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

Our response is, it’s a great method. Here's why.

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

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

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are based on matched unit performance. While getting a single new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with a matched system.

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

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll receive updated system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your whole system for the same period of time.

On the surface, installing just a new cooling system or furnace may appear to be a good decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you factor in reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could cost more, but you earn much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Birmingham.