Factors of Repairing Vs Replacing
February 27, 2019
When something breaks down, it’s tempting to go the quick route and pay for repairs to get it up and running again. That quick-fix may seem the least expensive route now, but it may not offer the most value in the long run.
There’s a lot to consider:
- How old is your current system? The older it is, the harder it has to work.
- How well are the other parts of the system working? If another part is on its way out too, that will be another repair cost.
- How Much is the repair going to cost you? If the repair is half or more the cost of a new system, it’s typically not worth repairing.
- How many times have you had to repair your system? It may seem like a cheaper fix at the time to repair, but numerous repairs can be costly and you can end up paying more in repairs than it would cost you for a new system.
- Is it energy efficient? The older the system, the less efficient it is which means you waste more energy which means you pay more for utility bills.
- Lastly, Are you selling your home? The value of the home can go up with a new high efficient system.