Summer is here – an unfortunate reality for some Cincinnati homeowners is that this will be the season your aging air conditioning system gives out. If you end up replacing your air conditioner this summer, consider replacing the furnace at the same time. Matching the HVAC system by replacing major components together improves performance and saves you money.
As you’re troubleshooting a faulty system, it’s important to involve the expertise of an HVAC professional early on. They will provide a thorough assessment of all HVAC components to help you make the best investment in your comfort.
While you’re thinking through air conditioner replacement options, think about the performance of the furnace that remains. Is your home comfortable year-round? Are you satisfied with the energy usage and corresponding utility bills in the winter? If the answer to either of these questions is no, it might be time to consider upgrading.
Make a Match
One great reason to replace both systems now is to match the furnace and air conditioner. Matched systems use the same air handler. A single air handler saves space and materials, and is automatically more efficient. A matched system means the two units are designed to work together in a way that reduces the unnecessary strain on parts that comes with using mismatched systems.
A furnace and air conditioner that were built to operate as one means peak performance and less likelihood for breakdowns and parts that don’t quite work in harmony.
Finally, simultaneous installation can save you a bundle. One integrated install job is almost always less expensive that replacing two systems a few years apart. In addition, the warranties may cover more parts over a longer period as compared to individual systems.
You can get ahead of the game by planning for the upgrade while your systems are still operational. Talk to the professionals at Nelson Comfort of Cincinnati today to get a consult on the condition of your systems during your next routine maintenance visit. Also, check the age of the units to know how close it is to the end of their useful lives. Now is a great time to research replacement systems, look for financing options and watch for sale prices as you save money for the purchase.