How old is your HVAC system?
When considering whether to repair or replace your HVAC system entirely, one of the most important factors to consider is the age of the unit versus the cost to repair/replace it. While it may be cheaper to repair a malfunctioning unit in the short run, over time, an aging unit will end up costing more in repairs than it would cost to replace the unit altogether.
We recommend the industry-standard “5000 Rule”: multiply the age of the HVAC unit by the repair estimate you receive from your HVAC technician. If the result is more than $5,000, you should consider replacing the unit completely. For example, if your HVAC unit is seven years old and will cost $1,100 to repair, it may be more cost-effective long-term to purchase a new system.