August 2011 Tech Update

Aug. 1, 2011
Goodman The Goodman GMVM96 modulating gas furnace offers efficiency and durability in a quiet unit backed by a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty


The Goodman® GMVM96 modulating gas furnace offers efficiency and durability in a quiet unit backed by a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty and a 10-year unit replacement heat exchanger limited warranty.

The Goodman GMVM96 has a self-calibrating, modulating gas valve that operates on a two-stage or single-stage thermostat while delivering up to 96% AFUE performance. This multi-position, variable speed gas furnace supplies precise, energy-saving comfort. Goodman's GMVM96 is ComfortNet control compatible and packed with features including a silicon nitride igniter. |


Rheem Manufacturing Company is now offering the highly anticipated Prestige Series modulating 95% AFUE gas furnace equipped with Comfort Control2 System (CC2S). The new furnace adds a modulating option that maximizes operation while reducing monthly energy costs.

Pairing the Rheem Prestige series-modulating furnace with CC2S to the Rheem 550-Series thermostat delivers significant environmental advantages, including improved indoor air quality (IAQ). The advanced Rheem furnace and matched thermostat provide on-demand dehumidification to reduce excess moisture from the air, which can aid in the prevention of household mold growth. In fact, the Prestige Series-modulating furnace can be paired with any Rheem IAQ product.

Additionally, when used in tandem with the Rheem 550-Series thermostat, the furnace and outdoor CC2S-enabled product will automatically complete system configuration. |


The Hyperion air handler is built with insulation between the walls of the innovative Air-Tite II cabinet. This insulation prevents condensation that may cause damage to the air handler itself or a consumer's home. In addition to eliminating “sweating,” the cabinet also eliminates the loose fibers from fiberglass insulation that may enter the airstream with other air handlers. Hyperion's exclusive double-wall construction provides safer indoor air, company sources state. The Trane Vortica blower within the air handler provides ultra-quiet operation. Add Trane CleanEffects for advanced air filtration that removes more dust, pollen and other irritants from conditioned air for a cleaner, healthier, more comfortable home. |


Whirlpool introduces the Gold® WGFM29 Series 2-stage gas furnace. This 96% AFUE Resource Saver model is Energy Star® qualified and available from 46,000 to 115,000 Btuh. A two-stage gas valve system provides more even heating and operational efficiency while the variable-speed circulator blower ensures quiet comfort. Additional features include a Heavy Duty Pro stainless steel heat exchanger, precision silicon nitride igniter and steel cabinet with DuraShield coating. The furnace is backed by the Comfort Commitment Limited Lifetime Unit Replacement Warranty. |


The York® Affinity 33-in., variable-speed modulating gas furnace with an electronically commutated motor achieves from 97.5% to 98% AFUE and is an ideal solution for space-limited applications including closets, attics and basements with low ceilings.

The Energy Star® qualified unit is quiet, operating as low as 47 dB. Integrated controls provide comfort within 1/2 degree of the thermostat set point and ensure precise modulation of the gas valve, from 35 to 100 percent in 100 increments.

A multi-position design with multiple venting options provides flexibility for all installations and applications. A unique condensate management system eliminates the need for external traps. The furnace can be used with the Affinity residential communicating control or a single-stage thermostat. |