Last year, my husband and I replaced our electric furnace with a gas furnace.
We debated for several weeks on the kind of furnace we were going to install, but we ultimately chose the gas furnace because it was strong and efficient.
The HVAC professional’s we spoke to assured us that the gas furnace was the best option for heating our home during the brutal winters up north. My husband was all for installing a gas furnace over an eclectic furnace, but I was very hesitant. I didn’t love the idea of gas running in our house and the thought of carbon monoxide poisoning was scary. After a few weeks of research and getting professional opinions, we settled on the gas furnace as long as carbon monoxide detectors were placed around the house. We had the gas furnace installed in the spring last year, and I haven’t thought much about it since. There was no need to run it during the spring and summer months, but now that the temperatures have dropped, it’s time to run the furnace. My husband was ready to turn the gas furnace on a week ago, but I held him off by saying that the house wasn’t that cold. Unfortunately, where we live, the temperatures are already dipping past 30 degrees in the mornings and evenings and we need the heat to keep us warm. I told my husband how I was scared about turning on the gas furnace and he sympathizes with me. To make me feel better, he hired an HVAC professional to come service the gas furnace one more time before turning it on. This put me at ease.