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Repair of Carrier Furnace

Posted by shw001 (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 12, 12 at 22:17

I have a 19-year old Bryant (same as Carrier) condensing gas/forced air furnace that is leaking water and not firing properly. Technician says to replace secondary heat exchanger @ $750-950 labor. The parts are paid for under my service contract. Is this a reasonable price? Is this worthwhile on a 19-year old furnace, or should I replace the furnace?

Bryant Model 398AAV, 100,000 BTUs, Plus 90 model


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RE: Repair of Carrier Furnace

For that much money I would put towards a new furnace. Maybe you can get a lower price. I would call a couple other contractors and see if they can do that for less.


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RE: Repair of Carrier Furnace

Replace it!!

Your throwing good money towards bad. At that price, you're at approximately 1/3 of the cost of a new one.


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Have your contractor heck it out .. last year I replaced 4 Bryant furnaces for this same reason, 12, 15 and 18 yrs old. Don't even mess with the new heat exchanger, you end up with an old furnace with a new heat exchanger. Carrier credited $600.00 toward the furnaces and $450.00 labor for the install. Trouble is they replace it with the same identical piece of junk. And the contractor will wait for three months to get credit.


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RE: Repair of Carrier Furnace

Snoringcow, What would a new 100 BTU Carrier cost? In Maryland, outside Washington, DC. This is easy access in basement, which is on ground lavel straight in from driveway, no stairs.


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I know a contractor for this work, thay are quit professional & experts of furnace.

Here is a link that might be useful: Alfa Mechanical


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