Note: This article is only talking about gas/propane furnace. If you are looking for oil furnace, you can read our Heil Oil Furnace Buying Guide.
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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
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
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:
|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.
Unit Installed Cost
|Heil G9MAE G9MVE||$1,650|
|Heil G8MVL G8MTL||$1,150|
|Heil G9MXE G9MXT||$1,400|
|Heil N9MSE N9MSB||$1,300||$2,900|
|Heil N8MXL N8MSN||$900||$2,350|
Reader Submitted Prices and Reviews
Brand & Model & Size
|$2,649||QUIETCOMFORT DELUXE||Vestal, NY||2500 sqft|
|I purchased this furnace around six years ago. It is efficient, simple, works well but it is a bit expensive as compared to other brands. However, I cannot complain much about the price because compared to the performance of the unit, the price is reasonable and I see now that I got value for my money. The furnace runs quietly with little or no noise at all and I have not done any repairs or replacements. I can say that I am happy with this unit. The only thing I would like to stress to other users is that they should have a qualified Technician install their furnace or else they will have problems. I would buy this brand again if I ever need one.|
|$2,449||QuietComfort G9MAE||Boston, MA||3100 sqft|
|I have owned a Heil furnace for about twelve years. I purchased new together with my house when I moved in. So far it’s operating efficiently, and it’s very reliable. The only thing I have done on my furnace has changed the filters and no other major repairs. I also did a replacement of the converter at the AC unit compressor outside that is not necessarily part of my furnace. I had a technician inspect my furnace recently, and he confirmed that it is still running like a new one. It is as well very efficient, and my heating bill has dropped drastically I would recommend this brand to anyone to purchase one.|
|$1,409||QUIETCOMFORT Series||Texas||2200 sqft|
|After numerous research for the best gas furnace regarding price and performance finally settled for this model. I met a contractor who took me through all the specifications of this model and then installed the unit for me. My experience with Heil has been great, and I would buy this brand again and again. I have had my f for five years now, and no single repair plus the unit runs without the noise, you can barely hear it or notice whether it’s functioning or not. You know what he was right; I haven’t had a problem with mine for years.|
|The low price is what attracted me into buying this model which I have owned for about four and a half years now. The stainless steel secondary heat exchanger is of high quality. With this unit, I saved money on this equipment and still got high efficiency not forgetting the double stage valve and motor giving reliable performance. The unit is economical in the long run, and I would buy this brand again.|
|$1,599||PERFORMANCE Series||New York||2500 sqft|
|I had an old furnace, but it stopped functioning during the last winter. I decided to try a Heil furnace as recommended by one of my cousins. The PS95 model heats my house quick and even, and my gas bills have gone down by a noticeable margin. I am yet to do any repairs on this model, and I don’t expect to do any repairs soon. If I am to buy again, I will, of course, buy Heil again although the prices are a little high.|
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 for your local contractor, 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.
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