This American Standard furnace review will examine the brand’s models, efficiency ratings, features, prices, warranty, and more.
Average Price: $3500 – $5000
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Good: American Standard is a well known brand name, with a long history and reputation for manufacturing quality, durable home heating solutions. Their affordable pricing, range of efficiencies and solid warranty plans make them a popular mid-range priced brand.
Want: Neck in neck with Rheem and Trane, American Standard is evenly matched when it comes to: efficiency, pricing, and warranty. Although, Rheem edges American Standard out slightly when it comes to additional features, Canadian consumers will not be disappointed by the energy-saving features American Standard offers.
You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything lacking when it comes to American Standard. This brand is constantly innovating to ensure they are providing consumers with home heating solutions that are both durable and energy-efficient.
The Bottom Line: American Standard high-efficiency propane and natural gas furnaces continue to be a popular choice for Canadians looking to upgrade their home heating system to a more efficient option without breaking the bank. Their closest comparables in the mid-range priced brand tier are: Rheem and Trane.
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Final Score: 8/10
Efficiency/AFUE – 8/10
Consumer choice is important to American Standard and that is reflected in the range of efficiencies they offer in their natural gas furnace models. Entry level, moderate and premium level efficiency are well represented, allowing consumers to choose the best high-efficiency furnace to meet their needs and budget.
- ENERGY STAR certified natural gas furnace models* available in the Gold 95v and Platinum 95 series
- Silver 95 and Silver 95h natural gas furnace models up to 95% AFUE
- American Standard 92 natural gas furnace models up to 92.1% AFUE
- Gold 95v natural gas furnace models up to 97% AFUE
- Gold 95 natural gas furnace models up to 96% AFUE
- Platinum natural gas furnace models up to 97.3% AFUE
*your local distributor will be able to provide you with specific model numbers that are ENERGY STAR certified
Additional Features – 8/10
- Acculink™Communicating System
- Vortica II™blower
- Insulated cabinet
- ECM motor
Pricing – 7/10
*The pricing listed below is intended as a general guideline only. Pricing may vary according to installation factors, city or region, the company or distributor you deal with, etc.
Falling within the mid-range priced brand tier, a rough price estimate for a high-efficiency American Standard natural gas furnace is between $3500-$5000. You’ll find American Standard’s pricing to be very comparable to Rheem and Trane, their direct competition in the mid-range priced brand tier.
Price vs. Value:
With a range of efficiencies, and good warranty coverage available, Canadian consumers receive good value for their investment in an American Standard high-efficiency propane or gas-fired furnace.
Types of Furnaces – 8/10
- Single Stage/Multi Speed – American Standard 92, Silver 95 and Silver 95h
- Two Stage/Variable Speed – Gold SV92, Gold 95v
- Two Stage/Multi Speed – Gold 95
- Variable Speed/Modulating – Platinum 95
Warranty* – 9/10
American Standard provides consumers with extensive warranty coverage they can count on to protect their investment in a high-efficiency home heating system. All but one (American Standard 92) of American Standard’s residential furnace models are covered by a limited lifetime heat exchanger warranty protection, ensuring that you won’t have to undergo costly repairs in the event your heat exchanger fails. In addition to covering the heat exchange, American Standard includes the standard limited 10 year parts warranty seen across the majority of HVAC manufacturers in Canada. What sets them apart from the crowd is their optional extended warranty coverage that includes warranty transfer. This coverage comes at additional cost to the consumer, and is only offered by a few brands. Rheem and Trane offer comparable warranty coverage and they also offer optional extended warranties. If extended warranty coverage is an important consideration in your purchasing process, then American Standard, Rheem and Trane are mid-range priced brands that you will want to look closely at.
- Limited 20 year heat exchanger – applicable to American Standard 92 model
- Limited lifetime heat exchanger
- Limited 10 year parts
- Optional Extended warranty protection, including option to transfer warranty** – available for additional purchase, see local distributor for more information and associated costs.
*American Standard furnaces must be registered within 60 days of purchase in order to qualify for full warranty protection. Your local distributor will assist you with completing the necessary registration of your high efficiency unit. Speak with them directly for additional warranty information.
**Your local distributor will be able to answer your questions regarding the specifics of how you go about applying for is optional warranty protection.
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American Standard Furnace Model Breakdown & Comparison
American Standard is a brand that Canadian homeowners have trusted for generations to provide them with home heating systems that meet their needs.
American Standard’s Economy Natural Gas Furnaces
American Standard’s economy tier is comprised of their American Standard 92 and Silver Series. Silver 95h and Silver 95 (up to 95% AFUE), and American Standard 92 (up to 92.1% AFUE). Some Silver 95h models are ENERGY STAR certified.
Silver 95h Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 95%||38,000 – 104,500|
Silver 95 Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 95%||38,000 – 104,500|
American Standard 92 Natural Gas Furnaces
|92.1%||38,000 – 113,000|
Economy Tier Warranty Coverage: The Silver 95h and Silver 95 high-efficiency gas-fired furnaces are covered by a limited lifetime heat exchanger and limited 10 year parts warranty plan. Consumers wishing to purchase additional coverage such as: the option to transfer their limited warranty coverage to someone else, can do so for an additional cost.
Please note: the American Standard 92 model is covered by a 20 year heat exchanger warranty and 10 year limited parts warranty.
American Standard’s Mid-Range Gas Furnaces
American Standard Gold Series features Gold 95v (up to 97% AFUE) and Gold 95 (up to 96%), Gold SV92 (up to 96% AFUE) some Gold 95v models are ENERGY STAR certified.
Gold 95v Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 97%||37,000 – 114,000|
Gold 95 Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 96%||37,440 – 115,200|
Gold SV92 Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 96%||38,800 – 116,400|
Mid-Range Tier Warranty Coverage: Gas-fired furnaces in the Gold Series are protected by the same coverage as the American Standard Silver Series.
American Standard’s Premium Gas Furnaces
American Standard’s Platinum Series consists of their Platinum 95 furnace models with up to 97.3% AFUE, consumers will enjoy premium efficiency and energy savings. Some of the models in this tier are ENERGY STAR certified***
Platinum 95 Natural Gas Furnaces
|Up to 97.3%||58,380 – 116,400|
Premium Tier Warranty Coverage: Furnace models in the American Standard Platinum series are covered by the same warranty coverage as the Silver and Gold Series models.
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***your local distributor will be able to give you additional information on which models in each tier are ENERGY STAR certified.