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Should I repair or replace my HVAC system?

May 30, 2023
Should I repair or replace my HVAC system?

Should I repair or replace my HVAC system?

Yes, HVAC cost a lot of money!  We understand. That’s why you need a licensed, professional contractor who:

  • Will be thorough and use proven methods (such as a Manual J load calculation) to properly size your system and design options specific to your home and needs.  Our trained, professional Comfort Consultants will provide you with unparalleled system planning support.
  • Has sophisticated systems in place to assure your installation is high quality and your experience before and during the installation is highly professional. Ward PH&A utilizes state-of-the-art systems and constantly improved processes to assure your new HVAC system is safe, reliable, efficient, and provides you and your family with the comfort you deserve.
  • Will offer a full system warranty of up to 10 years. Most contractors offer a 1 year installation warranty on new systems. You expect your system  to last 10-15 years, maybe even longer with proper maintenance.  Ward PH&A offers up to 10 year installation warranty because we believe in our quality and you deserve better.
  • Will assure top notch professional service, maintenance and support in the event there’s an issue with your system. We set the new standard for 5-Star service in Western NC.  Please take time to read our over 1500 5-star Google reviews and hear what real customers have to say.

Probably the most common question we are asked about HVAC systems is:

Should I repair or replace my HVAC system?

Many people, including many other contractors, use multiple methods to answer this important question. It could be the personal opinion of the technician at your home, or even his or her mood that day. It could be based on how much someone wants to replace your system.

At Ward PH&A, we believe in data, consistency, and being objective. We know without question that spending $ on repairing old systems is a decision many customers later regret. Therefore, our method for advising to repair or replace your system is based on and an industry-accosted formula that helps consider that knowledge:

The $5k rule… If the cost of the needed repairs on a system (in $) X the age of the system (in years) exceeds $5k, we advise customers to consider replacing  their system rather than repairing it.

Calculator for the $5,000 rule

The $5,000 rule is an industry accepted rule for determining whether to repair or replace an HVAC system. Multiply the age of your equipment by its estimated repair cost. If the outcome is under $5,000, you should probably repair. If over $5,000, you should replace.

Disclaimer: This information is provided as general guideline only. Please contact Ward Plumbing, Heating & Air directly to assure you are making the best decisions about your HVAC system.

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