Hi. I just bought a place with an old furnace (28 years and belt driven). I was advised that I may want to consider replacing it.
After researching on the net, it appears that this is not all that simple. Apparently, the critical thing is a good installation and not necessarily the brand of furnace. Right?
That being said, and all things being equal (assuming a good install), what is the best make for a high efficiency furnace?
Secondly, I read that a high efficiency furnace may not be the best choice for an older home?
Although the place I bought is 59 years old, the home has been completely renovated with new insulation and double glazed windows. Will this be sufficient to avoid any problems?
And some more info…the place is 1 1/2 storeys with a finished basement The finished basement has its own heat from baseboard electric and does not have any forced air heat.
Any and all feedback greatly appreciated. Thank you.