American Std single stage forced warm air furnace?


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Old 02-25-08, 04:47 AM
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American Std single stage forced warm air furnace?

I don't know the details other than a relative just contracted for a replacement forced air furnace(not a good time to have this equipment fail). The plumber recommended a Am Std single stage as being the best and was manufactured by Trane. Does anyone have any comments on Am Std forced warm air furnaces Any helpful information will be greatly appreciated
 
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Old 02-25-08, 06:12 AM
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Yes, Trane and American Standard are the same, Trane owns A/S and price point may be lower with American Standard than the Trane.

Are they planning on being in the home for a long time? If so, I'd suggest looking into the Two stage system.

The furnace will be a good furnace as long the dealer has done a Manual-J on the home and seeing the duct size is right.
 
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Old 02-25-08, 06:55 AM
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Thanks Jay

Unfortunately I had no input due to the emergency nature of this replacement in CT. I'm not familiar with "Manual-J "
Do you know if this unit has a decent energy efficiency rating?
By the way you have given me some very helpful advice in the past on A/C heat pump and thermostat choices in FL and I just want to say thanks for your help, again!!
Tom
 
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Old 02-25-08, 07:04 AM
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Manual-J is a HVAC sizing program to get the right sized furnace into the home.. If this is not done, and they oversized the furnace, you are not going to save any money, and shorten the life of the equipment.

If the old furnace is say. 100,000 BTU and the throw in a 100,000 BTU 90%, it's oversized! Chances are the home has been updated over the years with new windows, or more insulation in the attic, money has been wasted.

My furnace was replaced just over 3 years ago from 115k furnace down to a 60k two stage, and I don't see the full 60k used that often, just in recovery mode or if the temps are down to -10.

And yes, I recall helping you. Glad to help.
 
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Old 02-25-08, 01:45 PM
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Jay, I see a Freedom 90 & Freedom 80 gas forced air furnaces by Am Std. I guess I have to hope that my sister contracted for the 90 which seems to be much more efficient?
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Old 02-25-08, 03:45 PM
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90% would be ideal for northern states to save on gas in the long run.
 
 

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