To repair or to replace. That is the question that likely comes to mind when your heating or cooling system stops working as it should.

While a repair may seem like the most affordable solution now, it may not be the best choice in the long run.

Factors to Consider

The Fifty Percent Rule

When the cost of repairs approaches 50% of the value of your heating or cooling system, it’s generally time to replace the system.

Age Isn’t Just a Number

Even if repair costs aren’t quite as daunting as 50%, you might want to replace your system if it’s more than 12 years old, or if it has a history of problems.


When you purchase a new system, you can avoid the hassle of unexpected repairs down the line, plus you don’t have to sit around uncomfortable while you wait for parts.

Lower Utility Bills

A high-efficiency home comfort system can save you hundreds of dollars per year in energy costs compared to an older system.

Energy Tax Credits

You could recover up to 30% of the cost of select high-efficiency systems in the form of tax credits.

Enhanced Comfort

Advanced technologies that improve energy efficiency also enhance your comfort giving your more even temperatures, better humidity control, and a constant flow of conditioned air.

Improved Air Quality

Better humidity control means a reduced potential for mold and mildew growth.

Is it time to replace your heating or cooling system? Call First Choice Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to speak with a Comfort Adviser today!

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