I thought the same thing, by the time you add an ECM blower you are pushing 6k with tax. For that kind of money I'd get a Kuuma.I'm confused as to why anyone would purchase a Caddy Advanced for $4500 when you could buy the Heat Commander for $2800. Both furnaces have the exact same specs.
No...but they were made differently at the front, where the Caddy and HC look to be about the same now...the previous generation Caddy had the front of the firebox blower cooled, where the Tundra was just bare on the front (air cooled, but not by airflow from the blower)Did the previous Caddy suffer the firebox cracking issues that its sister product did?
There were indeed some differences before. Things like dhw option on the Max caddy, touchscreen control thingy, etc. But real world performance was little difference. I'm just glad they still make the cheaper diy version!Again, looks can be deceiving. I'm betting there's more to the difference than the nameplate... but I've been wrong before and will be again... just watch... LOL
It has not beem reduced, it is the EPA burned time. In the previous Caddy the burn time was a fully loaded combustion chamber.I see the maximum burn time has been reduced from 15 h to 10 h, yet the output is identical. What is the reason? Changes in testing?
You sure it wouldn’t be able to keep up? In reading the threads on the Drolet HC, it’s exceeding the previous gen Caddy, putting it closer to where the Max was. What’s your house set up?That's how I'm set up with LP as a backup. It would be nicer to have a simplified install with just one furnace but I'm guessing that the BTU rating of the Advanced will be the same as the standard which is far under my Max... No new furnace day for me I guess...