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Is It Time To Repair or Replace My HVAC System?

It can be difficult to know when it’s time to repair or replace your HVAC system. Our Waldrop Plumbing — Heating — Air team is here to not only help you understand the difference between the two but experience the difference when it comes to your home’s comfort. Continue reading to learn if you should repair or replace your HVAC system.

Frequent Breakdowns

Male HVAC technician repairing outdoor AC system.

As your unit ages, you’ll start to notice your system requiring more repairs. If your unit has had several breakdowns in the past year, it’s likely time to replace your system. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to replace your system if the repairs equate to more than 50% of the cost of a new system.


Old, rusty AC system outside of home.

The average life span of an HVAC system is 10 years. If your system is still in the first half of its projected life span, then it can most likely be repaired. However, if your system is past its prime, replacement is recommended. The older your unit is, the harder it will have to work to heat or cool your home, resulting in higher utility bills. That’s why it often makes the most sense to invest in a new system.

Utility Bills

Young woman reading bill on kitchen table; showing signs of stress.

It’s natural for utility bills to fluctuate throughout the year as seasons come and go. However, your utility bills should remain consistent in the same months, throughout different years. As your system ages, its efficiency and performance will deteriorate, leading to a rise in utility bills.

You can save up to 40% on your utility bills by replacing your system. Scheduling a Waldrop technician to come and look at your system will determine if you can repair it or if you should replace it.

Schedule Service With Waldrop Plumbing — Heating — Air

If you experience any of these issues, our Waldrop team is here to help you experience the difference. We have provided superior HVAC services in Greenville, SC, for over 50 years and are here to keep you and your family comfortable.

Call our team today at (864) 536-0887 to schedule an appointment.

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