No one wants to think about replacing their AC system. It is an expense that isn’t usually wrapped into your monthly budget. It is also something that is expensive. However, no matter how well you maintain your AC system, it isn’t going to last forever. If you happen to have an outdoor unit that isn’t working properly and needs replaced, you may think that you can get by with replacing only that unit rather than both of them. Hal Mechanical is here to talk about why it is always better to replace both your indoor and outdoor units at the same time.
Is it Best to Replace Both Indoor & Outdoor AC Units at the Same Time?
Your central AC system in your home works by using two different units to get the job done. There is an indoor unit and one outside your home as well. When your outdoor unit stops working before your indoor unit does, it can leave you feeling like replacing them both would be money spent that could otherwise be saved. Here are the main reasons you want to replace both of them at the same time.
– Lower AC Replacement Cost: There’s no way around it, it can be expensive to replace your AC system. It’s no wonder that homeowners aren’t anxious to replace both units when one doesn’t appear to be broken. Even if the indoor unit is working and the outdoor unit breaks, your indoor unit is more than likely on its last leg. When you purchase the two together, you get them for a better price than you would when you buy them separately.
– Higher Energy Efficiency: Newer units are built to be more efficient. You can’t fully take advantage of that efficiency when you only replace one of the units. When you replace them both, you will see a big difference in your energy usage.
– Refrigerant Change: In the past, R22 refrigerant was used in AC systems. Recently, refrigerant has been changed to R410A which is far more environmentally friendly than R22 refrigerant. Refrigerant is constantly changing as an effort to make it more environmentally safe is a goal.
– Compatibility: Your indoor unit and your outdoor unit are made to work together. Not all units work together well. When your units aren’t installed at the same time, they aren’t always compatible with each other. This can result in higher energy usage and high energy bills.
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If you are having problems with your central AC system, you need the help of the experts at Hal Mechanical to help you figure out whether or not you are in need of repair or replacement. We will inspect your system and give you our honest recommendation depending on your cooling needs. Whether you need repair or replacement, you can count on us to handle it. Call us today!