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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is created to run with a paired air conditioner. This can help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these advantages year-round when you upgrade the whole system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on corresponding system performance. While adding one new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get updated product warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty defends your complete system for the same period of time.

It would appear getting only a new cooling system or heater could feel like a bargain. But it’s not quite a good decision when you consider reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could be costlier, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Albany.