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

Our answer is, it’s a smart approach. Here's why.

Matched design—Your furnace is designed to work with a corresponding air conditioner. This might help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been many recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these perks throughout the year when you improve the complete system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are determined on corresponding unit performance. While installing a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased 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 cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as old. Switching both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have valid equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your entire system for the same time period.

On the surface, getting only a new cooling system or furnace may appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good decision when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be costlier, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Fort Myers.