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Question: Would you recommend replacing a natural draft furnace with a newer model?
Top Answer (32% of 52 votes): Always.

Answer: In some cases
Explanation: It would depend on my design.
A+ Realty and Construction LLC
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: Not sure
Explanation: Not enough info. I'd bring my HVAC expert out.
Misija construction
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: Technology has improved, take advantage of it
HVAC and More
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: In most cases
Explanation: Newer units are much more efficient.
Eric Dahl, Building Design & Drafting
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
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