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The 12 Gas Furnace Types Explained

This is a MUST READ! Many consumers only ever see 3 furnaces on their bids, maybe 4 depending on the sales strategy of the company that is presenting the information. What is commonly known as the "Good, Better, Best" sales strategy will generally limit your options to 3 furnaces and is designed to get you to pick the middle or high end option.

Now, while there is a lot of good reasons to buy nice equipment, it is important to know all your options. You can be guaranteed that we will have this conversation before you decide on your furnace purchase!

As these furnace are listed I will be using industry terms, but fear not, they are explained here:




As always, the furnace efficiency does not matter unless you ducts are sealed, this is explained in my article, Ducts and Taxes

In the 80% Gas Furnace Category

80% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and PSC Fan Motor

80% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and X-13 Fan Motor

80% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

80% Furnace w/ 2 Stage Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

80% Furnace w/ Modulating Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

In the 92-98% Gas Furnace Category


92-95% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and PSC Fan Motor

95% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and X-13 Fan Motor

95% Furnace w/ Single Stage Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

96% Furnace w/ 2 Stage Gas Valve and PSC Fan Motor

96% Furnace w/ 2 Stage Gas Valve and X-13 Fan Motor

96% Furnace w/ 2 Stage Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

97-98% Furnace w/ Modulating Gas Valve and Variable Fan Motor

Thank you for reading! - Wes

2 comments:

william james said...

Good Furnace detail share about it.

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brooklyn hurd said...

Great post! I totally agree that it is important to consider all of your options before you buy a furnace. There are so many different types, you've got to think about cost, function and what will best suit your basic needs. I really like that you mentioned that the furnace efficiency doesn't really matter if your ducts aren't sealed. I mean, why bother buying a good furnace if you don't know how to use it properly or take care of it, you know?
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