I talk a lot about the challenges that come with AC services & repair and AC replacement. But this complication is not limited to Air conditioners only. Replacing and repairing other components of your HVAC system is as much challenging as AC repair & replacement. This includes Boilers, Furnaces, AC Condenser, etc. Today, I am talking about furnaces specifically furnace replacement.
Components that make your furnace
Before I talk about the replacement issues, I should tell you what makes a furnace so that you understand them properly.
1. Variable-Speed Blower
The fan motor of the furnace is referred to as the variable-speed blower. As the fan speed can vary, they are called variable-speed fans. This unit is basically the component that ensures airflow with adjustable speed control. A good example of variable speed furnace is GoodMan 3 Ton AC System With Variable Speed Gas Furnace 16 Seer.
2. Blower motor
The air produced by the variable-speed motor is passed through the air ducts using these blower motors. Since this motor circulates the air, it is also called “air cycling blower”.
3. Air Filtration
The air filtration unit is an important component of any heating and cooling system. In this type of heating system, you’ll see an electrostatic air filter. How this works is – when air passes through it, the air filter uses electric charges. These charges work to trap the unwanted particles. Sometimes, the furnaces use HEPA Filters (High-Efficiency Particulate-Arresting Filters. These air filter might not be able to trap the unwanted particles like the electric filters but they can reduce the entry of these particles exponentially.
4. Heat Exchanger
This is the part where the cold air comes to heat up, only to be sent back heated.
These pipes lead to outside from the furnace. These are important for the heating system.
6. Zoned Heating
Zoned heating system allows the heated air to pass from the furnace to each individual area or zone with the separate setting. This way, if you need more heating in the living room than the bedrooms, you can do that with thermostats and a control unit.
How will you know if it is time to replace your furnace?
If you are ready to retire your existing furnace, you should see whether it actually needs replacing or just calling for furnace repair would do –
1. When your heating system is aging
When your HVAC System has aged enough, like 12-15 years, you will notice performance issues and this is the time when you realize they need to be replaced. Just call any HVAC companies and you’ll see a wide range of Gas Furnaces and oil furnaces in their collection.
2. When they require frequent repairs
3. When it doesn’t provide sufficient warmth
When the furnace is not sufficient to provide heated air, it is time for replacing it with a new one.
4. When the unit cycles on and off irregularly
If you notice the unit cycling on and off irregularly, you must consider a replacement.
5. When the energy bills are increasing
If the energy bills are high, it means the unit is not as efficient when you bought it. So, go ahead and replace it.
6. When it makes noise
If you are hearing weird noise from the unit, most probably the internal components are faulty. So, go ahead and call for a furnace replacement.
7. When bad air quality is causing respiratory issues & producing odor
If the heating and air conditioning system is producing bad air, it will cause respiratory diseases. Also, they would produce a bad odor. This is when you need to replace the furnace.
If your situation is not one of these, your furnace situation can most probably be solved by a repair.
Now, are you looking for an HVAC system for your home?
Trane HVAC system – Trane 2 Ton XR 17 SEER HVAC system, Trane 3 Ton XR 16 SEER HVAC system, Trane 3 Ton XR 17 SEER HVAC system, Trane 4 Ton XR 17 SEER HVAC system, Trane 5 Ton XR 17 SEER HVAC system, Trane 5 Ton XR 16 SEER HVAC system;
Performance Series Air Conditioners – 3 Ton Carrier Performance 17 Seer 2 Stage Condenser with V/S Furnace, 4 Ton Carrier Performance 17 Seer 2 Stage Condenser with V/S Furnace, 5 Ton Carrier Performance 17 Seer 2 Stage Condenser with V/S Furnace;
Gus Furnaces – Goodman Variable Speed Gas Furnace 80% AFUE 2 Stage Model: GME80603BN, Trane Gas Furnace 80k BTU S8X1C080M5PSAA, Trane XB80 Series Single Stage Gas Heating Furnace TUE1A060A9361A, Trane XB80 Series Single Stage Gas Heating Furnace TUE1A060A9481A, Trane XR 80 AFUE Gas Furnace S8X1C100M5PSAA, Trane XR 80 AFUE Gas Furnace S8X1C100M5PSAA, Trane XV80 Two Stage V/S 24000 BTUH Gas Heating Furnace TUD2B060A9V3VB, Trane XV80 Two Stage V/S 34000 BTUH Gas Heating Furnace, Trane XV80 Two Stage V/S 46000 BTUH Gas Heating Furnace TUD2C080A9V4VB, Trane XV80 Two Stage V/S 58000 BTUH Gas Heating Furnace TUD2C100ACV52B, etc.