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4 Reasons to Replace Your Furnace and AC at the Same Time

If you’re worried about your furnace making it through the winter, you might want to replace it. You’ll get better energy efficiency and more peace of mind. However, don’t stop there. You might want to consider replacing the air conditioner and furnace in your Arden, North Carolina, home at the same time.

Benefit From Matched Systems

Air conditioners and furnaces work best when they’re matched to one another. Since your interior AC unit uses the same blower as your furnace, they have to maintain compatibility. If you only replace the furnace, you’ll limit yourself in terms of brands and configurations.

Save on Labor Costs

If you replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time, your HVAC technician only has to make one visit. You’ll spend less on overall labor costs, which can help you reduce your units’ total cost of ownership. It will probably take less time, as well, so you don’t have to worry about taking another day off work or rearranging your schedule twice.

Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Your AC and furnace run most efficiently when they can communicate with each other seamlessly. Plus, they’ll offer increased energy efficiency all year instead of just during a single season. After winter relinquishes its grip on North Carolina, your new AC will be ready to take over.

Get the Full Benefit of Your Warranty

If you match a new furnace with an old AC unit, you might void your warranty — at least in part. HVAC manufacturers know that a new unit paired with an old one might incur faster wear and tear or suffer from compatibility issues. Therefore, if your new furnace breaks down, you might have to pay for the repairs out of pocket.

When you need to replace your furnace, consider all of your options. Consult one of our trained technicians about replacing your whole system based on the age of each unit. To discuss your HVAC needs, call Nicholson Co. at 828-697-2638.