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Repairing Vs. Replacing Your HVAC System

By on February 25, 2014 in Blog, Cooling Systems, Homeowner Tips with 0 Comments


Age Matters When it Comes to Choosing Between Repair and Replacement

There are several variables you should consider before deciding whether or not to repair or replace your home’s current heating and cooling system. It’s important to take into account the initial investment and the possible investment required by a whole new system. But, that’s not all!

Key Deciding Factors

If your system is still new enough to have an active warranty, then it is best to repair it. A good warranty will cover the cost of repairing those parts that would likely require significant maintenance or repairs after a few years of service.

Otherwise, older systems past warranty coverage necessitate further considerations. Certain parts are cheaper than others. Simpler, smaller components of your system are easily repaired or replaced on a case by case basis. However, larger and more complex parts and systems might cost more in terms of repairs. At that point it is best to completely overhaul the system.

Repairing the System

Again, an active warranty means that your home’s system is still young and repairable. Your local Carrier-licensed contractor can identify the problem part(s) and make the necessary repairs per the warranty’s guidelines. Remember that Carrier’s basic warranty covers parts for up to ten years.

Replacing the System

When you reach the 15 year mark, however, the time for repairs is over. Your system uses dated technology and is less efficient than new systems on the market. Even if repairs are possible, they will be costly in the short and long-term.

Also, if you are a new homeowner and the current system causes health issues for you and your family, then replacing the system is your best option.

For more information, please contact your local Carrier dealer here at Essig. We will assist you with any repairs or replacements your home’s current system may require. Call us today!


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