Lennox to American Standard

Lennox to American Standard

Years ago I use to be an Lennox furnace dealer ... and way before that I use to install Lennox furnaces for a local company.

Lennox Pulse

Lennox Pulse

I can not tell you how many Lennox pulse furnaces I have installed, but I can tell you I absolutely hated the Lennox pulse because of the noise it produced. Because of the way it burns its fuel it creates a pulsing/knocking sound that is so annoying it will drive you out of your home. We literally had to install mufflers and vibration pads to try to help bring down the noise.

Here we have a 100,000 btu Lennox pulse, the grand daddy of noise makers. Seeing this old knocker reminded of my early days installing when I was in my early 20's. Fortunately for my customer there is the new American Standard 95% Variable 2 stage gas furnace that is mouse whisper compared to the pulse.

 

Lennox to American Standard  ... Cont.

 

Lennox To American Standard

American Standard furnace

I had to replace the existing venting with larger 3" PVC, do a few duct changes and added a Honeywell 4" pleated filter bank. Other than that the job went fairly smooth. And because the existing thermostat location could not be moved easily we went with a Honeywell wireless thermostat. If you want to move your thermostat location but cant because of wiring issues ... use the wireless... very cool.

 

Payne Furnace Replacement

Payne Furnace Replacement To American Standard

Why Alpine Heating

I would say about 80% of my customers that do furnace replacements choose Alpine Heating And Cooling because they have been our customer for years and trust us, the other 20% do their due diligence on equipment before selecting us. Its always a nice feeling when a customer comes back because we carry American Standard and they want a quality piece of equipment.

 

Now you obviously can not tell just from the photo, but this furnace was just a little undersized for the home, fortunately the base can and the rest of the ducting was sized for the home. This made it fairly simple to do the replacement. It is not uncommon for heating companies to use the same base can for every application, this makes it easier for the fab shop and the crew setting the base can.

 

The new American Standard 95% Variable 2 Stage fit right on the older base can, I simply had to make a offsetting transition and reconnect. The venting had to be rerouted to the other side of the garage and a condensate line added, but other than that this was a fairly simple replacement.

 

Now in this case and well as many others We offered a discount to replace their hot water tank at the same time as I replace the furnace. In this case I replaced the older hot water tank with a new 50 gallon Bradford White Tank.

 

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Payne Furnace Replacement
New American Standard furnace

American Standard AC

Installing a American Standard AC

This older RHEEM 80% furnace has lived its life and ready for the scrap yard. In fact my customer not only wants a better quality furnace but one with a higher efficiency rating as well. And lets not forget about air conditioning.

 

American Standard fits the bill

The American Standard 95% Variable Speed 2 Stage with an American Standard air conditioner fits the bill perfectly. American Standard is IMO the best furnace on the market today, I talk to a lot of technicians as well as personally service many brands myself... hands down I really do not think you can beat the quality.

 

Install the American Standard Air Conditioner

The new American Standard furnace sits perfectly on its matching indoor coil, the new PVC venting runs up and out through the roof ... and the condensate runs into a simple condensate pump. The refer line set runs up, over and down the wall to the new AC unit. With the help of a preformed pad the AC installation happens rather quickly. In fact most of our installations take less than 8 hours.

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Older Rheem Unit
American Standard AC coil
American Standard AC

American Standard Furnace

American Standard Furnace 80%

Like for like 80%

Here we have an American Standard Furnace 80% that was replaced with a new American Standard Furnace 80%. What we call "like for like". It is by far one of the easiest types of replacements, especially if its located in the garage.

Older Trane Furnace

Older Trane Furnace

Now in my opinion this furnace should have lasted a lot longer. One issue that caused a short life was a poorly sized filter system, a small filter gets clogged way to fast making it difficult for the owner to keep up with and then eventually causing high limit failures(over heating). Also if the furnace had been vented with double wall pipe instead of galvanized single wall pipe, there would have been less internally corrosion (white dust) that clogs up pressure ports and causes excessive wear on the inducer. We find this a lot in very cold garages.

