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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these perks throughout the year when you improve the full system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on matching unit performance. While getting a single 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 AC is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as old. Switching both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

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

On the surface, installing just a new cooling system or heater can feel like a good decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you factor in lower efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system could be costlier, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Jacksonville.