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

Our reply is, it’s a smart idea. Here's why.

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

Technology advancements—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll get these benefits year-round when you update the full system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are calculated on corresponding unit performance. While adding a lone new unit will improve 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 units.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll have lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the season.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll have new system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your complete system for the same period of time.

At first glance, getting only a new cooling system or heater can appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a very good decision when you include reduced efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could be more expensive, but you earn much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Fort Worth.