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

Our response is, it’s a great method. Here's why.

Paired design—Your furnace is designed to work with a corresponding air conditioner. This can help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been a lot of recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these benefits all year when you improve the whole system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are calculated on matching unit performance. While installing one new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Switching both means you’ll have lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the time of year.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll receive new equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you know the warranty defends your entire system for the same amount of time.

It would appear replacing only your cooling system or heating system could feel like a good decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you consider reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be more expensive, but you earn much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Rochester.