Technology is the bane of country in my opinion.
The technology was supposed to promise us convenience, but in the end it made our lives more difficult.
Sure, washing laundry with a wash board took longer, but you didn’t have to fix or replace a wash board. It is also a lot cheaper. Some technology can be more problematic and I think moderation is absolutely the key to using technology. With that being said, I think that furnaces are a piece of technology that is very superior to other equipment. Furnaces are very common in homes now and they require no supervision or task on the consumers part. Before you had to wake up and stack firewood in the fireplace to keep your family warm. This poor furnace wasn’t as safe for water pipes and the wood that could be certainly warped. With the furnace, your home is always heated to the same temperature. Furnaces are also much safer than fireplaces… Unlike space heaters and open flames, furnaces reduce the chance of home fires significantly. Furthermore, it is much cheaper to purchase, install, and fix a furnace than a fireplace. The only thing that I can think of is that you lose with a fireplace is the romantic atmosphere, but a furnace does give you more room in your living room to make it cozier. Finally, electricity isn’t as cheap as wood, but since you pay for electricity at the end of the month, you don’t have to worry about your gas furnace breaking down in the middle of the night. No more chopping wood and keeping a large supply for your fireplace.