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Updated by Joe King on Jan 28, 2014
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Furnace wont kick on

Which furnace is most reliable?

Member Since: 02/17/03 3 lifetime posts I have never seen such a shortage of info on the web as the info about the reliability of new furnaces! I have heard that Carrier is known for fewer repairs. One HVAC salesman said Ruud has even better quality with out the advertising.

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Gas is currently the most common heating fuel and most new central-heating systems use gas. How efficiently a furnace converts gas into heating energy is reflected in its annual fuel-utilization-efficiency (AFUE) rating, which is measured as a percentage. The higher the number, the more heat the furnace can wring from each therm of gas.

Top 5 Furnace Brands

As a heating and air conditioning professional i am consistently asked by homeowners what brand is the best. I have worked on every brand out there, and installed most of them as well. In my experience the following makes the brand on a furnace less important: a) every manufacturer subs out the manufacture of most parts you find in a furnace.

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2013: Furnaces : ENERGY STAR

ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.