When to Repair or Replace


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. You may be facing the decision of whether it’s best to repair or replace it. In addition to the expert guidance from your local Goodman® brand dealer, here are a few concepts that may help in your decision:

  • Energy-efficient performance of a new unit may help lower utility bills
  • Thermostat compatibility options available with a new system with ComfortBridge™
  • Consistent indoor comfort with a new variable speed system
  • Costs associated with repairing your current system
  • The potential for ongoing, emergency service calls
  • Cost of purchasing a new heating and cooling system

Often, the decision to repair or replace a heating and cooling system is based on cost. Financing can be an effective tool to fit a new system into your budget. Why finance?

  • Financing may empower you to unlock savings through reduced energy usage when compared to older, less-efficient units.
  • 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.

For more information that can help guide your repair or replace decision, visit the Goodman HVAC Learning Center.

Deciding Factors

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.