American Standard Freedom 90 Furnace Overview

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.

Furnace Filters for the American Standard Freedom 90

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilters
Upflow / Horizontal17-1/2″1 17x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
1 17x25x1
filter
(side air return)
Upflow / Horizontal21″1 20x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
1 20x25x1
filter
(side air return)
Upflow / Horizontal24-1/2″1 24x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
1 24x25x1
filter
(side air return)
Downflow / HorizontalAll2 16x20x1
filters

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Consumer Reviews of American Standard Freedom 90

2.4

  • Very Satisfied
    3
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    1
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    6
  • #2 of 6 American Standard Furnaces
  • 30% of customers recommended

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American Standard Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 10 reviews

"Poor Design"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Circuit board is placed so that if the condensation fan gets plugged and overflows, the circuit board gets soaked and shorts out. Piss poor design.

Constantine, MI

"Very limited warranty"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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.

Milwaukie, OR

"Morons!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Change the air filter and it will last forever!!! Morons! 10 years of service in a hotel and still runs perfect

st george utah

"3-2005 Freedom 90’s all junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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!

boston,ma

"Company Should go Under"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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 other company.

Edmonton, Alberta

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.

Questions and Answers

Question:

What does the red blinking light on my furnace mean?

Answer:

A steady blinking red light on an American Standard Freedom 90 means there is a call for heat from the thermostat. This is normal and means the unit is performing as it should. If the red lights come in a series of blinks and pauses, this is an error code and is a way to diagnose a problem with the furnace. On the inside of your unit’s front panel there should be a chart of diagnostic codes and their meanings.

Question:

How do you reset the open high limit switch?

Answer:

On 2013-02-10 JB wrote:

You can find good information for how to find and reset it as well as a photo of what it looks like here and here.

It is highly recommended that if you do not have experience working on furnaces that you bring in a certified HVAC tech. This work can be dangerous and make the problem worse. An HVAC tech will be able to make the repair quickly and easily.

Question:

Where do I find the tag on an American Standard Freedom 90 Horizontal Furnace? I’m looking for the serial number, but can’t find the tag.

Answer:

On 2014-12-10 Danielle wrote:

I believe the tag for the American Standard Freedom 90 should be either on the sides of the interior sheet metal housing or on the shelf below the burners.

American Standard Freedom 90 Model Numbers

The Freedom 90 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
ADC040C924B* 91 40,000
ADC060C936B* 91 60,000
ADC080C942B* 91 80,000
ADC100C948B* 91 100,000
ADC120C960B* 91 120,000
ADC1B040A9241A* 91 40,000
ADC1B060A9361A* 91 60,000
ADC1B080A9421A* 91 80,000
ADC1C100A9481A* 91 100,000
ADC1D120A9601A* 91 120,000
AUC040C924B* 92.1 40,000
AUC060C936B* 92.1 60,000
AUC080C942B* 92.1 80,000
AUC100C948B* 92.1 100,000
AUC100C960B* 92.1 100,000
AUC120C960B* 92.1 120,000
AUC1B040A9241A* 92.1 40,000
AUC1B060A9361A* 92.1 60,000
AUC1B080A9421A* 92.1 80,000
AUC1C100A9481A* 92.1 100,000
AUC1D100A9601A* 92.1 100,000
AUC1D120A9601A* 92.1 120,000

Freedom 90 Warranty

Homeowners must register their furnace within 60 days of installation to receive a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger and a 5-year limited warranty on internal parts. Optional extended warranties are available. Failure to register the product will result in base warranty coverage. Products can be registered online at americanstandardair.com or by calling 800-554-8005.

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