The top 10 gas furnaces from 2014 are Goodman GMVC95, York LX, Goodman GMH95, Trane XC95m, Frigidaire FG7MQ, Frigidaire FG7TC, Amana AMVC95, Lennox SLP98V, Lennox Merit and Carrier Infinity ICS, according to FurnaceCompare. The top furnace, Goodman GMVC95, received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5.
The top rated furnace in 2014, Goodman GMVC95, has 96 percent SEER efficiency and a quiet motor, says FurnaceCompare. Another Goodman furnace, the GMH95 model, is rated number three for its multi-speed operation and silicon nitride ignitor. The second-rated furnace is the York LX. It is a small 33-inch unit with 97 percent SEER efficiency. The Trane XC95m, the fourth-top furnace, has a variable-speed blower and a dehumidifier.
The top fifth and sixth furnaces are the Frigidaire FG7MQ and FG7TC, states FurnaceCompare. The FG7MQ model features the iQ drive, which automatically adjusts the operation of the furnace to keep the temperature even. The FG7TC model has a variable-speed motor in an insulated compartment that controls noise. The Amana AMVC95 also has a variable-speed furnace as well.
The Lennox SLP98V and Merit models both have ratings of 3.4, according to FurnaceCompare. The SLP98V has the highest efficiency rating at 98.2 percent of the top 10 furnaces. The 10th-rated furnace is the Carrier Infinity ICS. It is a quiet model with variable-speed blower and inducer motors.