New American Standard 80% Heating System

This paticular customer just bought a existing home, unfortuantly the only source of heat was some electric space heaters. They quickly removed all the space heaters and had me come in and install a new heating system.

New American Standard Furnace Location

New American Standard Furnace Location

After picking a location in the garage we punched a hole into the crawl space so we can run the required supply ducting. You can see space was limited but fortunately just the right amount needed.

New Supply Base Can

New Supply Base Can

After measuring and fabricating all the required ducting we installed the first piece. The base can not only supports the furnace it lifts it to the required 18″ above the garage floor as well as acts as a supply plenum. Here you can see us sealing the base can internally. The supply duct comes off the base can and enters the crawl space through the hole we cut.

New American Standard Furnace On Base Can

New American Standard Furnace On Base Can

Once the base can was in position we installed the new American Standard 80% gas furnace on it, the furnace is sealed to the base can with silicon. We then started on the supply ducting in the crawl space as well as the return air into the attic.

Return Ducting Going In to Attic.

Return Ducting Going In to Attic.

The return ducting runs from the top of the unit into the attic to a return grille. As you can see we used round ducting for easier installation and used metal because we are penetrating the firewall between the garage and the home. As you can see we seal as we go. We also installed the venting up through the existing roof, making sure to keep all our clearances as required and ran the gas line to from the meter to the new furnace.

Insulated Ducting

Insulated Ducting

After the sealing drys we insulated the ducting with R8 3″ insulation.

Gas Line Under Test.

Gas Line Under Test.

The new gas line is put under a 30lb test for 24 hours, then a new gas meter installed.

New American Standard 80% Gas Furnace Installed

New American Standard 80% Gas Furnace Installed

Here is a finale picture of the American Standard 80% gas furnace with a new Honeywell 4″ pleated air filter system.

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2 comments

July 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

It’s great to see someone using Trane/American Standard.

Trane is a great company and has won several awards for ingenuity and energy efficiency.

Glad to see others in the HVAC industry using Trane.

There is a lot of great information on your blog.

Great job!

Heating said:

October 25, 2011 at 9:12 am

Like your information about maintaining the lifespan of the Home.

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