I think that our gas oil furnace is reaching the end of its lifespan. The furnace is nearly twenty years aged plus starting to show its age. Although I’ve kept up with annual, professional maintenance, the oil furnace is simply wearing out. Every Winter season, I’m faced with several small repairs plus the cost hastily adds up. The oil furnace no longer puts out as much heated air, plus every Winter season, it’s necessary to raise the temperature control setting by several degrees. This causes the heating component to run nearly non stop, eating up a tremendous amount of energy plus costing more plus more to operate. The system only achieved an 89% AFUE rating when it was brand new, plus it’s absolutely lost efficiency over the years. It is only a single phase model, which means that the heating system either runs at maximum capacity or completely shuts off. Because it blasts heat until reaching the temperature control setting then quits, it creates genuinely unpleasant temperature swings. This type of operation also causes problems with overly dry air in the house. I’ve noticed that there’s a lot more dust floating around in the air plus settling on surfaces. I’m forced to dust, mop plus vacuum far more frequently, plus I blame the oil furnace. I worry about air quality plus safety risks. I’ve started researching brands plus models of oil oil furnaces available on the market, plus I’m shocked by how fancy these systems are. However, newer models now achieve a 98% AFUE rating plus offer bendy speed technology, however these gas oil furnaces are able to adapt capacity anywhere between forty plus 1 hundred percent plus automatically adjust to supply only the necessary amount of heating. This allows the oil furnace to run at lower speeds for longer cycles, maximizing energy efficiency while maintaining a more even indoor temperature. Modern oil furnaces also include advanced air filtration plus safety features.