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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been abundant recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll get these benefits year-round when you update both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are based on matching system performance. While getting one new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with a matched system.

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

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll receive new product warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you realize the warranty defends your whole system for the same time period.

On the surface, installing just a new air conditioner or heating system might seem like a smart decision. But it’s not a great decision when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be costlier, but you earn much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Tempe.

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