Packaged Gas Furnace Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged gas furnace ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Guardian, Heil, Keeprite, Kelvinator, Lennox, Luxaire, Maytag, and Nutone brands.

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

GUARDIAN--------<1*--------NA--------2*

These packaged gas furnaces are from JOHNSON CONTROLS. The PCG4 units are basic gaspacks with a good warranty while the PHG4 units are hybrid units. guardianhomecomfort.com

HEIL-----------------3*--------NA--------2*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PGS4 series offers basic 14 seer units with tubular stainless steel heat exchangers for durability. The PDS4 hybrid units use electronic defrost controls and have all of the standard features. The warranty on the brand is not as good as some of the others. heil-hvac.com

KEEPRITE------------4*--------2*--------2*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PGS4 series offers basic 14 seer units with tubular stainless steel heat exchangers for durability. The PDS4 hybrid units use electronic defrost controls and have all of the standard features. The warranty on the brand is not as good as some of the others. keeprite.com

KELVINATOR------3*--------NA--------NA  

This brand is from NORDYNE and offers basic units with all of the standard features. Their website is not much help but the units are backed by a good warranty.  kelvinatorhvac.com

LENNOX----------<1*--------NA-------<1*

The LRP14GE are basic compact units while the LRP14DF are hybrid models. The warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. lennox.com

LUXAIRE----------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DNQ/DNX/DNZ models are basic units with a variable speed blower motor. The standard warranty on the heat exchangers is not very good. luxaire.com

MAYTAG-------------4*--------5*--------3*

This brand name is licensed to NORDYNE. The R6GF units are basic units with a two stage compressor and a variable speed blower motor for added comfort with less noise. The R8HE model is a premium unit with a 95% heating efficiency and a very good guarantee. The DF6SF is a hybrid unit with a 15 seer efficiency but only an average warranty. maytaghvac.com

NUTONE-------------3*--------4*--------2*

This brand is manufactured by NORDYNE. The R6GF units are basic units with a two stage compressor and a variable speed blower motor for added comfort with less noise. The iHybrid unit has a 15 seer efficiency and a good warranty. They also offer iQ Drive models with a 20 seer efficiency. nutonehvac.com

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