Owning your own home comes with many responsibilities especially from a financial standpoint but owning your home isn’t always about numbers; it’s also about making sure that you and your family members are cool during the heat of summer and warm during the cold of winter. Keeping the temperature of your home comfortable year round depends on the condition and upkeep of your furnace and air conditioning unit. If you are considering replacing one or both systems, don’t make the mistake of thinking of your short term goals by replacing the system that has given you the most hiccups or that you need right now. According to the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning, replacing both systems at the same time even if one is still functioning can save you the hassle and expense of paying out on repair bills and increased energy costs at a later date.
Advantages of Installing a New Furnace & Air Conditioning System Together
There are many advantages to installing a new furnace and air conditioning system at the same time including:
Energy efficiency: Today’s heating and air conditioning systems are extremely efficient and require the use of much less energy than units that are 10 to 15 years old. Do your research by reading up on SEER ratings (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). The minimum government standing for your AC unit is 13. The higher the SEER rating, the less energy required to operate the unit. Your furnace on the other hand is rated by AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency). Look for an AFUE rating of 90% or higher to ensure maximum efficiency. The lifespan of a new furnace is roughly 15 to 20 years and a new AC unit will last between 12-15 years depending on how well you maintain your new equipment.
Changes in Technology: It’s never a good idea to combine old and new technology. Doing so can decrease the performance of your heating and air system costing you your hard earned cash. Replacing one unit can actually decrease the overall performance of both systems by putting undue strain on your new systems leading to early repairs and replacement parts. Replacing and installing both systems at the same time will also save you money on installation costs while allowing you to experience maximum energy efficiency. Other Considerations Including Warranties: Many manufacturers will not honor warranties if your new systems are combined with an old one and breaks down during the warranty period. Replacing both systems at the same time will ensure that you are fully protected when you need it the most.
Best Time to Buy a New HVAC System
If you are considering an upgrade begin planning while both of your systems are working correctly. Consult with your Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning professional regarding the condition of your systems during your regularly scheduled tune up and ask for verification of the age of your units. The answer to both of these questions will help you decide on the best time to replace your units to save money, research financing options, and look for sale items.
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To learn more about heating and air conditioning repairs, replacements, troubleshooting, maintenance, and new installation, contact the knowledgeable experts at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning today.