It’s time for a furnace replacement

We have less complaints with airborne dust and overly dry air

I live in an area that requires the heating system to run for approximately eight months of the year. For the majority of the year, we deal with below freezing conditions and temperatures in the negatives aren’t unusual. Despite regular maintenance, the furnace eventually wears out. My heater lasted thirteen years before I started to have issues with it. I raised the thermostat setting by several degrees, hoping to warm up the house, but the furnace simply ran longer and couldn’t manage it. The house felt chilly on especially cold days and nights. Over the past three years, I’ve paid for a minor repair every winter. I realized that the furnace was not worth fixing. The money I was spending on labor and replacement parts could be put toward a new, more energy efficient model. I got in touch with the HVAC contractor who handles the annual upkeep of the heating system and asked for an estimate. The technician was really helpful. He not only gave me an idea of the cost of installing a new furnace but also explained the different options. I wasn’t aware of the significant improvements in heating technology. Spending a little more money on a better furnace provided some cost-saving features, such as zone control, wifi access and adaptable-speed technology. The new furnace not only maintains more consistent temperature and better comfort but has elevated indoor air quality. We have less complaints with airborne dust and overly dry air. Plus, the heating system is so quiet that I don’t even hear it running.


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