American Standard Platinum 95 Review
AFUE:Up to 97.30%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$5,670 - $6,750
BTU Output:58,000 - 109,000
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The American Standard Platinum 95 furnace is a variable-speed and technology-driven unit. It’s one of American Standard’s premium options and holds up well against other top furnaces in Canada. It also features a 10-year warranty with registration for peace of mind.
In A Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $5,670 - $6,750
- Features AccuLink technology, connecting it to technicians for responsive maintenance
- Comfort-R mode ensures more significant control over your home’s humidity while cooling
The Bottom Line
The Platinum 95 furnace is an excellent option for those looking for a unit that can blend energy efficiency with the latest features and technology. This furnace also features good warranty options and technology that allows for responsive maintenance if problems do occur.
In Depth Review
American Standard Platinum 95 Product Specifications
- Sub-models available: AUHMB060ACV3VB, AUHMB080ACV3VB, AUHMC100ACV4VB, AUHMD120ACV5VB, ADHMB060BCV3VB, ADHMB080ACV3VB, ADHMC100ACV4VB, ADHMD120BCV5VB
- AFUE: 97.3%
- BTU input: 60,000 - 120,000
- BTU output: 58,000 - 109,000
- Select models are ENERGY STAR ® certified
AccuLink: Communicating capability with user interface
The AccuLink technology in this unit allows it to communicate directly with technicians, relaying diagnostics, which saves you time and money on service calls and assessments. AccuLink also features the ability for you to link remotely to your furnace using any internet enabled device such as a smartphone, tablet or computer to check energy consumption and also remotely control the furnace’s operation and settings.
The variable-speed blower motor in this furnace features Comfort-R technology, allowing greater control over the humidity levels in your home during cooling by linking together a humidity sensor and airspeed controls – which can remove around four times as much moisture from the air as a furnace without this technology.
Other Key Features
- A three-wire connection which allows for an easier installation
- Insulated heat exchanger cabinet allowing for a quieter operation
This model features a 10-year limited parts warranty, which includes all functional parts on the furnace, and a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger as long as you register within the first 60 days for both.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model comparison by lower-tier – American Standard Platinum 95 vs American Standard Gold 95
The American Standard Gold 95 furnace is in many ways similar to the Platinum 95, with an AFUE rating of 97 percent, meaning 97 cents in every dollar goes towards heating your home, as compared with the Platinum 95’s 97.3 AFUE rating. Where they differ, is the extra features. The Gold 95 doesn't feature AccuLink and Comfort-R technologies. It also doesn't have the three-wire connection, meaning a more difficult installation. The only real downside to this model is the loss of these great features.
Model Comparison by features – American Standard Platinum 95 vs American Standard Gold S9X2
The American Standard Gold S9X2 still comes with Comfort-R technology, but you lose the AccuLink technology. To make up for this though, the Gold S9X2 is compatible with the AccuClean technology. AccuClean is a whole-home air filtration system which can remove up to 99.98 percent of allergens from the filtered air. So, if you’re not worried about remotely monitoring your furnace and you like the idea of having a home-filtration system with your furnace, the American Standard Gold S9X2 is a good option.
Model comparison by lower price – American Standard Platinum 95 vs American Standard 92
The American Standard 92 is designed as a value unit while still ensuring a highly-efficient operation. Its AFUE rating of 92.1% is still efficient, but not at the same level as the Platinum 95 running at 97.3%. You also lose AccuLink, Comfort-R, AccuClean compatibility and it’s a single-speed, as opposed to the multi-speed functionality of the Platinum 95. However, it’s sturdy, still efficient and reliable, and features the same warranty as the Platinum 95.