Heil was founded over 100 years ago and currently operates under the umbrella of United Technologies, based in Farmington, Connecticut. United Technologies also runs companies like Carrier and Bryant. Heil sells an array of furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, and accessories.
What are the 10 Best Furnaces?
Heil sells both gas and oil furnaces. However, gas furnaces offer the highest energy efficiency and, according to Scientific American, are less expensive to operate than oil. Therefore, we are focusing on the company’s gas furnaces, especially since only about 6% of homes are heated with oil.
A gas furnace works by heating air with gas and distributing the hot air throughout the home with a blower. If you buy a new furnace, you can expect it to last for 15 to 20 years.
Heil furnaces series and models
Heil has three series of furnaces: Ion, QuietComfort, and Performance. We outline five models below. Each model is a gas furnace that hooks up to a home’s air ducts and distributes warm air to connected rooms.
QuietComfort Deluxe 96 Gas Furnace (G9MVE)
This furnace has a variable-speed blower, and select models are Energy Star qualified. The modulating speed allows the furnace to regulate the amount of energy it uses, saving you money on heating bills. The furnace also comes with an air purifier and a dehumidifier for better air quality inside your home. Furthermore, the furnace connects to Wi-Fi, so you can control it through the Observer wall control.
This furnace has a heating capacity between 60,000 and 120,000 BTUh. It measures between 35 x 14 3/16 x 29 1/2 inches and 35 x 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches. Its shipping weight ranges from 121 to 190 pounds.
The AFUE rating for this furnace goes up to 96.5%, which is one of the highest in the Heil lineup.
This unit costs about $1,650 by itself, amounting to an estimated $3,250 with installation. Many factors can affect pricing, such as the size of your home, the difficulty of installation, and the efficiency rating. For the most accurate estimate, contact a local HVAC professional.
QuietComfort 96 Gas Furnace (G9MXT)
This furnace runs using a two-stage motor and a multi-speed blower, so it can modulate the amount of power it uses to heat your home, saving you money on energy bills. It can also be combined with a heat pump to save on heating costs during the winter. It boasts a quieter operation than some other Heil furnaces.
This furnace offers a heating capacity of between 40,000 and 120,000 BTUh, depending on the model. Its measurements range from 35 x 14 3/16 x 29 1/2 inches to 35 x 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches and its shipping weight ranges from 125 to 195 pounds.
This furnace boasts one of Heil’s highest AFUE ratings at 96.2%.
This furnace costs about $1,400 for the unit, amounting to around $3,000 with installation.
QuietComfort Deluxe 80 Gas Furnace (G8MVL)
The variable-speed motor and two-stage blower make this furnace one of the more versatile in the Heil lineup. It can control how much energy it uses, which saves you money on heating bills. It’s also quiet and can connect to a heat pump for better energy efficiency in the winter.
This unit is one of the lower-rated efficiency furnaces that Heil offers, offering up to 80% AFUE.
The furnace costs about $1,150 for the unit, amounting to around $2,500 with installation.
Performance 96 Gas Furnace (N9MSE)
This furnace uses a single-speed motor and fixed-speed blower, so it can’t control its power level as well as some other Heil furnaces. However, it still offers high efficiency, and it’s compatible with a heat pump to save you money during the winter months. It also comes with a humidifier and a purifier to increase your home’s air quality.
The heating capacity of this unit ranges from 26,000 to 140,000 BTUh. The dimensions come in between 35 x 14 3/16 x 29 1/2 inches and 35 x 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches and it weighs between 120 and 190 pounds during shipping.
The furnace offers an AFUE rating of up to 95%, which is one of the highest Heil offers.
This furnace costs around $1,300 for the unit, amounting to around $2,900 with installation.
Performance 80 Gas Furnace (N8MSN)
This furnace operates using a single-speed motor and a fixed-speed blower, so it has less modulating capability than some other Heil furnaces. It also has lower efficiency ratings than some other Heil options. However, the furnace is among the least expensive of Heil furnaces.
The heating capacity for this unit ranges from 40,000 to 120,000 BTUh. Its measurements fall between 33 1/3 x 14 3/16 x 29 inches and 33 1/3 x 24 1/2 x 29 inches and it weighs between 107 and 170 pounds during shipping.
This furnace has an AFUE rating of up to 80%, which is lower than other Heil units.
This is one of the least expensive Heil options, costing about $900 per unit. With installation, you’ll pay around $3,250.
Care and maintenance
We recommend that you call an HVAC professional to maintain your furnace each year. This maintenance consists of changing the filters, checking for carbon monoxide leaks, and cleaning the coils. Keep debris or other coverings away from your outdoor unit to maintain a healthy airflow.
Heil furnace warranties
Heil offers a 10-year limited warranty on parts and a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger if you register within 90 days of installation. If you fail to register, the warranty drops to five years for parts. Several of the models also offer a lifetime heat exchanger warranty if you register within 90 days. Subsequent owners receive the minimum warranty offered.