I want a top-of-the-line furnace, the quietest and most efficient, with all the bells and whistles I want an efficient furnace, but am not concerned about maintaining exact temperature I need an efficient and quiet furnace that keeps my home heated more evenly than my current unit I want affordability and consistent temps but am not concerned by noise levels I want a furnace that is more efficient than my old unit I need the basic, model that's a higher quality than the furnace I'm replacing
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How to Use the Furnace Buying Guide

Start by deciding what will drive your purchase, price or performance. For the budget conscious, skip to reading the furnace descriptions with a piggy bank icon. For those looking for all the bells and whistles, begin at the top.

Find and click the box that best describes what you're looking for in a new furnace.  Furnaces matching that description will appear on the side. To view the entire product description, click the arrow to go to the unit details page. 

FOLLOW THE PATHWAY
THAT MEETS YOUR NEEDS

HIGH EFFICIENCY
What is AFUE?

You should also consider the efficiency of your furnace by locating its AFUE rating (annualized fuel utilization efficiency). Measured as a percentage, the higher the AFUE number, the more efficient the furnace is at converting fuel into heat energy. High-efficiency furnaces, fall in the AFUE 95-98 percent range. In general, the more efficient a furnace, the more it will cost. However, the extra initial cost will be offset over the lifetime of the furnace in the form of lower energy bills, particularly in locations with cold winters, such as here in Iowa. In warmer climates, a cheaper, less efficient furnace could prove to be the smartest purchase.

I want a top-of-the-line furnace, the quietest and most efficient, with all the bells and whistles I want the top-of-the-line furnace, the quietest and most efficient, with all the bells and whistles

The quietest furnace that regulates temperatures to perfection

98.7% AFUE

Precise Comfort technology keeps the temperature held exactly where you want it.

SLP98V Details

I need an efficient and quiet furnace that keeps my home heated more evenly than my current unit

A smart and simple furnace that optimizes whole-home comfort

80% AFUE

A variable speed furnace with SilentComfort technology, makes it up to 4.5x quieter than competitive models

SL280V Details

I want an efficient furnace, but am not concerned about maintaining exact temperatures

A highly efficient furnace with two-stage heating capabilities

96% AFUE

A reasonably-priced high-efficiency two-stage gas furnace.

EL296V

The cost-effective system that adjusts based on demand

95% AFUE

Power Saver motor adjusts airspeed based on demand making it more efficient than a standard motor.

EL195E Details

BUDGET FRIENDLY
Price vs. Performance

The steps you take before you upgrade your furnace can make a significant difference in comfort, energy costs and durability. For example, modern combustion furnaces are highly efficient at turning natural gas into heat energy. As a result, replacing an old furnace not only will save you money, but can lower your environmental footprint, too. Other factors to consider include selecting a first-rate HVAC contractor and choosing the right system size. Choosing a new furnace for your Des Moines area home is not a decision to take lightly so we created a simple guide to help you select the right furnace.

I’d like an affordable unit, but am willing to pay for a quieter unit that maintains consistent temps in my home

A standard-efficiency furnace system that provides constant comfort

80% AFUE

Consistent temperatures with two-stage heating.

EL280 Details

I want a furnace that is more efficient than my old unit

A highly-efficient furnace that saves energy and money

95% AFUE

The tightly sealed blower compartment reduces air leaks to 1%, so nearly all energy goes to heating the home.

ML195 Details

I need the basic, model that’s a higher quality than the furnace I’m replacing

The budget-friendly system that provides standard efficiency

80% AFUE

Our ML180 unit is the most affordable option to keep your home comfortable.

ML180 Details

The steps you take before you upgrade your furnace can make a significant difference in comfort, energy costs and durability. For example, modern combustion furnaces are highly efficient at turning natural gas into heat energy. As a result, replacing an old furnace not only will save you money, but can lower your environmental footprint, too. Other factors to consider include selecting a first-rate HVAC contractor and choosing the right system size. Choosing a new furnace for your Des Moines area home is not a decision to take lightly so we created a simple guide to help you select the right furnace.