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 can help enhance 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 perks year-round when you upgrade the whole system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on corresponding system performance. While installing one new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll enjoy a lot of of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get updated product warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty defends your complete system for the same period of time.

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

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