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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is created to run with a corresponding 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 get these perks all year when you upgrade both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are determined on matching equipment performance. While installing one new unit will result in better 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 lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

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

On the surface, getting only a new cooling system or heater may appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you include decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system could be more expensive, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Ocala.