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Top 5 Reasons to Replace Your Furnace & A/C Together

So you need to replace your furnace or air conditioner. Have you ever considered replacing both at the same time? While it may seem like an extra or unnecessary expense, there are many logical and long term cost saving reasons to consider replacing both at the same time. Let’s break down the top 5 reasons replacing both could actually be easier on your wallet.

1. Age of the Unit
If you’re looking to replace just one component of your HVAC system, it’s important to consider the age of the other. On average an air conditioner needs to be replaced every 10 to 15 years, while furnaces can have a lifespan of up to 20. Is the unit you’re not replacing just a few short years away from its average lifespan? It may be more cost effective to do both at the same time and avoid an additional service call or emergency repair.

2. Reduced Equipment Costs
Replacing both your furnace and air conditioner for units that have matched systems could save you money in the long run. Typically, matched systems use the same air handler, which reduces equipment costs and energy usage.

3. New Technology
When you replace your furnace and A/C with brand new units, you’ll get the added benefit of having the latest technology. Both new units will work together to provide maximum energy efficiency and savings.

4. Warranties
A matched system is beneficial because the 2 systems are designed to work together. In some cases, you may find that a warranty on a matched system will provide more coverage and for a longer period of time.

5. Seasonal Perks
If you just need to replace your furnace, consider the benefits of replacing your air conditioner during the coldest part of the year. Winter is a great time to replace your A/C. Replacing it now means that you won’t have to worry about going without it during the hot summer months. And bonus: prices for A/C may be cheaper when demand is low!

Don’t wait to plan for a full system replacement until it’s absolutely necessary. Give us a call now to start discussing your options and learn about financing opportunities with Microf. Or schedule an appointment to have one of our certified HVAC technicians assess your system. Columbia Heating and Cooling provides 100% FREE quotes for replacements. Call today!