Should I Repair or Replace my Heating Unit?

Eventually, every machine breaks down, and your air conditioning and heating unit isn’t an exception. Whether you should repair or replace it depends on different factors. If it’s just a simple problem that can be fixed with repairs, then go for it, but if the problem persists or is complex, then it might be time to replace it. In most circumstances, the heating unit can be repaired, just make sure you are not throwing your money away by fixing something that is not fixable. Here is a guide to help you decide on whether to repair or replace:

The Unit’s lifespan

A heating unit has a lifespan of about 10-15 years according to the National Association of National Builders. If you keep repairing it after this time, it probably will keep breaking down. So, it’s time to get a new one to avoid making unnecessary expenses.

Cost of repairing VS costs of replacing

Before you decide on whether to repair or replace, do some research from your service providers. If in the long run, you will spend more on repairs, then it’s probably wise to replace it now and avoid unnecessary future expenses.


Should the problems on your heating unit present safety issues, replacing it is the best option. For instance, cracked furnaces may allow carbon monoxide to find its way into the house.


If your heating system is no longer efficient, in that it doesn’t give you the comfort you want, then it’s probably time to replace it. Plus its inefficiency might be costing you more on energy bills.

Outdated Technology

Even though this isn’t a major reason to replace your heating system, it’s still important to factor it in. Technology is ever-changing and new products that can offer more service will always come into the market. So, if the heating system has been repaired a few times and you feel it’s not efficient enough, it’s time to get the latest model.

At McFarland Indoor Comfort Services, we understand how important it is to have an efficient heating system. So, for any HVAC issues, contact us today.