Originally Posted by Quincy
For what it is worth, I believe you are spending an extra "C" note that you do not have to. For a little over 2000 btu I dont see the value.
Good luck and keep us posted.
I agree, after seeing the output at only 30600 BTU for the SF-42Q and some thought, I ordered the SF-35Q from Amazon (Amazon is the seller).
I'd rather have the furnace run longer than output more airflow which I believe would cycle the furnace even more, better to have the furnace on longer and off longer.
I could have saved $290 (with the sales tax I pay when buying from Amazon) by ordering from eBay (Adventure RV), they had it for under $400 plus $25 shipping and posted that it was Brand New. However, that price is well under what I see.
I called Suburban and spoke to their Customer Service. They told me to be careful online, many times units are sold without the Manufacturer's label showing model and serial numbers. These are freight damaged units that are auctioned off but Suburban requires that label to be removed. The Suburban 2 year warranty is not valid without that sticker/label on the unit.
I did message the eBay seller and he stated the Model and Serial Number label is on them. Reviews on eBay were outstanding but the website Reseller reviews were horrible. Communications with the eBay seller was great, answered my 4 questions on 4 different messages.
I decided to go with my gut
and if there are any issues, dealing with Amazon (as the Seller) for any return has always been a great experience.
I am pretty sure the motor went out on my current furnace. While checking the sail switch and activated the thermostat, the motor spun but not like before. It continued to run and slowed down even more, then sped up near full speed then slowed down. It then stopped and then started up slowly again. Finally stopping.
I did check voltage to the motor and it's above 13v.
I estimated the motor is around $100 but for this model, many parts have to be taken off to replace the motor. And, it's 23 years old and was a little noisy.
I'm not sure I'd even keep a 23 year old furnace in my house.
I should have the new furnace on Sunday (Amazon is great for weekend delivery).
I am keeping the old furnace, I may replace the motor, keep for backup or sell it. I may just sell it as is.