I have been reading through these forums for a few weeks after we realized it is probably time for a new furnace. Reading through these forums it seems like installation quality is more important than name brand furnaces.
We have a 2000 sq ft in Albuquerque NM. The existing Rudd (UGAA-150) furnace is 150K BTU input 120K BTU output. The furnace is about 25 years old and has some rust in it. Estimated price per therm is $1.1363 for November.
We have gotten quotes from two different companies. Both companies said it is an easy job. The house has a large closet for the furnace, direct outside air vent through side wall, chimney straight out to the roof.
First Quote - 5 year on parts, labor to match the furnace:
Comfortmaker 80 -- X dollars
Comfortmaker Softsound DLX 80 for -- X + 75
Second Quote gave 3 different choices, however warrenty is only valid if they do the yearly service startup
1.) Carrier var speed 80% 58CVA155122 -- 1.78X dollars
2.) Carrier 2 speed 90% 58MTA120F120 -- 1.78X + 40 dollars
3.) Carrier var speed 90% 58MTA120F120 -- 2.29X dollars
We would choose the Softsound from company 1 or 2 speed 90% from the second company
Is a brand name 90% furnace really worth the extra money? It is a significant amount of money, at least to us.
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The quotes you have received are not comparing apples to apples, oranges to oranges. What you have there is a Yugo compared to a Cadillac.
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soft sound is and 80% furnace the carrier is a 90%.
the same furnace for carrier is 58dlx 80% furnace.
carrier if not mistaken (united technologies) is the manufacture for comfortmaker.