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smaye 11-10-2010 05:32 PM

What do I do?
I've been laid off since last year this time & my furnace has gone out, I'm a female who is not good with this kind of diy project, but I would like to know how much work is involved in taking out an old furnace, original to the home. (my house is 90+yrs) Also what kind of price am I looking at the replace it with a newer model. I have 3,100sq ft & it is gas. Can you help me with the information I need? There is a habitat supply store in my area. Thank you for whatever helpful information you can provide.

Scuba_Dave 11-10-2010 05:48 PM

Where are you located ?
What kind of furnace ?

smaye 11-11-2010 12:33 AM

I am in Indianapolis, I am not sure what kind, I will check & let you know

guest 11-11-2010 07:19 AM

You may check into the federal weatherization program, if low income. Its new and seems like it may help your situation.

DangerMouse 11-11-2010 07:25 AM


Originally Posted by guest (Post 532430)
You may check into the federal weatherization program, if low income. Its new and seems like it may help your situation.

Good idea, except it's not new, and here, there's now a 12 to 14 MONTH waiting list (since the new 'administration' got in office.)


ccnvchris 11-11-2010 09:28 AM

There are a couple of safety concerns to replacing your furnace. If your existing furnace was very old (probably) the exhaust flue might not accomadate a newer furnace. And at least would need to be inspected. Is there a Habitat store in your area? Or any Recycled builders store? They may not have a furnace. But more importantly they may be able to hook you up with an experienced HVAC guy who might be willing to help. Another option (remote) would be to contact a local HVAC contractor. Explain your situation and see if they have any suggestions. While they routinely remove old furnaces, they sometimes pull a newer model when homeowners want to upgrade. Most contractors would not be willing to reinstall these, due to liability. But may be willing to provide one and you would have to find your own installer. maybe one of the contractors would be willing to do a free inspection of your existing unit and walk you through some of the safety issues. Good luck and keep us posted. It would be helpfull to know what kind help you find.

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