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3 Questions: Replace propane furnace? It's age? Use dual fuel w/generator?


Figured it was easier to ask all 3 questions in one post.

Just bought a 3000 sq ft rancher (E.Tennessee) with an American Standard Freedom 90 2-stage propane furnace that is performing well....other than it's expensive to run (propane is $2.79/gal here).

So i got some estimates.
1- Nobody can seem to figure out the age of this unit. Can anybody tell from the photo?

2-Should I keep the furnace and add a new heat pump, making it dual fuel, or get a completely new unit (dual fuel hea tpump/propane)? Keeping the old furnace + new heat pump has been suggested by 3 installers.

3- I have an 8kw standby generator being installed soon. How complicated is it to run the propane furnace(emergency heat) of a dual fuel with a generator? The HVAC folks who have given estimates are not well-informed on this.

serial #22855NX7G
model: ADX120R960W0

Thanks for any help!

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