If you’re planning to replace your split HVAC system, many heating and air conditioning replacement technicians recommend having your replacement “properly matched”. You may have heard this before, but having a matched system is important, especially if you want it to be worth your investment. Our team at Schmitt talks more about this below.
The Inefficiencies of a Mismatched System
Choosing to replace only half of your system can lead to more costly repairs down the road due to premature failure caused by the added stress put on the mismatched components. Having a mismatched HVAC system also isn’t recommended because it won’t run as efficiently as a matched system would. This results in unnecessary energy consumption and higher utility bills.
If you decide to switch to a matched system later on, it can be expensive to undo any damage caused by the mismatched system. Certain issues can only be fixed if you replace the entire system altogether.
A Matched System Works Better Together
If you purchase a newer outdoor unit while keeping your old indoor unit intact, this can lead to inefficient operation, which can then result in hot and cold spots around your house, less-than-satisfactory air quality and even noisy startups. There will be a noticeable level of improvement in efficiency, but the amount of money you’re saving in energy costs won’t be as significant as when you install a matched heating and cooling system.
There’s a good reason why some HVAC systems are deemed to be “properly matched”. The two halves of your split HVAC system consist of an indoor air handler and the outdoor compressor and condenser unit. They’re designed to work as a team to ensure maximum efficiency without sacrificing your home’s indoor air quality and comfort.
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