While it may seem surprising to have your heating and cooling systems working together, in reality the efficiency of one depends on the efficiency of the other. Both your central heating and cooling systems work in tandem to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, offering you and your family year-round comfort.
How it Works
When it is time to upgrade your air conditioner or furnace, it is often tempting to opt for the system that you need the most at the time and wait for the following season to upgrade the other. The most common central cooling systems, however, are split systems which use the same duct work as your heating system for distributing filtered and conditioned air throughout your home.
The way this works is simple. Most split central heating and cooling systems include a unit outside your house which contains a condenser coil and an indoor evaporator coil. These indoor evaporator coils are usually installed in conjunction with your furnace, linking your central cooling system to your heating system.
Why Together is Better
Protect your savings: Since your central heating and cooling systems are linked, the energy savings that you obtain when you install a more energy efficient air conditioner without updating your furnace can be lost if the adjoining system is still operating under a dated and inefficient framework.
Protect your technology: Mixing new and old technology can create system problems and decrease performance if you replace just one part of your overall system. If the components of one cooling or heating system don’t match the other, your new and updated system will not function to its fullest efficiency and potential.
Protect your comfort: Since your furnace and central air conditioning system share the same air handler (blower), having a matched system with an efficient handler will allow both systems to operate properly, giving you comfort all year round.
Upgrading both your furnace and air conditioning system is beneficial for your energy savings, for your technology and for your family. Protect your home and protect your comfort.