Oil Furnace Brands


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Old 11-30-12, 05:12 AM
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Question Oil Furnace Brands

Can someone tell me what brands are good and ones I should stay way from?

Is lennox any good, I heard they were good long ago not sure how they are now (quality, repair costs, etc)
 
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Old 11-30-12, 07:23 AM
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About the only really good old true design is ThermoPride. They are the tanks of the days furnace that are still made, not the lighter gauge heat exchanger that a lot of other brands are doing.
 
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I believe Thermopride is owned by Burnham Holdings...station made furnaces

Good stuff!
 
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Old 12-01-12, 06:02 PM
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Thermopride is excellent equipment. Hallmark (Williamson?) also has a heavy heat exchanger but it's not copper coated like the Thermopride. If I had oil fired forced air heat, I'd have a Thermopride... nuff said.
 
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any brands i should stay away from?
 
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Old 12-24-12, 08:26 AM
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I'm not really up on other brands since oil is pretty much done here in MN.. Grady may be able to fill in on this since oil is alive in the east.
 
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Old 12-24-12, 10:24 AM
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I would stay away from Lennox or anything using the Beckett AF II burner.

Installation is far more important than furnace brand.
Regarding installation: DO NOT use a 2 pipe fuel system. To do so you are pumping fuel at the full capacity of the pump (aprox. 17 gal/hr) thus not allowing the filter to do the job it can with a single pipe where you are only pumping the amount of fuel you are burning. If the fuel line comes off the top of the tank, I suggest a Tiger Loop.
 
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i thought lennox was a good brand atleast from what i heard.
 
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Old 12-24-12, 08:18 PM
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I agree thermo pride. I think most other brands are made buy the same company
 
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Old 12-25-12, 02:01 PM
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i thought lennox was a good brand atleast from what i heard.

Read more: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ga...#ixzz2G6Tt5Xlc

Lennox used to be really good stuff but now Lennox, Armstrong, & Ducane (maybe others as well) are all the same furnace with different controls & burner.
 
 

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