Households rely heavily on their heating and cooling systems to keep them comfortable year-round. If your furnace or air conditioner suddenly stops working, replacing both systems at the same time can save you money. Here are four advantages to installing a new furnace and AC unit together:
1. Improved Performance
Mixing old and new technology can decrease the performance of your HVAC system. Replacing individual components will therefore harm your heating and cooling efficiency. Instead, replace your furnace and AC together to increase the lifespan of both systems as they work together effectively.
2. Better Energy Efficiency
Modern-day heating and cooling systems are highly energy-efficient compared to HVAC systems made more than ten years ago. As utility costs continue to increase, you’ll be glad that you upgraded when you see your energy savings. Carrier products have industry-leading technology that minimizes energy consumption to save you money, with minimal environmental impact.
When looking for a new AC system, choose a product with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number for lower energy consumption and increased value for money. Alternatively, look for a furnace with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of 90% or more – Carrier gas furnaces have a rating of up to 98.5% for superior energy savings.
3. Value for Money
When installing a new furnace and AC unit together, they are often included under the same warranty. Be aware that combining an old component with a new one can often void the warranty, so do your research. Notably, installing a new furnace and AC simultaneously will prevent you from having to pay an installation fee twice.
4. Increased Home Value
If you plan on selling your home, a new and well-maintained HVAC system is a significant selling point for prospective buyers. Active warranties can also increase the value of your home. New homeowners want to know that they will remain comfortable and reap the rewards of improved energy efficiency.