The HVAC system as a whole plays a significant role in every residence. During the winter, an effective furnace system and an efficient air conditioning system during the summer are vital for keeping your comfort intact. In general, furnaces last longer than air conditioners as the lifespan of a furnace is 15 to 20 years, while for an air conditioner, it is 10 to 15 years. When you replace both the systems together, it may be expensive but beneficial in the long run as it maintains the entire system’s effective functioning. Here are some tips to consider to replace the furnace and air conditioner together.

Consider Replacement of Both if the Systems are Old

As the air conditioner’s life is less compared to the furnace, you may consider changing the former system first. However, the lifespan of both systems has a difference of only 5 to 10 years. If you install a new air conditioner, the furnace will be almost 15 years old, affecting the functioning of the HVAC system. Furnace experts suggest in such cases; it becomes imperative to replace both systems together.

Avoid Extra Payment by Replacing Both Systems

The labour rate is relatively high in getting these systems installed in your residence. When you consider installing the furnace and the air conditioner simultaneously, you save a fair amount on the labour cost. The fitting and installation of both the equipment get covered under the same price. 

Use Matched HVAC Systems

Furnace experts advise using matched HVAC systems, like the furnace and air conditioner function more effectively than usual. They make use of less energy leading to energy conservation. Such effectiveness is beneficial to your household and your pocket, as energy conservation leads to a reduction in energy bills.

Reduce Payment on Frequent Repairs

For instance, if you consider installing a new air conditioner leaving the furnace system as it is, it may cause friction in the functioning of both. Due to constant use, the old furnace will not be able to match the speed of the new system installed, leading to frequent breakdown. While you may save costs on installing just one system, you may end up paying more for repairs.

It is best to consider replacing the furnace and air conditioner together if you have the HVAC system running for more than 10 to 15 years. Its long-term efficiency is worth the investment you make today. If you need assistance with the installation or replacement of both the systems, get in touch with Edmonton’s furnace expert, i.e. Capital Plumbing and Heating. We are a team of experienced professionals who provide effective and efficient solutions and services. Get in touch with us today!