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February 27, 2023
If you’re experiencing issues like a furnace that won’t turn on or a heater blowing cold air, you may need repairs or a heating system replacement. Use this guide to decide whether you should repair or replace your HVAC system.
If your furnace, boiler, or heat pump is less than 10 years old, a repair is likely the best option.
Older heating equipment is inefficient, expensive to repair, and may need to be replaced soon anyway. If your heating system is over 10 years old, consider a heating replacement.
If the repairs will cost less than half the cost of a heating replacement, it’s likely worth it to repair your heating system.
If repairs will cost more than half the cost of a new heating system, it may be more cost-effective to upgrade.
If you’ve never repaired your heating system before or have only dealt with minor repairs, you may not need to replace your heating system just yet.
Frequent repairs add up and are a clear sign that you should replace your furnace, boiler, or heat pump.
Minor heating system issues, like a worn part or loose wiring, can be easily repaired.
Serious damage to your heating system will be expensive to fix. If the problem is severe, consider replacing your furnace.
High-efficiency heating systems may be worth repairing if the problem is not too severe or expensive to fix.
If you have an old, inefficient heating system, consider using your heating system breakdown as an opportunity to install a more efficient system that will save on energy costs.