The top three furnaces of 2014, as ranked by Furnacecompare.com, are the Goodman GMVC95, York LX, and Goodman GMH95, respectively. Models from Lennox, Carrier, Frigidaire and Amana were also among the top 10.
The Goodman GMVC95 is a two-stage, variable-speed residential gas furnace manufactured by Goodman Air Conditioning and Heating. Reviews of the model on the company's official website are largely positive, averaging 4.8 out of 5 stars. Many reviewers praised the unit's energy efficiency and quiet operation.
The York LX series is a group of seven models of residential gas furnaces manufactured by York. Each of the models is housed in a 33-inch cabinet and comes with a 10-year warranty on parts and a 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. Prices for the series, including installation, range between $2,250 and $13,000. The most efficient model, the TM9M, has a 97% AFUE rating.
The Goodman GMH95 is a high efficiency residential gas furnace manufactured by Goodman Air Conditioning and Heating. User reviews of the furnace on Viewpoints.com were mixed with an average rating of 67 out of 100. Some reviewers praised the efficiency of the unit, while others warned of frequent repairs common to the brand. Several reviews noted that quality, professional installation of the unit was important.