The year-round comfort of your home depends greatly on the heating and air conditioning systems you select to heat your home in the winter and cool your home in the summer.
When it’s time to consider your options for replacing one or both systems, you may be tempted to install only the system giving you the most trouble at the time and wait to purchase the other system at a later date. You might also just think about replacing the system you’ll need for the upcoming season.
However, replacing both home HVAC systems, even if one hasn’t reached the end of its lifespan, can actually save you energy and money in the long run. Two new systems = one comfortable home.
As we come out of one season and the temperatures change heading into another, here are just some of the advantages of installing a new furnace and air conditioning system at the same time:
The heating and air conditioning systems manufactured today are highly efficient and use much less energy than systems built just 10 – 15 years ago.
It’s important to remember the higher the SEER, the less energy used and less cost to operate when it comes to air conditioners. In respect to furnaces, the AFUE in newer systems usually has a rating of 90% or more.
Utility costs aren’t getting any lower, the sooner you upgrade to a new HVAC system the faster you can see the savings that come from modern, energy-efficient equipment.
Mixing old and new technology can decrease HVAC system performance. By replacing just one part of your overall system, you effectively lower the performance of both systems.
When you couple a highly-efficient system with your older system, the components don’t “match”. This means you won’t be utilizing the new technology to its full potential. It will also increase the lifespan of both systems, as they’re being used effectively and efficiently.
When the new furnace and air conditioner are installed at the same time, they are both under warranty in the event something should need to be repaired. Manufacturers may not be obligated to honour the warranty of a new heating or cooling system when it’s combined with an older one.
Bonus: When you install both units together, you only pay one installation fee rather than two separate ones. This will also save you time and hassle by only scheduling and being around for one installation visit instead of two. And after all, time is money!
Potential buyers look for several things when buying a new home. Not only do they want newer appliances, they also want to be secure in the knowledge that they are purchasing a home with updated and well-maintained heating and air conditioning. If they have to spend any money after moving in, most people would rather spend it on upgrading the kitchen or backyard instead of more functional things like the HVAC system!
They also want to know their family will be warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and that they won’t be stuck with paying for a new system after they purchase the home, or paying for inefficient energy costs.
Replacing both systems at once with active warranties can up your home’s resale value and make it more attractive to potential homebuyers.
To make a well-informed decision, it’s best to learn more about the newest technology Crystal Heating and Cooling has to offer and discuss these options with one of our heating and air conditioning specialists to help you decide what is best for you and your home. Contact us today by calling 519-756-6888 for more information.