Cracked 80% to American Standard 95% 2 Stage Variable
For this customer the furnace repair bills where getting to high and they wanted to take advantage of the tax credits. It wasn’t until we got the furnace changed out that we noticed the huge crack in the heat exchanger. Its not uncommon for us to find cracks later on after we are able to look from a different angle, but this crack was at least 6 inches long.
The crack runs vertically and starts pretty much in the center of the screen and goes down. Cracks like this one really open up after the furnace is warmed up and that is when it can do the most damage.
If you have a furnace that still has a standing pilot light like this one you should really think about replacing it. You got your life out of the furnace and safety is becoming a factor!
The new American Standard 95% 2 Stage Variable fit right into place, I had to make a simple transition for the return air and then add a filter access door so the customer can actually change the filters without cutting themselves. The venting went up through the existing chimney and we ran the condensate drain to the existing drain line under the home.
I must have said this a hundred times, the American Standard 2 Stage Variable is my favorite furnace to install, and so far I have had zero issues with this model!
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