Buyer’s Guide: Gas Furnace Models Best for Indianapolis Homes

By: Homesense  |  January 23, 2019

One of the most popular ways to heat Indianapolis homes remains a gas furnace. We’re excited to share some of our favorites with you if you are in the market for a new gas furnace, or feel you could benefit from an upgrade.

Not sure? If your furnace makes strange noises or produces odd odors, you may be ready. If it’s an older model with less efficiency than current models, it’s probably a good idea. For more information, read this previous Homesense blog, “Gas Furnace Upgrade Time?”

Regardless, a Homesense team member is happy to visit and help you weigh the pros and cons in an honest, no pressure conversation. It’s a big investment in your home and we want you to be informed on all the options before making a decision.  

In the meantime, let’s review three of the gas furnace models available from global heating and cooling leader Daikin.

Daikin Gas Furnace #1 – It’s Good!

The Daikin DC92SS is a tough gas furnace capable of handling whatever Indiana winters may bring. It has a 92 percent AFUE, which is pretty good for a largely economical model.

Despite its affordability, however, it has multiple features including a multi-speed blower motor for quiet operation and greater energy efficiency.

This model has a 12-year parts warranty. Most brands offer a 10-year parts warranty. More impressive, Daikin offers a lifetime heat exchanger warranty for this unit. The heat exchanger is the “engine” of your gas furnace and undoubtedly one of the most expensive components to replace.

It also offers continuous air circulation, a self-diagnostic control board and single-stage gas valve.

Daikin Gas Furnace #2 – It’s Better!

With the Daikin DM96VC, we step up to a 96 percent AFUE heating efficiency. It’s so energy-efficient it’s earned Energy Star-qualified status.

In addition to a self-diagnostic control board, a multi-speed ECM indoor blower motor for quiet operation. Durable materials like a stainless-steel heat exchanger increase efficiency.

Its warranty is similar to the DC92SS with the 12-year parts warranty and lifetime heat exchanger warranty. This model, however, ups the game with a six-year unit replacement warranty.

Daikin Gas Furnace #3 – It’s One of the Best!

We’re proud to offer one the best models available in the gas furnace category. The Daikin DM97MC also boasts Energy Star certification because it achieves up to a 98 percent AFUE.

It also includes the secondary stainless-steel heat exchanger for durability and increased energy efficiency and the self-diagnostic control board. It also includes a modulating gas valve, variable-speed ECM blower motor.

Its warranties are incredible. It too includes the 12-year parts warranty and lifetime heat exchanger warranty but takes the parts warranty to 12 years.  

HVAC Contractors in Indianapolis: Homesense

If you’re a homeowner in Indianapolis or the suburbs, like Zionsville or Brownsburg, Homesense is available for your gas furnace service, repair and installation needs.

We also work closely with Indianapolis realtors, property managers and real estate investors on heating and air issues. We provide multiple services in the heating and cooling space, including HVAC inspections for home sellers and buyers.

Have you scheduled HVAC service lately? If not, call us. Our expert technicians are thoroughly trained and certified to repair any brand, whether we represent it or not. We care about your safety and comfort, so please call us when you need help.

For the ultimate in convenience and savings, we encourage you to take advantage of our preventative heating and air service agreement.

Call Homesense at 317-670-0171 or submit an appointment request form today.

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