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Most people who hear about the Coleman usually think about camping equipment and lanterns. Well, Coleman Company has been producing HVAC equipment since 1939 and is well known to produce a wide variety of gas furnaces. There are a wide variety of Coleman gas furnaces for all homes and climate that homeowners can choose. Coleman might not be the biggest HVAC brand in the United States but has a good reputation and large sums of positive feedbacks for heating units. Here is a quick content navigation of this guide:
Unique Features in the Coleman Gas Furnaces
The valve is essential allowing for easy conversion of the gas to propane. All the Coleman models come with gas orifices and a convertible gas valve for both the propane and natural gas.
Hi-Tech aluminized tubular heat exchanger
The use of tubular aluminum in the heat exchanger helps keep the unit efficient, durable and reliable. This feature is similar to the wrinkle technology that has been used by the Goodman Company gas furnaces. The Goodman GMVM97 model makes use of the wrinkle bend technology to improve efficiency a similar feature to the tubular heat exchanger in Coleman.
Patented three-way drain connection
Patented three-way drain connection allows for condensate water to drain in any direction. The patented design keeps the drain hose out of the way of the air filter, so airflow isn’t restricted, and it doesn’t block access to the blower motor, so servicing and repairs of the blower take less time with less cost too.
Zero clearance feature (unique feature)
This feature allows the unit to be installed where space is limited.
Model Analysis and Recommendations
When you’re looking for the most cost-effective model for Coleman, 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:
|Zones 1 & 2 (hot)||80%|
|Zone 3 (warm)||80%|
TM8Y, TM8V, CPLC
|Zone 4 (moderate)||90%|
|Zone 5 (cool)||90%-93%|
|Zone 6 (cold)||92%-95%||TM9T, TM9M|
|Zone 7 (very cold)||95% and up||TM9V, CP9C|
Contractor’s Reviews For Coleman
The Coleman gas furnaces encompass the single stage, two stage and the modulating furnaces. Despite only having three models that are Energy Star rated, Coleman gas furnaces have an excellent volume of air output. The modulating models are excellent for warming the house in the morning. They don’t blast at full force but instead increase the heat gradually over a period of 15 minutes giving a nice wake-up call.
-Barts 10 years contractor for HVAC Talk Forum
Coleman Gas Furnace Prices By Model
We need to set an equal baseline before we can list the prices for each Coleman 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.
|Models||Unit Only||Unit Installed Cost|
|Coleman Echelon CP9C||$2,050||$3,700|
|Coleman Echelon CPLC||$1,850||$3,500|
|LX TM9E TM9Y||$1,400||$3,000|
|LX TM9M TM9V||$1,400||$3,000|
Coleman Gas Furnace Submitted Prices
|Brand & Model & SizePriceHome LocationHome Size|
|CPC9 Echelon$1,659Houston, TX2100 sqft|
|Our furnace and air conditioner are both Coleman, and they have lasted for ten years. The AC always needs replacement although this is not part of the furnace and we cannot complain about this. The high energy conversion rate as a result of the AFUE high levels makes it the best for me. I have not had any replacements or repairs so far, and I hope I will not have any problems with my furnace. The price is manageable, and I would recommend this to anyone who needs a gas furnace that is not too pricey and works efficiently.|
|CPLC$1,529Washington Court House, OH1900 sqft|
|I agree that the installation is the main point when it comes to gas furnaces. I am nothing but satisfied by this brand of Coleman. My previous gas furnace kept on leaking and made my house messy, and I had had to clean often. I always called the technician to do repairs who later on recommended to me the Coleman unit. It’s highly efficient without too much cost of the gas bill. It was also affordable, and the installation was easy.|
|LX Series$1,829Orange Park, FL2500 sqft|
|Being HVAC technician, I have installed this unit on some my clients, and all I can stress is that it is a good unit as long as the installation process is performed by someone who perfectly knows when he is doing and not just anyone. The mistake that many users do is to install a unit without the help of an expert, this leads to poor installation, and the unit starts having problems too early, and some do not even end. Proper installation of any unit is essential if you want your furnace to last long enough. The only bad thing I had with this unit is the unit being a little noisy; the manufacturer should do something about the noise. The price is friendly, and I would recommend this to my clients at any given time.|
|Our old Rheem furnace died after 21 years of service, and we decided to try a Coleman gas furnace. As far as heating is concerned, the furnace heats quickly keeping the house warm, and it does so without making any noise which is very convenient for me. This furnace had saved us about $100 on our gas bills as compared to when we used the Rheem. If our Coleman furnace lasts long enough, we won’t hesitate to buy and stick to this brand.|
|Lx series$1,419Canada2600 sqft|
|My Coleman furnace got installed in my basement about a year ago. However, this furnace is too much noisy and sounds more like a manufacturing room. When purchasing the sales representative assured me that the unit wasn’t any noise. So I thought this was enough reason to raise an alarm. On calling the customer care service, they told me otherwise, that this was a usual occurrence. I still have to bear with the noise because I’m not in a position to purchase another right now.|
- 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 for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.
Lastly, 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.
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