Are you in need of a new furnace? If so, you likely know that at some point you may need to buy a new air conditioning system too. Some people plan for their projected future AC replacement costs by getting their furnace and AC replaced at the same time. Other individuals postpone due to the cost to replace both at the same time, and some postpone because they figure that there is no need to replace the air conditioning systems until they have mechanical failures. The following are some benefits you can expect if you get both replaced simultaneously.
Raise Property Value
If you think there is a possibility that you will sell your home someday, you will appreciate that replacing both systems may increase your property value. It may also make more people interested in buying, which means your home may sell quicker, since some people will see the benefit of buying a home that has had the HVAC system fully replaced. This is because they know that buying a home with an older system can mean that they may have to buy a new system, which can be a costly endeavor to encounter, especially if the replacement is needed soon after buying a home.
Matching Systems Benefits
If you purchase both systems simultaneously, they will share the same blower. This also means that you will have an HVAC system that is using new technology rather than a system that has a mixture of old and new technology. Sometimes systems with mismatched components may not be able to provide their full energy efficiency expectancy. This is because combining new and old system parts can cause portions of your HVAC system to have to work harder. Hard working systems may have more breakdowns. Although your new system will be under warranty, surely you do not want to risk it breaking down due to mismatched system components. It would also be sensible to consider the repair costs if the older system breaks down. This would be money that could have been used to fund a matching system.
Improved Energy Efficiency
New systems are designed with energy conservation in mind. This means that when you buy your furnace and AC system at the same time, you can expect them to use comparable energy. For example, if you only buy a new furnace, it is possible that you may have low heating costs, but your energy bills in the summer months may be higher because your older air conditioning system is likely less energy efficient. The energy efficiency of HVAC units is referred to as their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. An HVAC contractor is a good resource to use to determine the SEER ratings for your old system and the upgrade.