Making the decision to replace your air conditioner and furnace can be challenging, and often comes with one of the units underperforming or altogether failing.
When you’re faced with the need to replace your AC or furnace, we wanted to review some of the benefits of replacing both units at the same time. If your year-round comfort matters in both your home and wallet, then replacing your entire HVAC system might be a good idea and this may be the guide for you to explore.
Replace your furnace and air conditioner at the same time if it is over a certain age
Remember, the average lifespan of your air conditioner, if properly maintained, is 10-15 years. For your furnace, it could be longer (According to the National Association of Home Builders – “Life Expectancy of Home Components”).
So, if you do the math, it makes sense to consider replacing your furnace and your air conditioner at the same time only if your furnace is over 15 years old. When you replace your furnace, you need to detach it from the evaporator coil and other internal components. The thing is, these components will already be detached if you are replacing your air conditioner, so it actually makes more financial sense, in this situation, to replace the furnace at the same time as the air conditioner. This is because you will be paying a lower amount in labor work completed.
Replace your air conditioner and furnace at the same time if your job is difficult to access
Is your furnace buried in the corner of a storage room in your basement? If so, then you might want to consider replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time.
One of the biggest factors that affect the price of your new furnace or air conditioner installation, is the difficulty. Difficulty truly is a huge job factor for us to consider when writing a contract, so if you there are access challenges for your project, maybe you should have them replace the furnace and air conditioner at the same time.
Consider replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time if you are retiring soon
We get a lot of calls from elderly people who are retiring, or have already retired, and want to get their houses in tip-top shape before living on a fixed income. In these circumstances, it is also worth considering replacing your furnace and air conditioner at the same time. That way, you have hit the reset button, and can live comfortably in your house without worrying about it for a while.
If you are thinking about replacing your AC and Furnace in Madison, WI or Dane or Jefferson County, contact us today!