Factors To Consider When Deciding To Repair or Replace


When the furnace starts blowing cold air or the toilet starts leaking, you may face a crucial question: Is it worth spending time and money getting and repairing the broken home fixture, or would it make more sense to go ahead and replace it?

In most cases, calling a reliable, professional technician out can lead to an answer fairly quickly and could save you quite a bit, depending on the replacement.

At Donnelly’s, we strive to ensure our customers are given the best options to keep their home system’s running at peak efficiency.

Consider the following factors when you are deciding if you should repair or replace a large home system purchase:


Air conditioners and heat pumps last an average of 10 to 12 years, while furnaces can run up to around 15 to 20 years. If your unit is within that time frame, you can expect to cost more in repairs in the upcoming years.

Frequency Of Repairs

Aging systems act up more than newer units, which can cost you in repairs. If you’ve already had two or more substantial repairs in the past two years, stop throwing good money after bad and consider replacing your aging unit.

Tip: A good rule of thumb is to replace your unit if your repair exceeds 50% of the cost of a new one.

Cost of Energy Usage

An inefficient unit can be exactly where those high energy bills are coming from. Take these steps here to lower your energy bills, if that doesn’t work it might be time to replace your outdated unit.

Comfort In Your Home

Saving money does not have to be the only factor to consider. If your system is not heating or cooling your home to a level that your family feels comfortable, you may want to consider a newer system.

Still Not Sure What To Do?

If you are still weighing the pros and cons of repair or replacement, don’t hesitate to give us a call. After all, that’s what we are here for!

Click here to fill out our online HVAC quote form and receive a quote for a new HVAC replacement. 

We want to make sure all of our customers are aware of their cost up-front and make the right decision for their budget and their home. Click the banner below to schedule your appointment online!

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