I believe that my current furnace is right around twenty years old.
I can’t be entirely sure, because the heating system was already in place when we moved into the home.
I have attempted to look up the serial number, but it’s worn off to the point that it’s difficult to decipher. I am certain that the furnace is old and should be replaced. Over the past couple of years, it has begun to require multiple minor repairs. While these services are never anything big, the cost of parts and labor adds up very quickly. I’m worried that the furnace is going to fail at the worst possible time and be beyond repair. Local winters are long and brutal. We often experience temperatures in the negative digits, blizzard conditions and driving bans. It could be extremely difficult to get a new furnace installed right away. Plus, I’d be stuck with whatever model was readily available. I would prefer to do some research, make smart choices and schedule installation at a convenient time. A new furnace is a big investment. I’d like to be pleased with the results. I’ve been searching the various models of furnaces on the market. My heating system is a single-stage unit. It can operate at full capacity or shuts down completely. The new options feature adaptable-speed technology that allows the furnace to adjust operation in one percent increments anywhere between forty and one hundred capacity. Because of this, these modern furnaces can achieve 98% AFUE ratings that significantly reduce running costs and impact on the environment. The heating system operates the majority of the time at lower speeds and avoids unpleasant temperature fluctuations.