I just bought a home, know nothing about furnaces, and the home inspector report indicated the furnace was fine. It is not. There is a large hole that is causing carbon monoxide to fill the house. It is a fuel oil furnace and was installed in 1998. The home is a 2 story, the furnace and fuel oil tank are located in the basement. I had an estimate completed and the technician recommended installing a new propane furnace. This is completely unexpected and funds are very tight. Any help you could offer would be greatly appreciated. The technician recommended:
Trane xv95, TUH2b100A, 100,000 btuh, 95% AFUE, 2 stage, variable speed high efficiency ECM blower, condensing, propane fired, forced air furnace. 10 year limited parts and limited lifetime warranty on heat exchanger $5994.74
Trane xr95, tuh1c100a, 100,000 btuh, 95% AFUE, single stage , condensing, propane fired, forced air furnace using existing thermostat. 10 year limited parts warranty and limited lifetime warranty on heat exchanger. $4,942.11
Includes use of existing distribution duct and registers with modifications: add 8 inch supply air to living room, increase supply air in parlor to 8 inch, change return air in kitchen to supply air, increase first heat run from to 8 inch, increase size of 3 existing return airs and increase the first 6 foot do supply air truck from 10"x8" to 14"x8".
Trane clean effects air cleaner$1363.16
Uv filter install Honeywell uv100e1043 single lamp return air uv $521.06
Humidify action trane thumd200 automatic bypass humidifier $626.32
As mentioned before, I do not know anything about furnaces. Is there any reason that it can't be replaced with a fuel oil furnace? Is all, of this needed? Please help....