Touchstone Heating & Air Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Furnace Replacement’

How Furnaces Have Gotten Better and Better

Monday, January 13th, 2020

gas-burnersOnce upon a time, the most common furnace for a house was a ghastly monstrosity known as an “octopus furnace.” It sat in the basement of the home, burned coal, and distributed heat by letting it rise through large pipes that crawled up through the house. Inefficient, unreliable, costly, dangerous.

Obviously, furnaces have come a long way since then. We don’t have old octopus furnaces around in Florida (we rarely have basements!), but the changes in furnace technology over only the last two decades are impressive. If you have an older furnace (15 years or more), we recommend looking into the new models with their superior efficiency.

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Do I Need to Replace My Furnace?

Monday, November 16th, 2015

Winter is here, and if you aren’t yet relying on your furnace on a daily basis you soon will be. Along with that added use comes added stress, and some of us have furnaces that just won’t be able to cope. If your furnace can’t get you through another winter, it’s highly advisable that you have it replaced now. Otherwise, you may have the system break down on you in the middle of winter. No one wants to be without heat for a week or more while they scramble to find a new heating system. Keep an eye out for these signs that your furnace needs to be replaced.

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