American Standard Silver 95h 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 95h is a high-efficiency single-speed gas furnace with a multi-speed blower and steel primary and secondary heat exchangers. It’s a good option for consumers looking for reliability without too many extras. The registered 10-year warranty covers replacement of internal parts.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,585
- High-efficiency multi-speed ECM blower motor
- 100% fresh air option
- Multi-port in-shot burners
The Bottom Line
American Standard has lots of features in the Silver 95h, which offers value for price. Some models of the Silver 95h are even ENERGY STAR ® certified and have useful functions for improved efficiency. With decent warranty options and features like the 100% fresh air usage for combustion, this unit is a reliable option from American Standard
In Depth Review
American Standard Silver 95h Product Specifications:
- Sub-models available: AUH1B040A9H21B, AUH1B060A9H31B, AUH1B080A9H31C, AUD1C100A9H41B, AUD1D120A9H51B, ADH1B040A9H21B, ADH1B065A9H31B, ADH1C085A9H41B, ADH1D110A9H51B
- AFUE: 95%
- BTU input: 40,000 – 110,000
- BTU output: 38,000 – 104,500
- Some models are ENERGY STAR certified
High-Efficiency Multi-Speed ECM Blower Motor
The motor in the Silver 95h unit is electronically commutated and provides the exact amount of airflow needed by the burners and the draft venting for efficient and quiet performance. ECM-based units are good for boosting seamless operation and dehumidification.
The Silver 95h has an eco-friendly and money-saving feature by including the cleanable filter. You can rinse or vacuum it to save the hassle of buying a new one, which can cost a few hundred dollars in a year. You’re also contributing less waste to the landfill by reducing the number of filters you use. Having a cleanable filter means it’s less cost-prohibitive to have fresh air circulating throughout your residence.
Other Key Features
- Heavy steel insulated heat exchanger cabinet
- Sound-insulated blower compartment
Once registered, American Standard has a warranty that will cover internal functional parts for 10 years and the heat exchanger for a lifetime. American Standard also offers a transferable warranty for when you sell your house if you register either during your initial warranty registration or after the sale of your home.
Even if you forget to register your furnace, the base limited warranty still applies. Though it is not transferable, it does cover the cost of replacement parts if the originals fail under normal use.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Lower Price – American Standard Silver 95h versus American Standard 92
The American Standard 92 is a reliable unit and can save you more on the upfront price of the unit by cutting back on some of the less essential features that make the Silver 95h’s performance a little smoother.
The 92 doesn’t have the sound-insulated blower compartment that the 95h has, so it runs a bit louder and it isn’t certified to have less than 2% air leakage. However, both models have a durable hot surface igniter and multi-port in-shot burners so they perform equally in heating your home and keeping it at a comfortable temperature.
Model Comparison by Features – American Standard Silver 95h versus American Standard Silver 95
The American Silver 95h is just a slight upgrade on the Silver 95, so they share a lot of the same features, including reliable and efficient performance. Though the Silver 95h has a high-efficiency multi-speed ECM blower motor for precise temperature adjustments and the Silver 95 does not, they are both sound-insulated to run quietly and are certified to have less than 2% air loss.
The upgrades to the American Standard Silver 95h include the cleanable filter for eco-friendly use and certain models of the furnace are ENERGY STAR certified, meaning a more efficient use of energy and fuel.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier – American Standard Silver 95h versus American Standard Gold 95
The Gold 95 and Silver 95h are well-constructed units that perform efficiently and reliably. The Gold 95, a higher-tier furnace, offers more options for efficient energy use with the variable-speed induced draft venting rather than a single-speed. Unlike the Silver 95h, it has a two-stage gas valve to use fuel more wisely to accurately and quickly respond to temperature adjustments.
Though the Gold 95 has an AFUE of 96%, and the Silver 95h has an AFUE of 95%, the Silver 95h has a cleanable filter and both models are sound- and heat-insulated.