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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is designed to work with a corresponding air conditioner. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these perks throughout the year when you improve both units.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are based on matching system performance. While installing one new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

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

At first glance, getting only a new AC or heating system may feel like a bargain. But it’s not a great choice when you include reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be costlier, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Windsor.