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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is created to work with a paired air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you improve the complete system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are calculated on matching system performance. While getting a single new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as large 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 old. Replacing both means you’ll have 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 get up-to-date system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty covers your entire system for the same time period.

At first glance, installing just a new air conditioner or heating system might appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a great decision when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may cost more, but you get much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Concord.