The furnace is 13 year old. I live in Collegeville PA-19426. I've American Home shield insurance. The 1st and second technicians are through American Home Shield. They say it costs $4500 to replace a furnace. And the insurance says I've have to pay $1000 out of my pocket and if I get it fixed through someone outside, the insurance is void on the furnace.
I got my furnace replaced. It is a Payne PG8JAA/MAA model. The warrenty company replaced my original Trane 120 BTU one with 110 BTU model of payne. They say it is a good one and is more efficient.
Any thoughts about the furnace I got?
Thank you. We live suburbs of Philadelphia. Do you think it is okay for the climate here. Also the warranty company replaced 120BTU trane funace with 110BTU Payne one. Will this be a problem for me? My house is 3000 sqft area.
Hello again, the new 110,000 BTU Payne furnace will output about as much as heat as the old Trane furnace..thats not a difference you will notice in your area. You should be fine with the Payne unit.
Engaging the insurance company in a debate on quality and the relatively minor details is a fight you are unlikely to win because of their use of words like "or available equivalent" in their contract... its fuzzy wording.
These contracts are weasel worded by attorneys specializing in that activity.
Such wording is common on all major engineering and construction contracts and is upheld...when in fact there is seldom ever an *exact equivalent in all aspects. and in many cases a cheaper 'equivalent' is chosen, when in fact it is of lesser quality than what was specified.
Having said that, many Trane units use ball bearing motors, the Payne furnace does not, The ball bearing motors last longer.
If you have air conditioning attached then there is an air volume issue. The Payne unit will have very *slightly less air flow capability than the Trane unit in some cases, enough to *possibly make a difference in air conditioning performance but that would remain to be seen
Summary: You could hassle them, but are not likely to prevail, and will most likely not notice any difference in performance.
Tell me what the temperatures have been in your area lately, and if you have AC attached to the furnace or not. and how the new furnace seems be operating.
Thanks for the information. Winter least is 21-37 F and Summer peaks are 64-84 F. The AC is outside, but the furnace fan blows the air through the condenser that is inside the house, and sits on top of furnace.