American Standard Silver 95 Review
AFUE:Up to 95%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,585
BTU Output:38,000 - 104,500
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The American Standard Silver 95 is a single-speed and single stage furnace that has a steel heat exchanger and insulated cabinet. With its 95% AFUE rating and multi-speed blower, it is energy-efficient. The 10-year warranty covers internal parts, while the heat exchanger is protected by a lifetime warranty.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,585
- Multi-port in-shot burners for efficiency
- 100% fresh air option
- Sound- and heat-insulated cabinet for quiet use
The Bottom Line
The Silver 95 is an affordable choice that will help lower your upfront costs for the unit and installation. This model has got your basics covered with efficient heating as a reliable unit to keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
In Depth Review
American Standard Silver 95 Product Specifications
- Sub-models available: AUH1B040A9241A, AUH1B060A9361A, AUH1B080A9421A, AUH1C080A9601A, AUH1C100A9481A, AUH1D100A9601A, AUH1D120A9601A, ADH1B040A9241A, ADH1B065A9421A, ADH1C085A9481A, ADH1D110A9601A
- AFUE: 95%
- BTU input: 40,000 – 110,000
- BTU output: 38,000 – 104,500
- Low greenhouse gas emission
100% Fresh Air Option
Rather than recycling indoor air, the Silver 95 pulls in air from the outdoors for combustion to increase the longevity of the unit and its parts. This ensures that indoor air doesn't get recycled through the unit, which can create a vacuum that causes drafts to flow in from windows, doors and any other cracks.
Multi-port In-shot Burners
For peak efficiency, these burners will help to shape the flame over the blower to maximize heating while using less fuel to do so. The multiple ports establish the optimal mix of air and gas to be heated, while the in-shot burners are high-efficiency parts to heat the air induced through the furnace.
Other Key Features
Durable hot surface igniter; an upgrade from old-model pilot lights that are not energy-efficient and potentially dangerous
Heavy stainless steel insulated heat exchanger cabinet to reduce noise and thermally-insulate for less air leakage
American Standard provides a lifetime limited warranty for the heat exchanger on the Silver 95. They also offer a few options when it comes to the kind of warranty you think is necessary. There is also a 10-year limited warranty on internal parts, and if you register the unit within 60 days of installation, your warranty will include additional coverage on replacement parts.
However, even if you don’t register, you’re still covered by the base warranty, which provides replacement parts that fail under normal use at no charge except for delivery and installation.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Lower Price – American Standard Silver 95 versus American Standard 92
Further down the line in the American Standard furnace family is the American Standard 92. This affordable model cuts back on a few features that the Silver 95 has, but it doesn’t reduce reliability or functional performance. Unlike the Silver 95, the 92 doesn’t have the same sound-insulation to block the noise from the blower and the AFUE rating is almost three percent higher than the 92, making it a less efficient unit.
Despite those limits, though, the 92 also uses fresh outdoor air for combustion and has the same efficient multi-port burners as the top American Standard models. The 92 is a good choice if you’re price-conscious and don’t mind a few drawbacks.
Model Comparison by Features – American Standard Silver 95 versus American Standard Silver 95h
American Standard has a very similar model to the Silver 95, with slightly upgraded features. The Silver 95h has a more efficient multi-speed blower than the Silver 95 and comes with a cleanable filter. Certain sub-models of the Silver 95h are even ENERGY STAR ® qualified.
However, both units work pretty much the same on the level that most buyers are concerned. The Silver 95 and the 95h are sound-insulated to reduce blower noise and have steel primary and secondary heat exchangers for durability. American Standard put some thoughtful improvements into the 95h, but the similarity between the two units makes either option a good contender for your residence.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier – American Standard Silver 95 versus American Standard Gold 95
American Standard’s Gold 95 has a few nifty features that the Silver 95 doesn’t have, including variable-speed induced draft venting and a two-stage gas valve to minimize fuel and energy usage to only what’s necessary and run more efficiently.
There are a lot of similar qualities shared between the Gold 95 and the Silver 95, such as the sound-insulated blower and the multi-port burners for high performance of these units.