Overview of Freedom 90
The American Standard Freedom 90 is a single stage gas furnace that offers up to 92.1 AFUE. Some models of the Freedom 90 are Energy Star rated.
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 unit's longevity.
Date created: 2014-12-29
Very limited warranty
I had a new furnace and ducting installed in my home in December of
2006. The furnace stopped producing heat this December, 2014. The
repairman came out and told me the furnace needs a major part, the
control board, to the tune of $731.00. Usually furnaces have 10-year
warranties on parts but mine does not. When it was put in, I didn't
realize the furnace only had a 5-year warranty on parts. Upon getting
the bad news, I was told that American Standard has now "upgraded" its
control board. To put it mildly, I am very disappointed and advise any
young furnace buyers to be aware of all part warranties.
st george utah
Date created: 2013-09-20
Change the air filter and it will last forever!!! Morons!
10 years of service in a hotel and still runs perfect
Date created: 2013-03-07
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
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
Date created: 2012-08-16
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
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
Date created: 2012-02-22
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
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 furnace's single-stage heating. Hvac-for-beginners.com also notes the warranty for the Freedom 90 may not be as comprehensive as other brands.
The Freedom 90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.