What Are The Best Furnace Brands?
Today we are going to look into one of the best furnace brands available in the market.
This will help you make up your mind when it comes to picking up the best brand of furnace when it comes to your needs and expectations.
Before going deep into discussing each brand individually, let’s look at the charts to see how they have performed in terms of quality, price, and warranty.
The grades are as follows:
4 – extremely good
3 – average
2 – not so good
The furnace brands that have the highest ratings are the ones that can go up to 20 years without any repairs or minor repairs.
The only thing that is crucial to this life span is the installment.
If the furnace is installed right, then you are good to go.
With that being said, let’s dive a bit deeper into the subject of furnaces and brands.
As you could be able to see from the chart just now, this is a brand that stands on the top of the list, and with good reason!
These two furnace brands are partner/parent companies, but there is still the subject of superiority.
In our opinion, the ICP is a much better brand than the Heil.
But the main reason these are number one is that they are also very easy to distribute on a national level.
All of them are covered with a 10-year warranty and we love that because it is considered standard practice for this type of industry.
Also, the best thing about it is that Hail will exchange the entire furnace if it fails to deliver the optimal functioning within its first ten years of the purchase.
Of course, when it comes to installation, please make sure to hire certified and licensed furnace installers.
You need to ake sure that they are NATE certified (North American Technician Excellence).
Since they started making furnaces in the 1980s, they have been the face of high quality, low price brands.
The best placement they got is second place, mostly because they can offer a 10-year warranty when it comes to changing the heat exchanger if something happens to it.
If the heat exchanger fails, they will provide you with a new one!
Let’s look into the installation.
This is a very good product since you can even install it yourself.
However, this is a downside too.
Since they have a reputation for easy installation, anyone could install them wrong and they can turn up and be broken in no time.
Just because of this, it is always nice to have a certified installer have your furnace prepared for you.
These two are for brands that have had too many technical issues in the past and this is the reason why they have not been included in our list until just now.
However, when it comes to the value and quality of the furnace, they have proven to be pretty good!
When it comes to the warranty, we can safely say that these are the best ones that are available on the market at the moment and it is making them super competitive.
The warranty for the parts of the furnace or the entire furnace is 10 years, and they would be able to replace anything that needs replacing (if the need comes for that) within the first ten years.
Of course, when it comes to the installation part, there should always be a professional that has the necessary experience and certification who would do the job right.
This is one of the best-known companies that specialize in furnaces and is known all across the world!
Believe it or not, the Maytag 1200 Series are the ones that have one of the best warranties you can find.
It offers you a 12-year warranty if a part of the furnace or the entire furnace breaks down, anything will be replaced with a new one.
And again the best thing we can do is underline that it is recommended to use a NATE certified furnace installation company when installing your furnace.
It is the best option, especially in those cases where you want to have a good quality service and have your furnace installed the way it should be installed.
Both American Standard and Trance are companies that are owned by Ingersoll-Brand.
They are very, very reliable brands nowadays.
Even though they are priced on the higher end of the pricing sheet, they are both worth it.
For the general parts, the warranty period is about 10 years.
It is required by both brands to be installed by some factory-trained people.
These would be your best choice for picking an installer for this type of furnace.
They have a pretty high-cost installing rate, but again, it is worth it!
Also, one of the best bits to having a furnace installed by the same brand installers is that you will be ensured the furnace will work exactly as it should.
You can ask them what type of specialist training the installer has and whether it would be good to be applied to install your furnace in your home.
These two brands are also on the high-price end and with good reason, the quality they can offer is almost unmatchable.
It's very dependable.
If you are looking for a furnace that will pay off in the long run, we highly recommend that you choose one of these furnace brands.
One of the reasons we are advising this is because the furnace, as all of its parts, will come with 10 years of warranty, which is always good when investing in an entire furnace.
We also have to mention that these are the types of services that require a specific installation process.
This means that whoever you choose to install a furnace from these two brands, you better make sure they are authorized and factory-trained professionals.
York is a very well-known brand that can provide some decent furnaces in terms of quality.
They can offer the same service and quality as any other medium-quality brand.
The furnaces are pretty good, so you will know you will have a normal furnace for a long period.
It has been noticed within the past years that the quality of this brand has increased, so that is a plus.
Of course, the warranty is the same as it is for any other furnace from any other brand.
The warranty of ten years is a given with any furnace that you decide to purchase from this brand.
An interesting thing is that if you have the furnace installed by the people from the same company, you will have a one-year labour warranty which is a pretty impressive thing.
When it comes to installing it, you can use their installers, it is recommended, but you don’t need to if you don’t want to.
The Armstrong brand is a much better version of the Lennox types of furnaces.
Sometimes you might hear that the Lennox furnaces are the better choice, but this is not the case.
The Armstrong furnaces offer standard quality and the warranty of the furnaces is limited to ten years, which as you might have noticed already, is the regular time frame for a warranty when it comes to furnaces.
The funny thing is, when an installer is required, one of the best things you can do is get an installer that has the proper certification, but in Armstrong's case, they don’t need to be factory trained at all.
So this should be an easy pick for you.
However, if you still want to be on the safe side and guarantee your furnace is installed properly, find a furnace installer that owns a NATE certification.
The reason why Lennox is at the bottom of our list is that the furnaces and air conditioners they create are very good, but not good enough when it comes to warranty and repairs.
Some of their furnaces have a regular ten-year warranty and some of them only come with a five-year warranty, which is the worst type of warranty a furnace could have.
Installing wise, the installers should be certified, as will all other installers, but they do not have to be trained by the same brand.
We recommend you look into that before purchasing this type of furnace.
10. Other Brands
After much research, we have come to realize that there are no other brands that are better than the ones we have included here.
Sure there are plenty of new brands that emerge on the market every day and some offer good quality furnaces, but these are the ones you should be taking into consideration when picking out your new furnace.
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