Should You Replace Your Heating and Cooling Systems at the Same Time?

You rely on your heating system to keep you cozy and warm in the winter, and your AC system to keep you cool in the summer. But what happens when one unit breaks down? Chances are you’ll be tempted to replace only the failing unit, and wait until later to replace the other. The truth is heating and cooling systems are designed to work together. Upgrading both at the same time, even if one is still working, can save you energy and money over the long term.

Still not convinced? Here’s some more reasons why it’s best to replace both systems at the same time:

  • You’ll save on labor expenses by installing both at once (replacing them separately could cost up to twice as much). Plus you’ll also protect your investment, and may avoid problems later on.
  • If your new AC unit is a larger capacity than your old furnace is designed to handle, it could reduce airflow — resulting in higher energy bills. In fact, it may cause your coil to freeze, leading to serious issues. Most manufacturers will not offer a warranty for a coil only replacement — that means you’ll pay extra for repairs.
  • Furnace manufacturers recommend replacing both systems at once to maintain maximum efficiency and longevity. Be sure to check the warranty on your furnace when replacing your AC system.

Plan now for savings later. Don’t wait until you have a breakdown and your time and options are limited. NJR Home Services can keep you comfortable all year long. For more information on a system replacement, call 877-466-3657 or click here to request a quote.

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