Best Gas Furnaces 2009
Now is a great time to consider buying a new gas furnace for your home. When you purchase a new Energy Star Furnace you are eligible for a federal tax credit on next year’s taxes. If you purchase a new furnace from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2010, you are eligible for a federal tax credit.
The federal government will soon be releasing the next phase in the stimulus package, which is the Appliance Stimulus Package. This is for consumers who purchase Energy Star Appliances and you can receive a rebate from $ 50 to $ 200. Now is a great time to start looking.
We have complied a list of three of the top gas furnaces that you could purchase that would save you money on the purchase and save you money on a monthly basis. The top three gas fired furnaces are the Amana AMV9 Gas Furnace, Carrier: Performance 93 Gas Furnace and the Trane XV95 Gas Furnace. Let’s take a look at some of the specifications that each of these gas furnaces has to offer.
Amana has a great reputation with homeowners on such appliances as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, washers and gas fired furnaces. The Amana AMV9 has a high efficiency rating of 95% making it eligible for the federal tax credit. This super quiet gas furnace comes with an Electronic Control Board with a Self Diagnosing System. Now you can see how your furnace is functioning when there is a problem or when it is functioning normally. This unit is a Sure Start Igniter with a Patented Adaptive Learning System.
The Amana AMV9 Gas Furnace has a low NOx emissions and a two speed induced draft blower. These are dual certified furnaces with a sealed combustion direct venting system. This gas fired furnace can be installed in a Down Flow, Horizontal Left or Horizontal Right installation. There are 9 different models in this series. The heating input ranges from 46,000 BTU to 115,000 BTU’s. This gas fired furnace has a Lifetime Unit Replacement Limited Warranty and a 10 year Parts Limited Warranty. Keep in mind that these are Energy Star rated so they are guaranteed to help lower your cost of your heating bills.
Carrier: Performance 93 Gas Furnace
Carrier is a household name that you can trust; they have refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers and gas furnaces. One of their most energy efficient gas furnaces in their inventory is the Performance 93 Gas Furnace. This high efficient gas furnace is eligible for the federal tax credit and since it is Energy Star Rated, it is eligible for the Appliance Stimulus Rebate Package. Since this gas furnace is Energy Star rated, it will almost save you money before it gets installed.
The heating capacity on this gas furnace ranges from 38,000 BTU’s to 128,000 Btu’s. Some of the features that you will be getting from this furnace is the galvanized steel and a baked on urethane base coat. This will help protect the furnace from any rust and corrosion that piles up over the years. You can use natural gas on this furnace though a conversion kit to liquid propane may be purchased. There are currently 4 different models in this series the Standard, Deluxe, Two Stage and Variable Speed gas furnaces. All models will include a factory installed air cleaner which will help maximize the operation of the unit.
The Carrier unit comes with an Intelligent Heat Staging System; this will allow you to use a two-stage furnace with a single stage thermostat. This is one of the quietest furnaces on the market today, imagine how much money you will save using this system every day?
Trane XV95 Gas Furnace Series
When it comes to gas furnaces, Trane is one of the leaders in the industry. The XV95 happens to be one of the best in the Trane heating and cooling inventory. It has an impressive 97% AFUE, which means that it will qualify you for the federal tax credit and the Appliance Stimulus Package Rebate. This Energy Star rated gas furnace offers more of an even distribution of heat, which of course will save you money. The Trane XV95 comes with a variable speed motor that will offer maximum efficiency.
This system offers it’s very own Clean Effects System, this means that it had an advanced filtration system that will eliminate more allergens, dust and pollen from the air making for better air quality. You can reduce the amount of colds, flu and even asthma attacks with this gas furnace. For a gas furnace that can offer you maximum operation, a minimum heat loss and better air quality, then this is the furnace for you.
Now is the time to buy with the federal tax credit and the Appliance Stimulus Package coming out. If you want to shop around, feel free too. As long as your gas furnace has an Energy Star Label and an energy efficiency rating of over 90%, you will save money on your purchase as well as on your monthly energy bills. You don’t just want to buy any old brand, Amana, Trane and Carrier are some of the best in the industry, don’t settle for less.
I have an Amana AMV9 furnace. It has never ignited reliably. The control system just doesn’t work, and the contractor has not been able to fix it.
i would never buy anything amana , had issue with stoves , fridges , bad support and rude , think i will go for a trane – i am sure they are a rebranded company another site said they are manufactured by goodman. most people agree they are not good , deisgned to be cost effective … kenmore , amana , GE water heaters all just replacing name badges .
” and thats all i have to say about that”
How old is your Amana AMV9 furnace??
I had an issue on a customers furnace where the igniter ended up being the culprit….Not getting hot enough to light the gas. Make certain the intake is large enough diameter PVC for the BTU size furnace you have as well as the exhaust. Make sure there are no loops or dips in the pressure switch tubings, this will trap moisture locking out switches. These are very reliable furnaces with the exception of induced draft blowers going bad….poor cooling design VS. bearing design. Best heat exchanger out of every one out there along with the best warranty.
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I am buying a new furnace. I now have an 18 year old Jantrol, 90% efficiency, single stage, 90000 Btu. I live in a 40 year old tri-level, 2200 sq. feet. In winter, if the family room is warm, the upstairs is too hot. Would the variable speed furnace help with this? The brands I’m considering: Amana, Trane, Lennox, Carrier. I would appreciate any help or advice.
Another point I’d like to make is in a furnace installation, the installation procedures and process is 90% and the equipment choice/brand is only 10% of the installation. When a tech installs using a high skill level, with great field experience, common HVAC sense, manufacturers install requirements and the local code…..you end up with an excellent install and may have some parts go bad and this is due to the global economy striking the USA…..first parts were made in Mexico, which were pretty good…..NOW China….not very good. It is the way of the world. The USA citizens wanted cheap and now they have CHEAP.