With the winter temperatures finally arriving, we’re all thinking about keeping our families safe and warm throughout the winter. Inevitably, we all depend on a heating system to keep the temperatures in our house up. At the heart of any good heating system, is a good furnace. The last thing you want is for your furnace to fail when you need it the most. If you are relying on an old furnace; it’s time for you to consider upgrading. In this article, we’ll look at some of the main advantages of upgrading your furnace and how they will improve your heating system.

Lasting Longer

Like all mechanical devices, furnaces come with a limited lifespan. On average, an old furnace is likely to last somewhere between eight and ten years. Newer furnaces could last you up to fifty percent longer than that. So, if you have a furnace that is coming to the end of its life cycle, now may be the time to think about changing it for a newer model. Not only will you be making your entire heating system more reliable but you won’t need to think about upgrading your furnace again for up to fifteen years. That’s right, fifteen years! There’s never been a better time to upgrade your furnace.

Efficiency

In many ways, running a furnace is a lot like running a car. The newer it is and the more effective it is at burning fuel, the more efficient it will be. While the cost of upgrading your furnace may seem like a big outlay. You will soon start to see a significant reduction in your monthly utility bills. When you factor that monthly saving into the entire life of a new furnace, the initial payment starts to look like a pretty sound investment.

Safety

Did you know there are over 10,000 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning reported every year and that around 200 of them result in a fatality? The leading contributor to carbon monoxide poisoning is leaking furnaces. Even with good maintenance, carbon monoxide leaks are a common occurrence with old furnaces. Carbon monoxide is an odorless gas, and the effects of poisoning are similar to that of the common flu so it can often be too late before a leak has been detected. To give yourself and your family every chance of avoiding carbon monoxide poisoning, get in touch with Official Plumbing & Heating to discuss a furnace upgrade today.