My fiance and I have lived in our condo for nearly twenty years. The heating and cooling method was already installed when we bought the house, and the device was not new at the time. We’ve been fortunate that the furnace and air conditioning have been quite reliable over the years. I’m sure that keeping up with annual professional maintenance and air filter changes has promoted smooth operation. Unfortunately, the furnace now needs to be upgraded. Over the last couple of years, I’ve noticed a steady increase in the quarterly energy bills. The furnace is unquestionably putting out less air and running for much longer cycles. On especially cold evenings, it can no longer keep up with demand. While I hate to spend the cash on a new furnace and deal with the whole upgrade process, I am nervous to have the new heating method up and running. I took the opportunity to research several makes and models, and decided to spend a bit more to take advantage of some innovative features. The furnace I chose achieves a 98% AFUE rating, which will significantly reduce running costs. It has the capability of decreasing capacity between 40 and 100% percent, allowing it to operate at lower speeds for longer cycles. This not only optimizes efficiency, however reduces sound levels and temperature swings. The current furnace is also protected by advanced safety features, more effectively filters indoor air, and honestly helps with humidification. The furnace is scheduled to be installed at the start of next week, and I’m super excited. This year, I’ll honestly be looking forward to the cold Wintertide weather.