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

Our response is, it’s a smart approach. Here's why.

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

Technology enhancements—There have been a lot of recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these perks year-round when you improve the complete system.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are based on corresponding equipment performance. While installing one new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be lower 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Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as outdated. Replacing both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll have updated equipment warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty covers your complete system for the same period of time.

At first glance, getting only a new cooling system or furnace can feel like a smart decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you consider lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system might cost more, but you earn much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Ravenna.