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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is made to function with a corresponding air conditioner. This can help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been many recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll have these benefits throughout the year when you upgrade the whole system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are determined on matching equipment performance. While putting in a single new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lacking 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 furnace is likely just as old. Changing both means you’ll have many years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

Up-to-date warranty—A new system also means you’ll have new product warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty covers your complete system for the same amount of time.

It would appear installing just a new AC or heating system may seem like a good decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you consider lower efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might cost more, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Hurricane.