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

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

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

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

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are calculated on matching unit performance. While getting a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was designed 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Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as outdated. Changing both means you’ll have many years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

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

It would appear installing just a new cooling system or heating system might seem like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you include reduced efficiency.

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