I know that it’s time to replace the furnace.
We’ve relied on the same heating system for nearly twenty years.
Although the heater has been wonderfully dependable, it’s starting to wear out. Little things go wrong every winter. I’ve been very conscientious about scheduling professional upkeep for the furnace every fall. I make sure to replace the air filter monthly. Because of taking really good care of the equipment, it’s provided reliable heating year after year. Eventually, it’s going to quit and not be worth the cost of repairs. It will most likely fail when it’s working the hardest and when the weather is at its worst. I don’t want to be left without heat during the middle of a January blizzard. I’d prefer not to be in a rush to get a new heater installed. Although I hate to give up on a working furnace, it makes more sense to be proactive. I have the opportunity to research different makes and models of furnaces. I can investigate the various features, warranties and customer reviews before making my decision. I’ve scheduled a free estimate from a local HVAC contractor. I’ve done my homework on proper sizing procedures. I’m determined to get the best value out of my investment. There are high-efficiency furnaces that provide 96% AFUE ratings. Although those models are more expensive, I’d recover the higher cost through greater monthly energy savings. I could also take advantage of the benefits of adaptable-speed technology and zone control. My plan is to schedule installation of a new furnace over the summer or early fall, when the job won’t be so disruptive to my household.