Old VS. New/ Moffat VS. Honeywell
My old Moffat stove was built in 1948 or so. I recently found some NOS elements, baskets and trim rings for $100.00 (for a set of 4) which I replaced.
I paid $100.00 for this stove 18 years ago and it’s still doing what it’s supposed to.
In the basement I have another machine, a high efficiency furnace that cost $3000.00 (approx) 14 years ago.
It has a computer chip in the Honeywell gas regulator valve that decided to stop working. It did not do what I asked of it.
It would not turn on and if it did turn on, it would not turn off. I replaced the valve ($400.00) and the flame sensor ($150) to fix it.
Planned obsolescence will cost me another $4000.00 to replace this in the next couple of years.
This is progress?