After 35 years, my old furnace is shooting craps and in need of replacement. One of the contractors I've talked with has offered several different options with furnaces from three different manufacturers. He has offered Tempstar with 80 and 92% efficiencies; Payne with 80 and 90 percent efficiencies; and Lennox with 90% efficiency. Costs quoted are progressively higher from Tempstar to Payne to Lennox. I'm familiar with the Lennox brand, but not the Tempstar or Payne. I would appreciate any input or comments anyone can offer on the Tempstar and Payne brands, particularly as compared to Lennox.
Also considering an Aprilaire electronic air filter and would appreciate hearing anyones thoughts on their experiences with that air filter.