There are some things in life that go so well together, like freshly baked cookies and a glass of cold milk. Or how about bacon and eggs? Sorry for dropping those mouthwatering comparisons, but there is a very important point to take away here. Heating and cooling systems work optimally when they are matched. But what does this mean and why does it matter to homeowners like you?
Why Do Matched Parts Matter in HVAC Systems
A matched system means that various components are designed to work together. For instance, an air conditioner and furnace produced by the same manufacturer can be matched. Manufacturers usually match outdoor equipment with indoor equipment (think furnaces and air handlers). You can also find systems that are matched so that every component in the system matches with others. For example, the Lennox iComfort Wi-Fi Touchscreen Thermostat works exclusively with Lennox equipment. Not only that, but it's built to work with Lennox's top systems, like the Lennox XC25 System.
Matched systems may have increased efficiency, since the components were designed to work with one another. This doesn’t mean that you can’t replace one component of a matched system with one from another manufacturer. You just run the risk of your system losing efficiency. For this reason alone, it’s wise to invest in having matched systems in your home.
Choose To Match
If possible, choose a new matched system to have installed in your home. As far as maintenance is concerned, replace broken parts with ones that are made by the same manufacturer to ensure a level of consistency with performance. By adhering to this advice, you may save yourself some stress by keeping your system matched up with components that are made to work with one another. Call our experts if you need help matching your equipment, or if you are interested in a full install of new, matched equipment.