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

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

Paired design—Your furnace. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been a lot of recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these perks throughout the year when you update the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on matched equipment performance. While putting in a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll get up-to-date product warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty covers your complete system for the same period of time.

On the surface, getting only a new AC or heating system might feel like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you include lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may cost more, but you earn much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Hillsborough.