Year-round comfort of your home greatly depends on the heating and cooling systems in your home. Often times, we are asked why should I replace the heating system when the cooling system dies and vice versa? Some homeowners are tempted to replace only the system that is giving them the most trouble. It’s easy to think that you’ll save money by waiting to replace the other system down the road when it starts to fail. However, replacing both systems – even if one is still working – can save you money and energy in the long run.
As always, it’s best to learn about the features of new technologies and to get good, expert advice about the best choice for your wallet and your home. There are clear advantages to replacing the furnace and AC together for maximum benefit.Heating and air conditioning systems being manufactured today are highly efficient, thus using much less energy than systems built just 10-12 years ago. By replacing just one part of your overall HVAC system, you effectively lower the performance of both systems. Mixing old and new technology can decrease system performance. When you couple a new, highly efficient system with an older system, the components don’t “match,” and you won’t be utilizing the new technology to its full potential.