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best furnace

dave_141 Member Posts: 12
In your opinion guys, who makes the best gas furnace out there? This should be interesting.


  • robert borders
    robert borders Member Posts: 48
    Best furnace

    I have put in personally 140 Payne 92.1% furnaces in last 3 1/2 years for one government customer in as many homes. These are all sizes from 40,000-60,0000-80,000-100,000-120,000-140,000 BTU. Had maybe 2 problems. They are solid. This is the same furnace as a carrier or bryant. The bryant number would be 350AAV036080 & Payne PG9MAB036080.
    They paint the door a different color on the Payne units.

    I am a Bryant dealer. We have a new 90 I Varaible speed furnace in our new shop. A 355CAV036060. They are Awsome!

    Bob B
  • Todd_34
    Todd_34 Member Posts: 6

    The Rheem Mod.
  • Mitch_4
    Mitch_4 Member Posts: 955
    I install

    Olsen 99% of the time..versatile, nice easy to install and service, good support.

    Only thing is no modulating..use York for that.

    Olsen is local to me (less than an hour away).

    I like that they are true 4 position (no kits for counterflow) 1 or 2 pipe and designed by former service techs... well thought out.

    I had a noisy heat exchanger and they replaced it..took me 45 minutes from start to running. THAT is serviceability.
  • the only modcon furnace

    York currently has the only true modcon furnace - the Affinity 33. 100% down to 35%. Others are working on similar models. 98% efficiency and they're working on Inverter heat pumps and A/C units that will marry up to the Affinity so that the compressor and fans (outdoor & indoor) will modulate across a wide spectrum as either gas for combustion or freon gas is metered based upon outdoor reset and/or humidity.

    They're first - others will follow. Reminds me of when modcon boilers first appeared and hordes of folks said "they'll never catch on - too expensive - no one will be willing to pay the premium for higher efficiency".

    Lots of crow's been eaten in just the past few years.
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