Who else do you think makes Bryant furnaces?
These uneducated statements are what are bad for homeowners.
Originally Posted by tbox8098
My uneducated guess would be that Carrier makes Bryant furnaces aka UTC
United technologies manufactures Carrier, Bryant, payne, and Day & Night furnaces
Back to the original question. I would go with a 90% efficiency or higher. Modulating gas valve, on the Yorks are designed to modulate their fire from 100% to i believe 30%?, when a lower heat load is required, saving you money on your gas bill. A little more money now, saves you a ton later, and I do beleive if you dont save at least 10% on you next years heating bill, York will pay you the differance, (Maybe I'm, just making that up)
(Bryant/Carrier, same thing)
Potential Annual Heating Savings
Zone AFUE65% AFUE 80% AFUE 92%
1 $1,596 $1,297 $1,127
(Based on the standard DOE test procedure. Furnace model: heating capacity of 70,000 Btu/hr. Usage assumption: 2,080 heating load hours per year. Assumed gas price: $0.40/therm, the Federal average gas price in the U.S.)
The savings take into account the cost of the unit
I think you get a $200 Federal tax credit for AFUE's of 95% higher
They are ending that program since too many high efficiency units are being installed now
Originally Posted by deprodigy
$0.40 a therm, I am moving there!
Deprodigy - again plese give the correct information
Fedreal Tax Credit Program
$ 150.00 for Afue 95 or higher
$ 50.00 for Variable speed DC blower
This means that someone can purchase a 80% 2 stage variable speed model and still get a $ 50 tax credit
It was only a 2 year program to begin with.
Originally Posted by hvacconsultant