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Although our recently purchased home is
new to us, it certainly isn't new anymore. And
while I don't know their exact ages, I suspect
both our heating and cooling systems are
middle aged. How does a homeowner know
when an aging system is worth repairing vs.
replacing? For us, cost is certainly an issue.
On the other hand, so is comfort. Any advice?
When you're faced with the choice between replacing or
repairing part or all of your heating and cooling system, a
reputable HVAC dealer should be able to help you find a
solution that's affordable, keeps your family comfortable
and makes sense in the long-term. At Mervin Zimmerman-
Plumbing * Heating * Air Conditioning, we have over 50
years of experience helping our clients with such questions.
Although every situation is unique, we can advise you based
on an inspection, identifying maintenance needs and costs,
and discussing your individual heating, cooling and air quality
priorities. As a Bryant® dealer, all of our systems, accessories
and products are manufactured and installed with
a dedication to quality and reliability. Whether you choose
to make repairs or replace your system, expect to receive
whole-home comfort. In general, below are some issues to
keep in mind when deciding whether to repair your current
equipment or upgrade to a new system.
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Cost & Convenience
Cost is an immediate consideration - the up-front price of
repairs will likely be less than installing a new model. But
consider the age of your current system and the relative
cost of repairing it. If the cost of repairs is more than a third
of what a new system would cost, it may make more sense
to replace it. And if the repair bill approaches 50% of the
cost of a replacement, an upgrade may be a better choice.
If repairs are less than a third of the replacement cost and
your system is less than 10 years old, it may have many productive
years ahead. And even 25-year old equipment can
still keep your home comfortable with proper maintenance
and attention.
Of course, an older system is more likely to require repair
going forward, so factor in the potential costs and inconvenience
of keeping up an aging system. (And check your
warranty terms and expiration, too!)
For more comparisons to help you decide whether you
should repair or replace, the following information may be
helpful.
Efficiency & Long-Term Savings
When it comes to your home comfort, it's important to
look beyond the up-front price tag to see the cost of the
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