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Old 10-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hi, signed up here as I've got a question about something and would greatly appreciate any help.

We recently bought a house in the Dallas area, and are in the middle of fixing the place up. We've had a few problems though. The main problem is the heater, there's something wrong with it and the previous tenants advised us to get a new one as they've had it repaired a number of times but without success. We're trying to do as much of it ourselves to keep costs down, but we're unsure about this one. Would it be hard to sort it ourselves, or should we refer to the likes of Would the one time cost be a wiser move than risking multiple issues?

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Old 10-30-2013, 11:22 AM   #2
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That depends on the problems you are having.

Give us the manufacturer of the unit and the model number. Describe in detail what problems you have had or have been experienced previously with the unit.

Depending on the problem, pictures of the unit can help.

We can walk you through troubleshooting problems. Just be as detailed as possible.



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Old 10-30-2013, 12:29 PM   #3
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Get a quote from these guys. They have 8 NATE certified Technicians.

You always want to get a couple quotes.
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:41 PM   #4
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when the house was inspected during the closing when you bought was anything mentioned abut the heating system condition?
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:17 AM   #5
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Hi guys. It's a Lennox Model G12D-110, which I think is an older model. I can't get the burner to ignite, but the pilot light appears to be okay. I won't get back down to the place until the weekend, so I can't provide a picture at the moment.

Thanks for the link, if we go down that route we'd want to shop around a bit, so that's helpful.

And there was nothing said about it during the inspection, which isn't good.

Since it is an older model, would we be wise to look into replacing it?

Thank you so much for commenting here. It's a massive relief.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #6
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It is between 25-30 or more yrs old. most of them have been replaced due to cracked heat exchangers. Google cracked heat exchanger>images. if the previous tenants had problems with it and also you are liable for their safety I would look into getting a new furnace which is safer and more reliable and is more efficient too.
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Old 11-06-2013, 04:05 AM   #7
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Thank you for the help! We have now decided that we will replace it as we plan on living in the house for a long time and it is a worthwhile investment, especially as the heater is really old. Thanks again!


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