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I have a 22 year old Lennox Pulse furnace. Never had a problem

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I have a 22 year old Lennox Pulse furnace. Never had a problem with it. Technician says it failed the pressure test (can't hold pressure for 10 minutes....maybe 5 minutes.....i forget). Claims I need to replace the furnace, since heat exchanger is shot. Furnace works fine, and none of my Co2 alarms going off. Am I being scammed ?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  Bart Jay replied 4 years ago.

He is not scaming you but you may be able to get some relief from Lennox. there was a serious problem and recall on some of their furnaces I've attached a link which will show you some info.

 

hope this helps

 

http://www.inspectapedia.com/heat/lennox1.htm

 

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
If I'm not being scammed, why does my furnace run like always, and without setting off my Co2 alarms ?? And was does not holding its' pressure mean relative to the condition of the heat exchanger ??
Expert:  AC MEDIC replied 4 years ago.
This is another expert, Why did you have a service tech out to your home? Were you getting a maintenance done? I have been in business over 20 years and never heard of a pressure test for a heat exchanger. Can you tell me what the tech did?
Expert:  Bart Jay replied 4 years ago.

If you read through the link that I sent YOU TOO will see the mention of PRESURE TESTING Lennox heat exchangers. If you read and follow the links I'm certain you will find it in there.

 

ToCustomer Because you are not getting CO reading inside you home does not mean there is no hole. But at what point will the hole get bigger and you will. It definitely is not going to get smaller.

 

The furnace is 22 years old and normal life expectancy is 15-20. I think you should bite the bullet and upgrade anyway

 

Hope this helps

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