furnace efficiency

how much less than rated efficiency can a moderatly dirty unit burn. , 5 % , 15 % or 2 %
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is this like a game show?
i pick door number 2.
randy

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This is Turtle.
The average furnace will get to about 10% less effency before sutting start to happen. Then sutting will take it out in about a week. So about 10% would the point to hold or it will take it'self out. So a 80% AFUE will run untill it crosses the 70% AFUE rating.
Now as being a little ditry well if you have perfect blue flames and don't have yellow or white flame of any kind it , it will make very little difference in the % AFUE rating.
The info was gotten from a fellow checking out the GMP Goodman furnaces for a defect in the burners as the Flame sencer cutting the furnace or shutting it down on cold morning starts and goodman put out a replacement becket burners to stop the problem. The burner was not the problem but they were letting the plastic cover that help seal the fire chamber blower motor blower housing attach to the furnace wall drop down and flap in the blower air coming out of the burner tubes going into the blower wheel. All you had to do is remove the plastic or just pull the blower fan motor wire off and let the furnace go out on the high limit and it would melt the plastic and fix it. Now it was a better ideal to get the newer becket burners for it would make it a 81% AFUE out of the old burners or the furnace which was a 79.1% AFUE furnace. The Old burners was not letting enough air in and was getting almost the 400 ppm CO coming off the fire chamber. No one said a word to Goodman for having the 79.1 %AFUE when it was suppose to be the 80% AFUE.
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