I wonder how did I not know about this?
The website www.ismyfurnacesafe.com gives all of the details of the defective furnaces. As quoted from the site:
“According to the findings in two class action lawsuits, more than 49 brands of furnaces produced prior to 2001 may contain faulty parts. Often, these furnaces will operate for years without a problem. Yet they still remain a possible fire and/or carbon monoxide risk.
These 49 brands of furnaces have been sold by many of the most commonly known companies in the heating and cooling industry. Consequently, these furnaces with potentially defective parts can be found throughout North America. ”
49 brands of furnaces with defective parts that are a fire hazard! I am in the industry and did not even know there was 49 brands of furnaces. I also had not heard of this problem with these furnaces. They go undetected until they have a problem. The company that manufactured the parts has went bankrupt from all the lawsuits in California. Technicians in California and many other states are required to shut off the gas and give the customer a warning notice when finding one of these units even when no problem is visible. It is very dangerous. You think it would be more publicized. We have seen many of these types of furnaces in homes in the Dallas area. Anyone with a furnace that is manufactured between 1984 and 2001 should have it checked out to see if it is one of the units with these unsafe parts.
We are doing free safety checks for anyone in the Dallas metro that is concerned about their furnace.