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3 Reasons To Replace Your Furnace

by Wade Black

Replacing your furnace is a very important aspect of owning your own home, mostly because of the many benefits that a new furnace can provide. Energy efficiency, a healthy environment, and a quiet home are all reasons to consider replacing your furnace. 

Quiet Home

One issue that can come up with an older furnace is that it can become quite noisy as it ages. In many cases, this is due to parts corroding, coming loose or breaking over the course of the furnace's lifespan. The reason that this can become an issue is that your furnace will begin to knock and rattle a lot, and that noise can travel through your ducts and vents to bother you and everyone else in your home.

Healthy Environment

An old furnace can begin to greatly degrade the environment within your home. This is because an older furnace will not be able to filter out the allergens and other particles before blowing the air throughout the house. In addition, a new furnace will often have better filtration system built into it than your older furnace would have had even when it was brand new. 

If you do not replace an aging furnace, people in your home can begin to react quite poorly to the reduced quality of air. For example, people may begin to suffer from more frequent illnesses and allergic reactions while someone whole already has respiratory issues may find that it is getting harder to breathe. In addition, an older furnace can also make your home smell foul as it blows dust throughout your home.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, buying a new furnace is a great way to improve the energy efficiency of your home. This is because an old furnace can often begin to struggle with warming your home. For example, it may take the old furnace longer to heat your home to the temperature that you want, or it may cycle on and off more often. 

This process can not only waste energy, it can also increase your utility bills quite a bit during the winter. In addition, a new furnace will also have benefitted from the many advances in energy efficient furnace features that have been made in the years or decades since your current furnace was installed.

Speak to an HVAC contractor today in order to discuss the many reasons to upgrade your furnace. A new furnace can make your home more energy efficient and quiet while also making the environment within your home healthier for you and your family. One company you can contact for more information is Salem Heating & Sheet Metal, Inc.