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

Our reply is, it’s a smart idea. Here's why.

Paired design—Your furnace. This may help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been a lot of recent improvements in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll receive these advantages throughout the year when you update both units.

Improved heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are formed on matched unit performance. While getting a lone new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased 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 heating system is likely just as dated. Changing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, whatever the weather.

Updated warranty—A new set of equipment also means you’ll receive new product warranties. You’ll receive 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 smart decision. But it’s not a great bargain when you factor in lower efficiency.

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