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

Our answer is, it’s a great idea. Here's why.

Paired design—Your furnace is made to work with a matching air conditioner. This might help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll receive these advantages year-round when you update both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on matched system performance. While putting in a lone new unit will result in better 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 equipment.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as old. Replacing both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

New warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get valid equipment warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty defends your total system for the same period of time.

At first glance, installing just a new cooling system or heater can feel like a good decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you consider reduced efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system might be costlier, but you receive much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Cocoa.