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Payne PG8UAA Furnace Overview

Payne’s PG8UAA furnace is a discontinued upflow forced air furnace equipped for use with natural gas at altitudes of 0 to 10,000 feet. A propane conversion kit is available directly from the manufacturer. The furnace is designed to run at a continuous return-air temperature of 60 degrees and maximum of 85 degrees.

The PG8UAA is available in sizes ranging from 44,000 through 154,000 BTU/H input capacities. Recommended installation areas include closets, attics, basements and utility rooms. Prior to this unit being installed, it is important to thoroughly inspect the installation area, as well as check with the gas company for safety purposes. The user manual thoroughly reviews safety measures and step-by step-procedures so that once the Payne PG8UAA furnace is installed, it performs at full capacity.

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Consumer Reviews of Payne PG8UAA


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  • 75% of customers recommended

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Payne PG8UAA Furnace Reviews

"20 years"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have had this furnace for 20 yrs it works first time every time. . Hard to believe I need to replace it. Trying to wait till it dies. . Seems it just keeps going. Was a great buy when I remodeled.


"Had good luck"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I wish people would add the model numbers when they write a review. I have had a Payne 80% for the last 13 years. I have had no problems with it. It was a scratch and dent model. The person who installed it did a great job. I have only changed the filters on it, yearly. From reading most of the reviews, it seems that having a good installer is the most important part.

Erie, PA

"Runs like a champ"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We’ve had our furnace for over 10 years and nothing has been required but simple annual maintenance. It runs strong and is super reliable. No problems!

United States

"Literally A Payne"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We bought this unit in 2000, after a 1.5 yrs had to replace the ignitor. Since then the ignitor has been replaced 5 times total, the blower has been replaced and now another motor is gone costing over $600…don’t think we are going to fix it…time to scrap it and get a different unit. Will it be a Payne, heck no it’s literally a pain.

Ontario, Canada

Other PG8UAA Reviews

Reviews about this particular furnace are mixed: some reviewers love the furnace, while others find it to be a continuing source of frustration. The most common problem is a code 33 error on the LED diagnostic board. Contractors on suggest solutions that involve replacing the thermostat, as well as tapping the limit switch, which seems to solve this problem for one homeowner.

Another error commonly reported is code 31, which occurs when the pressure switch is not closed. When a homeowner writes in to about this issue, a contractor explains that this is attributable to a bad switch, control board or inducer fan. The experts advise contacting a professional determine the exact cause in this case.

Code 14 also is troublesome for homeowners. One individual posts about this error on, to learn that cleaning the flame sensor is all that's required to address this issue.

Question and Answer


What does an error code 31 mean?


Error code 31 refers to a pressure switch open problem. This could be caused by a number of things, including a faulty switch, a plugged vacuum tube, and a problem with the control board. This sort of problem probably requires a licensed heating contractor.

Payne PG8UAA Model Numbers

The PG8UAA is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
PG8UAA024045 80 44,000
PG8UAA024065 80 66,000
PG8UAA036065 80 66,000
PG8UAA036111 80 110,000
PG8UAA042091 80 88,000
PG8UAA048091 80 88,000
PG8UAA048111 80 110,000
PG8UAA066111 80 110,000

PG8UAA Warranty

Payne furnaces come with a 10-year limited warranty on parts. If the unit is not registered within the first 90 days of installation, however, the warranty period for parts is good only for 5 years. Additional warranties covering items such as labor are available, for an additional fee.

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