Furnace Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Furnace ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Century, Champion, and Coleman brands.

BRAND--------BASIC-PREMIUM-ULTIMATE

CENTURY-----------5*--------3*--------NA

This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MOTORS AND ARMATURES INC (MARS). The furnaces are available in the USA and Canada but only through authorized dealers.They offer basic units with efficiencies of either 92% or 95% and a premium unit with a 95% efficiency. The units have stainless steel secondary heat exchangers for durability and are backed by an industry leading warranty. 

CHAMPION----------4*--------2*--------3* 

These units are made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS but they are only available in the USA through factory authorized dealers. The TM9E units are basic single stage units that are backed by a good warranty. They have a 95% fuel efficiency and a ECM blower motor for efficient operation. The TM9V unit is a premium furnace which offers two stage heating and a variable speed blower for enhanced comfort. They are multi-position units for easier installation but their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. The TP9C units are modulating units that adjust the gas flow to the furnace in 1% increments to precisely match the requirements of the home. They feature Geotrak blower technology which allows the installer to customize the operation of the blower motor. 

COLEMAN-----------4*--------2*--------3* 

This is another brand from JOHNSON CONTROLS that is sold by dealers in the USA and Canada. The The TM9E units are basic single stage units that are backed by a good warranty. They have a 95% fuel efficiency and a ECM blower motor for efficient operation. The LX series features the TM9V unit which offers two stage heating and a variable speed blower for enhanced comfort. The CP9C units are part of their ECHELON series and are modulating units that adjust the gas flow to the furnace in 1% increments to precisely match the requirements of the home. The LX and ECHELON series units feature "EcoTrak" blower technology which allows the installer to customize the operation of the blower motor.

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