I need to replace my air conditioner, but my furnace works just fine. Is it true they need to be replaced at the same time?
Think of your air conditioner and furnace as part of a total system. That system will work better, longer and more efficiently if all of its components are matched in capacity and efficiency. By the same token, a mismatched system—one that mixes old technology with new—could decrease system performance and overall comfort.
For example, your new air conditioner will be capable of reaching a certain SEER efficiency rating. Because SEER is determined by a complete system combination, if your existing furnace and indoor coil are older or don’t match in efficiency and capacity, you might not get the efficiency level you paid for or be able to receive accurate information on what your rating actually is. Plus, an older indoor coil may even be dirty and clogged with particles, meaning more energy will be required to push air through the system.
My children have allergies. Is there a way to improve the quality of air inside my home?
For people who suffer from allergies, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning recommends the AccuClean™ Whole-Home Air Filtration System. It can clean up to an astonishing 99.98 percent of allergens from the filtered air that your family breathes. With AccuClean™, the majority of irritating particles, like dust, pollen, pet hair and dander, dust mites, mildew, lint, fungus, most tobacco smoke, cooking grease, and even bacteria, will be removed from the filtered air. In fact, AccuClean™ removes 100 times more allergens than the standard 1 inch throwaway filters that come with most systems.
How much will my new home comfort system cost?
That depends. There are many factors that must be considered. These include:
- The efficiency of the equipment
- The size of your home
- Is the ductwork installed and in good condition?
- Do you need a thermostat or electronic air cleaner?
In most cases, replacing your whole system, including both indoor and outdoor components, will result in a more efficient, longer-lasting system but will also cost a little more. As a manufacturer of an installed product, we do not establish retail pricing. We sell our products to regional distributors who sell them to local independent American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning dealers, who then install them as complete system to meet the specific comfort needs of homeowners like you.