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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is designed to run with a paired air conditioner. This might help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you improve the complete system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are based on matched unit performance. While putting in one new unit will result in better 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 matching units.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated.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

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get new system warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your whole system for the same period of time.

It would appear replacing only your AC or heating system could appear to be a good decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you include decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system could cost more, but you get much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Clearwater.