To Repair or Replace?

When is the best time to replace an aging HVAC system?It’s a question our heating and cooling experts are often asked. At Ranck, we consider the following when recommending replacement over repair.

  1. The age of your system. Heat pumps last an average of 10 to 12 years, while a furnace offers a lifespan of 15 to 20 years.
  2. The cost to make repairs. If the cost to maintain your system exceeds 20% of the cost of a new one, a replacement makes financial sense. (depending on age)
  3. The comfort of your home. Are you satisfied with the temperature inside your home? Is the system heating/cooling consistently?
  4. Monthly cost? Are you paying more for the unit to operate? How much would you save each month with a more energy efficient system?
  5. Can you take advantage of the federal tax credit? The current federal HVAC credit is available for high-efficiency systems purchased and installed by the end of 2016.

If you need to service or a new system, contact us to discuss the best system for your home and budget.