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Repair vs. Replacement? What’s the real question?

June 1, 2015

Repairing or replacing your heating and cooling system is one of the most critical decisions home owners face. Learn more in this short video or read the paragraph below

While there are no hard-fast rules to answer the repair or replace question, we’ve put together some general guidelines in an earlier post.  But perhaps the more important question is ‘Do You Trust Your HVAC Specialist?’ That’s the REAL issue because most of us don’t have the technical expertise to know whether their recommendations are sound.  Many HVAC companies pay their technicians on commission rather than an hourly rate, which means it’s in their best interest to get you to replace your unit when a repair might be all you need.  Repairing often requires higher-skilled technicians, and they may need to spend more time troubleshooting the problem or retro-fitting a part. You want a company that can advise you reliably whether to repair or replace a unit based on what is in your best interest, not based on what is convenient or what earns them the most money.

If you’re on the fence about whether to repair or replace your system, the best solution is to have a highly trained and qualified technician who will give you an honest assessment, and will spend the time to find the best solution to fit your needs. If you don’t feel this way about your current HVAC technician, then you for sure need a replacement… a replacement of your HVAC service company, that is!

Read our HVAC News page, call us, and let us help you with what may be one of the most critical decisions for your home.