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

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

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

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

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are determined on corresponding system performance. While putting in a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Switching both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the weather.

New warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get valid equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty covers your complete system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, replacing only your air conditioner or furnace might seem like a bargain. But it’s not a great bargain when you include reduced efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may cost more, but you earn much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Edmonton.

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