Homeowners often face tough decisions when faced with the need of repairing or replacing something. Experts say these decisions can be made easier by first identifying the goals for a home and the amount of money available. However, the most important decision is to determine if a project can be done without the help of a professional or if a contractor is needed. For larger projects like an HVAC system, a professional evaluation of the system may help homeowners decide whether to repair or replace it. Meanwhile, when replacement is appropriate the costs can be lowered by opting for more efficient or sustainable options. For example, a more efficient furnace could result in cost savings and faster return on investment. Experts also recommend maintaining a reserve of funds for unexpected expenses and investigate the possibility of tax rebates for certain projects. | Read More