The furnace is nearing the end
When it comes to central heating and air, I’m not all that tech savvy. I’d been living in the same home for about five years. Around here we don’t really need air conditioning, but we certainly need a heat source in the winter. When I moved in, I wasn’t entirely sure when the last time my furnace had been serviced by professional HVAC workers. Honestly, I’m the kind of person that likes to save a buck, so I had been running my furnace every winter and not really thinking about getting it serviced. This past winter however, there were a few things that I simply could not ignore anymore when it came to my furnace. It was running longer than it used to need to, and despite this, there always seemed to be areas in my house that had cold spots. On top of this, I also noticed that my heating bills were significantly higher than they had been in the past. Now, as I said, I don’t really know the ins and outs of how HVAC systems works, but at this point I knew that I was losing money and that there was something very wrong. The new year was around the corner and I knew we’d have at least two more solid months of winter, so I finally called up an HVAC business to send someone out and help me.The HVAC serviceman did indeed help me out with my furnace, but unfortunately he told me the last thing that I wanted to hear: my furnace was at the end of its service life and needed to be replaced. Ultimately, though I was reluctant to spend all that money for a replacement, I knew it was an important investment and if I got it out of the way now at least I’d have a fully functional, brand new furnace for the years to come. I decided it was just within my budget to get a new furnace and started shopping around for one that was cheap, but efficient.