Gas Furnace Reviews Index
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Best Furnace Brand Comparison Charts
Welcome to our Gas Furnace Reviews page. Below are listing for several brands along with information and guides contained in each link to help you. The informtion in our brand comparison guides are designed to help you make a better, more informed buying decision.
Brand Versus Brand Gas Furnaces Comparisons
Daikin Vs Rheem Modulating
Trane Versus Carrier
Armstrong Versus Tempstar
Carrier Versus Rheem
Goodman Versus Ducane
Carrier Versus Lennox
Energy Efficiency and Gas Furnace AFUE
Just because you spend extra money to buy a high AFUE gas furnace does not mean you will have true energy efficiency. There are many factors to getting true energy efficiency. Among these factors are:
- Proper installation of the gas furnace
- Ductwork Integrity
- Home Insulation including energy-efficient doors and windows
- Home humidity levels
For more information see our article on Gas Furnace Efficiency Factors
Gas Furnace Reviews Consumer Ratings
Above is a comprehensive list of manufacturers and the gas furnace reviews and ratings of those gas furnaces. Furthermore, the reviews include 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 do 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 include an efficiency rating, including if it is an Energy Star rated furnace, and a basic select list of components for the gas furnace equipment. Consumer reviews are in the comments section and are moderated to prevent spam. Moreover, 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. Finally, 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. Additionally, 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 Consumer Buyer’s Guide in our Buyers Advice category to help you through this process of buying a new gas furnace. Lastly, never compromise the safety, especially with gas appliances. Our gas furnace buying guide will help you with this process.
Gas Furnace Brand Comparison Guide
Gas Furnace Reviews Models Comparison Chart
|Gas Furnace Model Comparison Chart|
|Premium Model Series |
Mid Range Models
|AFUE Ratings for premium models|
|Warranty information for heat exchangers|
|Blowers for premium models|
|Modulating or staging (range of operation)|
|Cabinet insulation for heat transfer and sound|
|Inducer motor type|
|Heat exchanger construction|
|Overall warranty information for model|
|Does 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 with no series availability. Furthermore, our review criteria offer 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. Included in the quality criteria are warranties.
- Efficiency ratings include various components that offer more or less efficiency for that particular component. It also includes the operation of the system since the different sequences 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.
Pricing and Return on Investment
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.|
The fact is, we all want lower bills every month. Therefore, it is wise to purchase a furnace that will give us the best efficiency. A furnace that will use less gas and electricity but give comfortable heat in the winter. Of course, the upfront cost of a high efficiency furnace can be steep compared to the other economically priced models. It really is all about your budget and how much you can afford.
In all our gas furnace ratings, we try to keep everything up to date as manufacturers upgrade various models; however, sometimes, because of our busy editorial workload, we do get behind on the updates. Therefore, its good to see the manufacturer’s 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. Finally, thanks for visiting our site, and we hope that you get the right gas furnace that will keep you warm and comfy for a very long time.
Gas Furnace Reviews and Ratings