Technology is the bane of our society in my opinion. Technology was supposed to promise us convenience, but in the end it made our lives more difficult. Sure, cleaning laundry with a clean board took longer, but you didn’t have to repair or replace a clean board. It is also a lot cheaper. Some technology can be more complicated and I think moderation is legitimately the key to using technology. With that being said, I think that furnaces are a piece of technology that is actually superior to other equipment. Furnaces are a commonplace in homes now, and they require no supervision or work on the homeowners part… Before, you had to wake up and stack firewood in the fireplace to keep your home warm. This poor heating program wasn’t as safe for water pipes and to the wood that could be absolutely warped. With the furnace, your house is always heated to the same temperature. Furnaces are also much safer than fireplaces. Unlike space heaters and open sparks, furnaces reduce the cost of house fires significantly. Furthermore, it is actually cheaper to purchase, install and service 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 use your money for electricity at the end of the month, you don’t have to worry about your furnace shutting down in the middle of the night. No more cutting wood and keeping a large supply for your fireplace.