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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is made to function with a paired air conditioner. This might help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been many recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll have these perks all year when you upgrade both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are determined on matching equipment performance. While installing one new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with a matched system.

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

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get up-to-date system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your whole system for the same time period.

At first glance, getting only a new AC or heater may appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a great decision when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system could be more expensive, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Ocala.