Oil furnace ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Keeprite, Kerr, Lennox, Met Mann, and Metromatic brands.
This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 86 OUF is a basic model that has a ceramic combustion chamber for durability and efficiency. The PROCOMFORT 85 NOMV models have a variable speed blower and durable stainless steel heat exchangers. All of the models offer an optional direct vent kit and are backed by a good warranty. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized dealer network.
This brand is made in Canada and are sold through distributors in Canada.They are available in multi-position units to fit your installation requirements. They are direct vent capable and have an AFUE of up to 87%. The PARADIGM 2G models are the most efficient units on the market featuring condensing technology. They have durable stainless steel heat exchangers and are air conditioner ready with TRUE AIR MODULATION for enhanced humidity removal.
The ELO183 units are part of their ELITE series and have an 83% efficiency. They have a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger but the guarantee on the other parts is not as good as some other brands. The SLO183V (shown here) is part of the "DAVE LENNOX SIGNATURE COLLECTION" and has a variable speed blower motor and but only an average warranty. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through their approved dealers.
This brand is made in Spain and sold throughout Europe. The GG model furnaces are high efficiency but only have a three speed fan motor. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
These units feature very basic technology and are available in the New England area. The warranty on the heat exchanger is very good but the standard warranty on all the other parts is for only one year.
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