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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

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

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are calculated on matched unit performance. While getting one new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased 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 AC is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll enjoy a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have valid product warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your total system for the same period of time.

At first glance, getting only a new cooling system or heater might appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you include reduced efficiency.

Replacing an entire system may be costlier, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Fort Lauderdale.