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Old 11-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #1
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1992 Keeprite running good but.....

Hey Everyone.

My parent's 20yr old Keeprite is running good. It's had a few parts replaced (draft inducer, ign module/spark assembly) in the past few years. My question is, do I tell him to start pricing out a new unit or wait until the inevitable happens?

Looking forward to your knowledgeable advice!


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Old 11-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Once a furnace hits 15 years old I tell people to start saving. At this point the question is... can your folks do without heat for a few days while they compare estimates? If so then wait,if not get some estimates now.


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Old 11-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #3
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A 20 yr old Keeprite may start to have problems with parts becoming obsolete as it later got sold to ICP and likely the heat exchanger may fail soon. I would go with a new furnace as the next repair could be $500 or more and furnaces go up about 5% a yr so on a $4000-5000 job that is another $200-250 plus the $500 repair/money down the drain you won't get back when it has to be replaced from a cracked heat exchanger. You do the maths.
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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Okay thanks for the advice!!

Their beautiful home is 3200 sq ft. I know that installation is just as if not more important, but what brand would you recommend to replace this unit. They've been happy with it, but how are the Keeprites of today?
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