World's Best Electric Furnace: 

Our top pick is the DVPVC model from Daikin. It is a multiposition air handler for easy installation and features a variable speed blower motor for quiet efficient operation. The unit has communicating ability and an all aluminum evaporator coil. daikincomfort.com

Other Electric Furnace Ratings

We continue our electric furnace ratings with an alphabetic list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND-----------WEBSITE---------RATING

AMANA------  amana-hac.com  -------4*

These units are manufactured by Goodman. The ASPT is a multiposition air handler with easy filter access. The AVPTC model has a variable speed blower and communicating ability. The brand is backed by a good guarantee.

AMERICAN STANDARD-americanstandardair.com--4*

This brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND. The SILVER 4FWM is a basic model while the PLATINUM TAM8 has a variable speed blower and communicating ability. The units are backed by a good warranty.

ARMSTRONG AIR--armstrongair.com--4*

This brand is from ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is a part of LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. They offer modular air handlers (without an evaporator coil) with either standard or variable speed blowers. They are backed by a good warranty.

BROAN----------broanhvac.net----------4*

These air handlers are available in either single piece or modular styles. The B6EMMX is a basic multi-position model that features microchannel coil construction for a compact unit. The IQ DRIVE (B6VMAI) features a variable speed blower and communicating ability. The brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and is backed by a good guarantee.

BRYANT----------bryant.com-------------4*

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The LEGACY LINE offers basic multi-position units while the PREFERRED SERIES features variable speed fan motors. The EVOLUTION SERIES adds communicating ability and all of the units are backed by a solid warranty.

CARRIER--------carrier.com-------------4* 

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The FX4 is a basic air handler while the FEV features a variable speed blower and a sloped drain pan for better condensate control. The units are backed by a good warranty.

CENTURY-----  century-hvac.com  -----3* 

These units are made by HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. The HMG**F is a basic multi-position model with microchannel coil construction to save space. The HCG**V has a variable speed blower for quiet efficient operation. The units are backed by an average guarantee.

COLEMAN------colemanac.com----------4*

This brand is made by the UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The COMFORTEER series offers basic single piece or modular models with sloped drain pans to aid in condensate removal. The ECHELON series features a variable speed fan with their EcoTrak adjustable performance. The units are backed by a good guarantee.

COMFORT-AIRE  ---comfortaire.com----3*

These units are made by HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. The HMG**F is a basic multi-position model with microchannel coil construction to save space. The HCG**V has a variable speed blower for quiet efficient operation. The units are backed by an average guarantee.

COMFORTMAKER-comfortmaker.com--4*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE COMPACT models are basic units while the SOFTSOUND DELUXE FCM4X has a variable speed fan and communicating ability.The units are backed by a good warranty.

CONCORD-------  concord-air.com  -----4*

These air handlers are made by ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is a part of LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. They offer units with standard (ECC model) or variable speed (EFV) fans and are backed by a good guarantee.

COMFORTSTAR---comfortstarusa.com--2*

This brand offers very basic air handlers. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy for the units.

DAIKIN-----------daikincomfort.com----5*

The ARPT air handlers are basic multi-position units with a built-in TXV. The DVPVC models are top of the line units with a variable speed fan and communicating ability. They feature all aluminum coil construction to prevent corrosion and premature failure of the evaporator coil. The brand is backed by an industry leading guarantee.

DETTSON-------dettson.ca---------------2*

These furnaces are made in Canada. The DCAH is a compact air handler that does not have a built-in evaporator coil. The units are available in two sizes and offer either a three speed or variable speed fan. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

DIRECT AIR---directairhvac.com--------3*

These air handlers are sold in Canada and offers basic multi-position units. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands.

DUCANE------ducanehvac.com---------4* 

This brand is from ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is a part of LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The BCS3 is a basic fixed speed model while the BCS2V has a variable speed fan. The brand is backed by a good warranty.

EVERREST ELITE SERIES--everresteliteseries.com--4*

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The ARUF is a basic multi-position fixed speed unit while the AVPTC has a variable speed fan and the ability to communicate with the rest of the home's hvac systems.

EVERREST EXTREME COMFORT--everrestextremecomfort.com--4* 

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The ARUF is a basic multi-position fixed speed unit while the AVPTC has a variable speed fan and the ability to communicate with the rest of the home's hvac systems.

FRASER-JOHNSTON  --fraserjohnston.com--4*

These air handlers are made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The AHV models feature variable speed fans, communicating ability, and a good warranty.

