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

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

Paired design—Your furnace is made to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll get these perks throughout the year when you upgrade the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are determined on corresponding equipment performance. While adding a single new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, no matter the season.

Up-to-date warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have up-to-date system warranties. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your complete system for the same period of time.

On the surface, getting only a new cooling system or heater might appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you include lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could be costlier, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Voorhees.