Replacing different components of your HVAC system may seem like a good idea for New Orleans, Louisiana, residents, but this isn’t the most cost-effective move. In fact, upgrading your heat and air conditioning at the same time is a much smarter option, and here are a few reasons why.
You Won’t Have Problems With a Mismatched System
Having a mismatched HVAC system poses several problems. First, the longevity and efficiency of these types of systems are compromised, so you’re looking at a decreased lifespan. This, of course, defeats the purpose of wanting to save money on the upgrade. Mismatched systems can also lead to premature breakdowns and voided warranties.
Reduced Installation Costs
Installation costs account for a big chunk of your HVAC replacement. Opting to replace your heating system now and your air conditioner a couple of years later will only mean paying more money out of your pocket. That’s because installation costs are minimized when everything is completed during the same service appointment. If you’re worried about the costs, simply request an estimate.
As we already touched on, a mismatched system results in a lower efficiency than a matched one. This is because one-half of your system is newer and more efficient, but it’s constantly being dragged down by the older one.
The result of this situation is that your energy bills will remain just as high as they have been, defeating the purpose of upgrading one-half of your system in the first place. A mismatched system can only work as efficiently as the older system will allow, so you’re not doing your home any favors by upgrading one portion at a time.
Bryans United Air Conditioning offers a range of new systems suitable for any budget. Call us at 504-208-2071 to discuss your options and make an appointment. We’ll be happy to make suggestions based on your budget, home size, and existing system. With the increased efficiency that follows, you’ll enjoy a noticeable decrease in energy bills.
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