If you’re in the market for a new furnace, consumer ratings will factor into your decision as you weigh on potential brand against another. Consumer ratings can point us in the direction of the best units to consider based on satisfaction and efficiency ratings.
In this brief article we are going to discuss Payne furnace ratings. Keep in mind that studies reveal consumers who have a bad experience are twice as likely to write a review as those who have a good experience.
Thanks to this, low ratings should be taken with a grain of salt. Do not let consumer-based ratings alone make the decision for you.
Consumer reviews rate this brand 40th out of 67. 35% of consumers writing reviews say they would recommend Payne. In the categories of “Very Satisfied” versus “Very Unsatisfied,” 28 total reviews are considered. Only 9 individuals say they are very satisfied while 15 say they are very unsatisfied.
4 reviews place in the middle, “Somewhat Satisfied” to “Somewhat Unsatisfied,” zone. Several consumers have owned their units for 20plus years without major problems.
Let’s also consider efficiency Payne furnace ratings. According to Energy Star—the universally accepted rating that accurately depicts efficiency—two things define furnace efficiency: competency in performance and overall state of quality.
Energy Star utilizes the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (the AFUE) percentage to measure both heating and cooling efficiency. The higher the percentage the more efficient a unit (or group of models) is.
4 model series are listed on Energy Star’s rating list. While two hold a dramatic 95% rating, the other two slowly reduce in efficiency ratings. If you’re in the market for a Payne model, then here are the ratings from Energy Star that will interest you:
Model series PG9YAB (gas) rates 95%
All models beginning with PG9 (gas) rate 92%
All models beginning with 490AAV (gas) rate 91.5%
All models beginning with PG9MAB (gas) rate 90-92.1%
Payne furnace ratings indicate a product with faults, just like any other furnace brand. However, efficiency is notably high on certain models and consumers say their product warranty keeps replacement and repair costs to a minimum.