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"Durability — Reliablity"
I have had my wood – oil combo furnace since 1980 and it has been a workhorse. Very little service problems. It heats fine even down to – 25f. I would buy another one if I ever needed one. A+a+a+
My cousin had this furnace installed in August of 2015. He paid over $10,000 for it. He had a heart attack and passed away in October. When his wife started using it this year, she has had nothing but problems. The furnace keeps going out and having different problems. Newmac has not helped her or backed their product at all. It's bad enough that she has to deal with the loss of her husband. She wakes up in the middle of the night when it's freezing outside and the furnace has gone out. It's very disappointing when you spend so much money on something and the company does not back it. I would never recommend Newmac furnaces.
I bought 2 Newmac CL-115 wood/oil combo furnaces in 2006. One for myself, one for my next door neighbour. Bought and installed them at the same time. Furnaces burned wood like crazy. Little heat from the oil side. About two years ago I started to smell wood smoke at odd times. Last winter I started to smell oil smoke when the oil burner kicked in. My wife complained of headaches when the furnace was running. Neighbour complained of exactly the same problems. Imagine our surprise when we both had our furnaces checked this summer(2015) and were told both heat exchangers were completely rotted out. Newmac offered no help, not even a break on new exchangers. These things were pumping carbon monoxide into our houses for heaven knows how long. We had the heat exchangers removed to examine them, and found them too rotted to repair. It's no wonder, since they were made of the cheapest tin Newmac could find. How these things ever earned a CSA stamp is beyond me. These furnaces are cheap, dangerous junk and should be taken off the market before someone winds up dead.
The house smells like smoke, it burns wood way too fast (like a two to three hour burn time) and the carbon monoxide detector goes off once a week. We complained about the problem shortly after the installation. The Newmac rep came, looked at it and brushed us off. The furnace seems to be thirty years behind the times. I have a 2.5-year-old and a 5-year-old child. I'm not impressed with this company or the installer. I would suggest buying a Napoleon or Pacific Energy.
"Great Furnace Newmac"
The Newmac wao/gao furnace is great. One of the best furnaces out there today. Once hooked up right, you are all set for years to come.
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