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    Need a new furnace

    Looking for some advise: My home is 15 years old, Cleveland area, 3800 sqft, currently with a York Stellar 133,000 btu furnace and 5 ton a/c.

    Blower motor is bad, going to upgrade furnace rather than repair.

    Considering American Standard Premium 95% 2-stage variable speed (5 ton, 115,000 but), or Ultimate 95% 3-stage variable speed (5 ton, 114,000 btu). Is there a significan difference between these 2 units?

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    150 bucks vs. 6 grand? Yeah, I'd replace whole the system.

    I prefer Trane/American Standard myself. Never heard of Ultimate. The key is proper installation.

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    Efficiency wise, no big difference. But the 3-stage furnace gives you one extra level of heating for longer runtimes/better comfort. Quieter operation on the lowest stage. Either would be a good furnace.

    That would be ironic if man from trane recommended anything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by man from trane View Post
    150 bucks vs. 6 grand? Yeah, I'd replace whole the system.

    I prefer Trane/American Standard myself. Never heard of Ultimate. The key is proper installation.
    Sorry, should have been more clear - both options are made by American Standard. Is there any difference between Trane and American Standard, in terms of quality/durability?

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    Nope, just different colors. Same product.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestbet View Post
    Sorry, should have been more clear - both options are made by American Standard. Is there any difference between Trane and American Standard, in terms of quality/durability?

    None at all, but I like the red meatball. It just looks better.

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