If the central heating and cooling system in your home is not functioning properly, then you need to be prepared to make the decision of whether it’s best to repair or replace your old heating and/or cooling system.

If your furnace, air conditioner or especially heat pump is 12 years old or more, you need to be cautious about investing in repairing it. Although at face value it may cost less, but it will not save you money in the long run. If you replace your HVAC system now, that is an investment you will get a return on—you will also enjoy higher efficiency and savings on your utility bill.


With the support of Gladiator, we can help you with this decision. However, it is also important for you to consider the following options:

  • A new unit provides energy-efficient performance and can lower utility bills
  • Enjoy enhanced comfort levels inside of your home with a new system
  • A new variable speed system will give you consistent comfort inside of your home
  • Initial costs of repairing your current system
  • Cost of purchasing a new heating and cooling system


In many cases, you may decide to repair an old, inefficient HVAC unit, rather than replacing it with a newer, more energy-efficient unit, as a way to save money upfront. However, financing can be a helpful tool for making it possible for you to fit a new HVAC system into your budget.

Plus, with a newer unit you will be able to enjoy long-term, energy-saving benefits! In addition to covering the price of a new unit, consumer financing can also cover the cost of a Gladiator extended service plan which will help decrease any additional expenses you may face for the term of the extended service plan. To find out if consumer financing makes sense for you, speak with a Gladiator contractor!


Here are three factors to consider when trying to decide if you should repair or replace your current heating and cooling system:
Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency - This rating is 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.
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating - This term is used to identify the air-cooling efficiency rating of a heat pump. The higher the rating number is, the more efficient it is designed to operate.
Heating Season Performance Factor - This identifies the air-heating efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the rating number is, the more energy-efficient the heat pump will perform.