Replacing Air Conditioners and Furnaces: When Doing Both At The Same Time Makes Sense

It’s a big decision for any Lebanon – Wilson County, Tennessee homeowner. Your heating or cooling system is showing its age, so if you replace one, does it make sense to replace the other as well?

While there are no hard-and-fast rules for making that choice, the pros at Bentley’s Air Conditioning think the following considerations can inform your thinking.

Age of Equipment
The age of your furnace and A/C equipment tops the list of factors for replacement strategy.  Both the furnace and air conditioner should be replaced if they are more than 10 years old. If new equipment was properly registered after installation, air conditioners and furnaces typically have a 10-year parts warranty. After that, out-of-warranty repair costs can spike and the need for service can increase in frequency.

Labor Cost
By replacing the air conditioner and furnace at the same time, Lebanon – Wilson County, Tennessee homeowners will most likely pay for just one day of the installation team’s labor.  When you replace a furnace and air conditioner at different times, you pay for the labor twice, which can add $1,000 to $2,000 in additional fees.

System Compatibility
Older furnaces or air conditioners are simply not designed to pair well with today’s high-efficiency equipment. If you invest in a modern furnace, springing for a new A/C system is the best way to truly maximize energy efficiency and overall performance.

Upgrading your heating and cooling equipment is an important step with costs that can vary greatly. Keep the above factors in mind and reach out to the Bentley’s Air Conditioning team for input. We’ll help you make the right decision with insights and price quotes that are, pardon the pun, irreplaceable.

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