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Would you recommend replacing a natural draft furnace with a newer model?

In most cases
In some cases
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Question: Would you recommend replacing a natural draft furnace with a newer model?
Top Answer (32% of 49 votes): Always.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I am not a heating contractor but while I like to improve efficiency in older homes, and remove natural draft furnaces. There are other more cost effective ways to improve the energy efficiency of a home. On that note we do consider the pitfalls of tightly sealing an older home with an older furnace. We will take steps to assure good air quality, efficiently delivered heat and a comfortable home.
albatross builders
Answer: Always
Explanation: Energy cost are only going higher!
Thibodeau Contracting, Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Newer technology is more efficient and effective.
Verona Design Build
Answer: Always
Explanation: Natural draft can be dangerous if not regularly monitored. Inducer fan is what controls the ventilation part on the newer furnaces.
Answer: Always
Explanation: Even a 80% is a natural draft the old natural draft you are talking about is no longer manufactured.
Arizona's Best Heating & AC, Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: The newer furnaces are so much more energy efficient and in most cases the homeowner gets a rebate for replacing it.
Boardwalk Construction
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: I only recommend doing so if the life of the furnace has mostly run it's course.
Fusion 5
Answer: Always
Explanation: A lot more saftey controls!!
Fix My AC Inc
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: Not in our industry or scope of work
Airtight Design Waterproofing
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: depends on the location
Answer: Always
Explanation: A natural draft furnace is one of the most unsafe furnaces and inefficient models you can have.
Dr Heat & Cool Comfort Experts
Answer: In some cases
Explanation: Only if it appeared to be obsolete or in poor condition.
Rp Cutcher Construction
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