Our answer is, it’s a wise approach. Here's why.
Matched design—Your furnace is designed to run with a paired air conditioner. This may help improve energy efficiency and performance.
Technology advancements—There have been many recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these perks year-round when you update the complete system.
Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on matched unit performance. While putting in one new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching equipment.
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 lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.
Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll receive new equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your whole system for the same amount of time.
It would appear replacing only your cooling system or heater may appear to be a good decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you include decreased efficiency.
Getting an entirely new system could cost more, but you get much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Clearwater.