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this is not the normal place for this, but thought some-one might know. I am replaced an old wood/oil furance with a new gas one. Has anyone heard of either the Goodman or Janitrol names?, and are they a good furance?

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When researching for a new furnace last fall, I read that there was complaints about the blower motors burning out and that there was concerns about the electronics. I went with a 92% efficiency Bryant and am pretty happy with it.

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Hey Sam:

Sorry, if I had first-hand info on either make, I'd deliver it to you.

Don't mean to [PoorWordUsage] you off, but here's what I'd do: If it were my $ I'd stick with a "brand" name like Bryant or Trane.

They aren't that much more expensive, their warranties are more iron-clad and their dealers and quality are very established.

I've used off-brands on appliances and other electronics, and it simply, for me anyway, isn't worth the risk. I'd pay a bit more for the name and feel reassured the furnace wouldn't burn out in the middle of January with no one around to fix it.

Unless you can fix them yourself, of course. Then, as I'm sure you've already done, you can weigh the cost against the likelihood of breakdown and repair.

No, I'm not a salesman for any of those major brands (though my dad was a Trane Co. draftsman in LaCrosse a long time ago). grin.gif

My 2c.

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Both.

Do a yahoo search for both names and you'll find some interesting posts on other bulletin boards.

We had a Lennox in our first house. Nice furnace but some cheap spark recognition part kept going out. The repairman got tired of coming over and put in a spiffy electronic thing to replace the cheap part and we had no trouble after that.

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Opsirc,

Goodman or Janitrol are typically the contractor furnaces that go into "most" new construction where a specific furnace/AC is not spec'd. Low cost means more bucks for the contractor. TONS of them in townhouses. Not all the bells and whistles of the Tranes, Bryants, etc. Darn good for the money. I have a 10yr old Janitrol, 95% efficient, that just keeps runnin'.

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JohnO is right. I worked for a mechancial contractor for six years and we installed these things by the truckload. Not many of them came back. They are good quality, no-frills equipment.

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I'm a HVAC technican by trade. IMO both of these brands are JUNK. They are very cheap run of the mill brands. I worked for a company a few years back and we installed both brands. The dealer cost on them is very cheap. We quit selling them because of the warranty work we had to put into them.

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