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

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

Matched design—Your furnace. This can help enhance 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 receive these perks all year when you upgrade the complete system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are determined on matching system performance. While getting 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 much as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

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

It would appear installing just a new cooling system or heater can seem like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you factor in decreased efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might be more expensive, but you get much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for years to come in Cleveland.