Replacing your air conditioning system and furnace at the same time might seem extremely difficult, but replacing both can save you energy and money in the long term. Before making any decision though it’s best to learn about how new technology works and how it can benefit your home.

Everyone wants to have a comfortable home. Here are some of the benefits of installing a new furnace and air conditioner at the same time:

Energy Efficiency

Air conditioner systems being made today are a lot more efficient than systems built a decade ago. They use a lot less energy too. Still unsure? You can check the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio rating to learn what systems are different than others when it comes to energy usage. The higher the SEER number is, the less energy is used therefore the lower it is to cost to operate. Newer systems have a SEER number of at least 13.

Furnaces have ratings called AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) which is a measure of seasonal performance. It is recommended to buy a system that has an AFUE of 90% or higher for a new, efficient furnace.

Cost Savings Over Time

You will save money with a matched system because if repairs are needed, both systems will be under warranty. Also all of the components are designed to work together efficiently over time. The installation process is also less complicated because by replacing one and waiting to replace another you will have to pay a second installation fee.

Complement Each Other

A furnace and air conditioning system share the same air handler. Having a matched system will allow both systems to operate properly therefore giving you the comfort you need at home.


You might not think about it, but it makes sense that mixing old and new technology can decrease the performance of your system. Replacing just one system can effectively lowers the performance of both. New, high efficient systems installed together allow you to utilize the new technology to its full potential.

Home Value

The value of your home will be increased with the installation of new technology systems. House shoppers are going to be looking for maximum efficiency and modern convenience for household air conditioning and heating systems.

Deciding to only upgrade one system can lead to frustration and unnecessary costs. Matching a new system to an old one could potentially decrease the life span and efficiency of the new system you just purchased.

Also, Make sure your technician goes over the warranty with you so you understand that are protected if they break or other issues occur.

The average modern furnace will last between 15 and 20 years. A central air conditioning system will last between 12 to 15 years. Both of these depend on the quality and efficiency of the equipment. Since there are years that can overlap, it might make sense to replace both to save time and money.

Any questions? Call Gillece today!