Packaged Gas Furnace Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged gas furnace ratings part 6 completes our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Payne, Philco, Rheem, Ruud, Tappan, Tempstar, Trane, Westinghouse, Whirlpool, and York brands.

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

PAYNE-------------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is from CARRIER CORPORATION which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and they offer basic units. The PY3G units have their "Turbo-Tubular" heat exchanger which is good technology but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not as good as many other brands. They only have a 13 SEER cooling efficiency. payne.com

PHILCO------------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. They offer basic units that are backed by a good warranty but their website is not much help. philcohvac.com

RHEEM--------------3*--------NA--------2*

This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP.  The RRRL units are basic models with a two stage scroll compressor, variable speed fan, and a 16 seer efficiency in cooling mode. They also have a two stage gas valve for added comfort due to longer heating cycles but their compressor warranty is only average. The RQPW models are the hybrid units and they have all of the standard features but the warranty on the compressor is only average. rheem.com

RUUD----------------3*--------NA--------2*

This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The RRRL units are basic models with a two stage scroll compressor, variable speed fan, and a 16 seer efficiency in cooling mode. They also have a two stage gas valve for added comfort due to longer heating cycles but their compressor warranty is only average. The RQPW models are the hybrid units and they have all of the standard features but the warranty on the compressor is only average. ruudac.com

TAPPAN-------------3*---------4*--------2*

This brand is from NORDYNE. The R6GF units are basic units with two stage operation and a compressor sound blanket for quieter operation. The R8HE is a premium unit with a 95% heating efficiency. The Tech 3 iHybrid model is a 15 seer hybrid unit that has a variable speed blower motor and a two stage compressor but only an average warranty. They also offer an iQ Drive 20 seer model. tappan.net

TEMPSTAR-----------4*--------NA--------2*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PGS4 models have scroll compressors and tubular stainless steel heat exchangers for durability and are backed by a good warranty. The PDS4 units are hybrid units with all of the standard features but only an average warranty. tempstar.com

TRANE------------<1*--------NA-------<1*

The XL14C is available as a basic unit or a hybrid unit. They have durable stainless steel heat exchangers and two stage heating. The unit has a variable speed blower but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. trane.com

WESTINGHOUSE----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. westinghousehvac.com

WHIRLPOOL--------3*--------NA--------NA

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING exclusively for TRADEWINDS DISTRIBUTING. The WGGE45M are basic units with a two stage scroll compressor, a variable speed blower motor, and durable stainless steel heat exchangers. whirlpoolcomfort.com

YORK--------------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DNQ/DNX/DNZ models have a variable speed blower motor but the standard warranty on the heat exchangers is not very good. york.com

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