Everyone knows it’s always better to knock out two things at once—two birds, one stone, and all that. Your HVAC system is no different. In fact, there are several benefits of replacing your AC and furnace at the same time that you might not know about.
In North Texas, we use our air conditioners like they’re going out of style. Likely, your air conditioner works harder than your furnace each year. With the Texas heat, you have to, but that doesn’t mean your furnace doesn’t deserve some attention! We try to do our best to keep our home systems up to date, and any Willard tech can tell you how important it is to maintain your AC and furnace.
When you do get to the end of one system’s lifespan, it pays in money and time to replace both at once. Here’s why.
Your System’s Efficiency
In North Texas, most homeowners will likely want to replace their air conditioning unit before their furnace, even if they’re the same age. When homeowners upgrade their AC, they call us for an efficient system that can handle the Texas heat. As air conditioners become more and more efficient, every home can be fitted with the perfect unit.
The tricky part is their furnace then holds the whole system back. When you have an advanced AC unit but an old furnace, you aren’t benefitting from the efficiency you invested in when you bought your air conditioner. In a central system, the furnace and the air conditioner need to run at the same level of efficiency for you to notice the benefits.
You might replace your heating system for another, more obvious reason as well.
Age of the Furnace
It might be time to replace your furnace if it is time to replace your AC. Cooling systems last about 10 to 15 years with proper maintenance, and furnaces don’t last much longer than that. It’s wise to replace both systems at the same time simply because they will last the same amount of time, and you won’t have to keep track of when your furnace should be replaced after the installation.
Additionally, brand new appliances mean you won’t have to deal with HVAC issues or repairs for a while. If you don’t install a new furnace with your air conditioning replacement, then you’d likely see an increase of problems with your furnace due to its age.
You’ll get the most out of your HVAC system if all units are up to date and perform at the same level of efficiency.
Better performance from your HVAC systems means you save more money on your energy bill every month. Another benefit of replacing your furnace at the same time as your air conditioning is the money you’d save on installation costs. An installation for such a vital system can get expensive, especially if you wait to do one part of the installation much later.
By replacing your furnace and AC simultaneously, you only have to pay one installation fee. At Willard AC, we’re all about saving you money. Now, you can save time and money by replacing your whole HVAC system in one go. There isn’t a more knowledgeable installation team out there, so give us a call when it’s time to upgrade.