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American Standard Freedom 80 Furnace

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Updated: Sep 14, 2015

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Overview of the Freedom 80

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.

Furnace Filters for the American Standard Freedom 80

Air Flow Configuration Cabinet Width Filters
Upflow / Horizontal 16-1/2" 1 16x25x1 filter
Upflow / Horizontal 19-1/2" 1 17x25x1 filter
Upflow / Horizontal 23" 1 20x25x1 filter
Upflow / Horizontal 26-1/2" 1 24x25x1 filter
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Date created: 2015-09-14 Name: C.Smith
Location: Canada

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

"Poor installs cause furnace issues."
I am a contractor and come across many poorly and incorrectly installed furnaces. The client thinks the furnace is the problem but it's the installation that's caused the furnace to work poorly and fail. From what I am reading here in all of the comments the contractors have been the issue, not the furnace. People get the cheapest company in to install the furnace and expect it to work properly. Cheap installs = problems every time. I have installed hundreds of American Standard furnaces as per the manufacturer's instructions, sized properly for the home, and there has been only 1 that had a warranty issue which was the blower motor. Fixed for the client under warranty at no cost.

Date created: 2014-12-18 Name: Brandon
Location: Dallas, TX

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

"No concerns"
The furnace works perfectly and is reliable. We are saving over our old original furnaces, even with a base model. We've had no problems and these are solid units.

Date created: 2013-06-05 Name: Kirk
Location: Broken Arrow, Ok

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Parts Overpriced and Poor Quality"
Dual-stage heater is not worth the money. Your labor and parts are quite expensive. Control board went out after only two years. This board will cost one in excess of 300.00. If this goes out after my warranty, I will be going back to Lennox. My Lennox lasted fifteen years before I had to replace it. I put Trane and American Standard in the same class as Goodman/Janitrol.

Date created: 2012-01-16 Name: Mark R
Location: San Pedro, CA
Years owned: 10

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"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.

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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.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
ADD040R924F* 80 40,000
ADD060C924F* 80 60,000
ADD060C936F* 80 60,000
ADD060R936F* 80 60,000
ADD060R9V3F* 80 60,000
ADD080C936F* 80 80,000
ADD080C945F* 80 80,000
ADD080R936F* 80 80,000
ADD080R9V3F* 80 80,000
ADD100C945F* 80 100,000
ADD100C954F* 80 100,000
ADD140C960F* 80 140,000

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.

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