This Napoleon® furnace review will examine the brand’s models, efficiency ratings, features, prices, warranty, and more.
Average Price: $2600 – $6000
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Good: Warranty coverage is a key element to consider when researching which high-efficiency natural gas furnace is right for you. Napoleon® takes the worry out for many Canadian consumers with their 10 year and 15 year unit replacement warranty coverage. The affordability of a Napoleon® home heating systems is on par with other manufacturers in the mid-range priced brand tier.
Also, many of Napoleon®‘s furnaces tend to operate very quietly, which is a nice feature.
Want: Offer a modulating furnace. Napoleon® does offer two-stage burners on some models, but none that appear to be truly variable, meaning that the burner would adjust precisely to the output needed, saving energy.
Adding a modulating furnace to their product line up would allow Napoleon® to be competitive with other mid-range priced brands, such as: Coleman®, ComfortMaker®, Heil®, and Luxaire® to name a few. Admittedly, the difference between a good two-stage burner and a modulating burner may not be huge, but it’s not non-existent either.
The Bottom Line: Napoleon® provides good value for consumers looking to upgrade to a thoughtfully-designed high-efficiency furnace. Napoleon® furnaces may not have all the gimmicks of some high-priced competitors, but they provide a solid home heating solutions and a fair price. And for many people, the fact that they’re Canadian owned and operated is a nice bonus.
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Final Score: 8/10
Efficiency/AFUE – 8/10
Napoleon® manufactures entry-level, moderate and high-efficiency gas-fired furnaces to suit the home heating needs and budgets of Canadian consumers.
- 20% of furnace models achieve entry-level energy efficiency with an AFUE rating of 92%
- 80% of furnace models offer a moderate-high level of energy efficiency with AFUE ratings of 95% and 96% respectively.
- 20% of furnace models provide consumers with premium efficiency at 97% AFUE
- 20% of furnace models are ENERGY STAR rated
(Note this excludes their lowest 80% AFUE model which is not typically sold to Canadian consumers)
Additional Features – 9/10
Napoleon® energy-efficient home heating systems include many additional features that are focused on providing consumers with greater control over their home heating system and quieter furnace operation noise. (Note features vary by model)
- Compatible with Napoleon® Elite Communicating Thermostat
- ECM motor
- PSC motor
- SILENTCORE™technology – greater noise reduction
- Fully Insulated cabinet
- WHISPER QUIET™ Operation
- HomeShield UV light in the furnace cabinet
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.
Pricing on a Napoleon® gas-fired furnace starts around $2600-6000 depending on type of furnace selected, level of energy-efficiency, location, etc.
Price vs. Value:
Although price points may vary, one thing you can count is the value you receive when choosing to upgrade to a high-efficiency Napoleon® natural gas furnace. Napoleon®’s range of energy-efficient home heating units allows you to see a decent return on your investment in the form of monthly savings on your home energy bills. Additionally, their 10 and 15 year limited unit replacement warranties means that you are protected from unexpected and costly repairs.
Types of Furnaces – 6/10
Napoleon®’s series of natural gas furnaces is evenly split between Single Stage and Two Stage operation. Their higher efficiency Ultimate 9700 Series and 9600 Series with 97%+ and 96%+ AFUE are a tier above their more affordable but lower efficiency options in the 9500 and 9200 series.
- Single Stage – 9500 Series and 9200 Series
- Two Stage – Ultimate 9700 Series and 9600 Series
Warranty – 9/10
Warranty coverage is certainly one of Napoleon’s strong points. Napoleon’s generous warranty coverage includes limited unit replacement in 3 out of 4 of their furnace model series. This level of protection puts them evenly matched with the following mid-range priced brands: Luxaire®, Coleman® and ComfortMaker®.
- Limited lifetime heat exchanger – Ultimate 9700 Series, 9600 Series, 9600E Series, and 9500 Series
- Limited 20 year heat exchanger – 9200 Series
- Limited 15 year unit replacement – Ultimate 9700 Series
- Limited 10 year unit replacement – 9600 Series, 9600E Series, 9500 Series
- Limited 10 year parts – all models
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Napoleon Furnace Model Breakdown & Comparison
A Canadian company, Napoleon® has been manufacturing high-efficiency furnaces for the past 4 decades. Entry level, Moderate and High-Efficiency Single Stage and Two Stage furnaces make up Napoleon®’s line up of furnaces available for sale in Canada*.
Napoleon® High-Efficiency Natural Gas Furnaces
|Ultimate 9700 Series||97%+||40,000 – 120,000|
|9600E Series*||Up to 95%+||40,000 – 120,000|
|9600 Series||Up to 96%+||40,000 – 120,000|
|9500 Series||95%+||30,000 – 120,000|
|9200 Series||92%+||30,000 – 120,000|
*ENERGY STAR rated
Please note that Napoleon® manufactures some 80% AFUE models that are not targeted at the Canadian market, as they do not meet the 92% AFUE minimum standard.
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