I have decided to replace the old furnace in my home.
- The heating system is nearly twenty years old, and no longer meeting demand.
On especially cold winter days, the furnace runs non stop, and yet the house is chilly. When the furnace starts up, it makes a tremendous amount of noise and the warm air smells musty. My energy bills have steadily increased while the level of comfort has rapidly decreased. I’m convinced that the furnace is degrading indoor air quality, creating a health risk, and I’m worried it’s a safety risk. I don’t want to be caught, in the middle of the winter, without a working heating system. Rather than scramble to replace the heater when the outside temperature is well below zero, I’m planning to schedule the project over the summer. I’ve been saving my money and doing research into the current models of heating systems. There have been a lot of advancements in design and technology over the last twenty years. Today’s furnaces feature zone control, wifi connectivity, variable speed capability, and up to 98% AFUE. They offer superior safety features and filtration, and operate quietly. As I’ve looked into the different manufacturers and options, I’ve learned that the sizing and installation of the furnace is more important than the brand. I need to find a trustworthy and knowledgeable HVAC contractor to handle the project. If the HVAC contractor doesn’t take accurate calculations and determine the home’s heating load, I could end up with a furnace that’s either too large or too small. Since I want to make sure I’m totally satisfied with the end result, I’ve now started reading the reviews of all the local HVAC companies.