Edmonton furnace repair

How an Old Furnace Can Ruin Your Home's Air Quality

An old and worn furnace that no longer functions efficiently will have a negative impact on indoor air quality. At Cydcom Services Ltd. - Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide professional furnace replacement in Edmonton for furnaces that have reached the end of their usable lives. If your furnace is between 15 to 20 years old, then there are four main ways that it may be hurting the air quality inside of your home.

  • Increased risk of carbon monoxide leaks 
As a combustion furnace begins to run less efficiently, it may produce carbon monoxide as a by-product of this inefficient and incomplete combustion. If not properly vented, the colourless, odourless gas can enter the air inside of your home. Symptoms of carbon monoxide exposure include headache, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, confusion, loss of coordination, loss of consciousness, heart damage, and brain damage. High levels of exposure can ultimately be fatal. The risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is the number one reason to start considering new furnace installation in Edmonton when your existing furnace is getting on in years. Make sure you have a carbon monoxide detector installed as well.
  • Increased presence of dirt, dust, and other debris 
The role of a furnace is not only to heat the air in your home but also to filter it of debris such as dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, and mold spores. A furnace that is older and less efficient will be less effective at filtering out these contaminants, which can then trigger allergies and contribute to upper respiratory conditions. The buildup of debris will further compromise your furnace's efficiency.
  • Poor humidity and moisture regulation 
Another important job for a furnace is to properly distribute humidity throughout your home. As a furnace grows older, it will no longer be able to regulate moisture levels effectively. Dry indoor air can lead to static buildup, cause damage to wooden furniture, and trigger skin conditions and allergies. A new furnace will help you better control the moisture levels inside of your home.
  • An old furnace likely means an old ventilation system
Over time, dust, debris, and other air contaminants that pass through an inefficient furnace can build up in your home's ductwork. This will further hinder the efficiency of your furnace and can even impact the efficiency of a brand new furnace. If you're thinking about replacing your furnace, then you should consider having your ventilation system thoroughly cleaned or replaced as well.

Enjoy Cleaner Air with New Furnace Installation in Edmonton 

Everyone deserves to breathe clean air inside their home. Cydcom Services Ltd. - Heating & Air Conditioning is proud to provide furnace maintenance and furnace repair in Edmonton to help keep your home healthy and comfortable. If your furnace is old and in need of replacement, then you can also rely on our experienced technicians for new furnace installation.

For a free estimate on furnace repair or furnace replacement in Edmonton, don't hesitate to contact Cydcom Services Ltd. - Heating & Air Conditioning today.
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