Replacing an old air conditioner entails significant expenses, so if you’re replacing your furnace as well, you can definitely expect higher costs. However, replacing your AC and furnace at the same time does have its benefits, and might just provide you with more savings in the long run.
In this post, Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning shares a few good reasons why you should consider replacing your air conditioner and furnace at the same time.
Why You Should Replace Your Air Conditioner and Furnace at the Same Time
Furnaces typically last longer than air conditioners, so it’s understandable if you’re having second thoughts about replacing your furnace when it’s still working fine. However, if you’re changing your air conditioner, you should consider if your old furnace will be able to keep up with your new AC or if it will still be able to contribute to the overall efficiency of your HVAC system. Keep in mind that your AC and furnace should match so as to achieve optimal energy efficiency.
Changing your air conditioner and furnace at the same time will enable you to upgrade your entire HVAC system. New models of air conditioners usually have a SEER (Season Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 13, which means they have better energy efficiency. Furthermore, replacing your AC and furnace at the same time will allow you to take advantage of the latest HVAC technologies and ensure that your heating and cooling units are compatible and able to work well together.
When to Skip Replacing Your AC and Furnace at the Same Time
There are a few instances wherein performing an AC and furnace replacement at the same time may not be practical or advisable. Check the age of your furnace. If it’s been installed for less than 10 years, you might want to keep your current unit and wait until your next AC replacement to get a new furnace.
Climate Systems Heating and Air Conditioning offers a range of HVAC services including installation, maintenance and repair. We always ensure quality, fairness and transparency in every project we take on, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting value for your money. Call us at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our contact form to schedule your service.