Repair or Replace?

Your heating and cooling system is one of the most important components of your home. Because of that, there are many factors to consider when your faced with the decision of replacing the system, or repairing it. We've provided the following information to help you decide what call to make on your system. Of course, you can always contact us for a consultation and we would be happy to help you discuss options for your individual needs.

  • Cost & Convenience: Typically, the cost of up-front repairs will be cheaper than acquiring a new model. However, in the long-run it's important to think about-

    • The age of your current unit.

    • The relative cost of repair.

    • The potential costs of additional repairs, especially on older units.

As a general rule of thumb, if repairs are over one third the price of a new system, consider replacement. If your system is under 10 years old, it could still run effectively, and a repair may be the better choice.

  • Energy Efficiency & Long-Term Savings: More energy efficient systems mean lower monthly utility bills, which means greater savings long term. In this category we are focused on 3 things, depending on what part of the system- the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) for furnaces, the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) for air conditioners, and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) for heat pumps in heating mode. In this category, higher percentages and ratings means more energy savings.

  • Indoor Air Quality & Your Health: Another important thing to consider is the health of you and your family. Your indoor environment is often more polluted than the outdoors, so it's important to understand the indoor air quality implications of your heating and cooling system to help you decide on a repair or replacement.

  • Bryant Factory Authorized Parts: If you decide to repair instead of replace, be sure you ask your dealer for Bryant Factory Authorized Parts. These parts have been designed and built specifically for you Bryant equipment. These parts are the perfect fit, restoring your equipment to its original performance. Also, with Factory Authorized Parts, you will-

    • Preserve the original manufacturer's warranty.

    • Preserve the original efficiency of the system.

    • Preserve engineered sound requirements on certain components.

    • Meet rigorous factory run life design specifications.