Oil Furnace Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Oil furnace ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Airtemp, American Standard, Arcoaire, and Armstrong Air brands.



These furnaces are made by THERMO PRODUCTS LLC for R.E. MICHEL COMPANY (a wholesale distributor). They are available in highboy, lowboy, and downflow models to meet all installation requirements and are backed by a good warranty. The brand is only available in the USA through a limited dealer network.

AMERICAN STANDARD--4*--3*--------NA 

These oil furnaces are made and distributed by Thermo Products LLC under a licensing agreement with Ingersoll Rand. The SILVER SI units are basic units with an efficiency of 82% and durable ceramic fiber combustion chambers. The PLATINUM XV units have a variable speed blower and COMFORT-R controls for better humidity control during the summer. 


This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. They offer a variety of styles of furnaces and have a good warranty. The PERFORMANCE 86 model is a basic upflow furnace with a ceramic combustion chamber and stainless steel heat exchanger for durability. It has a durable and efficient fixed speed ECM fan motor and is backed by a good guarantee. The DURACOMFORT NOMV models also have a variable speed blower motor for enhanced comfort and better indoor air quality. The NOMV models are backed by an industry leading guarantee. The units are available in Canada as well as the USA but only through their dealer network.

ARMSTRONG AIR---4*---3*-------------NA

This brand is from LENNOX INTERNATIONAL and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network. The L83 units are basic units that are available in high boy, low boy, or downflow/horizontal styles. The units have a ceramic combustion chamber for durable, efficient operation and are backed by a good guarantee. The L85 units have a variable speed blower motor for enhanced comfort and less noise. The units are backed by a good warranty including a lifetime guarantee on the heat exchanger. Their GeniSys burner control monitors operation and maintenance to optimize performance and to catch problems before they become major.

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