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New Furnace #943130
08/09/18 12:32 AM
08/09/18 12:32 AM
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Sunny Sacramento
Jesse60647 Offline OP
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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!


In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. Benjamin Franklin
Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943136
08/09/18 11:10 AM
08/09/18 11:10 AM
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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.

Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943139
08/09/18 12:07 PM
08/09/18 12:07 PM
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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.

Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943144
08/09/18 02:00 PM
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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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Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943149
08/09/18 03:14 PM
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The Indianhead's Left Nostril....
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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...

Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943163
08/09/18 10:27 PM
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Jesse60647 Offline OP
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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.


In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is freedom, in water there is bacteria. Benjamin Franklin
Re: New Furnace [Re: Jesse60647] #943309
08/14/18 09:50 PM
08/14/18 09:50 PM
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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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