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

Our answer is, it’s a smart 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 a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these perks all year when you improve the full system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on matching system performance. While adding 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 heater is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

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

At first glance, installing just a new AC or heater may seem like a bargain. But it’s not a great decision when you include reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may be more expensive, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Windsor.