Top Basic Gaspack: 

Our top pick is the APG series from Amana. This brand name is licensed to GOODMAN MANUFACTURING. The units have stainless steel heat exchangers that are guaranteed for life.

   Best Premium Gaspack: 

The world's best packaged gas furnace is the Maytag R8HE model. It has a 95% heating efficiency and a very good guarantee. The units are made by Nordyne.

World's Best Hybrid Packaged Gas Furnace: 

The ultimate hybrid unit is also from AMANA. The APD14 model has a two stage gas valve, variable speed fan motor, and a scroll compressor. The unit is backed by an outstanding warranty.

Other Packaged Gas Furnace Ratings

We continue our packaged gas furnace ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

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

AIREASE------------3*--------NA--------4*

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRPGE14 models are basic units that feature scroll compressors and tubular steel heat exchangers for durability. They are compact units and are backed by a good warranty. The PRPDF14 units are hybrid models that are backed by a good guarantee but only have a 14 SEER efficiency. airease.com

AIRTEMP----------<1*--------NA--------NA

These gaspacks are made by Nordyne for R.E. MICHEL COMPANY a wholesale distributor. They feature a SmartLite igniter as well as a corrosion resistant drain pan. They have a small footprint due to their micro-channel coil construction and are field convertible for side discharge of the air. They are backed by a decent warranty but only have a 13 SEER efficiency. airtemphvac.net

AMANA--------------5*--------NA--------5*

This brand name is licensed to GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The APG series units have stainless steel heat exchangers that are guaranteed for life. They are available with cooling efficiencies from 13 to 16 SEER with the APG16M unit having two stages of cooling. The APD14M model is a hybrid unit (gas furnace with heat pump) that has a two stage gas valve, variable speed fan motor, and a scroll compressor. The unit is backed by an outstanding warranty but only has a 14 SEER cooling efficiency. amana-hac.com

AMERICAN STANDARD--<1*--NA------<1*

This brand is owned by INGERSOLL RAND. The GOLD 14 systems are basic 14 seer units with a variable speed blower and two stage gas valve. They offer two models of hybrid unit with the GOLD ZM models having a 14 seer efficiency and the PLATINUM ZM models a 16 seer rating. The warranties on the heat exchangers which is a major part is not very good. americanstandardair.com

AMERISTAR-------<1*--------NA--------NA

These are basic gaspacks that are convertible from downflow to horizontal discharge. The brand is from INGERSOLL RAND but the units only have a 13 SEER efficiency and the guarantee on the heat exchanger is not very good when compared to other brands. ameristarac.com

ARCOAIRE----------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. arcoaire.com

ARMSTRONG AIR---3*--------NA--------NA

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRPGE14 models are basic units that feature scroll compressors and tubular steel heat exchangers for durability. They are backed by an average warranty. armstrongair.com

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

BRYANT-------------3*--------NA--------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PREFERRED series are basic units with stainless steel heat exchangers and scroll compressors for durability. They are backed by an average warranty. bryant.com

CARRIER------------3*--------NA--------2*

The PERFORMANCE 14 units series offers basic gas packs or hybrid heat pump models with an average warranty. This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. carrier.com

CENTURY----------<1*--------NA--------NA

The TGRG model units are basic 13 seer units but have adaptive hot surface igniter technology to extend the life of the igniter. The warranty on most parts is good but the guarantee on the heat exchanger is not. The brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. century-hvac.com

CHAMPION----------3*--------NA--------NA

This brand is made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The PCG4 is a compact unit that is backed by a pretty good guarantee. championhomecomfort.com

COLEMAN-----------3*--------NA--------NA

This brand is owned by JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DNO,DNX,DNZ models are basic units with all of the standard features but the warranty on the heat exchanger is not very good. The PCG4 is a basic gaspack with a better warranty on the heat exchanger. colemanac.com

COMFORT-AIRE--<1*-------NA--------NA  

The TGRG model units are basic 13 seer units but have adaptive hot surface igniter technology to extend the life of the igniter. The warranty on most parts is good but the guarantee on the heat exchanger is not. The brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. comfort-aire.com

COMFORTMAKER----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. comfortmaker.com

CONCORD-----------3*--------NA--------2*

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. concord-air.com

DAIKIN--------------4*--------NA--------4*

The DP15GM models are basic gaspacks with a warranty that includes a six year replacement guarantee. The DP14DM is a hybrid model that is backed by a very good warranty. daikincomfort.com

DAYTON-----------<1*--------NA--------NA

This brand offers basic models that can be purchased directly from their website. grainger.com

DAY & NIGHT-------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. dayandnightcomfort.com

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 easily 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

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

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