Why You Should Replace Your AC Unit and Furnace at the Same Time

Replacing an air conditioning or heating unit isn’t something most people are thrilled to do. But of course, you must have heat — and air conditioning isn’t something most of us want to live without in North Carolina! 

If a heating unit or new AC is on your list for this year, you might consider replacing both at the same time. While it sounds like a big expense, there are some benefits to taking care of both your heat and AC at once. 

Benefits of Replacing Heating and AC Units at Once  

Efficiency 

Heating and air units are an essential aspect of any home. Each time you purchase a unit, you make sure that it is going to be efficient in getting the job done. Since the furnace fan moves air through your home, both of the units should be the same age (or close) to ensure high efficiency. 

Financial Savings 

The initial purchase of these units is expensive, but consider how much you are saving in the long run. By being proactive and replacing both units at the same time, you are going to save on labor costs as well as future furnace maintenance fees. (Learn about our financing options.)

Peace of Mind 

Another benefit to replacing both your AC unit and furnace together: the peace of mind in knowing that you will not have to worry about replacing these items again for many years. The lifetime of these items is a minimum of 10 years, which means you do not have to think of a replacement again for a long time! 

The Drawback of Replacing Both Units

In some cases, you cannot afford to replace both units at once. We understand, which is why we offer financing options. Some homeowners may find it impossible to replace both at once due to timing. For example, your furnace may have been replaced more recently than your AC unit. While AC units have a lifetime of around 12 to 15 years, furnaces can last anywhere from 15 to 30 years. This means that when it is time to update your AC unit, your furnace may still be running perfectly. 

At 6 and Fix, we suggest replacing your AC unit and furnace altogether to ensure efficiency, long-term financial savings, and peace of mind. If your units aren’t operating efficiently, contact us to discuss replacements.