Tech Tips: Repairing versus Replacing Your HVAC

Imagine this: you’re enjoying the comfort of your own home with breezes blowing in complements of your air conditioner. Heat and humidity can’t get you down when you have this refreshing escape. One night you come to find your chilling comfort has transformed into a sauna worthy of the Amazon Rainforest. The AC is broken. Enter the debate: repair or replace your HVAC unit?

Turn to the experts when your home comfort has been jeopardized. Jim from Quality Heating and Cooling, Inc. shares his take on the struggle of repair versus replace.

Why You Should Replace Your HVAC Unit

  1. As your unit ages, individual parts become unavailable or expensive, making it near impossible to repair.
  2. A new furnace can be as high as 98 percent efficient, saving you money in the long term  while being environmentally friendly.
  3. Don’t let the initial cost of replacing scare you off. There are rebates for purchasing high efficiency equipment. With rebates, these high quality, efficient systems can cost the same as the most basic equipment.
  4. Your investment is worry-free with a guarantee from Carrier. A ten year warrantee keeps you in the clear and with optimum comfort.

When should you replace your furnace?
A more efficient furnace will save you money in the long-term, despite the initial cost. Some key indicators that you need to upgrade your furnace include:

  • Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.
  • Your heat pump is more than 10 years old.
  • Your equipment requires frequent repairs.
  • Your energy bills have steadily increased.
  • Some rooms in your home are too hot or cold.

Purchasing a furnace at least 90 percent AFUE is a key step towards more affordable and greener living. If everyone in the United States converted to the DOE Furnace Efficiency Law guidelines of purchasing at 90 percent efficient, we would have saved 31 billion therms of natural gas over the next 30 years – enough to heat 62 million typical U.S. homes for a year. Your new high efficiency HVAC unit will begin to pay you back in the form of lower energy bills.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of these products or technologies, contact your local Minnesota Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. You can find the one closest to you at

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