This Daikin furnace review will examine the brand’s models, efficiency ratings, features, prices, warranty, and more.
Average Price: $2600 – $6000
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Good: Daikin’s affordable pricing, extensive warranty protection, and selection of furnace types make it a competitive brand in the mid-range priced brand tier. Daikin provides Canadian consumers with a variety of energy-efficiency options that suit both your needs and budget.
Want: Daikin’s additional features are a bit sparse in comparison to other mid-range brands that offer comparable additional features with the addition of some innovative technologies. Instead of focusing on additional features, Daikin has instead chosen to focus on providing consumers with a more thorough warranty package which includes a limited unit replacement warranty for 7 out of 9 of their furnace models. A feature that most consumers are likely to favour more than some additional features.
The Bottom Line: Enjoy monthly savings on your home energy bills with the knowledge that an investment in a Daikin home heating system is backed by warranty coverage so that you can enjoy your high-efficiency natural gas furnace for many years to come without worry of expensive repairs.
Final Score: 8/10
Efficiency/AFUE – 8/10
With entry-level, moderate, high and premium efficient units available in a range of furnace operations, you are sure to find what you are looking for.
- 2 out of 9 models are at 92% AFUE, just meeting Canada’s minimum efficiency guidelines
- 5 out of 9 models offer moderate-high energy efficiency with 96% AFUE
- 2 out of 9 models offer premium efficiency at 97% AFUE (DC97MC) and 98% AFUE (DM97MC) respectively.
- 4 out of 9 models are ENERGY STAR certified
Additional Features – 7/10
Daikin includes additional features that enhance the overall performance and energy efficiency of your home heating unit.
- ComfortNet™Compatible – provides consumers with greater control, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your home remotely
- ECM motor
- LED control board
- Multi-speed motor
- Improved air circulation
Pricing – 8/10
*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.
Daikin high-efficiency natural gas furnaces vary in price, however, most model start between $2600-6000. One of our local distributors will be able to provide you with a quote that takes into consideration the type of furnace you’re interested in (i.e.: single stage, two stage or modulating operation), installation costs, and your location.
Price vs. Value:
Daikin’s excellent warranty coverage which includes a limited unit replacement (6 year and 12 year) for 77% of their natural gas furnace models, along with the Daikin Comfort Promise afforded to all of their furnace models, provides Canadians with great added value.
Types of Furnaces – 8/10
Manufacturing a wider variety of Two Stage furnaces, Canadians have the choice between two stage operation which comes in multi-speed or variable speed with ECM motor. The two stage capability is a popular choice amongst many consumers due to its greater energy-efficiency.
- Single Stage – DM92SS and DC92SS
- Two Stage/Variable Speed – DM96VC and DC96VC
- Two Stage – DM96HS, DC96HS and DM96VE
- Modulating – DM97MC and DC97MC
Warranty – 9/10
All of the home heating systems manufactured by Daikin are backed by the Daikin Comfort Promise for added peace of mind. If you find that you are having issues with your Daikin energy-efficient furnace within one year of installation, a technician will come to your home to address the problems*.
*speak directly with your local distributor for additional information on the Daikin Comfort Promise.
- Limited lifetime heat exchanger – all models
- Limited 12 year unit replacement – DC96VC, DM96VC, DC97MC, DM97MC
- Limited 6 year unit replacement – DM96VE, DC96HS, DM96HS
- 12 year limited parts – all models
Daikin Furnace Model Breakdown & Comparison
A mid-range priced brand, Daikin offers consumers a variety of furnace types from the economical entry-level efficiency Single Stage gas-fired furnace, to the ultra-premium, energy-efficient Modulating furnace.
Daikin Up to 98% AFUE Gas Furnaces
|DM97MC||Up to 98%||60,000 – 120,000|
|DC97MC||Up to 97%||60,000 – 120,000|
|DM96VC||Up to 96%||40,000 – 120,000|
|DC96VC||Up to 96%||40,000 – 120,000|
|DM96HS||Up to 96%||40,000 – 120,000|
|DC96HS||Up to 96%||40,000 – 120,000|
|DM96VE||Up to 96%||30,000 – 120,000|
|DM92SS||Up to 92%||40,000 – 120,000|
|DC92SS||Up to 92%||40,000 – 120,000|
Call today to learn more about how a Daikin energy-efficient propane or natural gas furnace can save you money on your monthly energy bills.