FRIGIDAIRE------frigidaire.net----------4*

This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The B6EMMX is a basic fixed speed air handler with all aluminum microchannel coil construction. The B6VMAX has a variable speed blower motor and a built-in TXV refrigerant control. The brand is backed by a good guarantee.

GARRISON--  garrison-hvac.com  ------4*

This brand offers both fixed speed and variable speed models but their website is not much help.

GIBSON-------gibsonhvac.com----------4*

These units are made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and feature all aluminum coils to prevent corrosion. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a good warranty.

GOODMAN-----goodmanmfg.com-------4*

This brand is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The ARUF is a basic multi-position fixed speed unit while the AVPTC has a variable speed fan and the ability to communicate with the rest of the home's hvac systems.

KELVINATOR--kelvinatorhvac.com-----4*  

These units are made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and feature all aluminum coils to prevent corrosion. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a good warranty.

KLIMAIRE-------klimaire.com------------4*

The ARAM model is a basic multi-position furnace that is backed by a good guarantee.

LENNOX---------lennox.com-------------4*

The CBX40UHV features a variable speed fan motor and the ability to communicate. The unit has a MERV 16 air filter for improved indoor air quality and is backed by a good warranty.

LUXAIRE-------luxaire.com-------------4* 

These air handlers are made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The AHV models feature variable speed fans, communicating ability, and a good warranty.

MAYTAG--------maytaghvac.com--------5*

This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The B6EMMX is a basic air handler with all aluminum coil construction to minimize corrosion. The BV6MAI has a variable speed blower motor and communicating ability. The units are backed by an industry leading guarantee.

NUTONE--------nutonehvac.com--------4* 

This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The B6EMMX is a basic air handler with all aluminum coil construction to minimize corrosion. The BV6MAI has a variable speed blower motor and communicating ability. The warranty on this brand is not as good as their flagship brand (Maytag).

NAPOLEON---napoleonheatingandcooling.com--4*

These furnaces are made in Canada by WOLF STEEL LTD. They offer units with an internal TXV for refrigerant control and an all aluminum evaporator to prevent corrosion. They have a variable speed fan, communicating ability, and a good warranty.

PAYNE-----------payne.com--------------4*

This brand is from UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PF4M has a standard motor while the FV4 has a variable speed fan. The units are backed by a good guarantee.

PHILCO------philcohvac.com-----------4*  

These units are made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and feature all aluminum coils to prevent corrosion. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a good warranty.

RHEEM---------rheem.com---------------4*

The RH1P models are basic air handlers with a 15 SEER rated coil while the RH1V has a variable speed fan and an 18 SEER coil. The brand is backed by a good guarantee.

RUUD----------ruud.com-----------------4*

This brand is made by RHEEM MANUFACTURING. The RHSL models are basic air handlers with a 15 SEER rated coil while the RHPN has a variable speed fan and an 18 SEER coil. The brand is backed by a good guarantee.

SEARS--searsheatingandcooling.ca-----4*

These furnaces are made and sold in Canada. They are two stage multi-position units with optional variable speed fan motors. They are backed by a good guarantee.

SUMMERAIRE---summeraire.com-------3*

These furnaces are made in Canada and are sold throughout North America. The SEB SERIES offers multi-position units in six sizes to match the needs of the home. They offer both standard and variable speed units but the warranty is only average. 

TAPPAN--------tappan.net-------------4*

This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The B6EMMX is a basic air handler with all aluminum coil construction to minimize corrosion. The BV6MAI has a variable speed blower motor and communicating ability. The units are backed by a good guarantee.

THERMOPRIDE---thermopride.com-----4*

The MA/MV series air handlers are modular multi-position units. They are backed by a good warranty and offer standard or variable speed fan motors.

TRANE----------trane.com---------------4*

This brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND. The TEM4 is a basic multi-position air handler with all aluminum coil construction to prevent corrosion. The HYPERIEN XL model offers a variable speed fan for quiet and  efficient operation.

WESTINGHOUSE---westinghousehvac.com----4* 

This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The B6EMMX is a basic air handler with all aluminum coil construction to minimize corrosion. The BV6MAI has a variable speed blower motor and communicating ability. The units are backed by a good guarantee.

WHIRLPOOL--whirlpoolcomfort.com---4*

These air handlers are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING. They offer both single piece and modular units with either standard or variable speed fans. They are backed by a good warranty.

YORK-----------york.com-----------------4*

This brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS and offers both single piece and modular air handlers. They are backed by a good guarantee.