3 Reasons Why You Should Replace Your AC and Furnace Together

Because it’s summertime in North Carolina, you’ll want a fully functioning air conditioning system if you want to beat the heat. But what you might not be considering is that it could be time to replace your furnace as well.

First, let’s lay down the facts. Furnaces typically last twice as long as AC units, however, if the systems have been replaced on a solid schedule, it could be the perfect time to replace both units. Our best advice? Find out the age of your units before considering replacement. Here are 3 reasons why you should replace your AC and furnace together.

1. You’re Upgrading Your AC Efficiency

While your AC and furnace are two separate entities, they share the same indoor unit (the blower motor). If you decide to replace your AC and not your furnace, you’re actually decreasing its efficiency and essentially pouring money down the drain. The AC won’t work as efficiently as it’s designed to with a dated blower motor. If you’re going to spend the money on a new AC system, you should highly consider replacing the furnace as well. 

2. Your Furnace is 15 years or Older 

If you know it’s time to replace your AC, it might be time to replace your furnace too. Find out the age of your furnace. If it’s 15 years or older, it’s time! As we mentioned earlier, AC and furnaces share a blower motor and after 15 years of use, it simply won’t be doing its job anymore. You should also consider that issues can arise in your HVAC system if you don’t replace dated parts in time. It’s best to be proactive if you want to avoid spending a ton replacing the entire HVAC system at once.

 3. You Want to Save Time and Money 

Let’s face it, installation takes time and can be a pain as a homeowner. Why experience it twice when you can replace both at the same time? Replacing your AC and furnace together is not only a time-saver but a money-saver as well. When you replace your AC and furnace with new systems, their efficiency increases and you’ll save money on your electricity bills. 

If your furnace and AC systems are both due for replacement, we highly recommend handling both at the same time. Have any questions about your AC or furnace systems? Contact us today.