AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 90 Furnace
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The Freedom 90 is a furnace series within American Standard's Silver SI product line. This single speed furnace offers up to 92 percent AFUE and is promoted by the manufacturer for its quiet, smooth operation.
Available in both upflow and downflow configurations, the Freedom 90 has 11 models in a variety of sizes, with capacity ranging from 2 to 5 tons. The heating capacity of this unit is as high as 113,000 BTU.
Additional features of this model include: a multi-speed blower, heavy insulated steel cabinets, an aluminized steel primary heat exchanger and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger. The system also offers the option of using 100 percent outside air for combustion to help increase the unitís longevity.
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Consumer Reviews of the AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 90
Date created: 2013-03-07
Name: jim lear
"3-2005 Freedom 90's all junk"
Had 3 of these installed in grand parents 3 family home late in 2005 when oil spiked to $3 a gallon. All but one have been replaced so far. The one that gets the least use in grandparents apartment is only one still lumping along. Had to replace 2 with goodman 95% this winter because the american standard heat ex-changers cracked and the burner fans melted. Of course they are already out of the 5 years warranty so they are trash now, the complete goodman units were less than a new heat exch from american standard. And the contractor only charged $1000 installation each because they were a direct fit. I paid almost $18,000 to have the old oil furnace taken out and have these american standards installed. They only lasted 7 years, american standards are junk, will never get them again. Go with the cheapest high efficiency you can get. Nothing is made to last anymore. Don't expect to get more than 10 years out of a new furnace, this is what a 30 year contractor told me, they are all cheaply made now with thin sheet metal and plastic parts. So hope fully I will have the last american standard freedom 90 taken out this summer because now the combustion fan is squealing and leaking water on the floor, what a junk!
Date created: 2012-12-28
Name: K Raymond
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
"Company Should go Under"
Have 3 American Standard High efficiency furnaces Freedom 90. Only 7 years old. One failure of fan and control module. One failure of motor. $3200 dollars of repairs. When contacting American Standard told that unless serviced every 6 months (!!!!) that this can cause early failure of components. No responsibility for manufacturing failure. On opening furnace very clean. Obvious failure of product. Probably why few American Standard furnaces are installed in Alberta. Would recommend any other company.
Date created: 2012-08-16
Location: Calgary AB
"American Standard 96% high efficient furnace"
I installed an American Standard two stages variable speed furnace in May 2006. It has been a reliable and efficient unit in the six years it has been in operation in my home. The furnace motor is very quiet and the heat distribute very evenly to my house. It solves some of my cold spots that I have on my old furnace.
Date created: 2012-05-11
Name: Dale Merchant
Location: Boyds Maryland
"All models are Trane"
We install all units -- but, I can't recommend any Trane systems with all the problems we come accross in the field. A lot of the systems have break downs within the first 5 years. 3 out of 5 systems for some reason have restrictions found.
Date created: 2012-02-22
Name: Fred M Maloney Jr.
Years owned: 1
"60,000btu 92% Efficient"
Combustion fumes blowing into heated space. Contractor has been here twice and has not solved the problem. I paid $2100.00 and since installation I have had problems and if not for space heaters, would not had heat. Today is Feb. 22 and the job was finished on 6Feb. Need help on solving problem.
Date created: 2011-12-26
"I would buy a vent-less gas heater for back up"
Personally if you have natural gas available I would buy a vent-less gas heater for back up. These units do not need electric for the flame so if you lose power you will still have heat and you can buy a new one for a couple hundred bucks.
Date created: 2011-06-16
Location: Duluth, MN
"American Standard Freedom 90: Reliable and Efficient"
I installed an American Standard Freedom 90 Single Stage gas forced air furnace along with the American Standard Allegiance 11 central air conditioner in May 2003. It has been a reliable and efficient unit in the eight years it has been in operation in my home. The furnace offers 92% efficiency and heats a 1080 square foot, 3 bedroom 1955-built ranch house in Duluth, Minnesota for under $200 per month even in the middle of winter. The first year after, I saw a 39% reduction in my gas bill from the winter before, so it's an ideal choice to upgrade if you have an older furnace. The coil for the Allegiance 11 central air unit fits in the plenum above the Freedom 90 furnace; with the entire system mated to a programmable thermostat, it is easy to switch from heating in winter to cooling in summer. Operation is quiet. The only drawback is the filter; it takes a 14x25 filter, which does not seem to be a common, easy to find size. In eight years, it has been very reliable. I have had only one service call, when it was six years old at the beginning of the 2009-10 heating season, to replace the valve that opens when it starts to allow gas to come from the gas supply into the furnace. The repair was done by a local contractor that specializes in the American Standard brand and was fixed right the first time. The American Standard brand is one I'd buy again, and I have recommended it to friends. It has offered nearly flawless operation and saved me a significant amount of money over the last eight years.
Other Freedom 90 Reviews
The Freedom 90 receives mixed reviews around the web. Many consumers on hvac-talk.com and diychatroom.com post troubleshooting issues, but none complain about the quality of the unit. System malfunctions and blower issues are among the issues reported.
Reviews on Topratedhvac.com are likewise mixed; some reviewers suggest that this furnace is a good option for consumers in a mild climate, but others report inconsistent heating performance as a result of the furnaceís single-stage heating. Hvac-for-beginners.com also notes the warranty for the Freedom 90 may not be as comprehensive as other brands.
AMERICAN STANDARD Freedom 90 Model Numbers
The Freedom 90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Freedom 90 Warranty
Homeowners must register their furnace within 60 days of installation to receive a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger and a 10-year limited warranty on internal parts. Failure to register the product will result in base warranty coverage. Products can be registered online at americanstandardair.com or by calling 800-554-8005.