Daikin DC96VC Review
AFUE:Up to 96%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,330 - $5,160
BTU Output:38,400 - 115,200
The Daikin DC96VC Variable-Speed ComfortNet™ Communicating Systems Furnace features adaptable technology to heat your home consistently, no matter what the weather outside is doing. This unit is able to work efficiently and quietly, delivering the home comfort you and your family deserve throughout the cold season.
In A Nutshell
Average price (installed): $4,330 - $5,160
- Dual-stage home heating
- Variable-speed ECM
- Fully insulated heat exchanger and blower section
The Bottom Line
The Daikin DC96VC delivers reliable and efficient home heating with a combination of well-established and innovative home heating technology.
Daikin DC96VC Product Specifications:
- Sub-models available: 0403BNA, 0603BNA, 0804CNA, 1005CNA, 1205DNA
- AFUE: 96%
- BTU input: 40,000-120,000
- BTU output: 38,400-115,200
- Compressor type: Two-Stage, Variable-Speed ECM
- ENERGY STAR ® Certified
- Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger
- Durable Silicon Nitride igniter
- Heavy-duty stainless-steel tubular heat exchanger
- Heavy-gauge steel cabinet with durable finish
- Auto-Comfort and enhanced dehumidification modes available
- Cabinet air leakage (QLeak) ≤ 2%
Dual-stage home heating - The DC96VC dual-stage gas valve ensures that the maximum energy is drawn from fuel used. Greater fuel efficiency is not only environmentally friendly, but it also means reduced energy bills. On a typical day in your home, the furnace will run at a low setting, providing consistent comfort throughout your spaces. If there is a sudden change in temperature, the furnace can react quickly, by speeding up from the low speed to a high speed.
Variable-Speed ECM - This unit features a variable-speed ECM to circulate heat around your home rapidly. The motor can operate at precise speeds, adapting to the changing temperature in your home. The ECM blower motor also goes a long way to reduce the noise factor of this unit.
Fully insulated heat exchanger and blower section - With a fully insulated cabinet, heat transfer within the furnace is maximized and, therefore, so is efficiency. The cabinet provides air leakage of less than 2%, meaning that precious heated air is retained and directly circulated around your home. The insulation also reduces the noise factor by muffling operational noise.
Other Key Features
- Multiple continuous fan speed options offer quiet air circulation
- Utilizes ComfortNet™ communicating, two-stage or single-stage thermostats
Customers love the Daikin Comfort Promise, because it guarantees that for a whole year after installation, no matter the issue, the installer will make a house call. This house call is free of charge and will seek to resolve any issue you might be having.
Daikin also offers, on this unit, a:
- Lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty
- 12-year unit replacement limited warranty
- 12-year parts limited warranty
Comparable Models by the Same Brand
By lower price: Daikin DC96VC vs. Daikin DM92SS
The DM92SS is a good introduction to high efficiency, with a 92% AFUE. The DC96VC is even more efficient, with an AFUE of 96%. Both units offer an insulated heat exchanger cabinet, but the DM92SS is foil -faced, while the DC96VC is fully insulated. Each furnace has a lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty and a 12-year parts limited warranty. The DC96VC also includes a 12-year unit replacement limited warranty.
By features: Daikin DC96VC vs. Daikin DM96VC
These two units are both dual-stage furnaces, offering similar efficiency (95-96% and 96% AFUE) and comparable warranty. Both have a fully insulated heat exchanger and blower sections and variable-speed ECMs. The two units are ENERGY STAR certified.
By tier: Daikin DC96VC vs. Daikin DC92SS
The DC92SS is a single-stage furnace and the DC96VC is a hybrid dual-stage, which means its AFUE tops out at 92%. Their warranties are similar, but the DC96VC also has a 12-year unit replacement limited warranty. Both the units have an insulated cabinet, fully insulated for the DC96VC and foil-faced for the DC92SS.