One of the most important components in your home is the furnace, mostly because this device is responsible for keeping you and your family warm and comfortable throughout the winter. Listed below are just two reasons to consider replacing your furnace with a newer model.
Another reason to buy a new furnace, particularly if you have just purchased an older home, is that older furnaces can begin to develop cracks in the heat exchanger within the furnace. The heat exchanger is the portion of the furnace that heats the air.
If this part of the furnace becomes cracked, it will begin to leak carbon monoxide into the home and affect your family's health. For example, if you or a family member is experiencing disorientation, nausea, or severe headaches all the time, then that can be a sign of carbon monoxide building up in your home. Most furnaces will last between 20 and 30 years, but it is often a good idea to replace the furnace at about 15 years in order to avoid the potential danger that an old furnace can pose as it degrades.
Finally, a new furnace is a great way to keep yourself and your family healthy because it can help to filter a lot of the dust and allergens out of the air. Older furnaces will often not be very efficient when filtering the air, with some models in older homes not having any filtration systems in place at all.
One of the signs to look for in order to determine if your furnace is unable to filter the air is if you or a family member has been coughing, sneezing, developing rashes, or experiencing allergic reactions more often. In addition, you may find that you and your family may be getting ill more often than is normal due to the poor air quality in your house.
In addition, signs of a furnace being inefficient at filtering the air can also include a home that always smells stuffy. In some cases, the poor air quality due to your furnace's lack of an efficient filtration system can also affect your plants and cause them to wilt prematurely.
Contact a heating contractor like Kohl Heating & Air Conditioning in order to discuss whether it is time to replace your furnace and what type he or she would recommend for your home and individual needs. A new furnace is a great way to make your home safer and healthier for your family.
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