Packaged Gas Furnace Ratings part 4, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged gas furnace ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Ducane, Everrest Elite, Everrest Extreme, Franklin, Fraser-Johnston, Frigidaire, Gibson, Goodman, and Grandaire brands.

BRAND---------BASIC--PREMIUM--HYBRID

DUCANE----------<1*--------NA-------<1*

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRGE series units are basic 14 seer units that use old clam shell type heat exchangers. The PRDF models are hybrid units but they have only an average warranty. ducanehvac.com

EVERREST ELITE SERIES--5*--NA------5*

These gaspacks are made by GOODMAN which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The APG15 is a two stage basic unit with a variable speed fan motor. The APD14 is a hybrid unit that features all aluminum coils to eliminate corrosion. The units are easliy converted from downflow to horizontal installation and are backed by a very good warranty. everresteliteseries.com

EVERREST EXTREME COMFORT--<1*--NA--<1*

This brand is made by GOODMAN which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GPG15 is a basic model with a two stage gas valve. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. The GPD14 is a hybrid unit but uses basic technology and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. everrestextremecomfort.com

FRANKLIN-----<1*--------NA--------<1*

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GPG14M is a basic multi-position unit that features two stage operation and an all aluminum evaporator for durability. They have an ECM blower motor for quiet and efficient operation but the guarantee on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. franklinhvacsystems.com

FRASER-JOHNSTON--<1*---NA--------NA 

This brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DNX are basic (15 seer) units but the warranty on the units is not as good as many other brands. fraserjohnston.com

FRIGIDAIRE---------4*--------5*--------2*

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK. The R6GF models are basic units with a two stage compressor and a variable speed blower motor. The R8HE is a premium unit with a heating efficiency of 95%. The warranty on the iHYBRID model is not as good as some of the other brands in the hybrid category. They also offer a model (iQ Drive) with a 20 seer efficiency rating which is higher than most other brands. frigidaire.net

GIBSON-----------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. They offer units that are backed by a good warranty but they only have a 13 SEER efficiency. Their website is not much help. gibsonhvac.com

GOODMAN----------2*--------NA-------<1*

The GPG15M models are basic units that have all of the standard features. The warranty on the heat exchanger which is a major part is not as good as many other brands. The GPD14 is a hybrid unit with a two stage gas valve and a variable speed blower but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. goodmanmfg.com

GRANDAIRE-------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is manufactured by INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS for BAKER DISTRIBUTING COMPANY. The WPG3 units have durable scroll compressors and variable speed fan motors but the warranty on the heat exchanger section is not good. They only have a 13 SEER efficiency rating. grandaireac.com

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