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I bought a home built in 1935 with a Perfection Brand gas forced air heater, any info or a website on this old brand of heater would be greately appreciated. I was told it is over 25 years old, I just want to read about this heater and get to know how it works, until I get money to purchase a new one. Thanks in advance.

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Any and i mean any ac and heat company you call in the yellow pages can and will be happy to repair yor heater. parts are all generic. problem is the heat exchanger needs to be tested every year with a co detector so no one gets killed. thats pretty blunt but hey its true. gas is nothing to play around with.call the gas company and they will usually test it for you. maybe for free. all heaters work the same. stat says heat , if pilot is lit then thewrmocouple senses heat and oks main gas valve to open then burner lights and a while later blower comnes on and blows hot air into house. question is , are air and chimmney gases mixingin furnace? test with co detector.does flame lift on burners? observe and compare with your previoys observations. my gut feeling is that consummer reports says 9 to 13 years is a life span on a ne wunit , your messing around with a old piece of equipment. it doesn't care about your finances, it will fail and harm you when its time comes reguardless ....

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