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

Our answer is, it’s a wise approach. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is created to work with a paired air conditioner. This can help improve energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been a lot of recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these benefits all year when you upgrade the whole system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on corresponding equipment performance. While installing a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lacking from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with a matched system.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your heating system is likely just as dated. Replacing both means you’ll have many years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new system also means you’ll have new system warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind knowing the warranty covers your entire system for the same amount of time.

At first glance, getting only a new AC or heating system may seem like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you consider lower efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may cost more, but you receive much more efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Orlando.