Gas Furnace Ratings

If you are planning on buying a new furnace system you are likely to be out scrounging for reviews and ratings.  One key problem in your search is that it will likely be quite a hard job finding legitimate ratings online.  Either you have a completely biased review from a company or nothing at all.  We are here to make that search for you easy.  This site is a one stop shop for ratings and reviews of all the brands and models of gas furnaces.  In addition we are not the bobo’s of a specific company and do our reviews independent of the deep pockets of the HVAC industry.

What you get here will be real industry experience and candor as it relates to specific gas furnaces.  If you want a slanted rating, feel free to call your local contractor.  In addition to that, we focus solely on gas furnaces and don’t delve into air conditioner systems or heat pumps.  If you want that you will have to head elsewhere.  What you will get here is industry specific information and features at your fingertips to make the best decision when it comes time to lay down your hard earned money.

What Impacts Our Gas Furnace Ratings?

When it comes to furnace equipment and most HVAC there are only a few things that really matter when it comes time to make your decision.  We have broken them down into 3 key rating categories:

gas-furnace-ratings-homepage-pictureGas Furnace Efficiency Rating

First and foremost, the easiest way to distinguish between furnaces is based on the federally mandated efficiency rating.  In the case of furnaces we are talking about AFUE.  It is basically a percentage of the fuel used while heating your home.  The higher this number the better it is as using your utilities to create heat for your home.  These can range from 80% to 95%+ AFUE and we rate them accordingly.

Gas Furnace Feature Rating

Another key area of differentiation is the feature set of each system.  We scrounge through the details so you don’t have to and create a ranking based on the feature set of each unit.  We then compare this feature set across what is available in the industry and give you a feel for how it stacks up.

Gas Furnace User Rating

Let’s be honest here, some brands are going to continually give you problems, while others will be forever dependable.  Much like cars the HVAC industry has brands with better reputations (and they have earned them over a great many years) as well as those with much less stellar reputations.  We use our years of experience to glean out what you should expect in this area for each model

Now, once we have created our above 3 ratings we use a simple average to get the overall rating on the unit.  If that isn’t up your alley, feel free to weight your however you would like using the ratings we provide for each category and adjust accordingly.  We aren’t here to be a one stop shop, but more of a voice of reason.  Feel free to use the information as you see fit.

We have assembled all of our latest gas furnace ratings in the right sidebar, so please check there first to see if we have already rated the model you are looking for.  If not, please don’t hesitate to drop us a line and we can add the model you would like to the list and put it on the site.

4 comments on “Gas Furnace Ratings

  1. Brian Corcoran June 28, 2013 5:14 pm

    Who has the best furnace and air conditioning

  2. mike October 15, 2013 11:54 pm

    need to replace my gas furnace and air conditioner.
    would like to know what are the best rated ones.
    how is comfortmaker air and gas furnace rated?

  3. Sylvia Wagner January 1, 2014 5:47 pm

    What about a 95% Armstrong, 70,000 BTU furnace or a Goodman 96% eff 2 stage 70,000 BTU forced air furnace natural gas upflow model? I am thinking about getting a new one because I have an old 80% one. Thanks, Sylvia Wagner

  4. n parker July 22, 2014 11:16 pm

    Looking at a Goodman furnace GMH95 95%

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