American Standard Freedom 80 AUD Furnace
Updated: Mar 21, 2013
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Overview of the Freedom 80 AUD
The Freedom 80 AUD furnace includes units in American Standardís Silver, Gold and Platinum product lines. This series offers up to 80 percent AFUE and is manufactured in single-stage, two-stage or variable-speed gas-fired furnace options, depending on the product line. The AUD is available only in an upflow/horizontal configuration.
All models in this line are manufactured with an insulated steel cabinet for enhanced unit protection, heat retention and dampened operating noise. A multi-speed blower also helps keep noise levels to a minimum.
Although enhanced features vary between American Standardís product lines, an aluminized heat exchanger, hot surface igniter, in-shot burners and self-diagnostic control system are components of all models of this unit.
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Consumer Reviews of the American Standard Freedom 80 AUD
Date created: 2013-03-21
Name: C JONES
Location: ontario canada
I have 6 yrs old Americans Standard furnace and to replace flame sensor 2 times already.
Date created: 2011-11-29
Years owned: 4
"VERY GOOD FURNACE"
I have had nothing but good luck with this unit seems to be quiet and I'm not cold so I'm happy.
Date created: 2011-06-14
Name: M. stevens
Years owned: 2
"Worst upgrade ever!!!!!"
I upgraded to a forced air/air conditioning system form a burnham steam boiler system. I thought the steam system was a pain to add water all the time and drain out the rust from the boiler. Every year we had to tighten the valves and nuts on the radiators, and they always seemed to leak a little.. I thought this was it, a high efficiency gas furnace and high efficiency air conditioning I would never have to pay for repairs again. WOW!!!!! Was I wrong, I paid $12,000 to have this system installed in my small cape sytyle house 1,100sq. feet, and have had 29 service calls in 2 years and the heat and ac have been out over 2 dozen times. I paid out of pocket $4,000.00 for repair labor not cover under warranty, in addition to $300 annual service contract which basically covers a cleaning and ac checkup. I would have never replaced this steam boiler which was only 7 years old if not conviced by the gas company energy audit that I would never have a problem for 20 years on a new system. They were dead wrong. Lost the heat the first month after install , was a bad circuit board , we froze fro a week while they got a board from canada. Very< Very, VERY, disappointed. I am going to sell this house and get a condo. Thanks to AAAAMERICAN Standard>>>>>>
Other Freedom 80 AUD Reviews
Although contractors typically recommend a unit with higher AFUE for colder climates, the Freedom 80 AUD is generally regarded as a quality unit, according to online reviews. Review sites such as webhvac.com and gasfuranceguide.com feature posts that call this model an economical option for efficient heating; these reviewers believe American Standard offers a good warranty and stands behind their products.
Troubleshooting issues on the site doityourself.com include problems with the system failing to heat properly and faulty control boards, and often involve general component failure. Despite these posts, homeowners overall seem to recommend this unit for requiring minimal repairs, its low cost and its solid warranty coverage.
American Standard Freedom 80 AUD Model Numbers
The Freedom 80 AUD is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Freedom 80 AUD Warranty
American Standard provides a lifetime or 20-year limited warranty for the heat exchanger (depending on the specific model) and a 10-year limited warranty on all other remaining parts. The furnace must be registered within 60 days of installation to receive the full amount of coverage; failure to do so results in a base limited warranty.