Should I Replace My Air Conditioner and Furnace Together?

Air conditioners don’t work indefinitely, no matter the brand or quality. If you’re prepping for air conditioning replacement in San Antonio, you could be wondering—should you also request furnace replacement too? It depends on your situation.

Here are several points to think about, as well as the pluses of not having a mismatched furnace and air conditioner.

Questions to Ask When Thinking Over Air Conditioning Replacement and Furnace Replacement at the Same Time

Here are the most important questions to answer in advance of making your decision:

  • When was your furnace installed? Furnaces can run up to 20 years, while air conditioners run for about 15 years. If your furnace is over a 15 years old, we advise replacing it with your air conditioner. If it’s newer than this, you can likely wait.
  • What model of air conditioner are you getting? Lots of homeowners are swapping out their outdated, single-stage air conditioners for variable-speed models. This uses less energy and maximizes comfort by operating at several speeds. Air conditioners rely on the furnace blower to disperse air. So, if you have a single-stage furnace, you’ll have to replace it to get the total comfort and advantages of a matched variable-speed system.
  • Can your furnace provide the appropriate air flow? Your furnace needs to deliver the right amount of air to keep your home the right temperature. A modern air conditioner might require a different indoor coil. So, it’s crucial your furnace is properly sized for the new air conditioner. An Expert technician, like one from Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air, can figure out that static pressure of your system and give the correct advice.
  • Is the installation complicated? You’ll make it easier on your technician and your wallet if you install both components at the same time.

Why You Should Get a New Furnace and Air Conditioner at the Same Time

If your furnace and air conditioner are compatible and are properly sized, there aren’t usually any major short-term drawbacks. A mismatched setup is typically not permanent until the other system goes out. You can circumvent the short-term patch by replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. And, you’ll reap these rewards:

  • Improved efficiency: By “matching” your air conditioner and furnace, you’ll make sure everything works at peak efficiency, making your home more comfortable and lowering your ongoing energy bills.
  • Decreased HVAC repairs: If you install a new air conditioner but keep the old furnace, you never know when it could break down for good. Meanwhile, you’ll shell out for repairs that could have paid for an upgraded furnace.
  • Possible discounts: You can save on labor by having both installed during the same appointment. And you could even be eligible for a special deal since you’re buying new heating and cooling equipment.

If it’s time to replace your mismatched furnace and air conditioner, you can depend on Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air. We know the expense of replacing your entire system can concern you, so we’ll make your investment economical through special discounts or our stress-free Advantage Program™. You can receive a new, high-efficiency unit at no money down and simply one low monthly price. And all maintenance and repairs in the future are taken care of!*

You can feel good knowing that our team is thoroughly trained, experienced and NATE-certified to guarantee a job done correctly the first time. Plus, we offer a one-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.** Contact us at 210-404-4233 to book an HVAC installation estimate today!

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