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4 Reasons to Replace the Outdoor and Indoor A/C Units at the Same Time

4 Reasons to Replace the Outdoor and Indoor A/C Units at the Same TimeThe indoor and outdoor units of an air conditioning system are designed to work together as a coordinated team. When the time comes for replacement, you may be tempted to only install the side that’s giving you more problems. However, the best option is to replace the outdoor and indoor A/C units at the same time, even if one is still working. Here are the four main advantages of doing this.

Better Performance

Outdoor air conditioning units and heat pumps are built to work with matching indoor units to produce the best possible performance. An outdoor component may still work with a mismatched indoor unit, but it won’t produce the promised level of performance and efficiency.

More Efficiency

A unit’s heating and cooling efficiency ratings are based on its performance as part of a matched system. This implies that you won’t get optimal efficiency and savings on monthly bills by combining a new unit with an old, inefficient unit. For instance, if you install a new outdoor unit with an efficiency rating of 18 SEER, and you have an old 8 SEER indoor unit, this will make the system lag behind.

Improved Technology

The HVAC industry has experienced a lot of technological advancement that has resulted in new units outperforming their older counterparts. By replacing both units at the same time, you can enjoy the latest design advances.

Cost Savings

When indoor and outdoor units aren’t correctly matched, the efficiency and longevity of the HVAC system is compromised. You’ll lose money on energy bills and repairs. Replacing both units at the same time helps you minimize installation costs. If you decide to replace the indoor unit alone, you’ll have to replace the outdoor unit in a couple of months.

By choosing to replace the outdoor and indoor A/C units at the same time, you get better efficiency, performance and durability. You also save money in the long run. For more information, contact the pros at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We’ve been serving the Yuma area since 1952.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Yuma, Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about A/C units and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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