Oil Furnace Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Oil furnace ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Newmac, Olsen, Oneida Royal, Regal, Rheem, and Ruud brands.



This brand is a part of UNITED STATES STOVE COMPANY and is available in the U.S. and Canada but only through a limited dealer network. The units are available in highboy, lowboy, and multi-position models. The NMP units are sealed combustion multi-position furnaces with ceramic fiber heat exchangers but the warranty is not very good. 


This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network.

The UML model (shown here) is available with a standard or variable speed motor and features a durable stainless steel primary heat exchanger.

The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

ONEIDA ROYAL-----2*---NA-------------NA

This is another brand from ECR INTERNATIONAL. The HOB series units are multi-position units that are available in five sizes. The LOB models are low profile units to fit in those tight spaces. The units have all of the standard features but only an average warranty.


This brand is from BOYERTOWN FURNACE. The STAR series offers modulating furnaces and either standard or variable speed blower motors. They are low profile three pass furnaces to fit into those tight spaces but their guarantee on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The brand is only available through their limited dealer network which is mostly in the eastern part of the USA.


This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The ROCA HIGHBOY series and ROLA LOWBOY series units are for upflow installations only. They offer either a standard or variable speed fan but the warranty (except for the heat exchanger) is not as good as some brands. The units are available through authorized contractors in the USA and Canada.


This brand is made by RHEEM MANUFACTURING which is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. They are identical to the RHEEM units except for the name and the model numbers. 

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