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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace. This may help enhance 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.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While putting in a lone 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 large 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 old. Changing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll receive 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 heater may appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you factor in reduced efficiency.

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