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    Wondering which HiEff furnace to buy

    Have quotes on Lennox G71P, Ruud Ultra 90, Bryant plus 90i & kenmore 76141, all are supose to be Hi eff, wondering which might be the best way to go & if some have more problems with them, I want which ever i chose to have a vs dc fan motor, or is there another one out there I need to look at

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    Check into a York Mod furnace, 95% AFUE, its available with a VS blower.
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    Rheem Mod, Twilli has it in his trailer
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    Most manufacturers have high efficiency furnaces and VS blowers. Find a real good installer. It's more important than brand. Although some around here have their preferences, the nameplate on the unit doesn't trip my trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AltaGraham View Post
    Have quotes on Lennox G71P, Ruud Ultra 90, Bryant plus 90i & kenmore 76141, all are supose to be Hi eff, wondering which might be the best way to go & if some have more problems with them, I want which ever i chose to have a vs dc fan motor, or is there another one out there I need to look at
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    The york line which includes luxaire and coleman have a 67 step modulating gas valve in the higher end unit, most of the others have a two or three step valve that I am aware of. The furnaces you listed as well as others will work well. You should be buying comfort not price if you are looking at this product. That means you need to find a good contractor in your area and work with him to determine what is best for you.

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    take a look at the rheem modulating. thats what i am going with. i wish i had mine installed so i could tell you about it first hand. but after looking at many brands i decided on the rheem for these reasons:

    - spark ignition that is reputed to be very reliable (HSI needs to be replaced not and again and even more often if there is contaminants in the air)
    - modulation should increase comfort level - it just makes sense to me that a furnace should vary its output based on heat loss at a given time. after realizing thing the idea of an on-off single stage or double stage seemed less effective
    - stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers with lifetime limited warranty
    - 11 year pretty reliable track record, i am told on this forum
    - 10 year transferable parts and labour warranty

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    Plexus, just so you know the factory HX warranty is for a new furnace, the others only give a heat exchanger.

    You'd be hard pressed to find a dissatisfied Rheem/Ruud Mod customer in that 11 years.

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    Carrier all the way

    I would go with Carrier Infinity 95%, the quiestest furnace money can buy. Where are you located. If you need more information go to my profile and email me.10 year parts and labour
    Quote Originally Posted by AltaGraham View Post
    Have quotes on Lennox G71P, Ruud Ultra 90, Bryant plus 90i & kenmore 76141, all are supose to be Hi eff, wondering which might be the best way to go & if some have more problems with them, I want which ever i chose to have a vs dc fan motor, or is there another one out there I need to look at
    Do it right the first time.

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    Westinghouse 2 stage 95% with vs blower.

    10 years parts warranty

    10 year replacement warranty on furnace if heat ex fails
    and a labor allowance to pay for installation.

    I still submit if the mods are so robust that everyone would be making one.

    So far all we got are Rheem and York. Both have had their own dogs in the past.

    Who remembers Triathlon and the the 90% drum ht ex?

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    Lennox now has a mod.
    Carrier has what the call a mod.
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    Ok that make three and 1/2,

    Still hardly industry wide.

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    Give it time. The rest will follow.

    In the next 2 to 3 years, it will be harder to find a manufacturer, that doesn't have a mod, or some thing they claim is a mod.

    I think Trane is suppose to be coming out with a 3 stage.
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