Recommendation for closet Furnace for upstairs bedrooms
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  1. #1
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    Upon further review....Looks as though I will be needing a small closet type furnace for my 2nd story addition. Looking for recommendations/references on Quiet reliable and efficent models, preferably 2 stage!

    will be for appx 850 sq ft and yes we will need a small A/C unit

    Thanks
    gsmitty

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    Rheem 90% varible speed 2 stage allows install in space where combustion air is minimal

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    How about noise from the Rheem? This will be near bedrooms

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    carrier 90% i think are quite but every heater will make some degree of noise.Unless u go with high velocity unit.

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    sounds as though the 90% models are quiet because of the variable speed blower. Models welcome!

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    Amana 90%

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    Is your furnace located in, or has access thru a bedroom/ bathroom gsmitty?
    never say never

  8. #8
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    It will be in a hallway down from the bedrooms in it's own utility closet. I currently have a American Std Freedom 80 2 stage which is quiet. I have had this furnace for 2 years and impressed with it's performance.

    Also, should I put in a humidifier? I do have a one on the other furnace

    Thanks for all the replies!

    g-smitty


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    Good. Can I ask why your replacing a 2 yr old, quiet, furnace that you seem to have liked? Juust being nosy.
    never say never

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    sorry, misreadthe fact that its on your 2 story, not 2 year.
    never say never

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    Rheem, Carrier, Amana, doesnt matter as much as you installer. If as much quiet and efficiency goes, Id recommend a 90% + model sealed combustion unit. You did say however, upon reread, that you had this furnace for 2 yrs. American Standard, although I dont sell this brand, is rated high in consumers digest. It should be under warranty.
    Can I ask again why you are replacing it?
    never say never

  12. #12
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    Originally posted by contactor
    American Standard, although I dont sell this brand, is rated high in consumers digest.
    Ya mean at the TOP?

    Also as contactor said, doesnt really matter which one, but a proper sized return with a low static will also decrease any unwanted noise, and keep the return air as far from the furnace!

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    Wink

    no cool blew , I didnt mean that it is TOPO.If you do, Ill have Ralph Nader install your furnace ,personally.Apples and oranges dont mix w/meat. but I here what your sayin.Many consumers read this mag anyway. Im one of em.
    I skim furnace section, and read everything else.
    never say never

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