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Old 09-30-2020, 8:38am   #1
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If you had to replace your home furnace, which would you pick? If you replaced yours recently, which did you install, and how has it been?
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Old 09-30-2020, 8:49am   #2
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If you had to replace your home furnace, which would you pick? If you replaced yours recently, which did you install, and how has it been?
Replaced a 35 yr old Lennox with a Lennox....last week

Too early to tell
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20 or so years ago, in our prior house, replaced the old furnace and AC with a new Bryant unit. worked fine for the first 10 years we were still there.

current house has no AC, just a boiler for heat.
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Replaced my 3 indoor and condensing units with American Standard which are Trane units but cheaper. At the time I worked for Trane and got an employee discount too!
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Have two carrier gas units in the current house, i had to replace one after about 10 years and replaced it with another carrier. Ill have three gas Tranes in the new house, but no real experience with those yet.
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if there's a heatpump in the system... two words:

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2 Trane systems
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4 Carrier systems here.
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My first Trane lasted 20 years and was only replaced because we had foundation work and had to disconnect the compressor. It was replaced with another Trane.
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Furnace?? What the hell is that?
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Goodman in my house is now 13 year sold and has only killed 4 circuit boards and only caught on fire once. I really don't mind resetting the breaker at 3:00 am. I get to see the moon and stars.
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At our previous house we had a Lennox furnace & AC installed in 2001. Still working fine after 16 years when we sold the place. I think at one point I had to replace the draft inducer blower, but that was the only issue I can recall.
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My house still has the original no-name furnace that was installed in 1973 when the house was built. One HVAC guy who was here for an unrelated repair said those old units were built like tanks and I should hang on to it as long as possible.
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My house still has the original no-name furnace that was installed in 1973 when the house was built. One HVAC guy who was here for an unrelated repair said those old units were built like tanks and I should hang on to it as long as possible.
It makes a good hiding spot too huh?
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It makes a good hiding spot too huh?
In my 1.5 car garage?
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In my 1.5 car garage?
Need to get you a Miata to put in the .5 part

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Need to get you a Miata to put in the .5 part

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Foto chop, impossible for ANY person to be THAT fat and still have a beating heart.....
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I now understand the origin of the "slammed" look on automobiles.
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Old 10-01-2020, 1:27pm   #19
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Replaced our Trane with an American Standard.

U.M.
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Consumer Reports December 20, 2019

Most and Least Reliable Gas Furnaces
We analyzed data from our members on 24 different furnace brands from such well-known manufacturers as Lennox, Trane, and Carrier and lesser-known players like Day & Night, Comfortmaker, and Tempstar.

Here’s a breakdown of the winners and losers among gas furnace brands. Eighteen brands earn passable scores for predicted reliability, but only one brand gets our highest rating.
In our survey, Payne stands out as the most reliable brand of gas furnace. It's the only brand to earn an Excellent rating for predicted reliability, which estimates how likely a furnace is to experience problems by the 10th year of ownership. Six other brands get a Very Good rating for predicted reliability: American Standard, Bryant, Carrier, Rheem, Rudd, and Trane.

Of the seven brands that rate well for reliability, two—American Standard and Trane—receive a top rating of Excellent for owner satisfaction, which reflects how likely members are to recommend the brand to friends or family. Four of the top brands earn a Very Good rating for owner satisfaction: Bryant, Carrier, Rheem, and Rudd. But even though Payne stands out for its predicted reliability, it earns only a Good rating for owner satisfaction.

Six brands receive Poor marks for reliability in our survey: Coleman, Luxaire, York, Frigidaire, Maytag, and White-Westinghouse. Because of their poor showing, Consumer Reports can't recommend any of these gas furnace brands at this time. Of these six brands, three earn Fair ratings for owner satisfaction—Frigidaire, Maytag, and White-Westinghouse—and three earn a slightly better rating of Good: Coleman, Luxaire, and York.

The remaining 11 brands all receive a reliability rating of Good, and 10 of them also earn a Good rating for owner satisfaction. Of the brands in the middle of the pack for reliability, only Lennox earns an Excellent rating for owner satisfaction.
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