Best Furnace Brands
Most people don't think about their furnace until they wake up in a cold house. If that's happened to you, or if you're in the market for an upgrade, get up to speed on the best furnace brands, including Rheem, Goodman, Carrier, Trane, American Standard, Bryant, Lennox, and more, and which ones might be right for you.
What We Considered
A lot of factors go into buying a new furnace, but it's still important to be as brand-savvy as possible before you start contacting contractors (and trust us, you need a contractor). To compile this overview of the most common furnace brands, we evaluated information from a number of sites, including Consumer Reports, the U.S. Department of Energy, SmarterHouse (the website of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy), HomeAdvisor, Angie's List, and a host of blogs and forums run by HVAC professionals from across the country. Our picks are the top-recommended brands based on performance and durability.
Starting around $1,100 for Rheem; $1,185 for Ruud
Starting around $700 for Goodman; $900 for Amana; $935 for Daikin
Day & Night/Bryant/Carrier Review
Starting around $850 for Day & Night; $980 for Bryant; $1,164 for Carrier
Trane/American Standard Review
Starting around $1,275 for Trane; $1,350 for American Standard
Starting around $780 for York; $1,410 for Lennox