To Repair or Replace

By: Dr Chen Chinese Health Centre  09-12-2011
Keywords: furnace, Air Conditioner


The physical life expectancy of a Furnace or Air Conditioner can often be longer than its economic life. A well maintained Air Conditioner can last up to 15 yrs and a Furnace up to 20 years.

Similar to your family vehicle or home computer, consideration must be given to the following:


  • Increased level of comfort required
  • Less expensive to operate / increased efficiency
  • Quieter ,Safer and more dependable equipment
  • Rebates and low interest finance options available
  • Easier on our environment
  • New equipment Warranty and Guarantees.


  • Age and Condition of unit
  • Cost and availability of parts today and for future repairs
  • Expense of previous repairs ( last 2 years )
  • Inconvenience of more repairs
  • Eligibility for replacement incentives.

One of our comfort consultants can explain all of this in more detail if you wish, and will calculate a Payback Period to help you make a more informed decision.

You may also use the following link to help you calculate a true payback period on this investment.

As an investment the following must also be considered:

Future costs of fuel and energy will tend to go up more than down.

Your monthly savings will continue beyond the "break even" or payback period.

Keywords: Air Conditioner, furnace

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