Are all 80% efficient gas furnaces entry-level or builder’s grade models? Absolutely not! Units like the American Standard Platinum SV Freedom 80 gas furnace offer comfort features that make any home more comfortable such as 2-stage heating and a variable speed fan. Ellyn in Blue Ridge, Georgia shares her American Standard Platinum SV Freedom 80 Comfort-R™ Variable-Speed Communicating furnace price with us and details many of its finer points.
“Thanks for your site. It was helpful to me as I researched gas furnace prices before our recent purchase. In the end we chose an American Standard furnace and since you don’t have a price for this model yet I thought I’d share ours. We were attracted to the furnace because it has features that most 80% efficient models we priced don’t have. The quotes we got for other furnaces were less, but they were generally for single-stage furnaces with single speed fans. It seemed like 2 of the sales people we talked to wanted to sell us very basic furnaces when we told them we wanted an 80% model, and to get better features we had to buy a 90% model or higher. Down here we just don’t need a high efficiency furnace because of how little we heat. And we cool our house with a whole-house attic fan and the breezes that always seem to be blowing in the hills where we live. We were simply looking for a high-quality furnace that will keep the house consistently comfortable in the couple of months it gets a lot of use.
The American Standard Platinum SV Freedom 80 Furnace lists the following features:
Here are our costs:
American Standard Platinum SV Freedom 80 62,400 Btu/97,000 Btu 2-stage furnace, $1,479
The furnace is quiet and keeps the house consistently warm without temperature fluctuations. Our heating bills have been reasonable as well.”
We appreciate all the HVAC prices we get and add them to our archives. We hope you’ll find these prices to be of assistance as you plan your next HVAC purchase. And when you do make your selection, we recommend having a qualified contractor do the installation so that you can be assured it will perform properly and safely. Professional installation also guarantees that the warranty will be honored if the furnace needs to be repaired while it is still covered.