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

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

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

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you improve the full system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are based on matching equipment performance. While putting in a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was engineered to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as old. Changing both means you’ll enjoy many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the weather.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll get valid system warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you know the warranty defends your entire system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, getting only a new air conditioner or heating system may appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a very good choice when you consider lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might be more expensive, but you get much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Albany.