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

Our response is, it’s a good approach. Here's why.

Paired design—Your furnace is made to run with a paired air conditioner. This might help improve 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 heating and cooling. You’ll receive these advantages year-round when you improve the whole system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are calculated on matching equipment performance. While putting in one new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll receive updated product warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your total system for the same period of time.

On the surface, getting only a new AC or heater could feel like a smart decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you include reduced efficiency.

Replacing an entire system could be costlier, but you earn much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Gainesville.