It’s not easy to know whether you should repair or replace your home’s heating and cooling system, especially if you’re facing an emergency situation. While there’s no hard-and-fast rule, there are some important considerations to keep in mind as you make your decision.

Below you will find a common chart that helps in the decision making process. This chart takes into consideration the age of your system and the cost of the current repair. It does not take into consideration the frequency of past repairs, the efficiency of your current model, and the performance of your current model.

The technicians at Rostron Premium Home Services will provide you with your repair quote in writing, prior to a Project Manager offering you a replacement quote.

A few other things to consider when making a decision to replace your system. Information is from the Energy Star Website:

#1. Your heat pump or air conditioner is more than 10 years old.

Consider replacing it with a unit that has earned the Energy Star label. Installed correctly, these high-efficiency units can save up to 20% on heating and cooling costs.

#2. Your furnace or boiler is more than 15 years old.

Consider replacing with an Energy Star qualified furnace, which is 15% more efficient than a conventional furnace. If you have a boiler, consider re-placing with an Energy Star qualified boiler that is 5% more efficient than a new, standard model.

#3. Your equipment needs frequent repairs and your energy bills are going up.

Your cooling or heating equipment may have become less efficient.

#4. No one is home for long periods of the day and you do not have a programmable thermostat.

Install a programmable thermostat or have a good contractor install one and instruct you on its use – to start saving energy and money while they’re away or sleeping.

#5. Your home has humidity problems.

Poor equipment operation, inadequate equipment, and leaky ductwork can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too humid in the summer.

#6. Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.

Improper equipment operation, duct problems or inadequate insulation could be the cause.

For expert air conditioner replacements give us a call. Rostron Premium Home Services, located at 2490 Tiltons Corner Road in Wall Township! 732-353-1087