AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 80 Furnace
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The Freedom 80 furnace has models that can be found in American Standard's Silver Series, Gold and Platinum series. This furnace offers up to 80 percent AFUE and can be either a single-stage, two-stage or variable-speed gas-fired furnace.
The Freedom 80 is manufactured in a variety of 2- to 5-ton units with heating capacities ranging from 32,000 to 113,000 BTU/H. The series can be configured in upflow/horizontal or downflow/horizontal positions.
This model features a multi-speed blower motor for quiet, efficient operation and an insulated steel cabinet for increased unit protection and heat retention. Additional components include increased humidity control (with select models), induced draft venting, a silicon nitride hot surface igniter, in-shot burners, a self-diagnostic control system and an aluminized heat exchanger.
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Consumer Reviews of the AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 80
Date created: 2012-01-16
Name: Mark R
Location: San Pedro, CA
Years owned: 10
"Freedom 80 is garbage"
I live in LA, which means I need to run the furnace maybe one month out of the year to keep the house comfortable. And yet this furnace never has worked properly. Whether its a bad "call for heat," or a bad high limit sensor, it never wants to supply heat. Already had three service calls from the guys who installed it, and even they are mystified, but they still charge $150-200 each time for the service call. Sometimes in the middle of the night, the furnace will work for 10 minutes, then the heat cuts out and just blows cold air until I wake up and realize the house is freezing and I trudge to the garage to unplug the damn thing for the rest of the winter. We are staying warm with electric blankets, space heaters and sweaters, but our house is a consistent 58 degrees at night. At least we're saving on our utility bill.
Other Freedom 80 Reviews
The Freedom 80 appears to be well received by reviewers across the web. Review sites such as webhvac.com state this is a solid, basic model that will provide dependable performance. Gasfurnaceguide.com also mentions that this model is a good option for homeowners looking for a budget-friendly solution to efficient heating in a moderate climate.
While most posters recommend this model in online reviews, contractors on gardenweb.com do not advise selecting this unit for use in colder weather climates. Instead, they direct homeowners to a higher efficiency unit for maximum savings.
In addition, homeowner forums such as doityourself.com report several system failures. Bad parts, hard to read error codes and having the system improperly the home, or not heating at all, are among the issues stated.
AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 80 Model Numbers
The Freedom 80 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Freedom 80 Warranty
The Freedom 80 furnace is equipped with either a lifetime or 20-year limited warranty for the heat exchanger, depending on which model is selected, and a 10-year limited warranty on all other remaining parts. The furnace must be registered within 60 days of installation or the warranty term decreases to American Standard's base warranty coverage.