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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is made to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This may 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 throughout the year when you upgrade the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are determined on matched unit performance. While adding a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your cooling system 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 set of units also means you’ll have up-to-date system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your whole system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, replacing only your AC or heater could feel like a good decision. But it’s not a very good bargain when you include decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be more expensive, but you earn much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Fort Wayne.