How relieable is thus furn.Post created: 2012-12-19 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 55
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On 2012-12-19 JB wrote:
Generally, Carrier furnaces are considered to be fairly well made and reliable, though as with most things there will be some people who have not had the best experience with them. It is hard to say why, but one of the things to consider is that a furnace is in many ways only as good as the installation. What this means is that it is important to find a reliable brand and model, but it is also very important to make sure a certified HVAC tech does a manual J calculation to properly determine the size of the furnace and the heating needs of the home.
An improperly size furnace will lead to all kinds of problems such as poor heating and may increase the strain on the furnace--even if it is too big rather than too small--causing it to break down more often, run less efficiently and shorten its lifespan.
Also, the installation needs to be done properly as well. Improper installation can cause all sorts of problems and as with an improperly sized furnace can cause a well made furnace to not function properly and be a headache.
For more information on the Carrier Comfort 80 as well as ratings you can go here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/furnaces/carrier/. You can also learn more here (though I can't verify the credibility of the reviews or site): http://www.webhvac.com/2010/12/carrier-gas-furnace-reviews-2/http://www.webhvac.com/2010/12/carrier-gas-furnace-reviews-2/.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.