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A comparison of major furnace brands in Canada

//A comparison of major furnace brands in Canada

A comparison of major furnace brands in Canada

When it comes to choosing a furnace, sometimes we get very confused about what brands to go for, all the advertising sounds so good, its impossible to tell which one is better.
Not to worry, here are some major Furnaces brands, pros and cons of each to help you figure out.

 

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
Warranty – 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchange, 10 years limited warranty for parts

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 Exchange, 5 years warranty for parts

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 Exchange, 10 years limited warranty for parts

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 to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchange, 5 years warranty for parts

Trane
Pros – Very highly recommended, few repairs, many systems, high-tech options, heating and cooling systems designed to work together with other Trane components to reach highest efficiency, carefully screens HVAC Contractors before “certifying” them as branded installers. Leading manufacture in industry.
Cons – Extra options can get expensive
Warranty – 20 years to Limited Lifetime Warranty on Heat Exchange, 10 years limited warranty for parts

York / Coleman
Pros – “Affinity” series with university logos or colours 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 Exchange, 10 years limited warranty for parts

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