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Do-It-Yourself Furnace Maintenance

Your furnace needs the proper maintenance to keep it running efficiently and to help ensure it lasts as long as it is designed to. However, hiring a professional to clean, oil and maintain this appliance can get costly. My name is Jeff and like many of you, I live on a very tight budget. I spent a lot of time researching various type of maintenance that I could do on my furnace myself to get it the maintenance it needed at a price that I could live with. I created this website to share my knowledge and experiences with others who wish to save some money on their furnace maintenance needs. I hope this proves helpful to you.

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Questiosn About Getting A New Furnace Put In

If you are thinking of having a new furnace installed in your home, then you probably have quite a few questions you'd like to have the answers to before you go ahead with having that new furnace put in. Here are some of the commonly asked questions about getting a new furnace and the answers that can help you make your decisions.

 Can a new furnace be used with an older chimney?

The chances are good that you won't be able to use your old chimney with your new furnace. The two won't be compatible and therefore can't be connected to work as one functioning unit. However, if you are willing to have some extra work done, then there is the chance that your chimney can be modified to work with your new furnace.

When should you replace your old furnace?

Sometimes it becomes obvious when you need to change your old furnace. However, other times you will need to look for specific signs that let you know the time has come for you to replace your old furnace with a new one.

If your furnace is older than ten years, then you should think about replacing it. Not only can your furnace start to develop problems when it gets around this age, but they are also well-behind in technology. In the past ten years, there have been a lot of technological advancements that have happened. These advancements will give you a furnace with more features and that can go longer before needing replacement. Also, these advancements will allow you to heat your home in a much more efficient manner which keeps you more comfortable while cutting down your monthly heating costs.

If your furnace is starting to make odd noises, then it could be a sign of its parts wearing out. If you are struggling with it to keep the home comfortably heated, then this is another sign it's time to get a new furnace installation.

Will there be significant differences between your new furnace and the old one?

Your new furnace may be much like the old one, depending on the model you had, the model you go with and the year each were produced. However, you may also end up wit a new furnace that's quite a bit different than the old one. Your new one may have additional features, such as more settings and even a remote control. If it's quite a bit newer, then you should also be able to count on it to offer you lower bills.