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

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

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

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

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on corresponding equipment performance. While adding a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as large 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 old. Changing both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

Up-to-date warranty—A new system also means you’ll have new system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you know the warranty defends your entire system for the same period of time.

On the surface, installing just a new air conditioner or heater could seem like a good decision. But it’s not a great decision when you factor in reduced efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might be more expensive, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Columbus.