Help needed selecting furnace


Old 01-08-09, 08:38 PM
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Help needed selecting furnace


I need to change my old and failing natural gas furnace, I will be helping a certified master mechanic (working with a large HVAC contractor - he works on the side during weekends) to do the change.

I have two options of furnace from which to select and need opinions on which one would be better. My heating requirement would be 70000 btu.

Furnace - 1
Manufacturer: RUUD
Model: UGFD-07EMCK
AFUE: 92.8%

Features: Multistage firing with constant low speed fan. two speed induced draft fan

Furnace - 2
Manufacturer: York
Model: Latitude TG9S Series Gas Furnaces
AFUE: 95.5%

Features: Single-stage Gas Furnace

The price difference between the two is pretty small and the warranties are more or less comparable.

Which one is better with respect to:
1. Reliability and potential problem areas
2. Availability of spare parts in future
3. sound levels

Thanks in advance
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Old 01-09-09, 05:16 PM
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The York 95% furnace will qualify for a one time $150 tax rebate and perhaps depending on your installation and climate, another $50 savings in fuel costs every year.

By the way, how did you determine you need a 70000BTU furnace? If your old furnace was 70000BTU and assuming it is 78% efficient, that means it is delivering 54600 BTUs of heat. A York 95% 60000BTU furnace would deliver 57000 of heat.

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Old 01-10-09, 08:26 AM
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As long as both units are installed properly, it is most likely a wash. I'd go with the York for the money saving down the road. Fuel prices will only sky rocket for the next few decades.
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