Heil Gas Furnace Reviews and Prices 2023

Heil gas furnace buying guide

Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Gas Furnace Buying Guide in advance. There are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.

How many brands of gas furnaces do you know? This is one question homeowners must ask themselves before ordering a gas furnace for their homes. Some brands are completely unknown to consumers but have some of the best heating and cooling features. The Heil gas furnace is one such brand that has done little advertising in the past ten years making it known to consumers. Heil is widely known by contractors and dealers dealing with HVAC systems. There are several reasons that make Heil a good choice for most homeowners.

Heil is owned by ICP, a company owned by Carrier, the parent company. You have probably heard of Carrier gas furnaces. I could expect these two companies to do a lot of research before they can release any of their products to the market. Heil gas furnaces have incorporated some of the latest technologies into their furnaces making them easy to run, fix and monitor. Here is a quick navigation for this guide:

Features of Heil Gas Furnace

Durable RPJ primary heat exchanger

The primary heat exchanger has a rippled edge design technology that allows more heat to move to the outer part making the unit more efficient. The heat exchanger is made stainless steel that is corrosion resistant. The heat exchanger has a lifetime warranty although it is recommended you have a carbon monoxide detector for any fossil burning.

A two stage redundant gas valve

The two-stage gas valve comes with an induced two-speed draft motor for high and low fire. This is a unique feature that allows homeowners to save money when properly installed. The variable speed motor smoothly ramps up the heat whenever you need the house warmed.

A variable speed blower

Almost all Heil gas furnaces come with a quiet variable speed blower that is pre-lubricated. The lubrication allows the furnaces to work without much noise. It reduces vibration making the furnace operate smoothly.

Reliable hot surface ignition

The surface ignition system comes with an advanced igniter that improves reliability. The igniter is made of Silicon Nitride.

Patent Observer communicating system (unique feature)

This latest technology allows the various parts of the gas furnace to communicate with each other for better operation and efficiency of the unit.

Model Analysis and Recommendations

SeriesModelAFUEBlower SpeedStage
QuietComfortG9MXE96Constant Torque2
QuietComfortG9MXT96Constant Torque1
PerformanceN9MSE95Constant Torque1

Heil makes several variable and single speed modulating gas furnaces to fit the different market needs. They have gas furnaces with AFUE ratings ranging from 80% to 97% providing consumers a wide variety to choose. They have 3 gas furnace series:

  • QuietComfort Deluxe Series
  • QuietComfort Series
  • Heil Performance Series

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective model, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:

Suggested AFUE
Cost-effective Models
Zones 1 & 2 (hot) 80%
Zone 3 (warm) 80%
Zone 4 (moderate) 90%
Zone 5 (cool) 90%-93%
Zone 6 (cold) 92%-95% G8MVL, G9MXT
Zone 7 (very cold) 95% and up G9MVE, G9MXE

We advise homeowners not forget to buy extended labor warranty when considering highest-end models. In most cases, the labor fee for high-end series will skyrocket.

Contractor Feedback about Heil

Finding a Heil furnace is nowadays very easy. Most people are buying them online and having a contractor install them than buying directly from a contractor. This will save you a lot of money allowing you to choose the right model and size for your home.
Most complaints on Heil are on older units. Heil is an American product built with pride. However, most problems that consumers face arise from poor installation of the unit.


Heil Gas Furnace Prices By Model

We need to set an equal baseline before we can list the prices for each Heil model. In this list, each furnace includes the same parameters: 70,000-75,000 BTU with 1000 CFM blower which is mid-sized home of around 2,000 square feet, 10 year warranty exclude labor fee.

The Unit Only price is the online wholesale price without shipping fee. The Unit Installation Cost include gas furnace unit, all the material for the house and labor fee.

ModelsUnit OnlyUnit Installed Cost
Heil G9MAE G9MVE$1,650$3,250
Heil G8MVL G8MTL$1,150$2,500
Heil G9MXE G9MXT$1,400$3,000
Heil N9MSE N9MSB$1,300$2,900
Heil N8MXL N8MSN$900$2,350

Reader Submitted Prices and Reviews

How to Get the Best Heil Gas Furnace Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for gas furnace project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates from your local contractors, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: homeowners tactics when negotiating with HVAC dealer to get the final best price.

Feel free to ask any question by leaving a comment. We will answer any question with actionable tips.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree from Lone Star College and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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4 thoughts on “Heil Gas Furnace Reviews and Prices 2023”

  1. A Heil furnace was recently installed in a rental townhome I live in. The previous was a Lennox Diplomat, original to the 1994 home.
    The installer boasted at how this is a better furnace when in fact, they installed the cheapest, NMSL/N8MSN, in the Chicago area. According to your map, that’s recommended for a few warmer climates. Very disappointed as it is not heating a good portion of the lower level, as well as the old 1 did, though it was on it’s last leg.

  2. Looking for dimensions for the N98MSB, N9MSE and N9MXE
    This is for the Heil Furnace Specs

    Also name and location of local dealer near Three Rivers, MI 49093

  3. In 2014 we put in a Quietcomfort VC 97 Variable-Speed Modulating Gas Furnace.
    Las year we had water leaking from the furnace and I thought it was fixed.

    Now, October 2020 I went down to the furnace room to find water is once again leaking from the furnace. It is 16 degrees outside and I do not want a furnace failure.

    I am discouraged. Is the an install problem or a furnace defect?

    We have lived in this house and have had only three furnaces. I am beginning to question the quality of this product.

    Please respond.


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