ntc6075fba1 is NOT the model number of a furnace is it?


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Old 01-27-07, 12:25 PM
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ntc6075fba1 is NOT the model number of a furnace is it?

I live in Kitchener Ontario Canada.

I am looking at purchasing a furnace soon - I presently have a 1975 Preston Gas Furnace in there. Don't know how long it will hold out...

I have an opportunity to buy a Keep Rite gas furnace that is 6 years old and 75K,000 BTU. The guy selling it says it is a High Eff., but I can't find out anything about it online... The alphanum. that I put in the Title seem to be from a heat pump...

The only numbers he can find on it are:

L9818/14991

ntc6075fba1

Any experts out there that can help with locating what unit this is and it's value and quality?

Thx,

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Old 01-27-07, 02:11 PM
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This is an 80% furnace, so it will use the metal flue like you use now with your current furnace.

My advise, don't buy used furnace for homes, shops or garage, that's OK.

You just don't know what's wrong.. 6 years not that old, so my guts tell me something is wrong.
 
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Old 01-27-07, 03:07 PM
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That furnace is 9 years old. The L9818 is a date code which means it was manufactured in the 18th week of 1998. The "L" is usually a run or lot code.

The industry standard for the life of a 80% gas furnace is 12-15 years, so that unit is a little "long in the tooth". 80% gas furnaces are pretty inexpensive, I'd just get a new one with a warranty.
 
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Model #

As HVACGuy said, that furnace was made the 18th week of 1998. The "L" designates in which plant it was made. The 6075, I think, means it is a 75,000 btu/hr input and has a blower for up to 5 tons (60,000 btu/hr) of cooling.
As both Jay & HVACGuy have said, I too suggest passing on this equipment.
 
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Thx 4 the advice on the used furnace...

I have a possible new unit, a two stage York one, 70,000 BTU & a 13 SEER A/C unit [York minicube] for $4,800 [includes 10 yr. warranty and a programmable thermostat. & no $ down and no interest for 12 months, if I buy before 3/31/07.

I like the constant flow DC motor idea. We have a home that is prone to mold and I want to know if this constant air flow would help that sort of thing, I'm thinking it might...

Thots?
 
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Old 01-27-07, 11:23 PM
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With the fan it self running all time may help some, but in A/C it will for sure..

Either have a humidistat wired to slow the blower down if the humidity is too high, or look into the Honeywell VisionPro IAQ t-stat that do that as well. matter fact it has best of all. I have and been very pleased with it.
 
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if youve got mold issues see what it would cost to throw a UV system in with the new furnace/ac. Sanuvox R1750 & 4000GX have proven very effective in residential appl.
4800 bucks for furnace and ac is a steal if you ask me, make sure they take their time installing everything.
 
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Old 01-28-07, 06:27 AM
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More thx!

So you guys are okay with a Lennox system? How about a GY9 York? Some say go with Carrier and Puron! We want to be ecological too and we also have thought that we could put an air tight in where the furnace presently is. We are tight for cash after putting as huge a chunk down as we could on the down payment. The present furnace is 32 yrs. old but seems to be working like a top! heating and electric bills in the winter are $250 /mo. which seems average to lower for this area.

Can you give me some more info in the UV stuff and the Honeywell system? Maybe a good link or two. Just for the record, the mold is in the attic and a bit in the under-the-stars storage area that is a "cold wall". We will have it all treated to get rid of it. It is a 3 storey semi-detached, 4 BR house [we share a common wall with our neighbour] with a fireplace in the finished basement and has about 1252 sg. ft. of living area.

That being said do I need 75,000 BTU unit? What about SEER, is 13 enough? We RARELY use A/C [8,000 BTU window unit in our LR] where we are now in a 900 sq. ft. 3 BR apt. in an 18-unit apt. bldg. that we co-own and have lived in for 21 years!

Gratefully,

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Old 01-28-07, 06:36 AM
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Any brand is good as long it's installed RIGHT. A good dealer is what you want.

I like Trane/American Standard, Rheem/Rudd, and York/Coleman, and I have a Trane XV90 in my own home and been pleased with it the last 2 years.


-Dealer will have to do a load calc (Manual-J) to see what sized system you will need.. (I am going to guess around 60,000 w/ 2ton A/C)

Here is a link to the t-stat
http://www.hotfreshcool.com/visionpro.html

UV light can be expensive, take care the mold issue.. The light is not going to stop it, it just keeps it from being active in the duct syste.
 
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Thx!

I'll get on it!
 
 

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