Many homeowners consider purchasing an entire HVAC system to be less economical than replacing just the part of the system that's giving them the most problems. On the contrary, replacing the whole system may help you save money and give you several other benefits. Here's what you stand to gain by buying an HVAC system rather than just a single unit.
The efficiency ratings of a new HVAC unit are based on matching systems. That implies that even if you buy a heat pump or air conditioning unit with a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating, you'll only get the full benefits of better energy efficiency if you attach them to matching equipment. For instance, an 18 SEER heat pump won't run as efficiently as advertised without a matching air handler. By purchasing an entire matched system, you'll be assured of the components working together to generate maximum efficiency.
The components of a matched system also work in tandem to produce ideal system performance. You'll compromise the efficiency and capacity at which your system operates if you replace only one part. A mismatched system can cause indoor humidity problems, filtration problems and other home comfort issues. Another thing you should take note of is that HVAC technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years. Modern units outperform older ones. When you combine a new, more advanced unit with an older unit, you won't get the full potential of the new technology.
Guaranteed Warranty Coverage
Some manufacturers don't honor warranties of new units if they're coupled with older units in the case that they fail during the warranty period. Replacing your whole system ensures you are protected by your warranty.
A matched system will perform better and more efficiently, and deliver cost savings over the long term. If you'd like to get more useful tips on buying an HVAC system, contact us at Hartman Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning. We serve the Fort Wayne area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in New Haven, Indiana and surrounding Fort Wayne area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about buying the system and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Guide or call us at 260-376-2961.
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