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

Our reply is, it’s a wise method. Here's why.

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

Technology enhancements—There have been abundant recent advances in HVAC technology, especially in energy efficiency, air filtration and quiet heating and cooling. You’ll receive these benefits all year when you update the complete system.

Higher heating and cooling efficiency—Efficiency ratings are calculated on matched equipment performance. While getting a single new unit will improve performance, efficiency will be lower from what it was envisioned to be. And your savings will not be as big as they’d be with matching equipment.

Equipment age—If your cooling system is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Changing both means you’ll receive lots of years of efficient comfort, regardless of the time of year.

New warranty—A new system also means you’ll receive updated system warranties. You’ll get peace of mind when you know the warranty protects your total system for the same amount of time.

On the surface, installing just a new air conditioner or heating system can appear to be a good decision. But it’s not a great decision when you consider decreased efficiency.

Getting an entirely new system could cost more, but you earn much better efficiency, reliability and comfort for many years in Winnipeg.