The major systems that run your home (specifically the electrical, plumbing and HVAC) as well as the components that comprise these systems are not usually at the forefront of your thoughts. However, there will come a time that you face a major plumbing leak, or your air conditioning doesn’t cool down or some other issue occurs that requires you to seek professional assistance. Then, it is time to decide whether repairing or replacing is the right decision.
Understand the Lifecycle of Your Equipment
Before you make any decision, it is important to understand the expected lifecycle of the item in question. This is the biggest influence on whether repairing or replacing makes sense. For example, if you have a broken 20-year-old air conditioner, replacing this is probably your smartest choice. On the other hand, even if you have a major leak in your 20-year-old copper plumbing, repairing the leak or replacing a small section may be more economical than repiping your entire home. When you understand the life cycle of the different components in your home systems, you will be better prepared for the potential costs.
Considering the Costs–Today and Tomorrow
In addition to knowing the lifecycle of your equipment, you should also look at the costs–and not just the upfront charges. Yes, in general it will cost more to replace than to repair, but what other benefits exist? Replacing your water heater, for instance, may lower your utility bills or prevent a huge mess later. Sometimes, it makes perfect sense to spend more now, if the costs will be lower later, even if you need to finance.
Recommendations You Can Trust
When you call one of our technicians to check out your leak, broken system or other problem, you can trust us to make honest recommendations for the best way to proceed. With years of experience, we know when the time is right to repair and maintain or replace. Our specialists do not work on commission, so you can trust us to give smart advice. We want to help you, not make a sale.
So, should you repair or replace? The decision is yours, but it helps to have expert assistance in making this decision. If you have any questions regarding repairing or replacing your plumbing, electrical or HVAC, or you have an issue that needs immediate attention, reach out to us today. We look forward to working with you.