Non-Biased Review of the Best Furnace Brands for 2023

Non-Biased Review of the Best Furnace Brands

Being an HVAC technician for the last 20 years has led me to believe that the majority of the best furnace brands are nearly the same. The main differences are the internal components and where the equipment is assembled.

There are other considerations when choosing a furnace brand but calling something the best will always depend on your personal preferences and buying criteria.

So, this article is meant to provide a non-biased overview of the major furnace brands to help you determine which brand meets your buying criteria the best…essentially making it the best furnace for you!

⭐ Furnace Brand Buying Criteria

  • Parent Company
  • Manufacturer Location
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component
  • Standard Component Warranty
  • Major Component Warranty
  • Available Fuel Types
  • Energy Efficiency Options
  • Standard Features
  • Advanced Features
  • Purchase Price Rating
  • Repair Price Rating
  • Customer Reviews

Before I get into listing out the information for each of the above furnace brands, I want you to understand a little bit about what you should consider valuable when it comes to purchasing a furnace.

⭐ What Makes a Top-Rated Furnace?

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Let’s assume that your budget is unlimited and that you’ll never worry about the cost of repairing a furnace.

If that’s the case, then all you want is to buy a furnace that is reliable, quiet, energy-efficient, and made locally.

If you can check all those boxes, you’ve bought yourself one of the best furnace brands on the market.

πŸ”₯ What Makes a Gas Furnace Reliable?

A lack of part failures makes a furnace reliable, but the quality of the furnace parts and how they were installed is what truly makes a furnace reliable.

If a furnace brand uses low-quality parts or their quality-control process is sub-par, those furnace brands will fail more often than others.

πŸ”₯ What Makes a Gas Furnace Quiet?

There are two main reasons for one gas furnace to be quieter than another; the quieter furnace will use a variable-speed motor and a modulating gas valve.

Using these two components allows the furnace to use as little gas as possible while running the blower motor as little as possible.

βœ… Pro Fact: unrelated to your furnace choice, the design of the ducting system will significantly impact the noise that the furnace makes and its effectiveness.

πŸ”₯ What Makes A Gas Furnace Energy Efficient?

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Modern furnaces have increased their Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating through the use of secondary heat exchangers, modulating gas valves, and variable-speed blower motors.

The best furnaces can remove up to 99% of the heat from the flue gases before they are exhausted.

These high-efficiency furnaces will have two-white PVC pipes instead of the traditional sheet metal exhaust pipe for their exhaust and air intake.

Furnaces with sheet metal exhaust pipes are 80% efficient at best.

πŸ”₯ What Makes a Gas Furnace “Made Locally”?

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Did you notice my “quotations” above when mentioning the term “made locally”?

I’m lightly joking, but saying that the whole furnace was made in America is kind of laughable.

My reasoning is simple, there are hundreds of parts within a furnace, and most of them are manufactured by other furnace companies from who knows where.

If you were to look into government policy, the ability for a manufacturer to use the term “Made in America” is probably that it’s been assembled in the U.S. or that a certain percentage of it was made in the U.S.

With that said, if a company is using that term, then you can assume that more of their product is made in the U.S. than other brands that can’t use that term.

I also assume that furnace companies that are made in America have better quality control procedures.

⭐ List of the Best Furnace Brands in No Particular Order

The list of furnace brands below may show multiple brands listed together side-by-side.

(Parent Company or Primary Brand/ Secondary Brand/ Tertiary Brand, Etc.)

  • American Standard/ Trane/ Ameristar/ Oxbox
  • Carrier/ Bryant/ Payne
  • JCI/ York/ Luxaire/ Coleman
  • ICP/ Comfortmaker/ ArcoAire/ Heil/ Keeprite/ Tempstar
  • Daikin/ Goodman/ Amana
  • Lennox/ Concord/ Armstrong Air/ Ducane/ Aire-Flo
  • Rheem/ Ruud
  • Nortek/ Frigidaire/ Maytag
  • Wolf Steel/ Napoleon/ Continental

⭐ Non-Biased Review of Each of the Best Furnace Brands

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Please note that we are only reviewing natural gas and propane furnaces.

At this time, we have yet to rate oil furnaces or electric furnaces.

However, we do have plans for future articles specifically geared toward rating oil furnaces and a separate article on electric heating systems.

Also, note that this article is only about the best furnaces brands and does not rate air conditioners.

