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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is designed to work with a corresponding air conditioner. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

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

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are based on matching equipment performance. While putting in a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as old. Switching both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll get up-to-date product warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your whole system for the same period of time.

At first glance, replacing only your air conditioner or heating system may appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you factor in lower efficiency.

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