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

Our answer is, it’s a great approach. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is made to run with a paired air conditioner. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these perks all year when you upgrade the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are determined on matched 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 big as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

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

At first glance, replacing only your cooling system or heating system could feel like a good decision. But it’s not a very good bargain when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system might be costlier, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Fort Wayne.