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Comparing Furnace Quotes

Sorry it’s been a while since I posted. Life is getting busy and not leaving me much time to work on the house, but I promise you, work continues! This month we’ve been gathering quotes to replace our furnace and add central a/c. I’ll be writing more about our decision making process as we… um… make a decision. So far, here are the three quotes we’ve received. I welcome and encourage any comments you have regarding these quotes. Like I said, I’ll be writing more about this as the discussion continues, but I am curious to read any reactions these quotes generate from some of you more experienced home fixers.

Quote #1:75,000 BTU 92% Amana Distinction furnace $5824.00
14 SEER A/C $116.48
Humidifier $350
Additional ductwork for attic: $128.48
Additional ductwork for downstairs: $136.48
Labor (?) $268.56

Quote #1 total: $6824.00

Quote #2:

75,000 BTU 92% Rheem furnace and 2 1/2 ton 13 SEER Rheem A/C $4680
Additional ductwork for attic: $500

Quote #2 total: $5180

Quote #3:

Goodman, model GMH95070, 95% furnace and 13 SEER R22 GSC13018 A/C: $3,500
same furnace with 14 SEER SSX14018 that uses R410 instead of R 22: $4,400
Additional ductwork for attic: $1,400

Quote #3 total: $4,900 (Option 1)

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2 Responses to “Comparing Furnace Quotes”

  1. March 29th, 2008 at 9:04 am

    MrSecret says:

    I have sold all of the brands listed at one time or another and admit to a prejudice towards Rheem equipment.

    The furnaces are what we like to call “bullet-proof” and have one of the lowest if not the lowest call back records ever. They are also very quiet.

    I would go with Rheem anyday, even Consumer Reports agrees.

    This is a REAL biggie though. Any equipment is only as good as the installer. IT MUST BE INSTALLED PROPERLY or the equipment brand won’t really matter, although again, Rheem seems to be more “forgiving” than other brands in my experience.

  2. March 30th, 2008 at 11:29 am

    Amanda says:

    We put in Rheem as well and love it. I am not really savvy enough to recommend one over the other and can’t remember what our decision making process was when we selected Rheem. I remember a lot of research and confusion though. Best of luck to you!

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