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

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

Coordinated design—Your furnace is designed to work with a matching air conditioner. This can help better energy efficiency and performance.

Technology upgrades—There have been abundant recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll have these advantages year-round when you improve both units.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are based on matching equipment performance. While installing one new unit will enhance performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was designed to be. And your savings will not be as large as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your air conditioner is 10 years old (or older), your furnace is likely just as outdated. Switching both means you’ll enjoy a lot of of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

New warranty—A new set of units also means you’ll get up-to-date equipment warranties. You’ll receive peace of mind when you know the warranty defends your total system for the same time period.

At first glance, installing just a new air conditioner or furnace might feel like a smart decision. But it’s not quite a good choice when you include decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system may be costlier, but you receive much higher efficiency, reliability and comfort for long into the future in Edmonton.