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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is created to function with a matching air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you upgrade both units.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While adding a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. 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 valid equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your entire system for the same time period.

On the surface, replacing only your AC or heating system may seem like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you consider reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may be more expensive, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Naples.