Tempstar Furnaces

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Tempstar Furnace Overview

Tempstar, a brand under the Heil umbrella, was introduced in the 1980s as Heil expanded its line of HVAC products. Tempstar produces air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, fan coils, evaporator coils, and air purifiers. Tempstar’s line of furnaces includes the Ion, Quiet Comfort, and Performance series.

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Consumer Reviews of Tempstar

2.5

  • Very Satisfied
    20
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    4
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    3
  • Very Unsatisfied
    34
  • #16 of 86 Furnaces
  • 34.92% of customers recommended

Furnaces generate heat through the combustion of a variety of fuel sources, including oil, gas, and wood. The heat is generated inside of a combustion chamber. As air passes by the outside of the chamber, it absorbs the heat generated by the combustion before being blown through a duct system that supplies heat to the home.

Ion F97CMN

Furnace Features

This model features a variable-speed blower motor for even temperature control. A modulating gas valve allows it to operate between 40% and 100% capacity, which helps conserve energy. The furnace can also conserve energy by operating its blowers at lower speeds.

Technical Specifications

  • Heating capacity: 120,000 BTUh
  • Dimensions: 35″ Height, 24 1/2″ Width, 29 1/2″ Depth

AFUE Rating

Pricing

*Prices are estimates as of 12/2019 and subject to change. Overall costs vary depending on the installation costs, size of the home, and size of the unit. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Ion F80CTL 

Furnace Features

This model features a variable-speed, constant-airflow ECM blower, which helps improve its efficiency and reduce noise. It also features a two-stage gas valve that allows for enhanced temperature control.

Technical Specifications

  • Heating capacity: 135,000 BTUh
  • Dimensions: 33 1/3″ Height, 24 1/2″ Width, 29″ Depth

AFUE Rating

  • Up to 80%

Pricing

*Prices are estimates as of 12/2019 and subject to change. Overall costs vary depending on the installation costs, size of the home, and size of the unit. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Quiet Comfort F96VTN

Furnace Features

This model has a fully insulated cabinet that optimizes heat flow and increases energy efficiency because it prevents the heat from leaking out. To counteract the potential for overheating, the model features a high-temperature limit control, which shuts it off automatically if it is in danger of overheating. The furnace also has a soft-mounted blower and inducer motor that minimize noise.

Technical Specifications

  • Heating capacity: 120,000 BTUh
  • Dimensions: 35″ Height, 24 1/2″ Width, 29 1/2″ Depth

AFUE Rating

  • Up to 80%

Pricing

*Prices are estimates as of 12/2019 and subject to change. Overall costs vary depending on the installation costs, size of the home, and size of the unit. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Performance N95ESN

Furnace Features

This model uses sound-reducing blower mounting and inducer motors to minimize noise. It is also dual-fuel capable when coupled with a heat pump and thermostat, and it features single-stage gas valves.

Technical Specifications

  • Heating capacity: 140,000 BTUh
  • Dimensions: 35” Height, 24 ½” Width, 29 ½” Depth

AFUE Rating

  • Up to 96%

Pricing

*Prices are estimates as of 12/2019 and subject to change. Overall costs vary depending on the installation costs, size of the home, and size of the unit. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Performance N92ESN

Furnace Features

This model comes with a direct gas ignition for reliable lighting. It also features a high-temperature limit control and a long-lasting rigid press joint in the heat exchanger to withstand extremely high temperatures.

Technical Specifications

  • Heating capacity: 120,000 BTUh
  • Dimensions: 35” Height, 24 ½” Width, 29 ½” Depth

AFUE Rating

  • Up to 92%

Pricing

  • Unit: $1,185*
  • Unit installed: $2,935*

*Prices are estimates as of 12/2019 and subject to change. Overall costs vary depending on the installation costs, size of the home, and size of the unit. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.

Care and Maintenance

Tempstar furnaces can last for many years when properly maintained. Some of the most important maintenance measures are also the simplest. For instance, you should replace the filters every one to three months. When the filter gets clogged, the other components of the system experience stress. 

You should also inspect the ductwork both near the unit and farther away. Leaks in the ductwork can result in an inefficient system because heat is wasted through the holes. When inspecting the ductwork, pay particular attention to the joints and corners, making sure they are properly sealed. If anything is loose, missing, or worn, it should be resealed to maintain the efficiency of the system.

