Your HVAC system may be due for replacement if it’s showing signs of inefficiency or is already nearing the end of its service life. You might be thinking of replacing only the outdoor unit and leaving the indoor unit as is, but most reputable heat pump and furnace replacement technicians would advise replacing them both at the same time. While this might seem like an unnecessary expense, replacing both the indoor and outdoor units has its benefits. Some of these include:
Replacing only the outdoor unit will jeopardize the dependability of both HVAC units and compromise the entire system’s efficiency, which can cost you in the long run. By replacing both units at the same time, you get a matched system that provides optimal performance for better comfort.
Heating and cooling efficiency ratings are based on the performance of matched systems. You can achieve savings when you purchase a heat pump or any HVAC equipment with a certain seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating with a matching air handler.
The last 20 years have seen great improvements in residential HVAC technology, which have helped pave the way for enhanced high-performance indoor and outdoor HVAC units. AC repair pros can attest to the fact that today’s systems outperform those installed decades ago in terms of dust filtering, air handling and noise reduction. With new indoor and outdoor units, you’ll have a system that runs on the latest technology to make your home as comfortable as possible.
Mixing a new unit with an old one will result in poor energy efficiency, which will then be reflected on your energy bill. Also, if you replace the outdoor unit and then have to do the same for the indoor one shortly thereafter, you’ll end up paying more in installation costs. As the units were installed in pairs, they should be replaced in pairs, as well.
Turn to Cooper Brothers, Inc. for your home furnace repair and air conditioning replacement needs. Our goal is to ensure that your home stays comfortable all year ’round. Call us today at (408) 649-2008 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.