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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is made to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This might 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 all year when you improve the full system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While putting in a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower 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. Switching both means you’ll have lots of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll have up-to-date system warranties. You’ll receive 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 AC or furnace can appear to be a bargain. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you include decreased efficiency.

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