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Do I Have to Replace Both the Indoor and Outdoor Units of My Air Conditioning System?
Thursday, May 05, 2016
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When it’s time to replace or upgrade some or all of your heating and air conditioning system, it can be confusing to know how to make the best choice. When it comes to a split system that has both indoor and outdoor units, do you need to replace both if you replace one? The answer is yes. Here’s why:

Matching Systems Is Important to Performance

Imagine having an old, square computer monitor that you’re trying to use with a brand new laptop. You’re going to have some integration issues. The same is true with a split system. Components are designed and built to work together. When the system is matched, inside and outside, you’re going to have a more effective cooling system that is also more efficient.

Old Technology vs. New Technology

One would assume your old system is, well, old. This is why there’s a reason for a replacement or upgrade. Combining old technology with new technology compromises the performance of both components. When you’re investing in new technology, you want to get the most out of it, but if you’re trying to make it work in tandem with old technology, you’re not getting your money’s worth.

Save Money in the Long Run

It might seem like replacing just part of your cooling system is the money-saving approach, but the truth is you will save more money in the long run by having matched units. Energy efficiency ratings are only accurate on a whole system, not the parts that make up the whole. To get the most energy efficiency, you need all of the pieces to work together and be compatible.

Don’t go halfway when you’re upgrading your cooling system. Replace both the indoor unit and outdoor unit at the same time. For everything you need to know about heating and air conditioning, including a new split system for your home, you can always count on the team of pros at All City Heat & Air.

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