Make sure to schedule regular unit service before each cold season to identify any issues that could cause the unit to malfunction when you need it most. Service should always be performed by a professional technician. In addition to finding and addressing issues, a technician can give you tips specific to your furnace to help you get the most out of it.

Tempstar Warranties

Tempstar offers a 10-year limited parts warranty and a 20-year heat exchanger warranty. If the unit is not registered within 90 days, the limited warranty period drops to five years, but the heat exchanger warranty remains at 20 years. To take advantage of the warranties, you must live in the residence where the unit is located.

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Tempstar Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 58 reviews

"Watch Out for this GARBAGE"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The furnace has been in less than 3 years and the blower motor has gone in it already. Stopped working for no reason twice this winter. Very unreliable. I would not buy a Tempstar. To aggravated right now to type and wishing I spent the little extra to buy quality. My bad! I know you read these and say, meh how poor can they be, lets do it….DON'T You will regret it.

Todd M

London, Ontario, Canada

"What I know"

3.0 rating
Neutral

I moved in to this home 15 years ago. First year during very cold temps, limit switch went. Guy came out on an emergency call while I was at hospital with my mother and installed a different high limit switch then what Tempstar called for, and it went again, but luckily it lasted about a month or so until it did. This older model required a specified limit switch part and we found it and made sure it was put in and furnace was fine for sometime. Had to replace normal parts since then. Blower motor still works well, inducer draft motor went (original part) went at about 19 years after the make of the model manufacture date. That is not bad. Replaced an Hot surface ignitor after living here for about 10 years. [Probably not original, but still a good length of time because those parts go sooner}. Hsi module board replacement once at about 12 years of living here. All these parts are not that expensive and expected. Now after a 26 year old furnace I am looking for a new one. I expect to get a quote from tempstar again, along with brands. Some items you just expect to replace because of age and use. The thing I worry about now are heat exchangers on my old furnace, so time to bite the bullet. My tempstar ac has been working fine for all these years, so not bad either, it was installed at same time. I would just do a check on any of already installed newer models of furnaces to see if there has been any recall or troubles on specific parts. One major thing I see with these variable fan motors on newer furnaces on any kind seem to be the fan motor burning out quickly. My blower fan motor is the original on the tempstar, and the capacitor still holds the correct amount. This tempstar is a one stage blower 1/2 hp. With no oil ports [self oiling]. This furnace has lasted pretty well at 26 years.

Anne Smith

Minnesota

"Awesome product"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I'd like to say that I am very satisfied with this Tempstar brand 99.9% of the issues that we end consumers have with our systems is due to poor installation by individuals that are not properly qualified to do the job. Anyone with common sense will know that that goes the same for any other product out there. This Tempstar unit that I have installed in my home tsa 6 – 16 seer is a super quiet and yet out performed my old Goodman I recommend this manufacturers brand which of whom is essentially a Carrier product doing my research ICP cooperation makes Carrier, Bryant, Tempstar, day night, Payne and their product is also under a number of names as well. They are all the same equipment different models different metal exterior designs however the equipment compressors and system components are exactly the same with all the different brands at which they make again this is doing my research once again I am 100% satisfied with my Tempstar I believe those of us that have the bad experience and leave really bad reviews are due to very poor installation of the equipment by unqualified individuals.. Hope this is helpful to any and everyone out there!!

Brian

Omaha,NE

"Contractors opinion"

3.0 rating
Neutral

As a service person for 33 plus years I can read between the lines of complaints on any brand furnace. What I'm seeing is the customers that feel they have a junk furnace, need to know any furnace is only as good as the installer or service tech working on it! It's sad equipment takes a bad rap for poor workmanship, or a tech that doesn't know how to use a meter!

T miller

Rockton, IL

"Stay Away."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Stay Away. Did not work properly from day of installation. Replaced Mother Board twice. Replaced pressure relief valve day of installation. Replaced thermostat 4 times. At least 2 service calls a year. After 10 years of never knowing if it was going to kick on and crazy blink error codes I bit the bullet and replaced this lemon. Never buy a tempstar heater. My advice

Christopher Pilla

Philadelphia, PA

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