RUUD to American Standard 95% 2 stage Variable speed
The first thing I noticed about this install and what the home owner pointed out was the massive corrosion on the venting. The garage is vented to the out doors and not insulted at all. This will cause drastic temperatures on the venting and of coarse internal condensation and then corrosion. The furnace seldom kept their house warm and when it did it was very uneven. They simply were tired of this furnace/system all together.
My suggestion was the American Standard 95% 2 stage variable. Allot of homes are almost 100% flexible ducting. This ducting is 6 times more restrictive than standard sheet metal and if not installed correctly can lead to a unbalanced home. The American Standard 2 stage variable can in most cases overcome improper installed ducting, acting like a cruise control in your car when you come up on a hill.
To help out the furnace and home we cut in a new heat run into the front entry, I have no idea why they had no heat run there, but it was needed. We also up sized their family room heat run, it was obvious they needed more heat there as well.
Above you see the new furnace installed, with these high efficient models they vent with PVC and we do need to run a condensate drain out to a drain line. As you can see we added a new Honeywell 4″ pleated filter bank and inside I replaced their thermostat with a Honeywell 4000. This should make for a much better system.
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