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Wanttodoitright 03-20-2008 01:21 PM

Upgrading wall furnace
I have 3 gas wall furnaces throughout my house. Is the most cost-effective way to upgrade them just simply replacing them with 3 new wall units?

I can't say that money is no object, but I want an upfront cost-effective solution that will still benefit me in the long run.

Any and all ideas will be appreciated.

pcampbell 03-20-2008 04:12 PM

I think if you just want to upgrade them get a Rinnai. What brand do you have, how powerful and what is their efficiency? Natural or propane gas? Rinnai are 84%.

Wanttodoitright 03-20-2008 05:57 PM

I will get the specs on the furnaces up here tonight.

These are older, tall rectangular, natural gas fired furnaces. It seems that if I replace them one at a time, with newer, comparable units, it will hit me the least in the wallet.

Running ductwork and installing a single furnace isn't out of the question, and I think it would be more efficient.

Any thoughts from others who have upgraded their 40-50 year old wall units with central heat?

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