Heat – requesting expertise, please
On top of everything (the holidays have been interesting), I now have no heat. There is something wrong about seeing your breath INSIDE a house and having to wear gloves when going to bed (luckily, I found a Federbett) and let’s not even discuss trying to take a shower.
Today, the furnace guy confirmed what I suspect happened (based on my 2002 experience). Inducer Motor hath failed.
Sooo, he is trying to sell me a new furnace. I would just like a new motor. My current furnace is a 1990 Tempstar, 80% efficient, which replaced the old octopus (coal original converted to natural gas).
Before the sales guy comes on Monday, I would like to be armed w/a bit of info. The high-efficiency furnaces. Don’t they work better in super insulated houses? If so, why can’t I just keep my old furnace? Replacing an 80% w/another 80% seems like a waste of money.
Next is new technology. Is it true that the US Government is giving a rebate for alternate energy or high efficiency replacements, or has that expired.
Now for the assorted furnace makers. Which is the best? I’ve heard of Lenux, Carrier, Trane and Bryant & Rheem. What should I be looking for in a new furnace. Thanks again for your assistance.
Dinner went well but the venue changed.