Oil Furnace Information Snyder General? Arcoaire, Climate Control?? Age


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Old 02-23-13, 10:46 PM
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Oil Furnace Information Snyder General? Arcoaire, Climate Control?? Age

Hello,

I have an oil furnace in the home that I have been living in for the last 10 years.

Just out of curiosity I wanted to find out a little about it like the year it was made.

Logo on outside of Furnace: Arcoaire

Metal Information Plate:
Make: Climate Control by Snyder General
Model: OUB085A016
Serial: HB490716 8647 (47th Month of 86????)
Type: AC-58216

Decal Below Metal Plate:
Make: Snyder General
Model: OUB085A016
Serial: 0000360100-N49-0080

Burner:
Ducane DMR-10A

I beleive Arcoaire was owned by Snyder General from going research.
The furnace works great but oil is never going to come back down so I think it is time to switch to natural gas as I have naturual gas in the house.

I just hate to fix something that is not broke.

Maybe I will move it to the garage because it seams like such a shame to toss because this thing has cost me nothing in repairs and I have had family and friends with newer Lennox, Carrier, Armstrong & Tempstar that have needed to put some nice money into theirs a few times.
 
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Old 02-24-13, 10:36 AM
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I meant 47th Week, not Month.
 
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Old 02-24-13, 04:05 PM
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Your speculation on the date code sounds reasonable.
 
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Old 02-27-13, 11:52 AM
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Since you already have nat gas in your house its a no brainer. Add in the fact that some of the parts for that particular Ducane burner are obsolete and hard to get. It could run another 10 years, or quit tomorrow. You have the opportunity to upgrade on your terms. Would you rather wait for that cold winters night, when your antique of a heating system breathes its dying breath, and your faced with an emergency replacement? Do it, your furnace has outlived it's original life expectancy and its costing you money even if it hasn't been in repairs... You will save money over the long term, you may see a very quick return on your investment possibly.
 
 

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