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

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

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

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll get these advantages all year when you upgrade the full system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on matched equipment performance. While getting a lone new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as large 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. Switching both means you’ll have a lot of of years of efficient comfort, whatever the season.

New warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll get up-to-date system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you realize the warranty defends your entire system for the same period of time.

It would appear getting only a new air conditioner or heater may appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a very good bargain when you include decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could cost more, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Roanoke.