Tempstar IIS 90 Two Stage Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer RatingsTempstar Two-Stage Gas Furnace Reviews - The Tempstar IIS 90 Two-Stage Gas Furnace in model series T9MPT Tempstar gas furnace line-up offers up to efficiency up to 92% and is listed as an Energy Star rated gas furnace.

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The key feature of the Tempstar IIS 90 Two-Stage gas furnace aside from the efficiency of the furnace is the lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. The 7-year no-hassle replacement warranty is okay but I have reservations about it.

In my experience heat exchangers fail, if a heat exchanger is going to fail, heat exchangers will fail around 9 to 11 years for the average failure in my experience and career as an HVAC service technician. So the 7 years no hassle replacement warranty, while being a good thing, will probably never be used but it is good it is a part of the purchase.

One thing missing from the Tempstar IIS 90 gas furnace is a variable speed ECM blower motor which will likely not affect heating as much as it affects cooling and dehumidification for summer use if the system will be matched with an air conditioning system. As with any two-stage gas furnace, High Performance HVAC urges caution about efficiency claims by manufacturers because the test for two-stage gas furnaces is the same test manufacturers use for single-stage gas furnaces and is subject to a question about the accuracy of efficiency according to ASHRAE.

Tempstar Two-Stage Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

  • Tempstar Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 90% 90%
  • Tempstar Quality as Compared to Other Brands 90% 90%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 81% 81%
  • Tempstar Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 88% 88%
  • Overall Tempstar Opinion from a Technical Perspective 91% 91%


Tempstar IIS 90 Top AFUE Rating

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Put short, HVAC manufacturers will have to retest all their equipment when the new DOE test (recommended by ASHRAE) is put into effect. Some of the features for the Tempstar IIS 90 gas furnace are:

  • Rated about 90% for AFUE which is good but subject to question as stated above
  • The two-Stage operation allows a lower firing rate for milder days and a 100% firing rate for the coldest days. For this feature to work properly a two-stage heating thermostat is necessary
  • 7-year no-hassle replacement warranty if the heat exchanger fails for the Tempstar IIS 90 gas furnace
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty for the heat exchanger in the Tempstar IIS 90 gas furnace
  • 5-year limited parts warranty for the Tempstar IIS 90 gas furnace
  • Energy Star rated gas furnace
  • Selected Tempstar furnaces have diagnostic capabilities for easier gas furnace troubleshooting

There is not much history about Tempstar except the fact they are owned by United Technologies.

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