It is important to understand that most of these brands manufacture their air conditioners in other facilities, which could significantly impact an air conditioner’s overall quality and price.

To learn more about air conditioners, please feel free to submit a contact form with your questions.

πŸ”₯ American Standard/ Ingersoll Rand/ Trane/ Ameristar/ Oxbox

The first company we’ll review is American Standard and Ingersoll Rand.

At the time of this article, I understood that Ingersoll Rand purchased Trane from American Standard and owns Ameristar and Oxbox.

American Standard is a separate company that owns and sells its furnaces.

Ingersoll Rand manufactures Trane, American Standard, Ameristar, and Oxbox.

Ameristar is endorsed by American Standard and is usually sold by the same distributors as a less expensive sub-brand to American Standard furnaces.

Oxbox is endorsed by Trane and is usually sold by the same distributors as a less expensive sub-brand to Trane furnaces.

Furnace Brand Information

Oxbox Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Ingersoll Rand
  • Manufacturer Location: Tyler, Texas (it’s not advertised anywhere, but I’ve heard that they are manufactured in Mexico and then shipped to the US for final assembly.)
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 5 Years
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: 20 years
  • Special Warranty: Complete Unit Replacement – Applicable if the compressor, coil, or heat exchanger fails in the first year, per the Limited Warranty terms. Applicable to residential applications.
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 96% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: silicon nitride igniter, aluminized steel heat exchanger, galvanized steel cabinets, Energy Star Certified
  • Advanced Features: Not applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: Low
  • Repair Price Rating: Low
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. This company does not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. I’ve read in HVAC forums that they are a decent quality furnace at a lower price point than its parent brand.

Ameristar Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Ingersoll Rand
  • Assembled in Location: Trenton, New Jersey (it’s not advertised anywhere, but I’ve heard that they are manufactured in China and then shipped to the US for final assembly.)
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: 20 years
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 96% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: Constant torque ECM motors, stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers, galvanized steel cabinets, Energy Star Certified.
  • Advanced Features: Not applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: Low
  • Repair Price Rating: Low
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. This company does not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. I’ve read in HVAC forums that they are a decent quality furnace at a lower price point than its parent brand.

American Standard Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: American Standard
  • Assembled in Location: Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and Missouri
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger warranty
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 97.3% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: Constant torque or variable speed ECM motors, single-stage, two-stage, or modulating gas valve options, stainless steel primary, and secondary heat exchangers, heavy steel insulated cabin, Energy Star Certified. From what I can tell, Trane and American Standard are nearly identical in all aspects.
  • Advanced Features: Not applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: Med-High
  • Repair Price Rating: Medium
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. This company does not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From my experience, American Standard is a solid, reliable brand.

Trane Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Ingersoll Rand
  • Assembled in Location: Texas, New Jersey, Georgia, Arkansas, Florida, and Missouri
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger warranty
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 97.3% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: Constant torque or variable speed ECM motors, single-stage, two-stage, or modulating gas valve options, stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers, heavy steel insulated cabin, Energy Star Certified
  • Advanced Features: Not applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: High
  • Repair Price Rating: High
  • Customer Reviews: Consumers Affairs has a rating for Trane of 3.9 out of 5. From my experience, Trane is a solid brand that can be considered as reliable as they come, but at a higher initial expense and most likely with higher repair prices in the future.

πŸ”₯ Carrier, Bryant, and Payne

The following company I’ll review is Carrier Corporation and its sub-brands, Bryant and Payne.

From my experience, all these gas furnace brands will provide reliable heating as long as installed properly.

Obviously, the features and warranty will improve as you move from the lower tiers of Payne up to Bryant and Carrier.

Carrier furnaces have been considered for years to be one of the big three brands (Carrier, Trane, and Lennox), and because of this reputation, their prices are higher than most.

This can be said about all of the big three.

Regarding complete HVAC systems, though, I would place Carrier at the top of the list regarding equipment integrations, as their Infinity Series includes intelligent communicating thermostats, zone controls, heats pumps, air conditioners, furnaces, and air handlers.

So, if the price isn’t an issue and you’re looking for top-of-the-line HVAC systems, then you should definitely get a proposal from a Carrier dealer.

