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

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

Matched design—Your furnace. This may help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you update both units.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on matched equipment performance. While installing a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lacking 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Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Switching both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll have up-to-date system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your complete 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 factor in decreased efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may be more expensive, but you get much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Tulsa.

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