2019 Daikin Furnace Review

Model Comparison, Prices & Warranty

(Updated for 2019)

A complete Daikin furnace buying guide, including top models, AFUE ratings, features, warranty info, and more. Get a free quote quickly & easily!

Welcome to the Daikin furnace hub page. Here, you’ll find every bit of vital information to help you make the smartest possible decision on your next furnace purchase. From prices, specs and warranty info, we can help you learn everything that you need about one of the top HVAC manufacturers in the world.

Daikin, at a glance

Strong Points

Daikin offers an exceptional range of furnace types that allow the company to compete with other leading brands when it comes to the mid-range price tier on high-efficiency furnaces. Canadian homeowners can select from many options to meet their heating requirements and budget.

Room For Improvement

Daikin lacks a bit when it comes to additional features, especially when compared to other brands in each pricing tier that offer innovative technologies. Instead of adding new features, Daikin has decided to focus on providing consumers with extended warranty coverage, which includes a limited unit replacement for almost all of the furnace models the company offers.

The Bottom Line

Daikin customers can enjoy reduced utility bills with the peace of mind of having invested in a heating system that is backed by comprehensive warranty coverage. With consumer-focused incentives, Daikin is a company that you should consider if you’re looking for a high-efficiency furnace without the worry of expensive repairs. Their furnaces fit firmly in the entry-level to mid-range market. They won’t blow the competition away, but they get the job done for a reasonable price.

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Daikin Average Price Range

$3,000 – $6,000 (including installation)

Although prices vary by region and vendor, you can use this cost as the baseline for Daikin units. Be sure to shop around and especially look out for distributor rebates and government incentives that can cut your initial costs.

Daikin Furnace Series

Basic

This range of Daikin furnaces are the most budget-friendly furnaces available from Daikin. These single-stage furnaces deliver reliable performance while providing the utility savings that buyers will appreciate.

Better

Daikin’s mid-range furnaces include the DC96VE and DM96VE. These two-stage furnaces deliver reliable performance with 96% AFUE. These models are both ENERGY STAR® certified.

Best

The top-of-the-line Daikin furnaces include the Daikin DM97MC and DC97MC. As with modulating furnaces with all of the exclusive features offered by Daikin, they’re compatible with the ComfortNet™ system.

Daikin Top Models Comparison

Daikin DM97MC

The Daikin DM97MC is the best furnace offered by the company. Not only does it provide reliable comfort during the harshest Canadian winters, but it also delivers optimal efficiency. It has a variable-speed blower motor that runs at the lowest speed possible to guarantee a consistent ambient temperature during operation.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 98%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Daikin DM96VE

The Daikin DM96VE offers up to 96% AFUE and is ENERGY STAR certified. It has a self-diagnostic control board to ensure consistent operation along with a quiet multi-speed ECM blower motor.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Daikin DM92SS

The Daikin DM92SS is the best economy option from this brand. It’s available as a single-stage, multi-speed furnace which delivers up to 92% AFUE. It offers quiet option thanks to full insulation for its heat exchanger and blower section.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 92%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Other Daikin Furnaces

DC97MC Furnace Stats

AFUE: 97%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

DM96VC Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

DC96VC Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

DC96VE Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

DM96HS Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

DC96HS Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Daikin Exclusive Features

Feature 1 – ComfortNet™ Compatible

ComfortNet™ is a programmable or non-programmable touch-screen control system that integrates with Daikin’s premium furnace models and allows for customizable temperature control. With this system, users can adjust the dehumidification settings, start-up temperature, and regulate the Energy Management Recovery program (EMR) for maximum efficiency.

Feature 2 – Daikin Air Intelligence™

Daikin offers a unique intelligent system that delivers exception comfort and lowers energy bills thanks to the heat exchanger which is constructed from tubular stainless steel. This innovative technology is capable of delivering higher efficiency for all Daikin furnace models.

Warranty

Includes a standard limited warranty with 5 years on parts and a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger. There is a rare 12-year limited extended warranty on parts and a lifetime heat exchanger warranty (most brands top out at 10-year coverage on parts). By registering the unit with the company, you can benefit from extended coverage at no extra cost.

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DAIKIN- ABOUT THE COMPANY

Daikin originally began nearly a century ago in 1924 as a manufacturer of radiator tubes for aircraft. Roughly a decade later, the company started to produce refrigeration units for the Japanese Navy. In the 1950s, Daikin began to manufacture air conditions.

As an innovating and leading manufacturer of heating and air condition equipment, the company continues to leverage its cutting-edge technology to deliver solutions for Canadian residential customers to ensure comfortable a home temperature and living environment.

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Philip

We’re looking replace our 23 year old furnace – and will splurge to add A/C. A few quotes for Lennox vs Daikin. We live in Vancouver and Lennox has a strong dealer network. here so lots of choices & availability of parts. But I was told one dealer (he has both Lennox & Daikin) that Daikin is fairly new in town but they are wanting to expand into the North American market. If I go with Daikin and my original dealer shuts down – does that limit who I can call for help? Price of Daikin beats Lennox but our… Read more »

Hi Philip, Daikin is owned by the same company which makes Goodman and Amana, which are fairly widely sold in Canada, and the units and parts are all fairly similar. Obviously we can’t attest to the precise level of dealer support available in your specific area, but I wouldn’t be overly concerned about it. However, you may choose to simply play it safe and go with Lennox.