Can i purchase the slp98v furnace and change out my existing furnacePost created: 2013-02-12 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 324
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On 2013-02-13 JB wrote:
In large part that depends on what the existing furnace is, its size, related duct work, and a range of other considerations, so it is not as easy as pulling one out and plugging another in. Even if you replace a Lennox with a Lennox a furnace will last 15 to 20 years and in that time there are changes made to the furnaces making a simple swap out difficult at best.
You also need to be sure you properly size the furnace. It is more than likely that changes in furnace design and performance mean that the current size may not still be appropriate for your home. This may not be the case, but you need to be sure.
Also, if you are not an experienced HVAC contractor it is highly recommended that you not do the work. There are some variables--electricity and combustion gases--that make the work dangerous to the inexperienced.
So it may be that you can get away with swapping one for the other without much additional work, but you need to be sure you are getting it right.