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

Winter is coming! And all across the land, homeowners turn with a sigh to look upon
their furnace and ask that all-important question: Is this the year I get my HVAC system
replaced?

It’s a worthy question. After all, there is time, money, and convenience to consider – and
no one wants an emergency to force their choice. But following in its footsteps is
another question: Would it better to replace the whole HVAC system, or just the
heating?

Before we answer that question, let’s quickly rundown the basics of your HVAC system.

HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. It’s tempting to look at heating and air conditioning as two separate systems — the air conditioning to keep you cool during those lazy days of summer, and the heating to keep your nose and toes warm on frosty nights. But in reality, these two systems work together as a unified
whole, keeping you and your family comfortable all year long. Inside the home,
connecting to the ventilation system, the heating includes a furnace, a blower, and an
evaporator coil, while the air conditioning sits on the outside, ready to work for you when needed.

Okay, says the homeowner, But why would I replace both at once? Allow us to cover
two reasons:

1) They’re ten years old, or older.

If your HVAC system hasn’t reached double digits in years, we typically don’t recommend a full replacement as small repairs will be easy enough. The older the system, the more liable it is to untimely breakdowns, leading to costly and inconvenient repairs. Additionally, your HVAC system begins to lose efficiency as it ages which will increase your utility bills. Replacing both systems at once can improve efficiencies no
matter the season.

2) Bundle & Save!

Replacing both your entire HVAC system at once can lead to significant savings. Most
of the time, it’s easier on your HVAC contractor to replace an entire system at once
because they do not have to work around an old install. Labor costs can be significantly
reduced and oftentimes those savings are passed along to the homeowner.

If you believe that you don’t need to replace both systems, no need to worry! Our expert
team will be happy to inspect your HVAC system and cater to your individual needs. We
will provide budget-friendly options, and keep you fully informed so that you can make
the best decisions for your home, at your own discretion. Taylor Heating & Air
Conditioning has provided trustworthy and convenient service to the Tacoma,
Puyallup, and South Sound neighborhoods for 35 years. We look forward to working for you!

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