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Janitrol Furnace Reviews
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Bought their top of the line gas furnace when we built this house and the igniter is the only thing that has quit, twice. Replacement parts are getting hard to find though.
"Dismal, frustrating, irritating"
We bought our house in 2004 with a "Dependable Ninety Two," and boy, do I miss my old furnace. So far, the flame sensor has melted to a little brown nubbin during a particularly cold winter. The draft inducer motor failed. The main blower motor conked out in the middle of February while we were on vacation in Florida. One of the combustion box covers mounting screws vibrated loose and acidic combustion condensate was dripping down past the main cutoff switch. Two of the sheet-metal screws (sheet metal screws!!) sealing the combustion chamber were apparently stripped by the guy who installed the new flame sensor. Now, the main blower's relay (made in China) on the control board has failed. The unit is constructed as if they had a pile of spare parts and decided to make a furnace out of it. The upside of this is that HVAC techs can make a killing on labor hours. If you want to buy a furnace, buy one with the manufacturers name displayed proudly on the front of the enclosure. Don't buy one where the company name can only be found in 8-point type on the bottom of the back page of the owner's manual.
Furnace is very reliable with only a fan motor and ignitor replaced in 13 years. Can't complain as items are wear and tear and nothing to do with quality of furnace. You have to expect something to wear out after 10 years. Only thing I don't like is high price of propane and fluctuating prices, but I don't know if electric or heat pump would be any cheaper.
We purchased a new Janitrol furnace when we remodeled our family room in 2004. It was the worst investment we've made in our home, with the ignitor breaking 1-2 times per year! Do not even consider buying from this company because the product is deplorable.
"A. M. Midwest, LLC"
We purchaced a home in May 2006 with a 1-1/2-year-old Janitrol furnace. The first ignighter failed 30 days out of warranty. We have since replaced it four more times. It fails about every 6 months. Repairs and part replacement now total over $1000 on a 5-year-old furnace. It's a piece of junk. Don't even consider buying this brand, no matter what they call it – Janitrol or Goodman. Buy anything but this.