Furnace Brand Information

Payne Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Carrier Corporation
  • Assembled in Location: I could not determine the manufacturing location for Payne furnaces, but I assume they are made in Mexico along with Carrier furnaces. If you’re reading this and have more accurate, please let us know.
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: 20-Year Limited Warranty
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 96% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: only single-stage and two-stage gas valve options, Aluminized-steel primary heat exchanger, stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, and sound-reducing features: soft-mounted blower and inducer motor
  • Advanced Features: Not applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: Low
  • Repair Price Rating: Low
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. Payne Furnaces do not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. I’ve read in HVAC forums that they are a decent quality gas furnace at a lower price point than its parent brand’s furnace, Carrier.

Bryant Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Carrier Corporation
  • Assembled in Location: I could not determine the manufacturing location for Bryant, but I assume they are made in Mexico along with Carrier gas furnaces. If you’re reading this and have more accurate, please let us know.
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: 20-Year Limited Warranty
  • Special Warranty: Bryant Red Shield 10-year unit replacement warranty. If the equipment is registered within 90 days of purchase and a major component fails within 10 years, a one-time unit replacement for a comparable Bryant furnace will be provided.
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 98.3% AFUE Rating. Bryant is the third most efficient furnace on the market.
  • Standard Features: only single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, fully insulated cabinet for quieter operation, and variable speed blower motor option
  • Advanced Features: Perfect Heatβ„’ technology means consistent comfort by adjusting system operation to changing conditions
  • Purchase Price Rating: Medium-High
  • Repair Price Rating: Medium
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. Bryant does not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From what I’ve read in HVAC forums, they are a decent quality furnace at a lower price point than its parent brand’s furnace, Carrier. From my experience, these furnaces are a great option for a high-quality and reliable furnace for a mid-tier price.

Carrier Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Carrier Corporation (previously United Technologies Corporation)
  • Assembled in Location: I could not determine the manufacturing location for Bryant furnaces, but I assume they are made in Mexico along with Carrier furnaces. If you’re reading this and have more accurate, please let us know.
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Warranty (20-Year Limited Warranty on some models)
  • Special Warranty: Not Applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 98.5% AFUE Rating on their variable capacity furnaces. For energy-efficient furnaces, Carrier has the second-highest rating next to the SLP99V Lennox modulating furnaces.
  • Standard Features: furnace models with single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, fully insulated cabinet for quieter operation, and variable speed blowers as an option.
  • Advanced Features: Infinity Series gas furnace Only; Greenspeed intelligence pairs their adaptable-speed technology with their proprietary Infinity controls. When controlled by the Infinity controller, the modulating gas valve in this unit allows it to adjust in 1% increments from 40% to 100% capacity.
  • Purchase Price Rating: High
  • Repair Price Rating: High
  • Customer Reviews: Consumers Affairs has a rating for Trane of 4.0 out of 5. From my experience, Carrier provides best-in-class HVAC equipment that can be considered as reliable as they come, but at a higher initial expense and most likely with higher repair prices in the future. When combing a new furnace and air conditioner from Carrier, you can feel confident that you’re paying for a top-of-the-line cooling and heating system.

πŸ”₯ JCI, York, Luxaire, and Coleman

The following company I’ll review is Johnson Controls (JCI) and its furnace brands York, Luxaire, and Coleman.

From my experience, all of these gas furnace brands provide excellent value for the price.

I would consider the parent brand of York as a mid-tier price with mid to high-tier quality.

Now, I would also say that all of these brands are near identical aside from the label.

They have the same components and are manufactured in the same location.

The only difference between them will be the warranty, customer support, and installation contractor.

So, as long as the installation contractor is highly-rated and provides a good labor warranty, you should be very comfortable with any of these brands.

Furnace Brand Information

Luxaire Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Johnson Controls (JCI)
  • Assembled in Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty on registered furnaces
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Fuel Efficiency Options: Up to 98% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: only single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, Aluminized–steel primary heat exchanger, stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, and Variable-speed ECM fan motor provides quiet, efficient circulation.
  • Advanced Features: Integrated self-diagnostic control module
  • Purchase Price Rating: Medium
  • Repair Price Rating: Low to Medium
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. Luxaire Furnaces do not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From a quality standpoint, you’re getting a York furnace with a Luxaire label, so you can consider it a good deal.

Coleman Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Johnson Controls (JCI)
  • Assembled in Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty on registered furnaces
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 98% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: only single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, Aluminized–steel primary heat exchanger, stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, and Variable-speed ECM fan motor provide quiet, efficient circulation.
  • Advanced Features: Integrated self-diagnostic control module
  • Purchase Price Rating: Medium
  • Repair Price Rating: Low to Medium
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. Coleman Furnaces do not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From a quality standpoint, you’re getting a York furnace with a Coleman label, so they are definitely quality furnaces.

York Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Johnson Controls (JCI)
  • Assembled in Location: Wichita, Kansas
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty on registered furnaces
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Fuel Efficiency Options: Up to 98% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: only single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, Aluminized–steel primary heat exchanger, stainless steel secondary heat exchanger, and Variable-speed ECM fan motor provide quiet, efficient circulation.
  • Advanced Features: Integrated self-diagnostic control module
  • Purchase Price Rating: Medium
  • Repair Price Rating: Low to Medium
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. York Furnaces do not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From a quality standpoint, JCI is a good furnace manufacturer with solid quality control. They are reasonably priced, and I would place them near the top of the list for the most value for your dollar.

πŸ”₯ Lennox/ Concord/ Armstrong Air/ Ducane/ Aire-Flo

The following company I’ll review is Lennox furnaces and its sub-brands York, Concord, Armstrong Air, Ducane, and Air-Flo.

I haven’t worked much with Concord or Aire-Flow, but I have serviced and/or installed Lennox, Armstrong Air, and Ducane.

Obviously, the big name to discuss here is Lennox, as I’m sure you’re wondering if it’s worth the high price tag.

As I’ve mentioned before, I can’t tell you what to value, but I can say that as good as their reputation is, they are just like Carrier and Trane in that I don’t believe they provide a good return on your investment.

What I mean by that is that the extra you pay for them will not be returned in savings over the life of the equipment.

This is just my opinion, though, and I’m sure anyone could argue otherwise.

The math to look at, though, is how much you will save per month by increasing your AFUE rating from 97% to 99%.

If your gas bill is $100 per month, you’ll save around $2.00 per month during the heating season.

Furnace Brand Information

Concord, Armstrong Air, Ducane, and Air-Flo Gas Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Lennox
  • Assembled in Location: Richardson, Texas, with manufacturing facilities across the U.S.A. and Mexico
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see the chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty on registered furnaces
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Energy Efficiency Options: Up to 96% AFUE Rating
  • Standard Features: only single-stage and two-stage gas valve options, a robust aluminized steel heat exchanger is crimped, not welded, for increased durability and safety, and an option for a variable-speed ECM fan motor to reduce noise and improve efficiency.
  • Advanced Features: Not Applicable
  • Purchase Price Rating: Low
  • Repair Price Rating: Low
  • Customer Reviews: Reviews found online are either sponsored or biased. These brands do not have a Google Profile that accepts ratings and reviews. From a quality standpoint, you would be getting a well-made furnace from a good company like Lennox. So long as the system is installed properly you should get many years out of it.

Lennox Furnaces

  • Parent Company: Lennox Furnace Company
  • Assembled in Location: Richardson, Texas with manufacturing facilities across the U.S.A.
  • Manufacturer of Each Internal Component: see chart at the bottom of this article
  • Standard Component Warranty: 10 Years, 5 years if the furnace isn’t registered
  • Heat Exchanger Warranty: Lifetime Limited Warranty on registered furnaces
  • Special Warranty: Not applicable
  • Available Fuel Types: Natural gas and propane
  • Fuel Efficiency Options: Up to 99% AFUE Rating, the highest efficiency rating across all furnace brands.
  • Standard Features: only single-stage, two-stage, and modulating gas valve options, variable-speed ECM fan motor, and intelligent controls
  • Advanced Features: Lennox boasts that it has the most efficient HVAC system on the market and the quietest system available.
  • Purchase Price Rating: High
  • Repair Price Rating: Medium-High
  • Customer Reviews: Consumers Affairs has a rating for Trane of 3.9 out of 5. From my experience, Lennox has one of the most recognizable furnace brands in the HVAC industry and is widely known to be among the top three best furnace manufacturers.
  • With that said, simply going with the Consumer Affairs reviews, Carrier would rank in the number one position, with Trane and Lennox tied for second.

βœ… Pro Note: The industry has noticed that the parts needed for Lennox furnace repairs have fallen in price compared to the other Big Three companies, Trane and Carrier.

πŸ”₯ More brands to be reviewed soon.

