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    Need Help Choosing a Furnace

    Hi, I am in the process of choosing a new furnace and need some help. I'm from the Seattle area and have a 1500 sq ft rambler. I know from reading these forums that the installer is the most critical part, so I've narrowed my choice to 3 installers. The first is offering me York products and I am leaning towards the TM8V (80% 2 stage variable). The second is offering me a Trane system 80% 2 stage variable and the third is offering me Rheem 80% 2-stage variable. I believe I should go with a variable system since the furnace sits on the other side of the wall of the master bedroom and I'd prefer a quiet system. I am only planning on being in the home for another 5 years, so I don't want to go to a 95% system since I won't ever get back the savings. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Moore, Oklahoma, United States
    Keep in mind smaller will be quieter in most cases. A 45,000BTU furnace would be plenty for most homes the size of yours, do a man J calculation to find out how much heat you actually need.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Woodbridge Twp, NJ
    Im a York dealer so im partial to the TM8V. If you're staying with the 80%'ers might i suggest the YPLC? Its a modulating furnace with a variable speed. Its a nice unit but not as expensive as the 98% counterpart, and it offers better gas management.
    Every customer you take for granted today will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    I have read in past posts that the TM8V has had problems working with 2-stage Honeywell thermostats. Is this still an issue?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Seattle WA
    Hi Kevin, I am in the Seattle area and would be happy to help if you are interested in taking another proposal. Contact info is in my profile. Thanks
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