When you look at buying a gas furnace, you need to look at what it can do for you, what you would have to do for the furnace, such as setting it in and maintenance, and what the price will be to get the furnace installed. This American Standard Gold SM gas furnace review will give you and idea of what you are looking for and what you are looking at.
The American standard is a very good brand that has fully approved gas furnaces which will keep your home warm for longer without costing you an arm and a leg in fuel costs, and without damaging the already fragile state of the environment. When you stick to the big brands, you cannot go wrong.
Even though a furnace might cost you more initially, it will begin to pay for itself in the long run. The American Standard SM Gas Furnace is available in the Gold range.
Features of the American Standard SM Gas Furnace
Knowing what the features of your current system are will help you to decide whether the American Standard SM gas furnace will be compatible with the current infrastructure in your home, as well as whether it will be viable to have this system fitted or if there is maybe another American Standard that will suit your home better.
The American Standard Gold SM Gas Furnace will give you the following to work with:
- 80% AFUE
- Two stage heating that lowers your heating costs
- Reduces Greenhouse gas so it is compliant with US legislation
- Steel insulated cabinet keeps the heat in so that you do not lose any of the heat you are paying for
- It runs quietly so that it does not disturb the normal running of your household.
The Pros and Cons
Weighing up your options when it comes to the heating of your home lies in looking at the good and the bad points of a product, no matter what it is that you are looking at buying. The American Standard range is one of the best in the country and you are definitely not giving up on quality when you are buying this brand. The follow-up service is also excellent.
You are looking at an affordable unit that will last for a very long time and it comes with an excellent warranty as well.
On the other hand, you might be disappointed by the amount of money you are actually saving, because it just makes the grade on the AFUE percentage. If you have a small home and you do not use a lot of fuel in any way, this unit will be great for your home and very efficient in warming your home as well as putting money back into your pocket. However, when it comes to the more heavy-duty tasks such as heating up a large family home which is occupied most of the time, you may be a bit disappointed. For your larger homes you may want to look at something with a 90% or 96% AFUE.
The warranty on your products are there to protect you against the defective workmanship of the manufacturer of the product, but there are always terms and conditions attached to these warranties, within limits, to protect the manufacturer against fraud and claims that are out of line.
With the American Standard Gold SM Gas Furnace you will get the following warranty:
- 20 year warranty on the heat exchanger
- 10 year limited warrantee on the functional internal parts.
To qualify for this warrantee you will need to register your unit within 60 days of the original installation of the furnace.
The Gold series SM gas furnace is a great entry level unit which will last a long time provided you keep it clean and well maintained according to the specifications of the manufacturer. Admittedly, the 80% AFUE is not the best in the market, but the price tag on the unit is not as high either. This, therefore, makes it a more affordable product initially, which will save you in fuel in the long run, even though it will not be as large of a saving as the more expensive models. The unit is easy to use and easy to understand, and the quiet efficiency gives you a constant wave of warmth for your home when you need it the most.