Mom's house is cold - not enough heat, just tepid air coming out of the registers and she might be replacing her furnace because everyone's afraid of electricity - "don't want to burn the house down."
I popped the cover off the furnace and there are three wires, two of which are melted/severed. Here is a link to my photos (and a diagram, too, in case you can read it. I can't)
I'd like to know what those three wires are called.
Mom is getting quotes for over $2 grand for a new furnace and re-wiring with about 45' of copper wire, etc.
What can ya tell me?
Obviously, as much as I respect furnaces and electricity, I am tempted to find out what these wires are called and just replace them. I mean, they were designed to work in the first place?
NOTES TO SELF
Her Existing Furnace
Electrical Central Heating Furnace – 960K
Westco Air Comfort Division
Model 15.5 RU 240V 60 HZ 1 PH
Total element amps 62.5
1/5 HP motor – 3 amps
L1-L2 26.0 30A
L11-L-22 55.9 60A
Coleman Echelon Series Variable Speed Air Handler
Air Handler MU16C ?
7 day programmable “4000” thermostat (she doesn't necessarily want anything programmable)
15 KW heat strip
(Permits?)(are these needed?)
(Old furnace removal?)(isn't the metal worth something?)
(add duct to garage +$250)