American Standard furnaces show good quality and reliability. They are expensive as a result, but if you want a furnace to last 20+ years, they are worth a look. This sister-brand of Trane has one of the best service records in the HVAC industry.
This American Standard furnace buying guide allows you to compare this brand with other top brands like Carrier, Lennox, Rheem and yes, Trane. See our individual American Standard gas furnace ratings for more details on many of these models.
Overview of American Standard Gas Furnace Models
The 3 series of American Standard furnaces are the Platinum, Gold and Silver series. Here’s what each series offers.
American Standard Platinum Gas Furnaces: This line competes with Carrier Infinity, Dave Lennox Signature, Rheem Prestige and other top lines. The best furnace is the Platinum ZV, a modulating furnace that runs at capacity from 40% to 100% to deliver the exact amount of heating needed to keep temperatures in the home balanced and comfortable. It offers Energy Star rated 95% efficiency. The Platinum SV is an 80% AFUE furnace with a variable-speed blower, ideal for warmer climates where 2-stage climate control is desired.
American Standard Gold Gas Furnaces: This is the largest series, with 5 different furnaces offering a mix of performance and efficiency. The 2-stage models are the Gold XI (95%), Gold XM (93%), the Gold SV (80%) and the Gold SM (80%). Single-stage models are the very efficient Gold ZM (96.7%) and the Gold XI (80%).
American Standard Silver Gas Furnaces: Designed for affordability, you can still expect 15-20 years of quality service from these models. They are single-stage gas furnaces with average to good efficiency levels. The models are the Energy Star Silver ZI (95%), the Silver SI 90 (90%), the Silver SI (80%), Silver SI+ (80%), and the Silver XI (80%).
Pros and Cons of American Standard Gas Furnaces
Many people choose American Standard for the high level of quality the furnaces have. The brand has an excellent service record. The furnaces are reliable and long-lasting.
Secondly, the efficiency levels in the top models are a good choice for those who want to contain energy costs as well as be more environmentally friendly in the way their homes operate.
Finally, though most won’t purchase a modulating furnace, the Platinum ZV offers outstanding indoor comfort. The 2-stage models do a good job as well.
If there’s a drawback to the product lineup, it is that it is expensive. Along with the quality and the performance come higher costs. However, the furnaces are priced competitively with other top brands, though more costly than brands such as Goodman, Aire-Flo, Payne, York and Coleman.
American Standard Platinum HVAC equipment includes furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners as well as air quality products. The line is one of the highest rated in the industry. Gold and Silver products are more affordable without a large drop in quality. Take a look at individual gas furnace ratings of the models listed here to find a starting point for building the right heating, cooling and air quality system for your home.