Daikin Vs Rheem Modulating Gas Furnaces - Here, we compare two modulating gas furnace brands. Daikin and Rheem offer similar modulating gas furnaces. We sit them side by side and compare the similar models offered by both brands. We help you recognize the differences or similarities to make a better buying decision. These are premium model gas furnaces offered by the Daikin brand and the Rheem brand. Are they the same, or are they different? What are the differences, and how will they affect you if you buy one particular brand?
Frigidaire Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Frigidaire has several gas furnaces ranging in various levels of efficiency with various components and features.
Their top premium model is an Energy Star rated gas furnace with a 96% AFUE rating. The Frigidaire economy model gas furnace covers the gas furnace minimum efficiency rating as set by the Department of Energy for gas furnace manufacturers.
The minimum is 80% AFUE which is far better than older furnaces that got around 60% AFUE if you were lucky. Today, gas hogs have been banned from being produced so you get the now standard minimum of 80% AFUE.
Frigidaire has other models that fall in between the two stated efficiency ratings for their premium models and for the minimum rated model. (more…)
Westinghouse Gas Furnace Reviews - Westinghouse offers several models of gas furnaces with various efficiency ratings from the minimum AFUE levels as required by the DOE up to 96% AFUE. Unlike other manufacturers, Westinghouse keeps their model line up simple with a basic single line comprising of several different models.
From the minimum efficiency economy model up to the top premium model, Westinghouse gives some good options for selection of a new gas furnace. They include gas packs in their models that are specifically for stand-alone furnaces or with a split system air conditioner or dual fuel heat pump. (more…)
Day and Night Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Day and Night offers two specific series of gas furnace models for use in residential and light commercial applications. The Day and Night Constant Comfort™ Series and the Day and Night Performance® Series. There are several different furnaces with various features to choose from among those in the two series models.
The efficiency ratings range from 80% AFUE up to 98% AFUE for Day and Night Gas Furnaces. With 80% AFUE being the minimum allowed for sale by any manufacturer in the USA these furnaces are usually the economy models. The other variety of furnace types available from Day and Night include modulating gas furnaces and two-stage gas furnaces with the lower end furnaces being single-stage. (more…)
Coleman Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - This Coleman buyers guide will assist you in selecting a good Coleman model furnace. One that is right for you and your budget. Coleman® offers several different series models of gas furnaces. The premium Echelon™ model comes in at (up to) 98% AFUE while their economy model the GY8S series comes in at (up to 80% AFUE which is the minimum efficiency gas furnace that can be sold in the USA. Their other models match or fall in between the efficiency ratings. Coleman is a trusted name brand that goes all the way back to 1900 when W.C. They began producing camping equipment in Kingfisher, OK.
ArcoAire Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Opinions- ArcoAire has three specific model series for their gas furnaces. The Ion™ Series, the QuietComfort Series, and the Performance Series. Additionally, the Ion™ Series is their premium brand, while the Performance Series is their economy brand. The Ion™ brand series offer high-efficiency ranges for their top models of gas furnaces.
Three brand series also offer minimum AFUE efficiency ranges to increase your purchase options among the series triple. In the Ion™ and Performance series of ArcoAire gas furnaces, ten gas furnaces are ranging in efficiency rating from 80% AFUE to 98% AFUE. With various features and components, both series brands offer many different options for a potential buyer. We’ll cover the basics here and explain the technical side of the more complex components. (more…)
Airease Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Airease offers residential and light commercial gas furnaces in various sizes and efficiency ratings. Their top efficiency rating is 97 AFUE for their top-of-the-line model, while the minimum rated efficient furnace is 80 AFUE.
Furthermore, Airease has three different product series from top to middle to bottom. The top of the line models is called the Pro Series Gas Furnaces while the other two categories are not named except by the type of gas furnace they produce.
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. (more…)
York Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings. York offers several gas furnaces from 80 AFUE to 98 AFUE. Their residential capacities offer between 40 BTUh and 130,000 BTUh (give or take for various models), making them ideal for most residential applications. On the higher-tier York offers the Affinity™ line of gas furnaces for those seeking high efficiency and bells and whistles.
York’s mid-grade models are called the LX series and offer low to mid-range efficiency with fewer options. And the economic model for York gas furnaces is called the Latitude™ Series, which also provides mid-range to low-range efficiency levels for those on a budget for initial installation cost. (more…)
Payne Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings. Payne offers gas furnaces for residential systems from 80% AFUE to 96% AFUE. Capacity for Payne gas furnaces ranges from 60k BTUh to 120,000 BTUh which makes it ideal for residential and light commercial applications. Most Payne gas furnaces are two-stage operations and have ECM variable-speed blowers. The variable-speed blower offers different airflow capacities for heating and cooling with programmable options for both*.
Of course, check with the dealer to make sure you are getting this feature if purchasing a Payne gas furnace with an ECM variable-speed blower. The benefit in the summer with an ECM motor is the dehumidification features. The less humidity in the summer the more cooler you feel. In the winter you want to add humidity to the air. That makes you feel warmer and it also has other benefits. However, you will need a humidifier to add to the humidity in the winter. That would be an add-on product if you purchase a new gas furnace from any manufacturer. (more…)