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Choosing whether to repair or replace your HVAC system is a serious financial decision you shouldn't make lightly. Consider these important factors first before you start spending.

  • Age: How old is your system? Air conditioners and heat pumps can last 10 to 12 years while furnaces usually last 15 to 20 years.
  • Efficiency: Older systems are not as energy-efficient as newer models and can lead to higher utility bills.
  • Warranty: If your system's still under warranty, your repairs may be covered. If not, a replacement may make more financial sense.
  • Long-Term Costs: Choosing to repair or replace your system will cost money regardless. You'll need to weigh which option gives you the biggest return on your investment.
  • R-22 Freon: The government is phasing out Freon® to protect the environment. If your unit uses Freon, you'll eventually need to replace it with the new R410A refrigerant. Replacing your unit now might be worthwhile since you'll have to do it later. Learn more about the Freon phase-out.
  • Overall Condition: Does your unit frequently break down? Does it emit strange odors or make odd noises? If you answer yes to both of these questions, you may need to seriously consider a replacement.
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Does it make sense to repair your old system or should you invest in a new one?
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How we make your recommendation
We follow the $5,000 rule. Here’s how it works. Multiply the age of your unit by your estimated repair cost. If your total is more than $5,000, then you should consider replacing your unit. If not, a repair is probably the right call
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The $5,000 rule isn’t set in stone. Talk to a pro for a custom recommendation.
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Our expert recommendation
Replace It
Stop throwing money at that old thing and invest in an upgrade. Based on the age of your unit and the estimated repair cost - replacing your old unit is the right call.
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Product Type: Furnace
Age of Unit: 15 years
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Repair estimate: $350
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$5,250
Talk to your local expert
The $5,000 rule isn’t set in stone. Talk to a pro for a custom recommendation.
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Our expert recommendation
Repair It
This one’s worth saving. You should be able to get several more years out of it with a proper repair job. Make the call to a Trane expert today.
Your recommendation results
Product Type: Furnace
Age of Unit: 15 years
X
Repair estimate: $350
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$5,250
Your safety matters!

Keep your safety top of mind. Some damage to your system could be lethal. (For example, a cracked heat exchanger on your furnace may allow carbon monoxide to leak into your home.) In those situations, a replacement is necessary. However, minor issues like faulty wiring may require an easy repair. An HVAC service technician can help you evaluate whether the condition of your unit could place you or others at risk.

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