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

Our response is, it’s a wise idea. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is made to run with a paired air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you improve the complete system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are calculated on corresponding equipment performance. While getting a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll have many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the season.

Updated warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll get new system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your complete system for the same time period.

It would appear getting only a new cooling system or heating system might seem like a good decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you factor in reduced efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system might be costlier, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Jackson.