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Replacing vs. Repairing: How To Make The Right Call

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Replacing vs. Repairing: How To Make The Right Call

To repair or replace—that is the question plaguing thousands of homeowners with a faulty HVAC system. However, this is not an easy question to answer for most people. Deciding whether to repair or replace your HVAC unit can affect your home’s comfort and budget, so everything should be taken into consideration. With the right advice, you can be sure to make the right call. 

Making the correct choice when it comes to replacing versus repairing your HVAC unit can be a struggle. Luckily, with the expert help of the friendly Precision Air technicians, you can feel secure in your decision to repair or replace. Below, we’ll share tips on what aspect of your HVAC’s health should influence your choice.

Age Of the Unit

Your home’s HVAC system ages as time goes by and technology evolves. Taking note of your unit’s age can help you make an informed decision. 

Less Than 10 Years old 

A unit under ten years old should still be working in relatively good condition. If your home’s HVAC system is on the newer end and displays signs of inefficiency, a technician can recommend and perform a proper repair. Regular maintenance and occasional tune-ups should help your unit run like new. 

More Than 10 Years Old 

The lifespan of an average HVAC unit is anywhere from 10-20 years old. So, if your unit finds itself in this category, it may be time to consider replacing it. An older system works significantly harder than usual to evenly cool down or heat a home, resulting in higher electric and reparation bills. Therefore, it may be best to kiss your unit goodbye.


A reliable system is crucial to ensuring your home’s comfort and health. So at the first sign of wavering reliability, it’s important to note how often you need to call an expert. By taking note of how often your system fails, you can be confident you’re making the best decision. 

Infrequent Repair 

There’s nothing better than a reliable system on a warm summer day or during a cold winter. However, even the most reliable systems can fail. An average tune-up or regular maintenance should be of no concern to most homeowners with an HVAC that needs attention, as long as the expenses stay manageable. 

Frequent Repair

Frequent repairs can cause HVAC expenses to pile up. And when expenses become disproportionate, it may be time to consider a new HVAC unit for your home. Consistently patching up an outdated system may result in increased costs, from repairs to your home’s electric bill. Investing in a new system may be a more cost-effective option for homeowners with units requiring constant attention. 

Call Precision Air for All Your HVAC Repair and Replacement Needs

To ensure your home’s HVAC system receives the best care, trust the experts at Precision Air. Our trusted technicians can help you determine whether it’s best to repair or replace your system. From emergency services to other HVAC concerns, we’re the trusted choice in Middle Tennessee. Contact us today for all your HVAC needs in Murfreesboro, Nashville, and surrounding areas. 

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