The Tempstar® SmartComfort® 96 percent-plus AFUE gas furnace line is available. The SmartComfort® VC 97 features a modulating gas valve, variable-speed ECM blower motor, 97 percent AFUE, and stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers. The SmartComfort VT 96 is a two-stage variable-speed model at 96 percent AFUE.
Located at River Meadows Ranch in Midway, Utah, the first-ever riverfront HGTV Dream Home is a modern yet rustic ranch house nestled on the banks of the Provo River. The home is equipped with several Rinnai® comfort-enhancing, energy-saving products.
Heil® QuietComfort® 96 percent plus AFUE gas furnaces feature models with stainless steel primary and secondary heat exchangers. According to the manufacturer, it designed the new line of gas furnaces after conducting focus groups with dealers across the country.
Both the Broan M7 and CMF95 furnace models are designed for manufactured housing. They are 95.1 percent AFUE gas furnaces. The integrated circuit board features diagnostic indicators and an adaptive igniter warm-up time to prolong igniter life.
The Evolution® 987M A unit with an AFUE of up to 97 percent is available in a new high-efficiency line of gas furnaces. The fully modulating gas furnace has load matching performance. A modulating gas valve is capable of adjusting from 40 to 100 percent of capacity.
Expanding its heating product portfolio, the company has introduced an upgraded ES38 direct vent wall furnace as well as a new condensing boiler side mount kit. An enhanced digital control panel has been added to the furnace.
There are many ways that HVAC contractors can market high-end furnaces to consumers, either by emphasizing the quality and uniqueness behind the name brand or by pointing out the many high-tech features that homeowners hear so much about.
What once was an inviting $1,500 tax credit is now a return to the traditional selling methods of explaining features and benefits of high efficiency products to homeowners. While it may be necessary to shift gears to a new selling strategy, some things still remain the same.