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Few pieces of equipment in our homes are more important than our HVAC systems. We rely on them to keep comfortable all year long and if they break down, we feel the effects almost immediately. If yours is beginning to malfunction, you are left with two options: have it repaired, or have it replaced.

So which should you do? The heating and cooling experts at Patterson Plumbing break it down.

When to get your HVAC system repaired

If these circumstances apply to you, it might be in your best interest to have your HVAC system fixed by a professional technician:

  • Your system is still under warranty. These are the times when extended coverage comes in handy. Refer to your owner’s manual to see if your unit is still under warranty, and contact your supplier if it is.

  • You are selling your house soon. If you are planning on putting your home on the market, it won’t be worth your money to invest in a brand new HVAC system.

When to replace your HVAC system

Sometimes, a repair isn’t enough and it’s best to pay to have a new system installed. Here are a few signs that replacement is your best option:

  • Your unit repeatedly breaks down. If it’s not the first time your HVAC system has malfunctioned, it probably won’t be the last. Spend more now to save more later by having it replaced.

  • The cost of repair is more than half the cost of a new model. The 50 percent rule – also known as the golden rule of deciding whether to repair or replace. If the cost to repair your unit is more than half the cost of a new one, you should just put the money towards the latter.

Still unsure about which option is right for you? Contact the professionals at Patterson Plumbing & Heating!

Whether you need your HVAC system repaired or a new one installed, our experts have what it takes to get the job done! If you live in Pueblo, Colorado, look no further than Patterson for all of your heating and cooling needs. Contact us online or give us a call at (719) 544-4922.

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