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#943130 - 08/08/18 08:32 PM New Furnace
Jesse60647 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/20/02
Posts: 4095
Loc: Sunny Sacramento
Hello All

I have a feeling that I am going to need a new furnace in the house I'm buying. Does anyone have a brand they can recommend? Not worried about BTU's, just looking for a brand.

TY!
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#943136 - 08/09/18 07:10 AM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
sportster Offline
veteran

Registered: 08/11/04
Posts: 1284
Loc: South West Ohio
I wouldn't care to much about the brand more than the company that will be installing it and servicing it.

I had a Goodman unit that was over 20yrs old and no issues where people say to stay away from them.

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#943139 - 08/09/18 08:07 AM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
Clint_Robbins Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/19/01
Posts: 11313
Loc: Akron, OH
A good friend who is an HVAC tech recommended the Concord brand which isn't advertised like the well known brands. I bought an 80,000 BTU 80% efficiency gas furnace online for $410. It's working fine.

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#943144 - 08/09/18 10:00 AM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
notnew2diy Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 08/18/06
Posts: 4907
Loc: harvard, il.
I agree w/the other who said service, long term, is the item.
I got lucky, co-worker turned friend does my HVAC.

Current house, he installed a Rheem, 90+ efficient furnace few years back. 20 years ago, installed a Rheem AC unit into the original furnace when I moved in. I've had 1 problem ... AC condenser in the plenum started to leak after 19 years.

HTH...good luck...notnew...
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#943149 - 08/09/18 11:14 AM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
CabinConnection Offline
Bigfoot
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 53067
Loc: The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
I'm convinced that unless you have your finger on the pulse (so to speak), knowing what brand(s) HVAC is most reliable any given year is unrealistic. My experience is every brand goes through periods of good and not-so-good products. So trust your HVAC guy's recommendation...

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#943163 - 08/09/18 06:27 PM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
Jesse60647 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 10/20/02
Posts: 4095
Loc: Sunny Sacramento
Thank you all! I was asking about the brand because I don't have an HVAC guy and I don't want a sales pitch for an inferior product because he has an incentive on it. I'm in sales and I don't want to be duped.
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#943309 - 08/14/18 05:50 PM Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647]
Punky Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/01/05
Posts: 5980
Loc: East Aurora, NY
Originally Posted By Jesse60647
Hello All

I have a feeling that I am going to need a new furnace in the house I'm buying. Does anyone have a brand they can recommend? Not worried about BTU's, just looking for a brand.

TY!


The biggest concern is the BTUs. Your contractor has to do a Manual J heat load and a manual D duct design to ensure that whatever system specified by manual S will work. Brand is not so important as proper install.
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