Furnace ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Dayton, Day & Night, Dettson, Ducane, and EverRest Elite Series brands.
This brand offers basic high efficiency (95% AFUE) gas furnaces. The units can be installed as either single pipe or two pipe units and are multi-position for flexibility in installation. The units can be purchased through their website and are backed by a very good guarantee.
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This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 92 & 95 models are basic "builder grade" models and are not recommended. The CONSTANT COMFORT 96 (G9MXE) models are basic high efficiency gas furnaces with an ECM blower motor for durability and energy savings. The CONSTANT COMFORT DELUXE 96 (G9MVE) is a premium unit while the G9MAE is their entry in the ultimate category. They both have the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's hvac system to maximize efficiency and comfort. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through a dealer network.
These furnaces are sold throughout North America but only through authorized distributors and the brand is a part of the OUELLET GROUP. The CHINOOK family offers compact units with a 95% efficiency and feature durable stainless steel heat exchangers but the warranty on them is not very good.
This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. They offer basic furnaces with either 92% or 95% efficiencies. Their 92G1 model is a basic unit that has sealed service doors for quieter operation. The 95G-2V model is a premium furnace that features a two speed inducer as well as a two stage gas valve and a variable speed blower. It also has an isolated burner compartment for quieter operation. The brand has a good warranty.
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These units are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The AMSS92 is a basic furnace that is backed by a good guarantee. The AMVC96 is a multi-position premium unit that has communicating ability but the warranty is not as good as other brands in the category. The AMVM97 is an ultimate furnace with a stainless steel heat exchanger and a variable speed inducer.
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