Should You Repair or Replace?
Calculator for the $5,000 rule
The $5,000 rule is an industry accepted rule for determining whether to repair or replace an HVAC system. Multiply the age of your equipment by its estimated repair cost. If the outcome is under $5,000, you should probably repair. If over $5,000, you should replace.
Disclaimer: This information is provided as general guideline only. Consult a licensed HVAC professional to help ensure that you are making the best decisions about your equipment.
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Further repair or replace guidance
Fill out these 2 checklists. Put a check next to items that apply to you and your system. At the bottom, view your total number of checkmarks for each checklist. More checkmarks under either Repair or Replace means that may be the better option for you.
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