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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is designed to work with a paired air conditioner. This may help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these perks throughout the year when you upgrade the full system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are formed on matched system performance. While adding a single new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as outdated. Changing both means you’ll receive a lot of of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

New warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get new system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind knowing the warranty defends your total system for the same time period.

On the surface, getting only a new air conditioner or furnace could seem like a good decision. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you include lower efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system may cost more, but you earn much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Kansas City.