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

Our reply is, it’s a good approach. Here's why.

Matched design—Your furnace is created to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This might help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been abundant recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these perks throughout the year when you update both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on matching system performance. While putting in one new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, whatever the season.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll receive updated system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your total system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, installing just a new cooling system or heater may appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you include lower efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might be costlier, but you earn much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Champaign.