Need advice on new gas Furnace

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Old 06-02-14, 07:55 AM
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Need advice on new gas Furnace

I have to replace my air conditioning; a split system that is 24 years old. The coil sits under the furnace. The gas furnace made by Payne and it was purchased in 2002, so it is out of warranty. Right after it ran out of warranty I had to put around $400 into it for a blower or a motor (I think it was the blower). It seems to be working OK (I rent out the place and have had no complaints) but if I replace the furnace now with the air conditioning i can save about 40% of what it would cost later on if I need to replace the furnace (cost for my house which is about 2400 sf would be $1200 for an Amana 80% efficient system). I would also end up with new refrigerant lines, which apparently did not need to be changed (but which I kind of would like to change anyway.)

I wonder what other people would do in this situation? change the furnace of just leave it?
 
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Old 06-02-14, 06:01 PM
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The furnace should have lots of life left - keep it unless you want to upgrade to 95%+ efficiency, two stage, variable speed motor. (for comfort and efficiency)

$1200 isn't reasonable for a decent 80% furnace installed.
 
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