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Furnace Replacement

Furnaces are an essential component of a home's heating system, and they play a critical role in keeping your home warm and comfortable during the cold winter months. Like any mechanical system, furnaces have a limited lifespan. Eventually they need to be replaced.

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Types of Furnaces & Longevity

The lifespan of a furnace depends on a few different factors, including the type of furnace, quality of the installation, and if regular maintenance takes place. Regular maintenance, including annual inspections and cleaning, can help extend the lifespan of your furnace.

There are several types of furnaces available, each with their own unique benefits and drawbacks. The most common types of furnaces include:

  • Gas Furnaces: These are the most popular type of furnace and use natural gas to heat your home. They are efficient and reliable, and they typically last about 15-20 years.
  • Electric Furnaces: These use electricity to heat your home and are less expensive than gas furnaces. However, they are not as efficient and can have a shorter lifespan of 10-15 years.
  • Oil Furnaces: These use oil as a fuel source and are less common than gas and electric furnaces. They are not as efficient as gas furnaces and typically have a lifespan of around 15-20 years.


When To Replace Your Furnace

Even with the best maintenance, all furnaces will eventually need to be replaced and one of the professionals at Lindemann can help you determine if repair or replacement is the best solution for you. Here are some signs that indicate that you may need to replace your furnace:

  • Age of the furnace: Most furnaces last between 15-20 years with proper maintenance. If your furnace is nearing or past its expected lifespan, it may be time to consider a replacement.
  • Frequent repairs: If you have had to repair your furnace multiple times in the past year, this may indicate that the furnace is reaching the end of its life cycle.
  • Increased energy bills: If your energy bills have been steadily increasing, this may indicate that your furnace is losing efficiency and may need to be replaced.
  • Uneven heating: If your furnace is not heating your home evenly, this may be a sign that it is struggling to keep up with the demands of your home.
  • Strange noises: Unusual noises such as rattling, banging, or squeaking coming from the furnace may indicate that it is in need of replacement.
  • Poor indoor air quality: If you notice an increase in dust, dryness, or poor indoor air quality, this may be a sign that your furnace is not functioning properly.
  • Safety concerns: If you notice cracks or other signs of damage to the furnace, or if you smell gas or suspect a carbon monoxide leak, turn off the furnace and call a professional immediately. These are serious safety concerns that may require immediate replacement of the furnace.

If your furnace is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s important to have it inspected by a professional to determine if it needs to be replaced or if repairs are sufficient. If your furnace is over 15 years old and has been frequently repaired recently, it may be more cost-effective to replace your system.

Our Process

Furnace Replacement Process

The process of replacing a furnace is complex and requires the expertise of a professional, such as those at Lindemann Heating & Cooling. We’ll help you choose the right furnace, ensure proper installation, and provide ongoing maintenance to keep your furnace working efficiently for the long term. Here are the steps involved in replacing your furnace:

  1. Initial consultation: The process typically starts with an initial consultation with one of our furnace installation professionals. During this consultation, the technician will assess your home’s heating needs and recommend the best type and size of furnace for your home.
  2. Removing the old furnace: Once the new furnace has been selected, the old furnace will need to be removed. This may involve shutting off the power and gas supply to the furnace, disconnecting the furnace from the ductwork, and removing the furnace from the home.
  3. Preparing the installation site: The installation site will need to be prepared before the new furnace can be installed. This could involve installing new ductwork, electrical wiring, or gas lines, depending on the type of furnace being installed.
  4. Installing the new furnace: Once the installation site is ready, the new furnace can be installed. This typically involves mounting the furnace on a platform or stand, connecting it to the ductwork, electrical wiring, and gas supply, and testing the furnace to ensure it is working properly.
  5. Adjusting the thermostat: The thermostat will need to be adjusted to ensure it is compatible with the new furnace and is properly calibrated to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home.
  6. Final inspection: Once the furnace has been installed, a professional installer will typically conduct a final inspection to ensure the furnace is functioning properly and that all safety protocols have been followed.

Your Warranty

Warranty Coverage

Furnaces typically come with a warranty, which can vary depending on the manufacturer and the model. The warranty typically covers parts and labor for a certain period of time, and it may also cover additional costs such as the cost of replacement parts or labor. It’s important to check the warranty coverage before purchasing a new furnace, and also to keep the warranty documentation and sales receipt in a safe place.

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Why Choose Lindemann To Replace Your Furnace

Lindemann Heating & Cooling can help you with regular maintenance and inspection, understanding the signs that your furnace may need to be replaced, and being aware of the costs and warranty coverage.

We’re the experts in Chicagoland, and we’ve been servicing homes for over 50 Years.

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