Is it Wise to Get a New Air Conditioner and Furnace at the Same Time?

Air conditioners don’t work indefinitely, regardless of the brand or quality. If you’re getting ready for air conditioning replacement in Edmonton, you could be thinking—should you also request furnace replacement too? It varies based on your situation.

Here are some things to consider, as well as the benefits of not having a mismatched furnace and air conditioner.

Questions to Ask When Thinking About Air Conditioning Replacement and Furnace Replacement at the Same Time

Here are key questions to answer in advance of making your decision:

  • How long have you had your furnace? Furnaces can run up to 20 years, while air conditioners last for about 15 years. If your furnace is over a 15 years old, plan to replace it with your air conditioner. If it’s newer than this, you can likely hold on it.
  • What model of air conditioner are you buying? Lots of homeowners are swapping out their outdated, single-stage air conditioners for variable-speed upgrades. This saves energy and enhances comfort by working at multiple speeds. Air conditioners use the furnace blower to disperse air. So, if you have a single-stage furnace, you’ll have to get a new one to get the full comfort and perks of a matched variable-speed system.
  • Can your furnace give the correct air flow? Your furnace needs to provide the right amount of air to keep your residence comfortable. A modern air conditioner may call for a different indoor coil. So, it’s essential your furnace is correctly sized for the new air conditioner. An Expert technician, like one from McKinley Heating Service Experts, can determine that static pressure of your system and provide the proper suggestion.
  • Is the installation complicated? You’ll make it easier on your Expert and your wallet if you get new units simultaneously.

Why You Should Buy a New Furnace and Air Conditioner Simultaneously

If your furnace and air conditioner match and are properly sized, there aren’t typically any big imminent drawbacks. A mismatched setup is often not permanent until the other system fails. You can circumvent the temporary repair by replacing your furnace and air conditioner together. And, you’ll enjoy these rewards:

  • Better efficiency: By “matching” your air conditioner and furnace, you’ll ensure everything runs at peak efficiency, making your home comfier and reducing your monthly energy bills.
  • Decreased HVAC repairs: If you put in new AC but keep the old furnace, you never know when it might break down for good. Meanwhile, you’ll pay for repairs that could have paid for an upgraded furnace.
  • Likely discounts: You can save on labor by having both put in at the same time. And you could even qualify for a discount since you’re buying new heating and cooling equipment.

If it’s time to replace your mismatched furnace and air conditioner, you can rely on McKinley Heating Service Experts. We realize the price of replacing your total system might worry you, so we’ll make your investment affordable through special discounts or our stress-free Advantage Program™. You can get a new, high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner at no money down and merely one reasonable monthly price. And all maintenance and repairs in the future are taken care of!*

You can relax knowing that our team is completely trained, experienced and NATE-certified to guarantee a job well done. Plus, we give you a one-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.** Contact us at 780-800-7092 to book an HVAC installation estimate today!

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