Consumer Reviews of TEMPSTAR furnaces
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Date created: 2013-01-24
Name: Barbara Moran
"The Worst Unit-Air and Heat- EVER"
Here are the numbers on the Model..N8MSN0701412A Serial a104519709. This unit has been nothing but trouble since 2 months after installation. The air was not cooling. Finally they said there was a leak in a valve. Cost me $169 to have 4 pounds freon plus service call. Still not doing the job my 17 year old Heil, which was still in good working order however my son thought it best to replace the unit due to it's age. I now have a lemon tempstar. The heater just had 2 parts replaced which cost another $169. The heater works when it feels like it, it takes 3 or 4 efforts before the heater actually puts out heat. I rue the day I ever had this unit installed. Give me back my heil any day over this pile of junk.
Date created: 2012-12-05
Have a 2 stage 95% efficiency condensing Tempstar furnace, installed by self and careful old contractor. Gas bills dropped 25 to 30%, temperature in house much more even and comfortable at a lower thermostat setting. Has ran fine for 5 years, regular maintenance of condensing drain system, trap and line is a must with these units, watch for leaks etc. Also have a high quality electrostatic intake filter, which I clean regular, as well as the fan compartment. People probably put the cheapest filter they can find in a $3000 furnace no doubt, but not smart. This sort of care takes a few minutes now and then but pays off handsomely in maintenance bills.
Date created: 2012-11-17
Name: Gary Pixler
Location: Platte City, Missouri
"High Efficiency Condensing Gas Furnance"
Just replaced Lennox Furnace and ac unit with new TempStar High Efficiency Condensing Gas Furnace and Split System r-410a 3.5 ton with 4 ton n coil. Talk about a difference! Lower gas bill and electric bill! Very quiet unit and does a fantastic job over the old Lennox. Installer was great and was very meticulous in the installation. No wasted heat out the exhaust which is a 3 inch pvc pipe and new unit uses outside air through separate intake pvc pipe. The warranty...hands down the best I have ever seen.
Date created: 2012-11-15
Name: STEVE SIKORA
My Tempstar has been nothing but trouble from the start. Board replacements 3 , and bad fan eat up any savings you might realize from gas savings. Now the Secondary heat exchange is bad and will be covered after I buy a new one and pay labor and shipping which are very high.
Date created: 2012-07-29
Name: J Van Ackeren
Location: North Bend, NE
"Tempstar furnace & heat pumps"
Have 2 Tempstar furnaces and heat pumps in our home...all bunch of junk. Built the home new and have problems with one or both every year. They also are noisy. I have a vacation home and have a Lennox heat pump and furnace, both units are 8 years old and I have never had a service call. Tempstar is junk period...save yourself money and grief insist on anything else. After 3 years one of the heat pumps went completely out...Tempstar would not stand behind the unit. Most recently a fan on the furnace went out.
Date created: 2012-03-09
Location: Acton, CA
Years owned: 1
"tempstar 18 seer"
Built a new home and installed the best...or I thought 3 service calls later the manufacture won't return a call back.
Date created: 2011-03-23
Name: austin mischka
Years owned: 2
i had two tempstar units 99 and 09 model both very dependable split residental sysytem although the later model is very quiet compared to earlier models. these are same as the carrier brands made in same factory with different stickers without the extra $1000 for the carrier name and tempstar has peice of mind warranty replacement program that is the best out there. good installation is the key!!!!!
Date created: 2011-02-14
Name: B Rigoni
Location: plainfield Ill
I have been putting Tempstar in for a long time. Have had min service calls on them.Alot of problems are with the proper install. I service all makes and they all have there problems! You will find that your higher dollar equipment uses the same parts so I dont know why there is such a price difference!!
Date created: 2011-01-02
Name: Patricia Edwards
Location: Cincinnati Ohio
"a piece of crap"
I had a new Tempstar installed in Aug. 2010 just a few months ago. I have already had one service call to replace an injector that leaked oil in my garage and it is still leaking. I will be lucky to get through one winter with this furnace. This is what the government is using in it's weatherization program. The service man told me to watch it for leaking oil every time I fill it as it is senitive to dirt when filled. I have nverer never had to watch for oil leaks. This is a waste of gov't money and who does it really help????
Date created: 2010-12-21
Bought the house in 2001 and the Tempstar was already in installed. Plate says it was made in 1992. Ran great until this year when the exhaust motor went out. Spent 400 on the motor and then asked the technician if we should just replace the furnace (18 years old). He said if we wanted to to with a new furnace he would credit the $400. 99% sure we're going with Tempstar again but some of these reviews are making me think twice.
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