Comfortmaker VS 90 Furnace
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Overview of the VS 90
The Comfortmaker VS 90 furnace is a two-stage gas furnace with a variable speed motor. This unit is not on the current model list of Comfortmaker furnaces; the most recent literature on the product is dated 2009. The Comfortmaker VS 90 can achieve a maximum AFUE of 92 percent. The VS 90 features a stainless steel heat exchanger that features a ripple-edge design geared toward saving energy; the variable speed motor also creates energy savings when operating at lower speeds. According to the manufacturer, the unit’s “SoftSound” motor and a fully insulated enclosure keep the unit running at low decibels.
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Consumer Reviews of the Comfortmaker VS 90
Date created: 2013-10-11
Name: James B
The furnace is now 9 years old. For the past 3 years, it's required service at the beginning of each heating and cooling season. The latest issue is the control module for the variable speed blower motor. It is no longer available, and the replacement kit is over $600. I would never buy an ICP product again.
Date created: 2013-06-17
Name: Ryan Carney
Location: Caldwell, NJ
After reading so many negative comments about Comfortmaker, I was hesitant to go with them. But my contractor told me how the significant components are made in USA and of the highest quality and are actually a division of Carrier and United Technologies. I believed him, he said they are reliable and perform as good or better than anything he has used. I was convinced and could not be happier. Great product - better performance and saving me big time gas and electric!!!
Date created: 2012-07-17
Name: Steve sander
Location: Columbus, oh
"Great product when installed by someone that cares"
I had a young man named Josh put my family in a VS 2-stage system 2 years ago and we love it. Our neighbors had another company put a different brand in -- not all that good for them. But what I found interesting is on mine after they got the unit running they adjusted blower speeds, gas pressure and even checked what they called static and the neighbors contractor did none of this but they keep having trouble. So I guess it has a lot to do with the installer
Date created: 2011-05-09
Location: columbus, oh
Years owned: 8
"just as good as any other or better"
I have installed several comfortmaker furnaces, and the result is always good as long manufacture specs are followed. I saw where many people had enducer motor problems and 9 out of 10 they had to many 90s or flue pipe was to small of course Im refering to 90plus furnaces
Other VS 90 Reviews
The forum diychatroom.com features several posts from Comfortmaker furnace owners. One homeowner states that his furnace will not stay on, even after he replaced the pressure switch that seemed to cause the problem. The experts answers that the problem may be the heat exchanger; they advise having it checked immediately by an HVAC technician. Another post in this chain revolves around drainage problems. The advice from the pros includes cleaning the drainage pipe and making sure the hose is connected inside the unit.
A homeowner writes to hvac-talk.com and asks for a comparison of Comfortmaker, Carrier and Tempstar furnaces. An expert responds that a variable speed model such as the Comfortmaker VS 90 is a better option, and that proper installation is more important than brand name. ICP manufactures both Comfortmaker and Tempstar, and is a part of Carrier Corp.
A Comfortmaker furnace won't start, leading to a question on justanswer.com. The expert suggests several actions, including checking the thermostat’s operation. Ultimately the owner is able to fix the problem by checking a fuse on the unit’s circuit board.
Comfortmaker VS 90 Model Numbers
The VS 90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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VS 90 Warranty
Comfortmaker offers a lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger of the VS 90, and a no-hassle replacement warranty for the furnace for 10 years should the heat exchanger fail within that time. The parts are covered by a 10-year guarantee as well. However, homeowners must register their unit online within 90 days of installation to qualify for these warranties.