While it might seem like you can replace one unit and leave the other in place, this usually isn’t recommended. Take a look at the three reasons why you should replace your indoor and outdoor units at the same time to ensure your Jacksonville home stays comfortable all year long.
The Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio (SEER) lets you know how efficient your HVAC system is. Older units typically have a lower SEER compared to newer systems. Replacing an older unit while leaving the other in place means you’re likely to have two units with different SEER ratings. The older unit might not end up being compatible with the higher SEER rating of the new unit. This can lead to problems with your HVAC system’s ability to operate efficiently and smoothly.
Switching to brand new outdoor and indoor air conditioning units means you’ll have a system that offers improved energy efficiency overall, resulting in lower cooling costs, less energy usage in your home, and more.
The coils of your indoor and outdoor HVAC units need to be compatible in order for your system to work properly and efficiently. In some cases, incompatible coils can cause HVAC systems to stop working before they’ve reached their expected lifespan, causing you to need an entire system replacement. When you replace one unit but not the other, you can end up with several HVAC problems, such as reduced energy efficiency, higher cooling costs, and a lower amount of comfort in your home.
Type of Refrigerant
The type of refrigerant your HVAC unit has can have a big impact on whether or not you need to have the entire system replaced. If you have an older HVAC system that uses a type of refrigerant called R-22 or freon, it’s better to get a new system. R-22 refrigerant isn’t used anymore in newer HVAC systems due to environmental standards. This means your new indoor or outdoor unit will end up having a different type of refrigerant that isn’t compatible with your other unit.
If you run into a problem with a unit that uses R-22, such as a leak, technicians can fix it, but there are restrictions on how often this can be done. Switching to new indoor and outdoor units helps ensure that you’ll have an HVAC system that runs smoothly.
Contact A/C Designs
A/C Designs has a team of experienced professionals ready to assist you with all of your HVAC needs. We provide these services at affordable rates for homeowners throughout the Jacksonville area. Please contact us to get more details on our current promotions if you’re looking to replace your HVAC system.