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Old 10-04-2010, 07:23 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with these units and know who builds them? I thought Ducane was into fireplaces and gas grills. I have been offered a 3 ton unit at a ridiculously low price

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Old 10-04-2010, 07:29 PM   #2
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Ducane/AireFlo is the same co. and owned by Lennox. Our 3rd tier line, like a Kia if you like that quality. Not the quietest machine around. You get what you pay for,

There may be more than 1 Ducane co. Napoleon makes furnaces under the Nordyne flagship and the BBQs are separate co. I believe.

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Old 10-04-2010, 09:43 PM   #3
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Ducane is built by Allied Air, who's parent company is Lennox. Some products are built in South Carolina, and some are built in Satilla, Mexico.

This line is marketed as a builder grade, but some of the models are the same, through the lines. You can get a Lennox labeled product that is the same as the Armstrong & Ducane unit.

I will say this though. In the past 5 years, I have toured the Goodman plant in Houston, a Nordyne plant in Missouri, and the Allied Air (Ducane) plant in South Carolina, and there is no comparison when it comes to quality control, Allied Air is the leader hands down in manufacturing processes. The run testing procedures that they go through are second to none.

Now, having said that, I have to fall back on something that I truly believe....There is no bad equipment these days, but there are less then adequate installations. That should be your bigger concern.
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:56 PM   #4
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We see a fair amount of Ducane units. The ones I've repaired seem to have no more problems than other brands
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I just finished installing a Ducane 410-a 13 seer heat pump,(scroll compressor) Backed up by an ADP air handler,10 k.w. electric heat.I had to go outside to hear it running it was so quiet. I love it compared to my old Lennox. Ask again in February!
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They all work reasonably well. As the price goes up they do get considerably quieter. Lennox has the decible db sound ratings for all their units on their website. Some brands don't want to give out that info. Sound is VERY important to some people and not to others. You get what you pay for.
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If its R-22 grab it. low tonnage units are getting hard to find.
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If its R-22 grab it. low tonnage units are getting hard to find.

There's a supply house here that has plenty of 22 units. Most contractors won't buy them. That's why they have so many left over
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