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

Our answer is, it’s a good idea. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is created to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This may help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been many recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these benefits throughout the year when you improve the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on matching unit performance. While putting in a lone new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

New warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have up-to-date system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you know the warranty covers your complete system for the same period of time.

At first glance, getting only a new cooling system or furnace can appear to be a bargain. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may be costlier, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in West Chester.