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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is designed to work with a matching air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these advantages throughout the year when you update the complete system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on matching equipment performance. While installing 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 large as they’d be with matching units.

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

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll have valid system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you realize the warranty defends your entire system for the same period of time.

At first glance, installing just a new air conditioner or heating system may seem like a smart decision. But it’s not a very good choice when you include lower efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might be costlier, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Columbus.