I should replace my furnace

A new heating system would offer superior efficiency levels, comfort, safety features and air quality

My current furnace is well over twenty years old. It was already installed when my husband and I purchased the house, and it wasn’t new at the time. Over the years, I’ve been diligent about replacing air filters and scheduling professional maintenance in the fall. There have been few repairs, but I’ve made sure to handle them very quickly. The furnace has been well taken care of and provided reliable heating. The winter weather in our local area creates a big workload. It’s usually necessary to run the furnace from early September until mid April. The heating system combats outdoor temperatures down to twenty-five below zero and often operates at maximum capacity. I would not want to be faced with a furnace malfunction and left without heat during a blizzard. I’d hate to be forced to install a new furnace in a hurry because of sub zero temperatures. Although our furnace is still operational, it’s showing signs of wearing out. I’ve noticed that it runs more often and longer. During the most severe weather, the furnace now struggles to maintain a comfortable indoor environment. It makes a bit more noise, costs more to run and there’s a higher concentration of dust floating around. I think it would be wise to be proactive and schedule replacement for the heating system before the start of the winter. A new heating system would offer superior efficiency levels, comfort, safety features and air quality. I could have confidence in its ability to make it through the winter without a problem. The lower monthly energy bills would help to recover the cost.

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