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    Thermo Pride Spirit vs Thermo Pride OH6 Series

    Hello,

    We are close to making a decision for an oil furnace. It's between:

    Therm Pride: VHF-ABT, Low-Profile Highboy with constant torque ECM Blower Motor and Beckett AFG Burner.

    And

    Thermo Pride: OH6 Premiere Series - Low-Profile Highboy with ECM Blower Motor

    ...what are the differences between these two furnaces and which would you choose?

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    If there are any duct issues avoid RCM Motors.

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    I don't know what an RCM motor is but what does that have to do with my original post? Do you have any experience with Thermo Pride oil furnaces?

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    I think he meant ECM, and it is an important consideration for comfort and performance.
    As far as the 2, Spirit is newer, but there is no noticeable difference to a h/o.
    Spirit may be a little more efficient, either one is probably too large for your home.
    A proper heat loss, and manual D will tell the full story.
    "Sometimes what's right is what's left after you do everything wrong"--Robin Williams

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    Firstly, you cannot go wrong either way. Thermopride would be considered the Cadillac and will outlive anything else on the market. The OH unit is a copper coated octogonal heat exchanger and is the best in the industry (in my opinion). The spirit line is more of a lower end (although better than everyone else still) with a slightly lighter heat exchanger and without copper coating I believe and also has a lesser fit and finish cabinet quality.

    'The more you know, the more you realize you don't know'
    ...

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    Thank you, you have just made my life easier and I appreciate it!

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