Repair or Replace

Should I Repair or Replace my HVAC System?

While many of the “costs” associated with your current comfort system may be intangible (reliability problems, uneven temperatures, excessive noise, lack of comfort, etc.), some homeowners may focus more on the hard costs associated with repair vs. replacement. Here are some often overlooked items to consider:

Furnaces lose approximately 1% of their efficiency for every year of operation. So, if your 15-year-old furnace was 80% efficient when it was installed, it may only be 65% efficient now. Furnaces 15-20 years old or more were typically only 65%-75% efficient when they were installed.
Most air conditioners and heat pumps installed before January 2006 cost up to 20% more to operate than today’s LOWEST efficiency models. Purchasing a higher efficiency model can generate even greater energy savings.
The cost of repair today may not be your only repair cost in the near future. Often, as comfort systems age, you will find yourself making multiple repairs in a short period of time to address component failures. When deciding whether to repair or replace, use the cost to FULLY RESTORE your comfort system in addition to likely future repairs as your basis for comparison, not just the cost of today’s required repair.

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Hudson Heating Company’s goal is to keep growing by providing exceptional customer satisfaction. The company focuses on giving prompt and professional service, installing the highest-quality and most dependable equipment, and using the latest technology available.

If your system is more than 10 years old and your energy costs are on the rise, use the chart to the right to determine whether to repair your existing system or replace it with a newer more efficient model. For example, if your existing air conditioner is 12 years old and the cost to repair it is more than $600, it is likely time to consider replacement.

System Age: 5 yrs | Replace if Repair > $1,400
System Age: 6 yrs | Replace if Repair > $1,200
System Age: 7 yrs | Replace if Repair > $1,100
System Age: 8 yrs | Replace if Repair > $1,000
System Age: 9 yrs | Replace if Repair > $900
System Age: 10 yrs | Replace if Repair > $800
System Age: 11 yrs | Replace if Repair > $700
System Age: 12 yrs | Replace if Repair > $600
System Age: 13 yrs | Replace if Repair > $500
System Age: 14 yrs | Replace if Repair > $400
System Age: 15 yrs | Replace if Repair > $300