I have been informed by people who should know that I need a new furnace. Our current furnace is oil, and we don't have natural gas in our rural area. I would be open to switching to bottled gas.
Our house is old (about 170 years) 2 story, 1700 square feet plus basement, plank walled with vinyl siding backed by insulation. New high efficiency windows throughout, 12" insulation in the attic.
I want a very efficient furnace as I live smack in the middle of the infamous Buffalo, NY snow belt. Any general advice or suggestions of brands/models I should look for would be greatly appreciated. Websites I have looked at recommend Carrier, Adams, Dornback, Bryant and Trane. What are your opinions on durability, efficiency, low cost, etc.?
I have some time before heating season, but would like to get the ball rolling ASAP.