Heating and cooling your home are two of the most important aspects of maintaining a comfortable living environment.
They can often be taken for granted.
Replacing both of them at the same time can ensure that your air conditioner and furnace are ready to take on the season and changing weather. If one fails, there’s a good chance the other is not far behind. There is more than one reason to do it together, because it can ultimately lead to more efficient heating and cooling that will save you money. If your air conditioner or furnace is on its last legs, odds are they are both fairly old units. Even though a failing AC unit or furnace can be rather inconvenient, it also gives you the chance to make an upgrade to a more modern and efficient unit. Even units from a decade ago are considered outdated. Mixing and matching old and new units can lead to undue stress on both and in some cases, won’t even offer a warranty if manufacturers suspect that’s how they are being used. Ac units and furnaces work in tandem, sharing the same handler. Making sure both systems are running with the same efficiency makes a big difference in providing you with the comfort you expect in your home. By replacing both units at the same time, you can be sure that there are no premature repairs or issues caused by incompatible units. Replacing both at the same time can also save you hefty installation fees and have regular maintenance performed at the same time and be under warranty, unlike if they were mismatched. If you are on the fence when it comes to upgrading both units at the same time, asking a contractor or trained HVAC professional will help you determine whether or not your unit needs replacing and if so, can help point you in the correct direction.