We all know and feel how high energy prices are. But, when you throw in the lower efficiency of an older furnace, you may be paying more in utilities than you have to. If you’re considering a newer, energy-efficient solution, we’ll help you compare furnaces so you can offset high energy costs and benefit from improved comfort and efficiency.
By learning the basic traits and features of all furnaces, it becomes easier to compare different brands and models. The most important characteristics include:
Features to Compare
The most commonly advertised features, whether standard or included in premium models, include:
With so many brands to choose from, it can be time-consuming to compare furnaces thoroughly. Some of the leading brands on the market include:
An 80% AFUE model costs $2,494 on average to install (in 2021), while the price can reach $4,375. Featuring a 10-year warranty, the brand is known for highly reliable systems available in single and multistage configurations. Many American Standard furnaces are advertised to meet Energy Star requirements.
You can have an Amana gas furnace for anywhere from $2,145 to $3,300. Prices vary with size and AFUE ratings, as with most other furnaces. Amana is also known for its premium HVAC units in general as well as its lifetime limited warranty.
The average cost to install a Bryant gas furnace is $2,485 to $4,368. Some models range up to 98.3% AFUE.2 In general, the brand’s furnaces can be installed quickly and easily and are known for their durability at a reasonable price. Bryant also offers hybrid heat systems with gas and electric heat pumps.
The average cost to install an 80% AFUE model is $2,882. Carrier is rated as one of the top brands by Consumer Reports. Its furnaces are long-lasting and covered by comprehensive warranties, while customer service is highly rated as well.
Lennox is one of the oldest furnace companies in the U.S. Its whole-home furnaces come in quiet options with variable speed blower motors. Three levels are available—the Merit, Elite, and Dave Lennox Signature Collection—the latter being up to 98.7% efficient. The company is also known for its warranty (20 years for the heat exchanger) and multiple price options (an 80% AFUE unit costs $2,470 on average).
A leader in heating and cooling solutions, Trane has been in business since the late 1800s and is a top choice in residential furnaces. It’s respected for quality versus price, with an 80% AFUE furnace being $2,490 on average with a 10-year warranty.
Founded in 1930, Rheem is known for furnaces, boilers, and hot water heaters. An 80% AFUE Rheem furnace has an average installation cost of $2,480 and a 20-year comprehensive lifetime warranty. The company offers lower cost units as well as furnaces rated at up to 96% AFUE.2
Our professionals are trained and experienced at heater installation and finding the best gas furnace for your home. Every job is completed efficiently and properly as our team is equipped with the skills and tools needed to do so. If your furnace is beyond repair, allow us to help compare furnaces and select and install a replacement. Financing options are available. Call us at 918-268-3799 to learn more.