Tempstar QuietComfort Series F9MXE
- ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
- Burner Type:Singe-Stage
- Blower Type:Soft-Mounted Blower Motor And Inducer Motor
- BTU Output:39,000-117,000
The Tempstar F9MXE is an ENERGY STAR® qualified, high-efficiency unit. Its multi-speed furnace is a great option for those that want an efficient and comfortable unit but don’t mind missing out on some of the features offered by premium-tier furnaces. The Tempstar F9MXE comes with a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger, a 10-year warranty on parts and a 1 year no-hassle replacement limited warranty.
In a nutshell
Average Price (installed) $4000-$5500
- Fully insulated cabinet
- Air purifier and humidifier compatible thermostat
- RPJ (Rigid Press Joint) primary heat exchanger
Tempstar QuietComfort Series F9MXE
- Sub-models available 0401410A, 0601714A, 0801716A, 1002116A, 1202422A
- AFUE: 96%
- BTU input: 40,000-120,000
- BTU output: 39,000-117,000
- ENERGY STAR RATED
The Bottom Line
This high-performance furnace is built strong, highly efficient and a, with its ability to plug and play air purifier and humidifier addons, very flexible. This Tempstar powerhouse is perfect or customers looking for an adaptable one-stop-shop to link up their entire comfort system, set it and forget it.
Fully insulated cabinet
The fully insulated cabinet on this unit features a solid steel design with a secure fit door latch system. Not only does this help keep the heat moving through your ductwork, but the insulation cabinet works alongside the soft-mounted blower motor and inducer motor to help keep the noise down even further.
Air purifier and humidifier compatible thermostat
The thermostat on this unit is designed to be compatible with various other systems, such as an air purifier or humidifier. An air purifier can be beneficial in your home because it helps clean the air, removing unwanted allergens and unpleasant airborne particles from your air. A humidifier system is also useful in preventing the air from becoming too dry in your home during the coldest winter days, which can cause discomforts such as dry skin and dry eyes. The thermostat in this unit also includes additional technology that can keep track of the humidity levels inside your home.
RPJ (Rigid Press Joint) primary heat exchanger
The RPJ heat exchanger, built with durable and corrosion-resistant stainless steel, helps improve heat transfer and efficiency by moving more heat to the outside surface as opposed to a standard heat exchanger.
Other Key Features
- Dual fuel capable with a compatible heat pump and thermostat
- High-temperature limit control
- Direct spark gas ignition
The Tempstar F9MXE comes covered by an impressive lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty, 10-year parts limited warranty and 1-year no hassle replacement limited warranty. Be sure to register your unit online after purchase as the warranty periods decrease if registration isn’t received.
Comparable Models by Tempstar
Model comparison by lower price – Tempstar F9MXE versus Tempstar N9MSB
Although comparable models in many ways, the F9MXE and the N9MSB differ when it comes to their respective AFUE ratings. The F9MXE comes in at an impressive 96%, meaning that 96 cents in every dollar will go towards heating your home, as opposed to the N9MSB which is only 92%, meaning you will be losing 4 cents in every dollar in wasted energy when compared to the F9MXE. So, although the N9MSB is cheaper upfront, you’ll save a considerable amount of money in the long term if you purchase the F9MXE!
Model comparison by features – Tempstar F9MXE versus Tempstar F9MVE
Although the F9MXE and F9MVE have similar efficiency ratings of around 96%, the F9MVE lives up to its place in the “Deluxe Series” by offering extra features. For example, the F9MVE comes with the impressive Observer communicating wall control. This wall control can control up to six separate heating zones in your home, and the Smart Recovery feature adjusts your pre-set zones to your customized comfort levels. This system also monitors and informs you when it’s time for maintenance and provides on-screen diagnostics!
Model Comparison by premium tier – Tempstar F9MXE versus F9MAE
The top offering by Tempstar, the F9MAE features a modulating operation and a host of other impressive features. The F9MAE beats the single-stage operation of the F9MXE by utilizing a modulating operation, which means that the F9MAE can increase or decrease heat in small increments, ensuring your home always stays at the temperature indicated on the thermostat. This is compared to the F9MXE, which utilizes a single-stage operation. This means that when the temperature in your home drops low enough the furnace will kick in on high fire mode causing temperature swings that are eliminated by a modulating operation. Also, the F9MAE features the intuitive ION System Control which can be accessed remotely by a compatible WIFI enabled device, meaning you can control your furnace settings wherever you are!