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Can I Replace My AC Without Replacing the Furnace?

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You’ve been down this road before: the air conditioner makes loud banging or whirring noises, emits warm air, or fails to turn on. If annual maintenance and repairs don’t solve the problems, you’ll likely need to replace the entire unit. But isn’t the air conditioner connected to the furnace?

Read this guide if you’re wondering if it’s possible to replace the air conditioning system without replacing the heater.

Replacing Just the AC System

Many homeowners might not know their cooling system does not interfere with their heating system. Air conditioners have unique parts and components, like evaporator coils, condensers, and air filters, to function. These parts do not interrupt the furnace’s performance.

In other words, you can replace the air conditioner without replacing the furnace without issue. Replacing each system allows HVAC technicians to carefully inspect, analyze, and install the AC unit perfect for your home.

When to Replace Both Systems

That does not mean you cannot replace air conditioners and furnaces at the same time. Some people prefer replacing the furnace and air conditioner together to save time. More commonly, if you have an older home with aging heating and cooling systems, replacing the entire HVAC system with high-efficient units improves energy efficiency and lowers utility bills.

However, this also comes at a higher cost than replacing each individually.

Call Elite HVACs for Professional HVAC Installations

If you’re looking for professional HVAC installation and replacement services, call Elite HVACs at 773-985-6624. We’re available 24/7 to help with any air conditioner replacements. We can also replace the furnace on the same day!

At Elite HVACs, our technicians provide various air conditioning options for older homes. We guarantee you and your loved ones optimal heating and cooling all year.

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We contacted Elite HVACS on one of the hottest days of summer(we had no central air for 2weeks) and they sent some1 out same day to assess situation & decided to go with them for the work. I am happy to say that not only did we get the central air going but also replaced the heating unit which was old. Everyone we talked to from beginning to end were very professional, courteous and the work was very efficiently done. I would highly recommend this company.

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