80% Junk to American Standard 80%
Normally when I come across a situation like this one I try to turn and walk away, let me explain … the existing furnace is installed in a living room in the center of the home, the homeowner is used to the noise this furnace makes and how it heats the home. The newer furnaces have inducers and a direct drive blower motors, meaning different sounds and harder blowing. Also anyone who visits will see the furnace in their living room, not a big fan.
According to the home owner there was once a free standing wood stove some 30 years ago in the same place, they replaced it with this furnace. Now keep this in mind, when replacing a wood stove with a gas appliance please have your chimney at least inspected if not lined and or cleaned.
My service technician had to red tag this furnace due to the large amount of Carbon Monoxide levels found in the home. This was due to the debris found blocking the chimney as shown in the picture above. Honestly Id say she is lucky to be alive.
The American Standard 80% gas furnace was actually a smaller width, so they could box it in at a later date. I add a return air filter grille on the bottom of the furnace, this will help with noise and make it easier for her to change her filter. I added (2) double deflection grilles so the heat will actually blow down instead of across the ceiling. Then I direct connected the ducting to the floor grille to the 2nd floor, this should help with her bed room.
Over all I am pleased with the installation and so is my customer, but I still do not like the furnace on display in a living room.
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