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

Our answer is, it’s a wise approach. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is created to function with a matching air conditioner. This might 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 operation. You’ll receive these advantages year-round when you update the complete system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on matched system performance. While getting a lone new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered 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 heater is likely just as old. Changing both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, whatever the season.

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll have up-to-date equipment warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you realize the warranty protects your whole system for the same time period.

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

Replacing an entire system could be more expensive, but you get much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Wheeling.