Waiting too long to replace furnace

The modern heating system has significantly improved the comfort, cleanliness and efficiency of the home

When my wife and I purchased our home, the heating system was outdated and had not been properly maintained. We didn’t have the money to replace the furnace right away. We had a long list of repairs that were most important. Broken windows needed to be replaced. The water heater, roof and our water pipes leaked. Our refrigerator, oven, dishwasher and washing machine all needed to be replaced. My wife and I hoped to have a new furnace installed within five years. Unfortunately, there seemed to always be something else that took priority. We needed to buy new tires for the car, repair the gutters and buy a new lawn mower. By the time we saved up some extra money, and we’re able to afford a new furnace, we’d been living with the old heating system for nearly ten years. In our local area, the winter weather lasts for more than half the year. The furnace couldn’t keep up with the sub zero temperatures. The house would feel chilly. My wife and I would adjust the thermostat a few degrees lower and dress in layers of sweaters. We relied heavily on electric heating blankets. We complained about the influx of dust from the vents and high utility bills. I was conscientious about changing the air filter every month and set up professional maintenance in the fall. Every year, the HVAC contractor who provided the service would warn that the heater was at the end of its lifespan. Keeping that ancient furnace running seemed like a good way to save money. We were able to delay the installation project. Our furnace finally failed in the middle of a December blizzard. The outside temperature was down to ten degrees, and we were left without heat. Instead of having the opportunity to research various models, we were in a rush and forced to accept whatever heating system the contractor had available. We needed to get the furnace installed as quickly as possible. Once the new furnace was operational, we realized we should have made the investment a long time ago. The modern heating system has significantly improved the comfort, cleanliness and efficiency of the home. Our monthly utility bills are noticeably lower. The savings will help to pay for the investment.



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