When substituting the outdoor system, should the indoor unit also be replaced?

Our answer is, it’s a good method. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is made to work with a matching air conditioner. This can help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these perks all year when you update the complete system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are determined on matched system performance. While installing a single new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Changing both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll get updated equipment warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your whole system for the same period of time.

At first glance, getting only a new air conditioner or furnace could seem like a bargain. But it’s not a great choice when you consider reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may be costlier, but you earn much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Belleville.