Should You Repair or Replace the Existing HVAC System?
Assessing Your Options
Most likely, if you are reading this page, the central heating and cooling system in your home is not functioning properly. With the help and support of your local Goodman® brand dealer, you are preparing to make the decision whether it’s best to repair or replace the old heating and/or cooling system. As you prepare to make this decision be certain to consider these options:
- Energy-efficient performance of a new unit can lower utility bills
- Enhanced indoor comfort levels of a new system with ComfortNetTM Controls
- Consistent indoor comfort with a new variable speed system
- Initial costs associated with repairing your current system
- Cost of purchasing a new heating and cooling system
Often, a decision is made to repair an older, less efficient unit instead of replacing it with a newer, energy-efficient unit due to the high cost of a new system. Financing can be an effective tool to fit a new system into your budget, while unlocking savings through reduced energy usage when compared to older, less-efficient units. Moreover, financing can potentially cover the cost of an AsureSM extended service plan to minimize any out of pocket expenses you face for the term of the extended service plan. Ask your dealer on whether consumer financing makes sense for your family.
Here are some factors to consider as you decide whether to repair or replace your current heating and cooling system:
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency ratings are set by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers or ASHRAE. The higher the AFUE rating, the greater its potential energy savings.
For example, a Goodman brand gas furnace with an AFUE rating of 98% indicates that for every $1.00 of energy used to operate the furnace – only two cents is not fully utilized.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating is the term used to identify the air-cooling efficiency rating of a heat pump. The higher the rating number the more efficient it is designed to operate.
Heating Season Performance Factor identifies the air-heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the rating number the more energy efficient the heat pump performs.