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

Our response is, it’s a smart idea. Here's why.

Paired design—Your furnace is made to run with a matching air conditioner. This can 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 heating and cooling. You’ll have these benefits year-round when you improve both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are determined on matching unit performance. While getting a lone new unit will enhance 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 matching units.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

New warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll receive new equipment warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty protects your complete system for the same time period.

At first glance, getting only a new air conditioner or heater may appear to be a bargain. But it’s not a great decision when you include lower efficiency.

Replacing an entire system could be costlier, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in La Porte.