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  1. #1
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    Oct 2005
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    The heat-exchanger on my current furnace is cracked and I
    need to replace it. I am considering this furnace. The
    salesman from the local natural gas utility company carries
    Ruud, however does not carry the Modulating furnace and
    recommends the Two-stage instead. We live in Minnesota and
    have had two heat-calcs done on our home both of which
    recommended a 100,000 btu furnace. Any thoughts on how
    these two furnaces compare?
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
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    if he doesn't carry the ruud mod, call a local ruud dealer who does. the 2 stage is fine (and what i always recommend as a base furnace) but you cannot beat the mod.

    just remember, more bells and whistles equals more initial outlay of cash, but the utmost in comfort.

  3. #3
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    May 2000
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN, USA
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    What he said

  4. #4
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    Dec 2002
    Location
    Rochester, MN
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    I agree. If you want the best in comfort, go with the Rheem/Ruud Modular furance..


    How many sq ft is the house?? 100,000 is pretty big.

  5. #5
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    Lot of good competition in the a/c side of this business but nothing in my opinion compares to the Rheem/Ruud Modular furnace.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
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    Here here.

    If you do decide on the two stage its still a pretty good furnace too, lacks an ECM but otherwise well built and better than what you had.


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