Homes have different types of HVAC systems. For example, some homes have separate heating (furnaces) and cooling (air conditioning) systems. Other homes have an integrated HVAC system like a heat pump that does both heating and cooling. If you have separate systems and one needs to be replaced, should you replace both units?

HVAC System: Separate Heating and Cooling

The short answer is yes. Sometimes it is worth going to the trouble of replacing your air conditioning (A/C) and furnace at the same time. That decision depends on a few factors that include:

  • Age of the home
  • The HVAC system features desired
  • Age of the present HVAC units
  • The climate conditions in your local area

The system needs to be aligned with these four factors and your budget. After all, a matched system is an ideal choice for homeowners. Here is everything you need to know about replacing the a/c and furnace at the same time.

Why You Should Replace Both at the Same Time

Whether you have separate heating and air conditioning systems or a combined system like a heat pump, you want your HVAC system to work efficiently. If you mix two systems that don’t work well together, their performance will decrease. A matched system allows all units to operate efficiently to keep your home comfortable.

When you replace units together, you will save money on future repairs as both will be under the same warranty. New and matched systems also require fewer repairs.

The Problems of a Mismatched System

If the HVAC system is mismatched with one new part and one old part, its efficiency is decreased. A mismatched system will also mean a reduced lifespan of the HVAC system. On the other hand, manufacturers are not obligated to honor the warranty of a new system if combined with an older system. That is why replacing the systems together ensures that the warranty protects you if something happens.

Final Verdict: Is It Worth It?

Yes, it is worth it to replace your entire HVAC system at the same time because it will save you money in the long run, and the system will be at peak efficiency. In addition, you will be comfortable in your home as you will not have to maintain a mismatched system constantly. That is why all parts should be replaced with new ones if they stop being efficient. A matched HVAC system will be more efficient in the long run, save you money, and save you time and effort. What more could you want out of your HVAC system?

Good Deals Heating and Cooling

Does your HVAC system need replacing? Contact Good Deals Heating and Cooling for an evaluation. Our experts can help you determine if your system needs a repair or replacement. Contact us today at 215-947-1166.