As industrial ovens, dryers and heaters age, questions normally arise about their performance: Are they generating insufficient heat? Are they performing inefficiently? Is there a more cost-effective way to produce more heat? Do I need to replace or refurbish the oven?

Whether ovens are gas or electric, convection or infrared, there are several variables that must be considered before deciding to refurbish or replace your present equipment.

Once an industrial oven goes past its useful life it loses efficiency, which can raise heating costs, delay production or compromise product quality. But before replacing the entire oven with a new unit, users should consider whether refurbishing with an oven retrofit, or upgrading the oven with supplemental heaters, would provide major cost savings and resolve oven underperformance.

Read more: Resolving Oven Heating Issues