American Standard 92 Review
AFUE:Up to 92.10%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,585
BTU Output:38,000 - 112,000
The American Standard 92 is a single-stage, single-speed gas furnace that features a multi-speed blower motor. The unit also comes with a 10-year warranty with registration.
In A Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,585
- Noise reduction measures such as a heavy steel insulated heat exchanger cabinet
- 100% fresh air option uses 100% outdoor air for combustion to increase equipment life
The Bottom Line
The American Standard 92 is designed as a value unit while still ensuring a highly-efficient operation. Don't expect too much extra technology built into this unit to help heat your home, but for the price, you receive a well-built, efficient and reliable unit.
In Depth Review
American Standard 92 Product Specifications:
- Sub-models available: AUC1B040A9241A, AUC1B060A9361A, AUC1B080A9421A, AUC1C100A9481A, AUC1D100A9601A, AUC1D120A9601A, ADC1B040A9241A, ADC1B060A9361A, ADC1B080A9421A, ADC1C100A9481A, ADC1C100A9481A
- AFUE: 92.1%
- BTU input: 40,000 - 120,000
- BTU output: 38,000 - 112,000
- Not ENERGY STAR ® certified
Features noise reduction measures such as a heavy steel insulated heat exchanger cabinet helping it to operate quietly and efficiently.
Other Key Features
- Multi-speed blower
- Crimped aluminized steel primary heat exchanger to prevent cracks from heat stress
The American Standard 92 features a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger as long as you register within the first 60 days. This model also features a 10-year limited parts warranty, which includes all functional parts of the furnace, but again you must register within the first 60 days, or you lose access to this benefit.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model comparison by features – American Standard 92 vs American Standard Platinum 95
To get the most out of American Standard’s features on their furnaces you have to jump up several tiers to the American Standard Platinum 95. Although more expensive, you purchase a furnace that features AccuLink communicating capability with a user interface. AccuLink means your furnace can communicate with comfort control and allows you to monitor the unit remotely. The unit can also send diagnostic data back to American Standard if a fault is detected. You also get a variable-speed ECM blower motor with Comfort-R technology, which operates at a lower, more efficient speed and allows for more control over the humidity during cooling.
Model comparison by mid-tier – American Standard 92 vs American Standard Silver 95 Furnace
Although the American Standard 92 and the American Standard Silver 95 Furnace are similar in many ways, the step up comes in the form of the Silver 95’s 95% AFUE rating. This means that with the Silver 95 Furnace, 95 cents out of every dollar go towards heating your home, virtually eliminating wasted energy as opposed to the American Standard 92’s 92 cents out of every dollar. If you are looking to invest in a model that is even more efficient, the American Standard Silver 95 Furnace is the way to go.
Model comparison by premium tier – American Standard 92 vs American Standard Gold 95
One of the significant changes, when you move up to the American Standard Gold 95, is the variable-speed induced draft venting. This means that the speed blower motor will run at different speeds to control the flow of air throughout your home. This allows better control and balance over the temperature and humidity in your home. In addition to this, the unit boasts an impressive 96% AFUE, meaning you are returning 96 cents of energy on every dollar spent.