We know that replacing air conditioning and furnaces in Chicago can be expensive, but it’s important to have working units. Furnaces can last longer than a central air conditioner, but replacing both at the same time is most likely the best choice for your residence.
Today, the heating and AC systems are highly efficient, using less energy than systems from the past. Check the SEER rating—which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio—to find out the efficiency of different AC systems. Furnaces are measured by seasonal performance, and an AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) of 90% or higher is the recommended percentage for a new and efficient furnace system.
If you have a matched system, meaning the components are designed to work together for maximum efficiency, you’ll end up saving money over time. When you replace both systems at the same time, you end up saving money on repairs if they are ever needed because both systems will be under warranty. Additionally, they’ll require fewer repairs overall because of how new they are, making the overall process less complicated.
When To Replace
If your furnace is over 15 years old or you are deciding separately to purchase a high-efficiency air conditioner, it’s time to replace your furnace.
One of the biggest concerns many people have when looking for an HVAC company in Chicago is the cost of the services they require, and this rings especially true when making two replacements at once. Make sure you reach out to Heatmasters today to learn more about air conditioning and furnaces in Chicago and if it is time to upgrade. Contact us at 773.777.5700 for more information.