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Title: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: D45/70 on May 15, 2017, 03:44:13 PM
Earlier this year my Furnace( forced air ) went out, actually just the Fan motor . BUT it is 38 years old and around 50% efficient. Time to replace the old dinosaur.
Well I had the idea that while I was at it I would do AC too, never had it but now would be the time to do it.
I had two "BIG " furnace Co give me an estimate and 3 "Small" shops . The small guys don't offer Train or any of the upper end units but there still furnaces and ac units I have herd of.
Big guys came in a LOT higher $2500 for the heater and $5000 for the AC, Plus I have to have an electrician run a 220 line out to the AC unit out side. That is running around $800. Smaller guys are running $1600 to $1800 for the heat and $1900 to $2300 for the air plus the electric work. I'm looking at an 80% furnace from each.
 A 95% is about double the price. My gas bill is only $35 a month now with the gas water heater, I would have to live to 114 to get the pay back .
We have gone with out air for 45 years looks like we will do with out the rest of our time here on earth.

I just can't justify the $$$ for 3 weeks of hot.
AND I can get a no interest energy loan for the heater but not the AC .

Lucky thing is I have time to shop around it will be mid September before I fire up the heater now anyway.

Life is making it tuff to replace the old Sububern 
Title: Re: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: John Andrews on May 16, 2017, 03:09:17 AM
Wow! When you have trouble, it seems to come in 3's, D! Bum luck with your wheels and then your AC and heat.
Title: Re: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: D45/70 on May 16, 2017, 03:35:48 PM
Well you know .
Life happens  :'(
Title: Re: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: John Andrews on July 13, 2017, 04:07:41 AM
If I was you, D, I would just get a window AC unit.
Title: Re: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: D45/70 on July 13, 2017, 02:19:17 PM
My windows open out, cant do a window mount.
I'm thinking a through the wall room AC in the bed room .
 Under a grand and cheaper to run too.
Title: Re: Looks like I going to hot again this year
Post by: John Andrews on July 14, 2017, 05:02:19 AM
 O0 Would work fine and sure save you some money this year, D.  Wife and I no longer use our upstairs so we closed it off and have a small bedroom unit and one midsize unit for the rest of the downstairs. Added a couple of fans and all is nice and cool.