The best decision you could ever make for the sake of your wallet, and the health of your family, is to replace your old gravity or octopus furnace. You will notice the difference immediately, and of course, the cost implications cannot be ignored.
Gravity furnaces are large, ugly (for lack of a better word), space-occupying contraptions. The associated ductwork is extensive, and takes up so much room that you would think your home would be adequately, and equally heated. This, however, is not the case. The gravity furnace is probably one of the most energy-inefficient systems around. The heater warms the home through the principle that hot air rises. The furnace and air in the ducting are warmed by a flame, hot air rises, and moves through the ducting to the required rooms. Almost half the heated air is wasted through the chimney. Your home is left with cold spots, and your wallet with empty spaces.
Removing the Furnace and the Asbestos Safely Is a Necessity
Many of the old octopus furnaces, and ductwork, contain asbestos. This is a material that is really detrimental to the health of your family, and could even be life-threatening in serious cases. Respiratory issues are amplified by the presence of asbestos in the air.
When removing the furnace, the greatest care needs to be taken to ensure the fine powder isn’t spread through the air, to unsuspecting victims.
A trained professional needs to be hired in order to safely, and effectively remove the gravity furnace. The service provider must have the necessary experience, and license to dispose of the harmful asbestos.
You are mistaken if you think that you may be able to save the ductwork for use with your forced air system. The duct system for the gravity furnace is overly large, and are prone to leaks which cause the inefficiency of the system to start with. The presence of asbestos is a good reason to rip it out, and start over.
We are on hand to provide gravity furnace removal St. Paul MN that leaves your environment safe and asbestos free.
Gravity vs Forced Air
The gravity furnace is inefficient, and costly to operate. Yes, there is not much that can go wrong with them as they operate off a simple flame, rather than a fan. Weigh up you options, and I think you will find that the list on the part of forced air, will outshine the gravity furnace.
Forced air systems are smaller, more aesthetically pleasing than their large counterparts. The ductwork system is less of a space guzzler. Forced air systems can be as high as 98% is efficiency, which results in cost-savings when reviewing operating costs. What must also be remembered is that the less of the heated air being thrown back into the environment, the more care you are taking of the environment. A key factor in making the decision to replace the gravity furnace with the forced air kind, is the absence of asbestos, and the reduction in the associated medical bills that go with it.
When it comes down to it, you’ll be doing yourself, and your family a disservice by not making that change.
Call Residential Heating and Air Conditioning today and allow us to provide you with top-class gravity furnace removal St. Paul MN. Your comfort and safety is our primary concern. (612)724 1899.