Residential HVAC Installation and Replacement

Should You Repair Or Replace?

Replacing your home’s heating or air conditioning system can be a significant investment. It’s necessary that it is the right time to upgrade, and is installed by a qualified professional that you can trust. That’s where we come in.

Several factors come into play when considering if it’s time for a new, more efficient system. Consider these, before making a decision:


Depending on your proximity to salt water, if your heating and air conditioning system is older than 7-10 years and is giving you trouble, it may be time to replace.

Also consider the fact that older systems use Freon R-22, a refrigerant which was phased out by 2020. Since the deadline for manufacturing of this refrigerant has passed, prices for R-22 have skyrocketed, making replacement the only logical option when a significant issue arises. R-22 is being replaced by refrigerant R-410A.

To help explain, we compare this to gas and diesel. For a moment, imagine that gas was being phased out for the more environmentally friendly diesel, where all gas cars could not operate on the alternative fuel. Ultimately all the gas vehicles would need to be replaced by diesel vehicles. This is the same with our industry, and allows for the only option when the cost is beyond an economical repair, to be a whole system replacement.

Extent of Problem/Cost of Repair

Is the cost of repair a significant portion of the total cost of a new system? If so, it might be time to consider replacing. We at Total Comfort can help you make these calculations to see what would be the most financially sound choice for the job.

Utility rates

Advancements in heating and air conditioning technology have greatly increased the energy efficiency of systems. While a system replacement is a significant cost, you could actually be saving money when considering the saving associated to your energy bill.


The size of your current system is important to consider when replacing your heating or air conditioning system. If the system is either over or undersized, the comfort you could be experiencing could be greatly increased by upgrading your system.

Contact us at (252) 240- COOL or (252) 240-HEAT to speak about the possible need of replacing your heating and air conditioning system.