Your air conditioner and furnace work continually throughout the year to keep your home’s interior nice and comfortable. Due to the amount of time these systems are spent running, there will eventually be some wear and tear to your HVAC unit. Scheduling routine maintenance from your local HVAC company is critically important if you want to keep your air conditioner and furnace in working order for the year to come. However, there may come a time when upgrading your HVAC unit is necessary, and when that time comes, it may be wise to upgrade both systems at once. Should you feel as though now is the ideal time to upgrade, here are a few reasons why you should consider upgrading your furnace and central air together:

 

Increased Efficiency

 

When you invest in a partnered air conditioner/furnace, you are purchasing an HVAC unit that has been manufactured to work harmoniously for optimal performance. When you upgrade both an air conditioner and furnace together, they will also be covered under the same warranty agreement. On top of that, you will spend less money on repairs and maintenance as these units are built tough, sturdy, and reliable. 

 

Depending on the age of your units, you may be spending more per month on your hydro bill as the SEER rating may not be the best. Newer units are manufactured to produce incredibly comfortable effects, which will save you money as well as reduce your household carbon footprint. 

 

Technological Upgrades

 

Currently, your air conditioner and furnace use the same blower to heat and cool your home. Therefore, if you replace both of your systems at once, you will allow them to work proficiently. If you were to replace just one of your air conditioner or furnace, you might experience a weaker performance. Also, if your heating and cooling operating system are still utilizing an analog thermostat, upgrading both your furnace and air conditioner will allow integrating a programmable thermostat into your household, giving you more control and responsiveness over temperatures within your home. 

 

Home Value

 

Life can throw unexpected curve balls your way, and although you may not be in the market to sell your home, should you ever need/want to, a brand new HVAC system is a significant bonus for you seeking a fine return on investment. Most homes have had their HVAC system in place for a decade or longer, and when buyers are looking to buy a home, they take into consideration all of the future maintenance it will need once they purchase the home. If you were to upgrade both your systems today, you could realistically add another $5,000 to your asking price. 

 

If you’ve noticed the performance of your furnace or air conditioner lacks the prowess it once boasted, it may be time to consider upgrading both units today! Although it is fall, winter is just around the corner, and it’s best to be prepared for the chilly temperatures and inclement weather. For more information, contact Absolute Comfort today!