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Bryant Model 986T

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Can anyone give me a rough price on what this furnace costs? I cannot find anything anywhere online. I do not want anyone coming to my house to try to sell me the furnace and the job. I am just trying to figure out how much I need to save to buy the unit.

Or is it impossible to buy a quality furnace without getting quoted on the unit, installation, service, duct cleaning, duct modification, and whatever else is bundled into the price?

For what its worth for anyone that might ask what I currently have:

Bryant 383KAV042091
Input 88,000 BTU
Output 71,000 BTU

I want to get rid of the chimney running through the master bed to make it useable space.


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Are they worth buying? I don't want to spend the money to buy something that will cause problems.
@hvac Benny I completely understand that and it is the same in my line of work (performance engines).

@HVAC1000 this is also something I understand, although the majority of products do not require training on the product for someone to be a dealer, just a buy-in.

From the little I know about home hvac systems and my own trial and error work in the home, I am pretty sure that my heating and air ducting is sub-par. There are gaps in all of the return ducts, nothing along the trunk and returns are sealed to anything, including other ducting, the trunk is the same size from the furnace to both ends of the house even though they are substantially different lengths, and there are 6" ducts running to every room, whether its a 25 sq./ft. half bath or a 120 sq./ft. bedroom.

I am probably sure that there are tolerances for duct diameter just like there are tolerances for engines, and even though the work can be within the tolerance it can perform like crap.

I guess I will do what I can in order to save myself money and then start saving up to pay someone else to do the furnace. Any other comments and suggestions are welcome!

Thanks guys

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