About Damien

Damien McCusker, Manager of Arpi's residential service division, has been working in the HVAC industry for 16 years and has hands-on experience in new home installations, furnace and air conditioner replacements, sales and residential service. He spends most of his spare time being an UBER driver, driving his kids to soccer practice and games.

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your HVAC System

Phil Laprairie

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your HVAC SystemIf you've been struggling to keep your furnace or air conditioner working through another season, you are probably also wondering whether it's worth it to fix the equipment again or if it's time to replace it. Consider the following factors when you're making the decision to repair or replace your HVAC system.

  • System age: The age of your HVAC system should be the first and most basic factor in your repair or replace decision. Heating and cooling equipment is designed to provide many years of reliable service – 15 to 20 years is a common lifespan. If your HVAC system is reaching the higher limits of this expected service life, it may be time to replace it. However, don't decide on age alone. If the system is still working properly, has received regular preventive maintenance and is in good condition, there's probably no need to replace it.
  • System performance: Your heating and cooling systems should work when you need them. If your HVAC equipment has been breaking down frequently, you may need a replacement. Generally, when repair costs amount to half the cost of a new system, it's time for replacement. If your HVAC equipment has been producing inconsistent heating or cooling, making unusual noises, or has been generally unreliable, it likely needs to be replaced.
  • System efficiency: Any unexpected increases in your heating or cooling bills not associated with outdoor temperature extremes could indicate that your HVAC system is losing efficiency. As the efficiency level decreases, the more it will cost to keep your indoor environment comfortable. In the long run, it may be more cost-effective to replace this type of HVAC system with a newer, more efficient and economical model.

For more than 50 years, Arpi's Industries Ltd. has been offering top-quality HVAC sales, service and maintenance to customers throughout the Calgary area. Contact us today for more information on how to decide whether to repair or replace your HVAC system and for access to a full line of heating and cooling systems that will keep your home comfortable for years to come.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Calgary, Alberta about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide.

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