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

Our response is, it’s a good idea. Here's why.

Coordinated design—Your furnace is designed to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been abundant recent increases in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet running. You’ll receive these advantages throughout the year when you improve both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency levels are formed on matched equipment performance. While getting a lone new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was envisioned 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Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Switching both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the time of year.

Updated warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll get valid product warranties. You’ll get peace of mind knowing the warranty protects your total system for the same time period.

On the surface, installing just a new cooling system or heating system might appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you include reduced efficiency.

Installing an entirely new system might cost more, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in East Syracuse.