4 Great Reasons to Replace Indoor and Outdoor Units Together
If your air conditioner needs replacement, it’s probably due to the failure of one of two main components: the indoor evaporator or outdoor condenser/compressor. Since you still have one functional component, it’s tempting to save money by only replacing the failed half of the system. Here are some of the reasons why it’s better to replace indoor and outdoor units together.
Air conditioner efficiency has greatly improved, but the potential energy savings depend on having matching components. Today’s units offer seasonal energy efficiency ratios (SEER) ranging from 14 to 26, but to realize the savings you’d expect from a new equipment purchase, you need to invest in a complete system.
The efficiency difference between mismatched components puts extra strain and wear on the older unit. This makes a breakdown more likely to occur at the peak of the season when the A/C’s workload is the heaviest. When you replace the indoor and outdoor units together, you can rest easy knowing your cooling system will operate reliably for 10 to 15 years with annual maintenance.
Lifetime Cost Savings
Updating both units at the same time gives you the advantages of optimal efficiency and reliability and this translates into significant savings over the equipment’s service life. You’ll pay lower cooling costs, face fewer repair bills and benefit from having a new equipment warranty as well. Installing a new component on an older system instead may void the manufacturer’s warranty. You’ll also have the expense of replacing the older unit when it fails.
Beneficial Technological Advancements
Technological advancements have produced an array of A/C features designed to maximize energy savings and improve comfort such as more efficient coil designs, thermal expansion valves, two-stage and scroll compressors and variable speed air handlers.
To learn more reasons why you should replace indoor and outdoor units together, contact Sobieski Services, Inc.
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