Should You Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?

Should You Repair or Replace Your HVAC System?

Winter is the worst time for something to go wrong with your heating and cooling system. When it happens, you can feel like you’re out in the cold in more than one way. Should you invest in a totally new heating and cooling system, or just have your current HVAC system repaired? Knowing for sure can leave you feeling confused and frustrated.

Here are a few tips for determining the right thing to do when your heat starts acting up when the temperatures drop down low:

Consider the Cost

Most people think that repairing your HVAC system will be cheaper than replacing it in all circumstances. However, if your system if more than a decade old, this may not be the case.

As your HVAC system ages, maintenance and repair costs will add up. To keep them from piling up for years to come, consider replacing your system if it would be more cost-effective to do so.

If It Isn’t Broken…

On the flip side, newer systems may not require much more than a tune-up to remain viable. Don’t jump straight to replacement just because your system is misbehaving. Talk to an expert to find out more about your specific situation.

Go Green

When you’re looking to cut costs on an ongoing basis, consider upgrading or entirely replacing your HVAC system for a more energy-efficient and greener option.


Replacement systems will typically come with new product warranties, which will cover any repairs in the coming years and reduce those costs.

Tax Incentive

If you find that you must replace your HVAC system, some situations may deliver a tax incentive for doing so. Be sure to document your repairs or replacement and to consult both your HVAC professional and a tax preparation pro to learn more.

If you’re still not sure if repair or replacement would be better for your home’s heating and cooling system, contact the experts here at Same Day Service Plumbing. We can help you determine the right course of action for keeping your home warm this winter and comfortable all year long in the coming years.

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