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

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

Matched design—Your furnace. This can help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these perks year-round when you improve both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While adding a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated.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

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

On the surface, getting only a new AC or heater could feel like a bargain. But it’s not quite a good decision when you consider reduced efficiency.

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

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