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

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

Matched design—Your furnace is made to run with a corresponding air conditioner. This can help enhance energy efficiency and performance.

Technology advancements—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 throughout the year when you improve the complete system.

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

Equipment age—If your AC is 10 years old (or older), your heater is likely just as outdated. Changing both means you’ll enjoy lots of years of efficient comfort, no matter the weather.

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

On the surface, getting only a new air conditioner or heating system can appear to be a smart decision. But it’s not a very good choice when you consider decreased efficiency.

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