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

Our answer is, it’s a smart approach. Here's why.

Matched design—Your furnace. This may help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—There have been a lot of recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet operation. You’ll get these benefits all year when you update the complete system.

Better heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency rankings are determined on matched system performance. While getting a single new unit will result in better performance, efficiency will be decreased from what it was engineered 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 heater is likely just as old. Changing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the time of year.

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll get valid equipment warranties. You’ll have peace of mind when you realize the warranty covers your whole system for the same period of time.

At first glance, installing just a new cooling system or furnace may feel like a bargain. But it’s not quite a good bargain when you include lower efficiency.

Replacing an entire system could be costlier, but you receive much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Denver.