In need of a new furnace
I live just north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. In 1988, I built a new home and installed a Keeprite CGH125N which was a High- Eff model at the time or so I was told. As you can see from the model number, it runs off of Natural gas.
The furnace itself measures 25 3/4" wide when facing the inspection doors by 27 3/4" deep by 54" tall. The hot air plenum is 24 1/4" wide x 19 7/8" deep. The cold air return measures 22" x 12" and feed directly into a Honeywell electrostatic air cleaner that is screwed to the lower right side of the furnace housing.
The furnace is rated at 115,000 BTU max.
I have no complaints with this furnace. I bought Keeprite because I was told by several people that it was the best built unit. I also bought a Keeprite central air unit and that has been problem free all these years. Of course, the coil for it resides in the current plenum. However, Keeprite got bought out and I've been told that the quality went downhill. I'd like to find a replacement furnace that would allow ME to remove the existing one and install the new one without have to alter the ductwork. At age 68, retired and living on a fixed income, cost of paying a pro to do this work is a problem for me. Sorry guys... I realize you need to make a living too but one day you will be my age and possibly faced with these kinds of decisions. I am open to all suggestions. Thank you in advance.