Upgrading your air conditioner and furnace together can help you cut your energy bills. The air conditioner and furnace both work in sync to keep your home comfortable in every season. Why replace both when only one is failing?
You’ll Get a Whole-Home Efficiency Upgrade
In many cases, an air conditioner and furnace are installed at the same time. This means they’re probably about the same in terms of their efficiency output — outdated.
You will likely be surprised at the advances made in energy-efficiency technology over the past decade, and if your systems are old, you could see a significant jump in monthly savings if you replace both. If one is failing and you’re starting to see signs of trouble in the other, it could be the right time to make the move toward more efficient systems on both counts.
Only Pay Labor Costs Once
Are your systems located in an area of the home that’s difficult to reach? You may be charged more for labor costs because of this. Instead of paying for two installations, replace both at the same time. If you replace your air conditioner now and then have to pay for a furnace installation a year later, you will likely wish you took care of it at the same time as the AC.
Avoid Mismatch Issues
Finally, consider the potential for system mismatch problems. When you pair a new, highly efficient system with an old, outdated one, you could potentially decrease the lifespan of the new system. Also, some manufacturer warranties will not cover any problems that result from an air conditioner or furnace paired with an older system.
When you upgrade both at once, you can have confidence that they will work together smoothly and you’ll enjoy full warranty coverage.
Trust Us for a Professional Recommendation
There are specific scenarios when it’s not worth it to replace the air conditioner and furnace at once. For example, if you’ve just spent money replacing one or the other, or one is less than 10 years old, it would not be smart to upgrade it now.
Ultimately, the team at My Buddy the Plumber wants to deliver maximum value to you at the most affordable price. If that means replacing both your air conditioner and furnace, or just one or the other, that’s what we will recommend. Depend on our team for advice on the subject, as well as fully transparent, itemized quotes for each option.