Your home’s heating and cooling system are integral to keeping you comfortable but unexpected repair or replacement often means handling an unplanned expense. Depending on the season and temperature, the urgency can rush the decision you make regarding Repair vs. Replacement. To make the best decision for your situation and the bigger picture, consider the below when selecting a course of action.


  • The unit is less than 12 years old
  • Problems are minor (loose duct work, a clogged drain line)
  • The unit has had 2 repairs or fewer within 10 years
  • The unit is an appropriate size for the space


  • The unit is more than 12 years old
  • Problems are extensive (blower motor, compressor, or condenser coils)
  • The unit has had 3+ repairs
  • The unit is a bit too large or too small for the demands of the space
Alexander's Heating & Air Conditioning

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