When it comes to comfort in your home, you’ve got to have working appliances. Two of the biggest appliances you have in your home are your A/C and your furnace. Together, the two of these help control your air temperature throughout the year, keeping you as comfortable as possible. You can stay cool in the summer, and toasty in the winter.
Because the two are linked, you may want to consider replacing them together. While replacing them one at a time seems cheaper, it may cost you more in the long run. The best way to remain efficient is by replacing both at one time. If you think one, or both, of your systems, needs to be replaced, keep reading to learn more about the advantages of replacing both.
How do I Know if I Need to Replace my System?
Two things come into play when it comes to system replacement. The first is age. Any system, whether it be heating or cooling, is due for replacement at about the 15-year market.
The other determining factor is your energy bill. A system that’s working well will result in lower energy bills. This is because the system requires less power to do its job. If your energy bills are on the rise, it means that it may be working too hard.
The Advantages of Replacing Both Systems at the Same Time
If you’re considering replacing both your A/C and your furnace, there are several benefits you’ll see.
First, you’ll find that replacing both systems at the same time provides energy savings. Every year, these appliances become more and more energy-efficient. If you want your energy bills to remain low throughout the year due to energy savings, both the A/C and the furnace need to be replaced together.
Combined performance is a huge advantage of having two new systems installed. For example, if your A/C is new but your furnace is older, then the two may not perform at the same level. When that happens, the newer system tends to wear out faster since it must compensate for the older one.
Furnaces and A/C systems have a few overlapping parts. This means that when one is replaced, the opportunity to replace parts comes up, as well. If you replace both at the same time, you can avoid the costs of replacing some of these parts twice. You can also reduce the labor costs of the job, saving you a large amount of money in the long run.
The Advantages Speak for Themselves
While it may seem like an expensive task, replacing two connected systems at the same time is going to save you money. The only time you shouldn’t consider replacing your A/C and furnace at the same time is when one is less than 10 years old. Otherwise, you’re better off pulling the plug on the two of them.
If you’re looking to replace one, or both, of your systems, give us a call at Texas Pride Heating & Air. We’re here to make the job a breeze!