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⭐ Single-Stage vs. Two-Stage Heating vs. Modulating

If you’re currently in the market for a furnace replacement or to possibly replace all of your HVAC equipment, and you’ve actually read this far, then it’s time to help you understand how gas valve options can affect your purchase price and your monthly utility bills.

πŸ”₯ What is a Single-Stage Furnace?

A single-stage furnace is a furnace that uses a gas valve that is either fully open or fully closed at all times.

The gas pressure for most single-stage gas furnaces is set at 3.5″ Water Column (WC).

These furnaces have the lowest initial cost but the highest monthly operating cost.

πŸ”₯ What is a Two-Stage Furnace?

A two-stage furnace is a furnace that uses a gas valve that opens in one of two positions.

The first position allows a gas pressure of 1.7″ WC through to the combustion chamber, whereas the second opens to allow the full 3.5″ WC through.

These furnaces are what most people choose as they provide the most value for your dollar.

πŸ”₯ What is a Modulating Furnace?

A modulating furnace is a furnace that uses a gas valve that opens between 35% to 100% capacity, going up in 1% increments.

The maximum gas pressure is still 3.5″ WC.

These furnaces have the highest initial cost but the lowest monthly operating cost because of their very high-efficiency rating.

πŸ”₯ Understanding Energy Efficiency for Furnaces

AFUE Rating Energy Label

This is a very difficult section to discuss because some furnace contractors would try to tell you that the best furnace brand has the most energy-efficient options, but I disagree.

It’s not that efficiency isn’t a good thing, but it also doesn’t mean that upgrading is a good investment.

The simple way to look at it is to see how much you would save each month if you upgraded to a 99% AFUE-rated furnace.

Even though you might save $20.00 a month, if it costs you $2000.00 extra to get it, you would pay back that investment 10 years later.

So, a high-quality furnace doesn’t mean they are reliable, and just because a brand offers affordable furnaces doesn’t mean that they have the best.

My point is that you need to do your due diligence and get quotes from multiple contractors.

Even if you’ve decided on a brand, most cities have multiple contractors that can sell that furnace brand.

πŸ”₯ How Much Does a Furnace Cost?

This is almost completely dependent on the contractor.

Although, the Big Three brands are the most expensive for the contractor.

I would start your furnace search by deciding what’s important to you: quality, efficiency, features, repair prices, manufacturing location, and warranty.

Once you’ve determined your most important factor, you can start creating a short list and then filter down by your next most important factor.

πŸ”₯ Is a Furnace Warranty Important?

Yes, a furnace warranty is important.

Most furnaces would last a long time if the contractor did a proper installation.

The challenge is that there are a lot of contractors that don’t follow manufacturer recommendations during the installation.

That said, most companies have a similar warranty, but not identical.

Currently, the company with the best warranty, in my opinion, is OxBox because they offer a limited first-year unit replacement.

πŸ”₯ What is the Best Furnace Brand?

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The best furnace brand for me is York, Coleman, and Luxaire.

My decision is based on value for my dollar, and I believe that they have a great product and a good warranty.

They’re made in America and use generic parts, so their repair pricing is fair.

Below is an overview of my furnace ratings based on category:

Best Furnace Warranty: OxBox because of its first-year unit replacement. Please note that other manufacturers offer this, but one of their premier dealers would have to install the furnace.

Best Furnace Quality: Carrier

Best Furnace Price: Ducane, Payne, OxBox, Ameristar (remember that is can change drastically based on the contractor that’s quoting you)

Best Furnace Reliability: Carrier, Lennox or Trane

Furnaces Manufactured in North America: Lennox, Trane, York, Coleman, Luxaire, American Standard, Daiken, Rheem, Ruud,

Worst Furnace Repair Price: Carrier and Trane, with Lennox not far behind. All other manufacturers use generic parts and components that are easy to get from almost any HVAC supplier.

Best Value: York, Coleman, Luxaire

Best Contractor: highest-rated with at least 50 ratings on Google, years of experience, communication skills, and reliability for showing up on time. If they can’t show up to your quote inspection on time, what does that say about their respect for your time?

⭐ My Final Comment on the Best Furnace Brands

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Always consider the above variables when choosing the best furnace brand for you.

When it comes down to it, you need to trust that your contractor will have your back.

All of the furnaces carry a good warranty, so will the contractor be there for you when it comes time to submit a warranty claim?

If you want to learn more about the HVAC industry, furnaces, air conditioners, or heat pumps, feel free to reach out to us to request a new blog article topic.

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