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 designed to run with a matching air conditioner. This may help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll get these advantages all year when you improve both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While installing one new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll enjoy many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll receive new system warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you know the warranty covers your total system for the same time period.

On the surface, installing just a new cooling system or heating system might appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you consider decreased efficiency.

Replacing an entire system may be costlier, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Waldorf.