View Full Version : Best build furnace on a budget
06-17-2008, 07:28 PM
I need to replace my gas furnace. It is a 30 year old Furnsman brand. I am not going to ask about sizing or ducts because I will have a heat loss calculation done and I need to do some duct work so I don't over size the unit which I understand is a bad thing. But if it would help, the house is 1050 sq ft with basement 60% in ground built in 1978 (r-12 walls, r30 ceiling, energy star windows). I live in the interior Canada it get down to -30C.
I am on a tight budget(I know so is everyone else). There are so many brands of furnaces out there. Which Is the best built. which is the easyest and cheapest to repair.
I know that everyone has there opinion. But I need to start somewhere and I thought that people that fix furnaces would have better insight.
06-17-2008, 07:43 PM
Can't say any are badly built.
You might want to get a quote on Amana, if yoour looking for the most bang for your buck.
06-17-2008, 07:54 PM
Rheem model 80ps
06-17-2008, 08:08 PM
Actually I was gonna suggest the builder Rheems (aka WeatherKing) but probably better looking at the 90s where the OP is.
06-17-2008, 09:10 PM
i'd peersonally look into amana. their warranty is ridiculous. they advertise it as being the last furnace you'll ever BUY from them. worth looking into
06-17-2008, 09:25 PM
[QUOTE=BaldLoonie;1894842]Actually I was gonna suggest the builder Rheems (aka WeatherKing) but probably better looking at the 90s where the OP is.[/QUOTE
go with the W/K.
06-17-2008, 09:58 PM
Goodman has a 10 year part warranty and lifetime heat exchanger warranty on their high efficiency furnaces. no matter what brand you get, get a 90%+ furnace! :cool: they are good units are are economical with a great warranty. A good install is as important as the brand.
06-17-2008, 10:26 PM
06-17-2008, 10:32 PM
I knew that was your response before I even opened this thread. I saw a Coleman grill on the streets of my neighborhood while walking my dog today, and guess what came to my mind. :D
06-17-2008, 10:52 PM
In Canada. I would go with a Lennox. They are not the least expensive but do have different models for the 80% or 90%. Very good for parts distrtubution in the West. Don't know about the East. There are less expensive brands but noise, reliablility should be concidered. A less expensive furnace iniatially may cost you more on repairs and earlier replacement costs.
06-17-2008, 10:59 PM
Amana has 10 year parts.
Why would it cost him more then a Lennox. Does Lennox pay him if a part breaks. :)
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