Do the 1998 models have the heat exchanger problems fixed compared to the 1987 Models?Post created: 2013-04-29 Type of Equipment: Furnace Views: 73
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On 2013-04-30 JB wrote:
I would imagine that if there was an identified problem or defect with the heat exchanger in 1987 that they would have identified it and fixed it by 1998. The reason I say this is that the heat exchanger is about the most important component of a furnace because it holds the toxic gases that result from combustion and lets them escape up the chimney or some other method. Therefore, if there is a problem with the heat exchanger this could be a very dangerous situation.
I also have to ask why you are asking this question. If you are having a problem with the heat exchanger, especially if cracks have been found, you need to bring in a certified HVAC tech. More than likely with a furnace that old they will highly recommend that you replace the furnace. This is a good idea for safety, but also because current furnaces are so much efficient to run that they cost less because they use less fuel.
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.