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Old 09-14-2010, 08:11 PM   #1
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I am a new home owner and I got 2 quotes on a new furnace and would like to know if spending the extra money is worth it?

1st guy-
Trane XR95

Friendly guy and he quoted me 2850

2nd guy-
Lennox G61MP 2 Stage Furnace
Hes a family friend and quoted me 2218

So the price is 600 dollars apart which I am not rich by any means and thats a huge savings. I just want to know is it worth saving that money?

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Old 09-14-2010, 08:17 PM   #2
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They are both very good and comparable units. I would go with the family friend as that is a very good price. We sell it for around $3500-$4000. As long as the friend does a good job and is not a hacker you should be okay.

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If it matches up or works with your a/c ok. I would get the lennox
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I dont have an A/c going to get that next year which will be another question than :P but like this forum... quick responses thank you
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A family friend? Well. If you have problems with it. It could end the friendship.

Looks like he's giving you a good break on the price. Are there any corners he might want to cut too.
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Hes actually doing more than the other guy, hes cutting the big metal square thing thats in the middle of basement down to half its size to save room which the other guy wasnt going to touch. Than hes going to redo the pipe that is like on top of the furnace which the Trane guy wasn't going to mess with. Hes putting in a new thermostat which the one I have it only a year old so maybe he will knock the price even lower.
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Post pic of the big metal thing, and of the pipe.
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Last edited by zach854; 09-14-2010 at 10:36 PM. Reason: the big brownish metal thing hes going to make it alot smaller
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THIS IS THE PIPE hes going to replace most of it , the trane guy wasnt going to touch it
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The big brown reddish thing is your return air drop.

Depending on what size furnace is installed. You don't want it smaller.

Same thing with the supply lines. Depending on furnace size. You need then as big as the y are. or your furnace will run at high temps. And you can end up with loud duct work.
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Return duct looks to me like it needs reducing. We use 10x25 inch and a 16x25 opening on the furnace up to a 90,000 btu unit. Sounds to me like the family friend is okay.
If your thermostat is a cheap one then go with the one he recommends. The cheap ones can cause problems with the circuit board in that furnace and you don't want ANY problems. I would get a 5" pleated filter in a Healthy climate filter box from Lennox installed. Makes it a LOT easier to get return air into the furnace like Beenthere said and extends the life of the furnace.

http://www.lennox.com/products/indoo...-systems/HC10/
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Return duct looks to me like it needs reducing. We use 10x25 inch and a 16x25 opening on the furnace up to a 90,000 btu unit. Sounds to me like the family friend is okay.
If your thermostat is a cheap one then go with the one he recommends. The cheap ones can cause problems with the circuit board in that furnace and you don't want ANY problems. I would get a 5" pleated filter in a Healthy climate filter box from Lennox installed. Makes it a LOT easier to get return air into the furnace like Beenthere said and extends the life of the furnace.

http://www.lennox.com/products/indoo...-systems/HC10/
Any idea how much more that would cost to get installed. Also where does it go? I dont see a place where that thing would fit right now at least :P
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that looks like an old Willianson furnace.. you should save some $ replacing that old dinosaur
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http://www.lennox.com/pdfs/brochures...as_Furnace.pdf

Look at page 4 item 4. It is the air filter for the furnace and goes between the return duct which goes into the side of the furnace you have now and are getting.
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that looks like an old Willianson furnace.. you should save some $ replacing that old dinosaur
Don't think so. It's oil converted gas.


How old is that furnace?

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