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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is made to work with a matching air conditioner. This may help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll get these advantages throughout the year when you improve both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on corresponding equipment performance. While getting a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lacking 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 furnace is likely just as old. Changing both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have updated product warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your total system for the same period of time.

At first glance, installing just a new cooling system or heating system can seem like a good decision. But it’s not a very good bargain when you factor in lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could be costlier, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Jacksonville.