HVAC 411: To Repair Or To Replace?


It’s just an average 30-degree mid-February Monday…until your HVAC system shuts down. Your system is over a decade old, but a replacement could cost your company thousands of dollars. However, ongoing repairs and lost business days could cost even more.

What do you do?

There’s an old rule in the HVAC industry that says if the cost of repairs totals 50% or more of your initial investment in the system, then you should replace it.

Chances are that older equipment will require frequent fix-ups—and an entire overhaul in the near future will be inevitable. So, why not deal with the problem now, while the government is still offering tax credits for the installation of new and more efficient heating and cooling systems?

An updated system manufactured after 2006 will have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of at least 13—if not much higher. This higher SEER rating translates to serious savings on your monthly energy bills.

Without a professional check-up, there is no way to tell whether your heating and cooling system requires a few routine repairs or a total replacement. Whichever it is, you can count on AFGO to deliver the fastest, most economical HVAC solutions in the Tri-State area.