I am going to need a new furnace in the near future. What do you suggest?
I would like to move it from it's present location, but not move to many of the present duct work. I am also in the market for a new range within the next few weeks, it needs to be electric and a slid in... I look forward to your answer
When you move the furnace it means moving the main trunk line and return air, no way around it.
I would suggest a 95% efficient gas furnace and heat pump. I do not have a brand preference.
Geothermal heating and cooling is also an option. This will run you about $5000 more than the traditional units and has about a 15 year pay back depending on you states tax credits and incentives for sustainable systems and appliance installations.
Ranges vary widely in style and price. They are not energy hungry appliances pick which one makes you happy.
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