The economy grade category is single-stage gas furnaces rated from 80 AFUE to 95 AFUE. The mid-grade line of gas furnaces from Airease range in efficiency levels from 80 AFUE to 96 AFUE described as “Constant Torque Blower & Two- or Single-Stage Performance.” More on that later. The Airease top-grade models include multi-staging with variable-speed blowers. Additionally, Airease also has some gas furnaces that are Energy Star rated. Furthermore, for more information on Energy Star Gas Furnaces see our articles about Energy Star gas furnaces.
Airease Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
Airease has, what they call, EHX™ Technology available in all their gas furnaces. Now you may be asking yourself what it is, and how does it benefit you? It is a method of how they construct their heat exchanger for their gas furnaces. Furthermore, they use a special crimping method to crimp the joints of the heat exchanger, and that prevents heat strain and fatigue stress in the assembly process. Additionally, Airease also claims the heat exchanger is specially shaped to improve heat exchange and airflow through the heat exchanger. Essentially, what they are saying, is that this technology improves efficiency and longevity of the gas furnace.
Additionally, another description Airease uses for most of their gas furnace is “Quiet Combustion Technology”. Airease claims that they have specially designed gas burners that make the firing process much quieter than standard gas burners. I think they are stretching things a bit when they say the burners use a smaller BTU input per burner to make things quieter.
Airease Gas Furnace Top AFUE
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Select features of various Airease gas furnaces include:
- Programmable Communicating Wi-Fi Thermostat called the Comfort Sync Thermostat. This is an optional feature loaded with extra features and is recommended especially to those who are tech-savvy. This is a communicating WIFi thermostat as opposed to any conventional thermostat. I recommend if you purchase this option with your new Air Ease gas furnace and air conditioner system that you have the installation technicians also pull the normal wire for a conventional thermostat. I believe the wire is the same 18 gauge wire used for a conventional thermostat but the communicating thermostat only requires 4 wires to work while most conventional thermostats (with a gas furnace and air conditioner) require 5 wires for the thermostat. So I would ensure they pull a 5 wire bundle versus just pulling a 4 wire bundle. This way, in the future, if you decide to use a conventional thermostat the wire will be there and you won’t have to pull wire for that process. More on the communicating thermostat below.
- Select Airease gas furnaces are two-stage gas furnaces
- Top of the line Airease gas furnaces is a modulating gas furnace
- Lastly, various Airease gas furnaces offer a variable speed blower motor. This is especially important if you get a matching high-efficiency air conditioner with your gas furnace. I always recommend getting a matching system to prevent Frankenstein HVAC systems. Variable speed blowers are also soft start and more efficient than conventional PSC blower motors.
Airease Gas Furnace Model Comparison Guide
|Airease Gas Furnace Model Comparison Guide|
|Model||Efficiency||Energy Star Rated||Operation|
|A97MV Pro Series||Up to 97% AFUE Efficiency Rating||√||Modulating Heat|
|A962V Pro Series||96% AFUE Efficiency Rating||√||Two-Stage Heating|
|A802V Pro Series||80% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Two-Stage Heating|
|A962E||96% AFUE Efficiency Rating||√||Two-Stage Heating|
|A951E||95% AFUE Efficiency Rating||√||Single-Stage Heat|
|A931E||93% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
|A801E||80% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
|A951S||95% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
|A801D||80% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
|A951A||95% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
|A931A||93% AFUE Efficiency Rating||X||Single-Stage Heat|
Airease Buyers Guide | Dealing with Contractors
Airease Gas Furnace Reviews
It appears Airease has a good network of licensed contractors and dealers to install their systems. That doesn’t mean you can avoid doing homework and checking the contractor out to make sure they have a good reputation. See our article on finding a good contractor and the HVAC Consumers Buyers Guide to help you with this process. Additionally, this is more important to get right than selecting your brand. Lastly, if the unit is not properly installed then it will not function as designed, and longevity reduced.
So instead of getting a system that gives you 15 years of good reliable service, and improper installation will give headaches for ten years before it goes belly up. If you are lucky, it will last that long. Then you will be back here on this site, making a terrible review of the system. So make sure you get a good contractor! Furthermore, read the Buyers Advice Guide I referenced you to, and if you see any red flags I describe in there for the contractor then find another one.
WiFi Communicating Thermostats
Airease Gas Furnace Reviews
Now, back to the communicating WiFi thermostat. That is a pretty fancy thermostat with lots of features and packs a technological punch for features and control. It gives you remote monitoring and control for both Apple products and Android products. Always recommended for the top of the line modulating gas furnace. These furnaces need added control, and with this thermostat, you get that.
Some conventional thermostats give you the same control. We are currently working on an article to describe this in detail. For an article that describes this in limited terms see our Honeywell Thermostat Troubleshooting article. Finally, these control features get technical and are not graspable by some people but I do try to explain it so you will understand.
Gas Furnace Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment (ROI) Factors
|Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment|
|Efficiency||Pricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of Warranty||ROI (Return On Investment)|
|95% AFUE Plus||$$$$$||5 to 7 years depending on efficiency %*|
|90% to 95% AFUE||$$$||7 to 10 years depending on efficiency %*|
|80% to 90%||$||Over 10 years*|
|*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, ductwork integrity, and other essential efficiency factors. The furnace AFUE rating is a high factor in the return.|
Conclusion - Airease Gas Furnace Reviews
Airease is based out of South Carolina, and they have dealer networks all over the USA and Canada. They produce gas furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, oil furnaces, air handlers, package units, and coils for HVAC applications. The parent company for Airease is Lennox, which is a brand I recommend to many people. Finally, thank you for visiting High Performance HVAC, and don’t forget to share us on social media! We appreciate it as we hope you appreciated this review! Caio!