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DannyBob
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 12:58 pm

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a general question ...

*I* have a 1995 Fleetwood 'single' ... live in South central Texas ...


??? would anyone care to opine as to how much longer *I* "MIGHT" expect the electric heat coils to operate during the winter ... ???

*DAN
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 1:36 pm

I'll make you a deal, tell me when warm weather will be here, and I'll tell you how much longer the heat will be on. Oh as long as you are at it, about the stock market & lottery numbers!!! Greg
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DannyBob
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Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:04 pm

??? what ???


*I* axt a valid question ... ??? how much longer might *I* expect my electric heat to operate, seeing the unit is 1995 ... ???

*DAN
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:22 am

Sorry to interject DannyBob.... I'm not the pro here, but to me your question looks confusing. Are you asking what you can expect the life span of your furnace to be? If so I assume it would be helpful to list your furnace model, if you can't locate it I'm sure these folks can point you in the right direction to finding it. To my understanding it's the model of the unit and how well it's been maintained not just the year and make of your home.
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Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:51 am

Since you seem to be asking about the lifespan of the unit I'm moving this to the heating section Greg
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Robert
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Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:35 pm

Hi Dan,

No set in stone time table. If they have been kept clean, furnace manintained, no surges, correct voltage and amp draws, no moisture, etc, etc,,,,,,,,,,I have seen them last 20 years and only last 5 years.

When they go, they can be replaced or if no longer available, they can be restrung with new heating wire coils.


With that said, at 15 years old, if feasible, I would replace or restring now. I would also replace the sequencer and limits if not replaced recently.


Thanks,
Robert
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