Should I Repair Or Replace My HVAC Unit?

Command Service Center | Tips and Tricks
Mon, 08/20/2018 - 1:14pm / By Anonymous

Should I Repair Or Replace My HVAC Unit?

Manufacturers have engineered our Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, or HVAC, Systems to be resilient enough to last for many years. Whether or not they reach their expected lifespan will depend on how they are taken care of by their owners.

Naturally, when it malfunctions during the first few years after having purchased it, we always knew that a repair would be most likely be the best option, but for the ones that are olde,r, we are then brought to a dilemma whether to have it fixed or replaced. The proper choice will dictate whether you save on money and get the most out of it.

Work With The Best

Before we get started, it must be stressed of the importance that you only work with an HVAC company that is trusted by many in the industry and has produced numerous satisfied customers. It makes no difference whatever choice is made if the job was done poorly.

Put a little effort in pinpointing the right professionals to hire as these will give you proper service and will have your well being as their priority. Keep in mind that investing with them means you can save on expenses in the long run and avoid frequent repairs and early demise of your equipment.

Coming To A Decision

Deciding between repairs or replacement could mean saving short-term but sacrificing quality and gradually increasing expenses without realizing on the one hand. On the other, you could be spending a lot of money to replace a good condition piece of equipment or unit that would function well with a money-saving repair. Here’s what you should consider:

A Large Number of Repairs

When your technician has been visiting your household several times now in a short period, then you should start shopping for a new system. When too many components of your HVAC have become excessively worn out, no matter the repair that is done it most likely would soon break again.

The cost of the repair should also be taken into account. Often professionals will recommend you to replace your old units when its repair is at or more than 50% of its original value.

Age of Hardware

Though it was made to be resilient, it still has an expiration date that is inevitable. This may be delayed through proper maintenance but it will still come eventually. If not too damaged your system may run for 15 to 20 years, but if you haven’t had it routinely inspected, tuned-up and cleaned then you could be looking at 10-15 years; possibly even less if you had it working nonstop.

How old your hardware is and how you treated it should tell you what the most economical decision would be in the event that it isn’t performing well. If you still want to make sure, have a technician examine your system and give you advise on this subject.


If you’ve given enough attention to your expenses when you first purchased your HVAC, you may recall what the utility bills were like back then. If you find these have increased dramatically then this is an indication that the elements of your system are worn out and requires huge volumes of power to meet required temperatures.

How Command Service Center Can Help

It’s not your fault if you are still confused on the proper path to take after having read this article and checked your HVAC. Remember that in affairs of this nature, it requires training to effectively accomplish these. When in doubt call in the specialists to handle these for you. Call 847-558-7780 and Command Service Center will happily send one over.


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