Floor Furnace Replacement
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Floor Furnace Replacement (by Marie [OK]) Oct 11, 2021 8:09 PM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by Sisco [MO]) Oct 11, 2021 10:04 PM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by Robert J [CA]) Oct 11, 2021 11:51 PM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Oct 12, 2021 2:20 AM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by Pat [VA]) Oct 12, 2021 7:34 AM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by Vee [OH]) Oct 12, 2021 12:13 PM
       Floor Furnace Replacement (by MikeA [TX]) Oct 13, 2021 10:12 AM

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Floor Furnace Replacement (by Marie [OK]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 8:09 PM

State Specific Question About: OKLAHOMA (OK)

What is a good source of heat to replace a floor furnace with other that spending thousands on central heat and air in Oklahoma? --68.227.xxx.xx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by Sisco [MO]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 10:04 PM

New floor furnace would likely be less expensive than changing to another type. --149.76.xxx.xxx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by Robert J [CA]) Posted on: Oct 11, 2021 11:51 PM

I got a floor furnace for under $700, to heat a 1400 square foot home, built in 1910. --47.155.xx.xxx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by Robert,OntarioCanada [ON]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 2:20 AM

If a building was super insulated then the building would be net zero where there is no heat loss or heat gain where a HVAC would not required along the power would come from solar panels. Upgrading insulation and windows the HVAC can be downsized. Another option is to high efficiency split heat pumps which can used all year round for heating and cooling. Electric baseboard heat is cheap to install but very expensive to operate where no one wants high utility bills. HVAC systems are sized on heat loss and heat gain. No one knows what the price of natural gas or electricity will be in few years so a inefficient system may bite back. Natural gas wall mounted furnaces can be vented directly through the wall where no chimney is required. So the decision has to now or the future. --99.236.xxx.xxx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by Pat [VA]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 7:34 AM

We upgraded a 1965 block house (860 sq ft) from a floor furnace to a heat pump a few years ago & that baby sweated like crazy inside. Our tenant was several years before moving & didn't tell us we had major mold on walls! (We need to check regularly)

It took some figuring, but we ended up adding a lot more insulation & put plastic under crawl space. --71.219.xxx.xxx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Oct 12, 2021 12:13 PM

Fix the existing unit is likely the bestway if you have those skills, replace existing is the next approach. But for fun you could get a concrete floor and build a fire pit in the middle of a place with a chimney and all that romantic stuff if there is enough timber on the property to heat the house, worked for the Clampett family until he struck oil... --76.188.xxx.xxx

Floor Furnace Replacement (by MikeA [TX]) Posted on: Oct 13, 2021 10:12 AM

I've replaced several when an insurance company decided they were not going to cover floor furnaces any longer. Most of mine are pier and beam post WWII little bungalows, square house with 2 bedrooms.

It's pretty standard around here to replace floor furnaces with gas fired vented wall furnaces. When you figure out where the flue runs up the wall for the floor furnace, that is the best place to install it so the existing flue can be reused. Also it gives easy access and little piping to get the gas line from under the floor into the cavity for the wall unit. The only thing you will have to add is power for the blower and a thermostat wire far enough away from the unit to get a good reading. The biggest cost is hiring a flooring guy to come in and patch the floor and feather in the hardwood and finish it out. I've done that part and it significantly cuts down the cost. --209.16.xx.xxx

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