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 is designed to function with a paired air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been many recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these advantages throughout the year when you improve 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 engineered to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the weather.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll have new product warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your total system for the same amount of time.

On the surface, getting only a new AC or heating system might appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you include lower efficiency.

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