the long run.
There’s a lot to consider:
- Equipment’s age
- Cost of repair
- Energy Efficiency
- Repair History
- Moving soon!
- Equipment performance
Choosing to repair or replace is a big decision, let us help you make the right choice. Contact Us or give us a call at 972-278-3506. We would be happy to assist you!
Older equipment is prone to the following:
- More expensive repairs, such as compressors or heat exchangers
- Much lower energy efficiency vs. today’s standards
- Reduced performance due to clogged or corroding coils
How long do you expect to stay in this home?
If you are moving within the next year or two and believe investing in a new home comfort system will improve the value of your home, you should consider making the investment. If you plan to live in your current residence for many years, it may be wise to invest in your future comfort.
What level of system efficiency are you interested in?
The average homeowner spends about $1,900 annually on energy bills. Heating and cooling accounts for as much as half of a home’s energy use.
What is the estimated cost of needed repairs?
Repairing existing equipment can be a good decision as long as:
- The cost of the repair is less than 30% of the cost of new equipment
- The rest of the system is in excellent operating condition
Otherwise, the cost of the repair would be better invested in a new system.
Other Things to Consider
- Is the equipment still under warranty?
- Has the air conditioner compressor been replaced recently?
- Has the heat exchanger been replaced recently?
- Is your house too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter?
- Does your equipment turn on and off repeatedly during the day?
- Do you have problem rooms that seem to never get warm or cool?
- Is the turning on of your equipment noticeable, disturbing or causing annoying vibrations in your home?