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A split air-conditioning system employs two parts working together – the indoor evaporator/air handling unit and the outdoor condensing unit, which also contains the compressor. These components work as a team to provide optimal comfort and energy efficiency for your home. Should you decide to replace one of these components for whatever reason, but not the other, numerous problems can result.
Low price, poor value. While replacing one unit and not the other may seem like an inexpensive way to upgrade your A/C, this is not true. The system may still function, but not as efficiently as it should, which will result in home comfort issues and a higher energy bill. Mismatched indoor and outdoor units can also result in premature system failure.
Refrigerant concerns. Your split air-conditioning system will certainly fail if your indoor and outdoor units are engineered to use different types of refrigerant. The older, R-22 refrigerant is being phased out, so newer systems use a more environmentally friendly coolant.
The right service professional. Should you decide to replace one of the components in your split air-conditioning system, consult with a service professional. If you decide to hire a contractor to help you with the project, be sure to thoroughly research several candidates. Talk to friends and family for references if needed.
For more expert advice on split air-conditioning systems and other issues relating to the home, please contact us at Robert R. McGill Air Conditioning, Inc. We have served southern Martin, eastern Palm Beach and northern Broward counties since 1978.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Palm Beach County, Florida about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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