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    Second opinion

    I had one of those large HVAC companies come out and they did a combustion test. My CO level was 238. They said my 10 year old furnace needs replaced and I can not use it. Can't they adjust it to bring down the level?

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    NG, Propain, Oil. HW Forced Air?

    Remember all that advertising, truck lettering, uniforms, big offices cost Money. They have to get it from somewhere!

    Get a second opinion!

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    It is possible that it may be able to be cleaned or adjusted, or it may not be practical. A better question is what is the warranty on the furnace. Many have a longer warranty than 10 years on the heat exchanger which would mean that you only need to pay the labor to replace it, but the heat exchanger has to be bad to be covered. In other words it needs a crack or hole to be covered. High CO does not necessarily mean a bad chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    NG, Propain, Oil. HW Forced Air?

    Remember all that advertising, truck lettering, uniforms, big offices cost Money. They have to get it from somewhere!

    Get a second opinion!
    gas

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    It is possible that it may be able to be cleaned or adjusted, or it may not be practical. A better question is what is the warranty on the furnace. Many have a longer warranty than 10 years on the heat exchanger which would mean that you only need to pay the labor to replace it, but the heat exchanger has to be bad to be covered. In other words it needs a crack or hole to be covered. High CO does not necessarily mean a bad chamber.
    I have a warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    It is possible that it may be able to be cleaned or adjusted, or it may not be practical. A better question is what is the warranty on the furnace. Many have a longer warranty than 10 years on the heat exchanger which would mean that you only need to pay the labor to replace it, but the heat exchanger has to be bad to be covered. In other words it needs a crack or hole to be covered. High CO does not necessarily mean a bad chamber.
    I agree.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Atriker View Post
    I have a warranty
    Manufacture or Home Warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atriker View Post
    I have a warranty
    Manufacture or Home Warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pecmsg View Post
    Manufacture or Home Warranty?
    Manufacture

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    Then go to the Manufactures web site and they'll have a Find a Contractor area. Get a different contractor to look at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atriker View Post
    Manufacture
    Furnace Duration: 10 or _ _ Year ?
    Original date: _ _ / _ _ / 2 0 0 _

    Heat Exchanger duration: ___ Year
    Designer Dan
    It's Not Rocket Science, But It is SCIENCE with "Some Art". ___ ___ K EEP I T S IMPLE & S INCERE

    Define the Building Envelope and Perform a Detailed Load Calc: It's ALL About Windows and Make-up Air Requirements. Know Your Equipment Capabilities

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan sw fl View Post
    Furnace Duration: 10 or _ _ Year ?
    Original date: _ _ / _ _ / 2 0 0 _

    Heat Exchanger duration: ___ Year
    2008 installed and lifetime on excanger

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    A little more specific, please. What's the make and model of the furnace?
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    ​You can choose to do what you want, but you cannot choose the consequences.

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