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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is designed to function with a matching air conditioner. This may help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology enhancements—There have been many recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll have these perks throughout the year when you update the whole system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are determined on corresponding unit performance. While putting in a lone 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 much as they’d be with matching units.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll receive many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the weather.

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

On the surface, installing just a new air conditioner or heating system may seem like a bargain. But it’s not quite a good decision when you consider reduced efficiency.

Replacing an entire system might be costlier, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Austin.