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Should You Replace All Your HVAC Equipment At Once? Yes. Here's Why

February 13, 2014 | Blog

If it’s been 15 years or more since your current HVAC system’s installation, it may be time to part ways with your old heating and cooling system. Today’s energy efficient systems offer amazing levels of performance with greater reliability and lower energy consumption. Replacing your HVAC system in one fell swoop lets you reap the benefits without worrying about being held back by an old component.

If you think you’ll save money by replacing just a single component of your heating and cooling system, think again. A mismatched system, such as a new indoor unit combined with an older outdoor unit, will not operate with anywhere near the efficiency that a brand new, complete system offers. Even if you decide to replace both indoor and outdoor units, their performance may be hampered by ductwork that’s not designed to handle your new system.

An improperly matched unit also has a much shorter lifespan than one that’s properly matched and installed. Not replacing the entire unit could lead to catastrophic failure of one or more components due to the stresses caused by mismatched components. It’s a costly lesson that could easily be avoided by replacing your HVAC system the right way.

The initial cost of replacing your HVAC system might seem steep, but it’s well worth it years down the road. Besides, you’ll save more money with a proper installation then you’ll spend on countless repairs if you had just installed one new component onto an older HVAC unit. Don’t hesitate to talk to a licensed and certified technician if you have any questions or concerns about upgrading your heating and cooling system.

If you’ve considered replacing your HVAC system, the professionals at CCAC are always there to lend a helping hand. We proudly offer our services and expertise to residents and businesses throughout the Coastal Bend area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Corpus Christi, Texas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about HVAC systems and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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