Should you repair or replace your air conditioner, heat pump, furnace or boiler? 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:

THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS WILL GUIDE YOU THROUGH THESE POINTS OF CONSIDERATION:

WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT ARE YOU REPAIRING?
Air Conditioner or Heat PumpFurnace or BoilerGas/Electric Packaged Unit
WHAT IS THE AGE OF YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Less than 6 Years6-10 Years11-20 YearsOver 20 YearsDo not Know
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATED COST OF NEEDED REPAIRS?
Less than $100$100 - $500$501 - $1000Over $1000
IS THE EQUIPMENT STILL UNDER WARRANTY?
NoYes
WHAT IS THE SEER EFFICIENCY RATING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT?
14 and over11 - 138 - 105 - 7
TYPE OF REFRIGERANT USED?
HFCCFC or HCFC
HAS THE AIR CONDITIONER COMPRESSOR BEEN REPLACED RECENTLY?
NoYes
WHAT IS THE AFUE EFFICIENCY RATING OF YOUR EQUIPMENT?
Over 9087 - 9080 - 8670 - 79
HAS THE HEAT EXCHANGER BEEN REPLACED RECENTLY?
NoYes
DOES YOUR EQUIPMENT TURN ON AND OFF REPEATEDLY DURING THE DAY?
NoYes
DO YOU HAVE PROBLEM ROOMS THAT SEEM TO NEVER GET WARM OR COOL?
NoYes
IS THE TURNING ON OF YOUR EQUIPMENT NOTICEABLE, DISTURBING OR CAUSING ANNOYING VIBRATIONS IN YOUR HOME?
NoYes
HOW LONG DO YOU EXPECT TO STAY IN THIS HOME?
Less than 2 years2-5 years6-10 yearsOver 10 years
PLEASE PROVIDE US THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:

DaytimeEveningAnytime

YesNo