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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace. 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 running. You’ll have these benefits all year when you upgrade both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are determined on matching system performance. While installing a single new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as much as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll have many years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

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

On the surface, getting only a new air conditioner or heating system could feel like a good decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you factor in reduced efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may be costlier, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Daytona Beach.

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