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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is created to function with a corresponding air conditioner. This can help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these benefits year-round when you improve the complete system.

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

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

New warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll get updated equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your entire system for the same period of time.

It would appear getting only a new air conditioner or heater may seem like a bargain. But it’s not quite a good choice when you consider lower efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may be more expensive, but you receive much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in West Palm Beach.