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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is made to work with a matching air conditioner. This might help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been abundant recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these perks year-round when you improve both units.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are based on matched equipment performance. While adding a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have up-to-date equipment warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty defends your entire system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, replacing only your air conditioner or heater may appear to be a bargain. But it’s not quite a good choice when you include decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system might be more expensive, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Tulsa.