Repair or Replace? What to Consider for Your HVAC

 In Home Maintenance, HVAC Systems

If your HVAC system is causing you problems, you may be asking yourself: should I replace or repair my system? While there’s never a one-size-fits-all solution to your system’s particular issues and problems, there are a couple of things you can consider when making this decision.

How old is your system?

Depending on the type of system you’re looking to upgrade, you should consider its age and how much money you risk putting into it in the future. If your air conditioner or heat pump is acting up, anything in the 10 to 12 year old range is probably not going to last much longer – with or without repairs. Furnaces, on the other hand, can last up to 20 years, so repairs in the first 15 years are likely worth your while.

How outdated is the technology?

Technology is constantly changing, and while you can’t expect to keep up with every technological advance, the age of your system’s technology should be a consideration. If upgrading to a newer model means tons of new features and better efficiency, it could save you money in the long-run.

How much money can I save?

While shelling out for a new system might seem like the more expensive option, you should always consider the long-term costs of keeping an old air conditioner or furnace. There are a number of ways that purchasing a new unit could save you money, including:

  • Tax credits
  • Utility rebates
  • High efficiency units that cost less to run
  • A more appropriate size and capacity unit for your home’s specifications
  • Saving money on repairs in the long-run

Whether you decide to repair or replace your HVAC system, Bryan’s Fuel in Orangeville, Shelburne, Collingwood, Caledon and Owen Sound has you covered.

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