Consumer Reviews of Olsen furnaces
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Date created: 2012-10-03
Name: C. Howitt
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
"Serviced once and still going strong"
Moved into the house in 1995, furnace 9 yrs old at that time. Was last serviced in 1997. Touch wood, it has never given me one iota of problems. Was thinking of replacing it this year because is 26 yrs old now, but after reading here, think I'll just wait awhile longer. I keep the house cool in the winter, about 16*c / 68f (or less) so my dogs are comfortable, and set so it doesn't come on at all in the summer months. No loud noises, fan works fine. Keep the air intake clean. a great product.
Date created: 2012-09-28
Location: Wallaceburg, ON Canada
I have a 45 year old Olsen(Big Green)furnace. I have owned my house for 13 years and have never had a problem with the furnace! I am looking to upgrade though in order to have peace of mind and cheaper utilities.
Date created: 2012-05-07
Name: B Morton
Location: Belleville, ON
Years owned: 6
I currently have a 22 year old Olsen. It's the original furnace for the house. I've lived here for 6 years now, and the only thing I've had done to the unit is regular cleanings and I had to install a new Ignition Coil last fall ($50). Looking at replacing the unit because of its age. My local Olsen dealer is coming out tomorrow. Hope the price is right :)
Date created: 2012-01-18
Name: M Costa
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Years owned: 21
"21 years old and still working"
Nothing bad to say about Olsen furnace. My house has a 21 year-old unit that works fine. I will only replace it because of the efficiency.
Date created: 2012-01-09
Name: Mike Gardener
Location: Iqaluit NU
Years owned: 1
"DownFlow oil Furnace"
Very noisy blower Fan and Furnace seems to be on many more times than the "old" Olsen model it replaced. When I phoned Customer Service about this , the technicians could not give me an answer as to how to reduce Fan Blower noise. The old Olsen model it replaced was 17 years old and much quieter and seemed to be more energy efficient - weird !!
Date created: 2011-12-05
Years owned: 4
Very efficient, very quiet, no issues, best value.
Date created: 2010-12-22
Location: London On
In 9 years we never had a problem with the furnace system. I would recommend to anyone.
Date created: 2010-11-16
Name: B. Cooke
Location: Orillia Ontario Canada
"A great unit"
I am currently in the midst of looking for a furnace to replace my Olsen. I have been in my house for 16 years and, over that time, have had NO trouble whatsoever with the Olsen Ultramax. However, the unit must be near 20 years old and a recent inspection by my serviceman indicates I need to get a new furnace. As I write this, I am getting a week full of estimates from a variety of contractors for many brands of FAG furnaces. So far, I have two quotes, neither of them Olsen. This afternoon it hit me: why am I looking for some other brand when the Olsen has been so good to me? Later this week, a contractor who sells and installs Olsen will be here to give a quote. If he has what I need (2-stage, ECM fan motor, 95% or better AFUE, etc.) and the price is reasonable for all that I want and need, he will get my business. The experiences of other Olsen owners would be appreciated, especially in regard to the newer, 2-stage, etc., units.
Date created: 2010-06-01
Years owned: 18
"18 years and going strong."
Maybe I am lucky, but I have never had a problem with this furnace. Nothing, never a service call other than routine maintenance. Never changed a single part, still going strong, but am changing it out this year on time. I have no desire to freeze to death if it finally decides to kick the bucket in the middle of winter.
Date created: 2009-11-26
Name: g. groulx
Years owned: 15
"Olsen mid range"
Through the years I've seen 3 igniters go, a control module for the blower and just recently the vent blower and needed a complete cleaning due to the soot build-up in the furnace.....not satisfied whatsoever.
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