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Question DetailsAsked on 8/29/2015

If I have to replace my AC, do I have to replace both it and the heating unit? Both are 10 years old.

Both my AC and heater were installed together in my 10 year old house. I have been advised that if one goes out, the other has to be replaced too. I wanted to know if this was true.

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If your "heating unit" is an air handler, yes as the indoor is in that unit and should be matched with the new outdoor unit.


If your "heating unit" is a gas furnace, then you could keep it, but will still need a ne indorr coil,which is a separate piece of equipment. Your furnace could limit you in getting the highest efficiency AC system, unless replaced.

Source: www.bayareacool.com

Answered 4 years ago by BayAreaAC




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