My home is rather old. I love that there is so much history in our old farmhouse and that most of my ancestors lived in the same house over the years. We tend to keep the same traditions and decorations around the house to maintain the historical significance. However, I feel like it is time to update the decorations and restore a lot of things in the house. One of them being the furnace. We have had the same heating system my entire time living in the house and it is certainly time to get an updated version. Of course we have no problem heating the house throughout the winter, but I worry that the smallest issue may turn into a big one. We have had to call the fire department on several occasions because our furnace was smoking from the basement. Of course, there was nothing to worry about because it just happened to be old dust burning off the main equipment. Luckily, we caught it before anything bad could happen, but it only makes me nervous about what could happen in the future. My father swears that the furnace and all equipment is in perfect shape since he has had it serviced by a certified HVAC technician for over ten years. But, after so many years, I feel like there is not much that the HVAC company can do to prevent a fire from happening. The only way to ensure that the furnace is safe and not causing a smoke detector to go off is if we replace it with a new one.