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Old 10-27-2011, 03:14 PM
 
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Well, I just came home and my thermostat is set for 69 degrees and it is 65 in my house with cool air coming out of my ducts. I guess my furnace finally went. I've only been in the house for 2 winters but there are service stickers going back to 1979 on the unit, so I guess it was due. I don't think it is worth having it looked at to be fixed due to its age, so I am probably going to replace the system. I have a company that installed my central a/c coming tomorrow to give me an estimate. Any idea what I should expect for cost, so I don't get sticker shock tomorrow? This company mainly deals with Carrier.

My house is 1,100 square foot ranch. Natural Gas. I would probably replace the duct work as well since there are holes in it and they haven't been cleaned in what looks like forever.

I'm guessing with the upgrade in efficiency over my 30+ year old model it should be worth it. I have a 5 month old so I can't really wait and of course this weekend will be the coldest yet.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I Just got a new boiler (new yorker boiler) paid $3,300. It's being installed this weekend. The guy doing it used to service our oil burner. I am swtiching over to gas 100% since it's already coming into the house. I know I am repeating myself, forgive me.
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:56 PM
 
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No advice but I bet you will get back most of what you spend in a few years with the savings in your gas bill.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Probably something simple like a $25 thermocouple (if it's gas) If you have the money to replace it, go ahead, if not, or if you need heat now, it's a simple fix. Don't let the size of the unit fool you. It;s a really SIMPLE machine.
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:53 PM
 
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Probably something simple like a $25 thermocouple (if it's gas) If you have the money to replace it, go ahead, if not, or if you need heat now, it's a simple fix. Don't let the size of the unit fool you. It;s a really SIMPLE machine.
Yes, replace the thermostat/battery. Its just 2 wires.

I paid $6150 for my OIL burner Fully installed. 2 guys here for 8 hours. Last year, two weeks BEFORE Xmass. Some Xmass present! LOL
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Old 10-27-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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Yes, replace the thermostat/battery. Its just 2 wires.

I paid $6150 for my OIL burner Fully installed. 2 guys here for 8 hours. Last year, two weeks BEFORE Xmass. Some Xmass present! LOL
I was actually talking about something else. The thermocouple senses the pilot light being lit before it allows the gas valve to open.

IN FACT!!! DID THE OP CHECK TO SEE IF THE PILOT IS LIT?????
Could be as easy as that, costs NOTHING, and she'll have heat tonight!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:15 PM
 
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I didn't check anything. But, the pilot did go out. The blower works and the thermostat is new and is combined with my a/c.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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I didn't check anything. But, the pilot did go out. The blower works and the thermostat is new and is combined with my a/c.
Re-light the pilot. Really easy!
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:38 PM
 
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Gas and fire scare me a bit. I'll see what they say tomorrow.
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Old 10-27-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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I have about the same square footage of a ranch as you do and my gas forced hot air furnace is original with the house from 1971. I asked my HVAC guy what the cost would be to replace the furnace (if it goes), and he's given me price ranges of $2500 to $3500. It depends if you want to go with one that is most efficient.
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