Repair Versus Replace – What to do when your Comfort Equipment Breaks Down

At Mauger & Co. and our subsidiaries, we know it is a drag when your comfort system is not operating as designed. If your system is struggling to heat your home in the winter or cool your home in the summer, it may be due to part failure within this system. When parts fail, your system may not perform as well and sometimes, it may not seem to work at all. When you call the pros at Mauger Energy, Aabbots Energy and Plotts’ Energy, one of our techs will come to your home, diagnose the problem with your system and recommend options to fit your budget.

If repairing the system makes the most sense for your home, your comfort system and your budget, we will let you know how we will proceed with the repair and what sort of results you can expect from operating the system moving forward. Some older systems, especially those from failure-prone manufacturers, may be more likely to keep failing over time. If we feel that continued operation of your system will only lead to more repairs down the road, we will let you know.

When is replacing an older system the best bet? The easy answer is when your wallet or pocketbook tells you to do so. Generally, if a system is over 15-20 years old, it is a good candidate for replacement simply on the basis of energy efficiency. In short, the equipment that is being manufactured today is exponentially more energy efficient than systems of even a decade ago. Over time, the savings will be in the lower energy costs you will see on a month to month basis. Beyond cost savings associated with energy consumption is the simple fact that older systems are more likely to experience part and system failure. Whatever the age of your system, however, it is important to have it maintained once a year by a trained professional technician.

If you have questions about repairing or replacing the HVAC system in your home, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our professionals.