When to Replace Furnaces and Air Conditioners

When to Replace Furnaces and Air Conditioners

Many homeowners do not decide to replace furnaces and air conditioners until they break. However, there are many reasons to install new models before they cease operating. There are benefits to not only replacing these items before they break but also replacing them simultaneously.

Why Replace Them Before They Break?

First of all, older systems are just not as efficient as newer ones. Newer systems are more energy efficient and can save money immediately. Replacing either one of these items, especially if they are more than ten years old, can save up to 20% of yearly heating and cooling costs. Secondly, if the unit is noisy, the home seems more dusty than normal, or heating and cooling is not as efficient, it may be time to replace either or both units.

Replacing Heating and Cooling Systems at the Same Time

It may seem like a crazy, expensive idea, but replacing both furnaces and air conditioners at the same time will save money over the long term. Even if one breaks before the other, it is still best to replace both, because both central air and heating systems share the same air blower and/or handler. Essentially, since the systems share some parts, replacing one unit with a new, more efficient unit and not replacing the other may result in energy bills remaining the same. Also, hitching an efficient air conditioner to an inefficient furnace could reduce the life span of the air conditioner or vice versa. Another thing to consider is the cost of installing one unit, lost time at work and other inconveniences. If both units are replaced at the same time, there is no need to take another vacation day and often the HVAC company will offer a package deal.

Contact Blue Frost Heating and Cooling Today!

Blue Frost Heating and Cooling proudly serves the Chicago area. It is easy to request a quote, just go to their website at bluefrosthvac.com, and fill out a simple form. The company will contact you and arrange a consultation. Sleep safe and sound at night, knowing you and your family will always be comfortable, regardless of the weather outside.

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