Like for like 80% cont.

Here you see the new American Standard furnace and a Bradford White hot water tank installed. The new equipment is vented with type B double wall venting that will eliminate internal corrosion. We also added a Honeywell filter system.

New American Standard furnace 80% and Bradford White 50 gal

New American Standard furnace 80% and Bradford White 50 gal

And as you can see the Honeywell F100 4" fits perfectly on top and usually provides annual protection but I do recommend checking every 6 months.

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Pulse To American Standard

Pulse To American Standard

When I was much younger and still learning about this trade I was installing many Lennox Pulses. The foreman made sure we where loaded up and ready to go before starting the furnace. Reason being ... THEY ARE LOUD.

Lennox Pulse Furnace

Lennox Pulse Furnace

I remember we use to place bets to see whether or not the customer would phone the shop before we got back. And if the unit was installed in the home ... we seldom get out of the driveway before the complaining started.

Pulse To American Standard ... cont.

Pulse to American Standard

Pulse to American Standard

My customer called me about adding AC to their existing system, once I explained how much they would be saving on labor by installing a new American Standard furnace at the same time they where sold. With a little transition work we got rid of that old freight train pulse and installed an American Standard 95% single stage furnace.

 

Lennox To American Standard

Old Lennox Electric Furnace

Lennox To American Standard

My customer was having some very expensive electric furnace bills and wanted something much more efficient and reliable. The American Standard brand has been number 1 if not number 2 for at least the past 5 years in consumer reports for furnaces, Heat Pumps and Air Conditioners. I am very fortunate to be an American Standard Dealer.

As you can see the new American Standard furnace adapted very well in to the space with very little transition work. We also added a New Honeywell 4" pleated air filter system.

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Lennox To American Standard 95

Rheem 90 to American Standard

A Rheem 90 to American Standard

My customer was done with her Rheem imperial 90% gas furnace , the age and condition of the furnace simply did not justify the amount of money she was about to put in to it for repairs.

Another Rheem 90 to American Standard

Rheem 90 to American Standard

Like I have said in many past posts “I love replacing Rheem furnaces” and here is another opportunity to do just that.

Single Stage American Standard 95% gas furnace

Single Stage American Standard 95% gas furnace

The new American Standard 95% single stage gas furnace has the exact same foot print as the Rheem furnace, but is a little shorter. All that was needed was a simple transition to adapt to the existing return ducting and it slipped right in to place. Because the existing Rheem furnace was an high efficient model we where able to reuse the existing PVC venting and condensate line.

We also converted the Honeywell electronic air cleaner to a 4″ pleated air filter bank so she did not have to worry about washing her cells every 3 months.

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

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Furnace Replacement

Furnace replacement

Here you can see a few of the dilemmas heating contractors go through … this Carrier unit has seen its life and its ready for furnace replacement.

Carrier 90% gas furnace.

Carrier 90% gas furnace.

In the photo above you see the the top half of a Carrier gas furnace. Whats different about this furnace install is it is vented with ABS and not PVC, 1-1/2″ not 2″ and it is also vented out the side of the unit not the top, making it very difficult to access a filter system, like this Honeywell with an American Standard furnace.

American Standard 95% Single Stage Furnace.

American Standard 95% Single Stage Furnace.

This is a typical challenge for Alpine Heating And Cooling. What we did was fabricate and install a transition on top of the furnace, raising the existing Honeywell air cleaner up and out of the way so we can run the new PVC venting/combustion air pipe. We then replaced the undersized ABS venting with new PVC venting all the way up and out through the roof. Everything else bolted right up.

Heating And Cooling Skagit County

Need a Heat Pump, Air Conditioner, Furnace, Boiler, Ductless, Mini-Split or Tankless Water Heater? We install them all over Skagit county including Mount Vernon WA, Burlington WA, Anacortes, Sedro Woolley, La Conner, Stanwood WA, and on Camano Is.