American Standard Gas Furnace Reviews - American Standard gas furnaces ranges in efficiency ratings from 80% up to 97.3% AFUE. American Standard has a top of the line gas furnace that modulates from 40 percent to 100 percent. Additionally, the modulation of rated capacity is based on demand. It is very important that any HVAC equipment you purchase is installed properly. Additionally, it must be set up properly to gain the rated efficiency. Finally, the efficiency listed on the unit at the time of purchase.
American Standard Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Features
Various features of select American Standard gas furnaces include:
- Variable-speed ECM blower motors
- Two-Stage furnaces in select American Standard models
- American Standard also utilizes diagnostics on its controls. That makes for easy gas furnace troubleshooting and furnace safety control
- Washable filter
- Lifetime limited warranties on heat exchangers
- Insulated cabinets for quiet operation
- Selected American Standard gas furnaces are Energy Star rated
- Modulating gas furnace available for the top of the line American Standard gas furnace
- Finally, communication and WiFi options for select systems
American Standard Gas Furnace Consumer Ratings Select Features
- American Standard Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 92% 92%
- American Standard Quality as Compared to Other Brands 95% 95%
- Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 84% 84%
- American Standard Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
- Overall American Standard Opinion from a Technical Perspective 85% 85%
American Standard Top AFUE (up to)
American Standard Gas Furnace Reviews Model Comparison Guide
|Platinum Series||Gold Series||Silver Series|
|AccuLink™ Communication Compatibility||AccuLink™ Communication Compatibility in Select Models||Conventional Thermostat Control|
|Variable-speed ECM blower motor|
with Comfort-R™. Comfort-R is applicable to air conditioning. While a matching air conditioner condenser is not required it is advisable.
|High efficiency multi-speed ECM blower motor in select models. Variable-speed blower motor with Comfort-R™ is available only in select models.||Multi-speed blower motor. High efficiency multi-speed ECM blower motor available in select models.|
|Fully modulating gas valve available in select models. Two-stage gas valve.||Two-stage gas valve||Single Stage gas valve|
|Variable-speed induced draft venting||Induced draft Variable-speed motors in select systems||Single-speed induced draft venting|
|ENERGY STAR® Qualified Select Models||Select Models are ENERGY STAR® Qualified||ENERGY STAR® Qualified Select Models|
|Premium models have a Lifetime Limited Warranty on the Heat Exchanger with registration*||Lifetime Limited Warranty on the Heat Exchanger with registration*||Lifetime Limited Warranty on the Heat Exchanger with registration*|
|Ten Year Limited Warranty on Functional Parts with registration*||10 Year Limited Warranty on Functional Parts with registration*||10 Year Limited Warranty on Functional Parts with registration*|
American Standard Gas Furnace Warranties
We recommend if you purchase any American Standard HVAC appliance with the communication ability that you also purchase an extended parts and labor warranty. Furthermore, standard warranties typically only cover parts and not labor. The top of the line models have bells and whistles. Additionally, these features usually make things a bit more complex. Furthermore, it adds a level of difficulty for troubleshooting. Lastly, it is why we recommend the parts and labor warranty if available.
For heat exchangers we recommend at least 20 years or better, lifetime. The heat exchangers in modern furnaces are subjected to corrosive condensation. The corrosive condensation is the product of high efficiency heat exchangers that use more heat from the combustion process. Furthermore, in that process, condensation is made that is drained from the furnace through a condensation drain. Additionally, heat exchangers are designed to withstand corrosive by products of combustion. However, you want it to last and you want the manufacturer to stand by their products.
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.|
American Standard Gas Furnace Buyers Guide
In our Buyers advice category we have several articles that will help you make a better, more informed decision. This category will help you when purchasing many types of HVAC equipment. It will also help you find a good contractor and offer you a basic Buyers Guide for purchasing any HVAC equipment. Here is a sample list of some of things you need to know when purchasing new equipment.
- When buying a new HVAC system your primary consideration should be a quality contractor over brand.
- A good contractor will always offer their personal warranty that will cover workmanship and other things if something goes wrong.
- Get a minimum of 3 bids from separate contractors who you have vetted. Additionally, vetting instructions are in our articles in the Buyers Advice category.
That is a small list of items that are important for you to know. Finally, these things will help you make a better buying decision and deal with the contractors.
About American Standard
American became Tappan Air Conditioning division in 1972. Furthermore, American-Standard purchased the Trane Company in 1984. American-Standards name revived in 1988. They are based out of Tyler, Texas. Lastly, they produce air conditioning and heating equipment along with other products for the home. Finally, in 2008 American Standard was acquired by Ingersoll-Rand along with American Standards sister company Trane.
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American Standard Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
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