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Should I Replace My Furnace and A/C Together?

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Your home’s comfort is dependent in large part on the heating and air conditioning systems you select to heat your home on cold winter nights and keep it cool during the sizzling days of summer. When one of these essential systems begins to fail and needs to be replaced, you may be tempted to install only the system that is causing trouble. Should you wait to purchase the other system until it fails also, or should you consider simultaneous furnace and A/C replacement? You can significantly improve the overall value of your home when you maintain high-quality, compatible systems for both heating and cooling.

Here are some advantages to consider when you are looking at replacing A/C and heater together:

  • Energy efficiency. Today’s heating and air conditioning systems are much more energy efficient than those built a decade or more in the past. To easily compare the efficiency of different air conditioning systems, simply check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating.
  • Cost savings. The higher the SEER, the less energy used by the system, and the lower the operating cost. By having a newer, high efficiency system you not only gain greater energy efficiency, but take a load off your wallet, as well.
  • Peak performance. When pairing older and newer technology, problems can arise, including reduced performance of both systems. In addition, manufacturers are not necessarily obligated to honor warranties of a new system if it is combined with an older system, even if the new system breaks down during the warranty period.
  • Complementary systems. A furnace system and central air conditioning system share the same air handler, or blower. With a matched system, the units are designed to be installed together and work together, which allows both systems to operate properly and at peak efficiency. Having a matched system with an efficient air handler will allow both systems to operate properly, giving you the comfort you deserve.

Why should you replace furnace and A/C at the same time? Replacing both systems at the same time might seem like you are spending money you don’t have to, but it can actually save you energy and money over the long term, even if one system is still working. By replacing both the furnace and air conditioning units at the same time you get maximum energy efficiency, energy cost savings, reliable year-round comfort, and modern convenience.

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