Compare Leading Furnace Brands

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Armstrong

Pros - Some high-efficiency units comparable to higher-tier manufacturers

Cons - Not as many "bells and whistles" as the larger manufacturers

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchange, 5 years parts

Price - $800 - $2,000 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Carrier/Bryant

Pros - Very highly recommended, excellent warranty coverage, high-efficiency and high-tech furnaces, carefully screens HVAC Contractors before "certifying" them as branded installers

Cons - Higher prices than some competitors, super high-efficiency may not pay back

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchange, 5 years parts

Price - $900 - $2,200 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Goodman

Pros - Budget pricing, wide availability

Cons - Very poor repair record, may not be as choosy with "certified" dealers, warranty coverage complaints, flatly voids your warranty if furnace purchased online

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 years parts

Price - $500 - $1,700 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Lennox

Pros - Offers innovative features, high-tech furnaces

Cons - Newest units suffering from higher repairs than many manufacturers

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 years parts

Price - $750 - $2,100 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Rheem

Pros - High value, high efficiency, high reliability

Cons - Not quite as many features and options as some of the other large manufacturers, higher price than "budget" choices

Warranty - 20 years warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 years parts

Price - $700 - $2,400 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Thermo Pride

Pros - Long, reliable life, low price, highest-efficiency oil furnaces available

Cons - Higher utility bills because of lower efficiency in gas units

Warranty - Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 years parts

Price - $500 - $1,800 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

Trane

Pros - Very highly recommended, few repairs, many systems, high-tech options

Cons - Extra options can get expensive quickly, heating and cooling systems designed to work together with other Trane components, carefully screens HVAC Contractors before "certifying" them as branded installers.

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 Years Parts

Price - $800 - $2,600 depending on model (excluding shipping, taxes, installation, etc.)

York

Pros - "Affinity" series with university logos or colors on outdoor units, fairly high efficiency, complete line of heating and cooling choices

Cons - Poorer repair record than the rest of the largest manufacturers, reliability issues

Warranty - 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchanger, 5 Years Parts

Price - Unavailable

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