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Armstrong Versus Tempstar Gas Furnace

Armstrong Versus Tempstar Gas Furnace Comparison of Armstrong and Tempstar Gas Furnaces In this comparison of brands we chose Armstrong versus Tempstar gas furnace premium models. The brand models represent the best those brands have to offer currently. The specific...

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Westinghouse Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

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...

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Coleman Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Coleman Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Coleman® offers several different series models of gas furnaces. Coleman's 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...

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Ducane Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ducane Gas Furnace Reviews - Ducane offers various different gas furnaces to fit many needs and efficiency levels. Ducane's gas furnace efficiency levels range from the HVAC industry standard 80% AFUE for lower efficient models to 95% AFUE for the higher gas furnace...

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Gas Furnace Reviews – Comprehensive list of gas furnace manufacturers and the reviews and ratings of the those gas furnaces. Includes a professional technical review and rating of the equipment. Consumers can review their equipment without registration or logging in. Furthermore, the only information we collect from you when you make a review is your name, email address and IP address. Finally, review your gas furnace today to let others know how well your gas furnace is performing.

Gas Furnace Reviews Consumer Ratings

Technical reviews include efficiency rating and basic select list of components for the gas furnace equipment. Consumer reviews are in the comments section and are moderated to prevent spam. We encourage everyone to give us your opinion of your gas furnace and list details of why you are happy (or not) about your system. We get an overwhelming amount of negative reviews for various gas furnace brands as compared to the positive reviews. Keep in mind that some people use the lowest bidder and some don’t even use a licensed knowledgeable contractor.

Working for and as a contractor I have seen this problem over and over again and while some have success with using non-licensed, side-job technicians to install their systems (or even self-installed) most miss something that is either safety related or technical related that leads to premature failure of the system. See our HVAC buyers guide in our Buyers Advice category to help you through this process of buying a new gas furnace. Lastly, never compromise safety especially with gas appliances. Our gas furnace buying guide will help you with this process.

Gas Furnace Reviews Models Comparison Detail Matrix

Gas Furnace Model Comparison Detail Matrix
Premium Model SeriesMid-Range Model SeriesEconomy Model Series
AFUE Ratings for premium modelsAFUE Ratings range for mid-range modelsAFUE Ratings range for economy models
Warranty information for heat exchangersWarranty information for heat exchangersWarranty information for heat exchangers
Blowers for premium modelsBlowers for mid-range modelsBlowers for economy models
Modulating or staging (range of operation)Modulating or stagingModulating or staging
Cabinet insulation for heat transfer and soundCabinet insulation for heat transfer and soundCabinet insulation for heat transfer and sound
Inducer motor typeInducer motor typeInducer motor type
Heat exchanger constructionHeat exchanger constructionHeat exchanger construction
Overall warranty information for modelOverall warranty information for modelOverall warranty information for model
Does it meet ENERGY STAR Gas Furnace qualificationsDoes it meet ENERGY STAR Gas Furnace qualificationsDoes it meet ENERGY STAR Gas Furnace qualifications

As noted, in our reviews we compare quality, efficiency, and various features of model series or select models when no series is offered. Our review criteria offers you a wholesome technical look at each type of system and various models within that brand group.

  • Quality ratings include cabinet design, insulation, and basic components of the system. Warranties are also included in the quality criteria.
  • Efficiency ratings include various components that offer more or less efficiency for that particular component. It also includes operation of the system since different sequence of operation for gas furnaces offer different efficiency ranges.
  • Feature ratings in the gas furnace reviews criteria can also include warranties and components that stand out for that particular gas furnace.

In all our reviews and ratings we try to keep everything up to date as manufacturers upgrade various models however sometimes, because of our busy editorial work load, we do get behind on the updates. Therefore, its good to see the manufacturers website and if you have any questions please email us using our contact page. We get bombarded with emails but do try to respond to as many as possible. Thanks for visiting our site and it is our hope that get a good gas furnace that will keep you warm and comfy for a very long time.

Gas Furnace Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment (ROI) Factors

Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment
EfficiencyPricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of WarrantyROI (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, duct work integrity, and other basic efficiency factors. Furnace AFUE rating is a high factor in the return.

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