Coleman Furnaces

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Coleman Furnace Overview

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Consumer Reviews of Coleman

2.9

  • Very Satisfied
    36
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    6
  • Neutral
    4
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    4
  • Very Unsatisfied
    41
  • #12 of 86 Furnaces
  • 46.15% of customers recommended

Reviews by Furnace Series

DGAA Echelon TM9V LX DGAH Comforteer CP9 G9T

Coleman Furnace Series

Coleman residential gas furnaces come in three different series. The Echelon ™ Series is the top end and offers two units with modulating burners and variable speed ECM motors. It is the only series with units equipped with WhisperDrive ™ and ClimaTrak ™ comfort systems, which we will get into more later. These units also offer the best warranty, with a 10-year Complete Assurance ™ warranty.

There are nine different furnaces in the LX Series, Coleman’s middle tier. Different units come with different motor types. This tier comes with a 5-year Complete Assurance ™ warranty, which Coleman’s bottom tier does not have.

The bottom tier is the Comforteer ™ series, and offers two units. Both come with single-stage burners and four speed PSC motors. As with all the other series, it comes with a 10-year limited parts warranty. All units in all series, except the Comforteer’s TG8S/TGLS, come with a lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty. The TG8S/TGLS comes with a 20-year limited heat exchanger warranty.

Coleman also makes a Light Commercial Gas Furnace.

Where are Coleman Furnaces Made?

Coleman is headquartered in Norman, Oklahoma. Its parent company, Johnson Controls, is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Coleman claims that its products are made in the United States.

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Coleman-Specific Features

The WhisperDrive ™, available only on the Echeclon series, is Coleman’s system for reducing sound. It is comprised of a wing-swept fan, composite base pans, and a containment device the company claims reduces the sound to the level of a kitchen dishwasher.

ClimaTrak ™ is a control system that can be set up by an installer and configured for your home. This integration is available only on the Echelon ™ Series.

Complete Assurance ™ warranty is Coleman’s trademarked warranty. The Echelon Series comes with a 10-year, while the LX Series comes with a 5-year. This warranty is not available on Comforteer Series. The warranty offers the option to replace the unit if the heat exchanger fails within the first five or 10 years (depending on the series), as opposed to only replacing the heat exchanger.

What do Heating Contractors Say?

Pros

  • One contractor was partial to Johnson Controls products in particular, when compared to other furnace options, saying, “We install a lot of the LX furnaces. JCI (York/Coleman/Luxaire) has the #1 furnace line on the market IMO. I'd go with the TM9V LX furnace.”
  • Positives were noted about the warranty, including being able to get an additional year on the labor warranty, one contractor said, “IMO , In Coleman favor , has the better manufacture warranty , less upfront cost.” Another said, “Guessing you would pay a one hour labor with trip charge to have a yearly check to get the addition one year labor warranty on the Coleman . Seems fair to me.”
  • One contractor pointed to reliability of the product, saying, “As I said before if you want a reliable unit I suggest a TM9V or a TM9Y. Either of these will work well and seem to be reliable.”

Cons

  • More than one contractor notes Coleman lacks communicating tools other popular brands, like Carrier, offer with their products. “I am not familiar with newer Coleman equipment. One thing I do notice is the coleman equipment is quoted with a Honeywell thermostat. This would be a somewhat conventional way of controlling the system,” one said. A second contractor said, “I don't know what Colman is doing now but I guarentee the controls are not anything like the Evolution/Infinity.”
  • A contractor familiar with Bryant and Coleman, which are often compared, prefers Bryant, stating, “I am very familiar with both, I have installed and serviced both. There is no comparison Bryant is a much nicer unit than Coleman. Evolution control is very nice.”

Echelon Series

Coleman's highest tier product line, the Echelon Series, features modulating gas furnace options available from 80 up to 98 percent AFUE. Both units–the CP9C and CPLC–are equipped with variable speed blower motors for quiet operation and Coleman's EcoTrak function that allows the installing technicians to customize the furnace's operation to the homeowner's specific climate.

LX Series

With seven models ranging between 80 and 97 percent AFUE, the LX Series offers a diverse selection of gas furnaces. Homeowners can choose between single-stage, two-stage or modulating heat options. Although the units differ in unique features and components, all models advertise low operation noise, a durable heat exchanger, and a compact size for easy installation.

Similar to the Echelon Series, the highest efficiency model in this series, the TM9M, was named a Consumer's Digest "Best Buy."

Comforteer Single-Stage Series

Standing at only 33 inches tall, the Comforteer Series has cabinets designed for easy installation in closets, attics or garages. This series offers two single-stage heating units with 80 and up to 95.5 percent AFUE. Both models are Hybrid Comfort System compatible and LoNox compliant units are available with the TG8S model.

Care and Maintenance

In addition to biannual service by a licensed contractor, Coleman suggests homeowners perform routine maintenance for their furnace to help increase performance and longevity of the unit. Regular filter cleanings, component inspection and cleanings, and professional air duct cleanings are recommended.

Warranty

Depending on the model, Coleman furnaces are either equipped with a lifetime or 20-year warranty on the heat exchanger. All units come with a 10-year limited parts warranty although, if the unit is not registered online within 90 days of installation, the warranty term is automatically reduced to five years. Additional coverage plans for parts and labor are available through Coleman's extended warranty.

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Coleman Furnace Reviews

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"Bad"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Have nothing but trouble with this unit. The gasket is blown twice. Rusted, fan motor gone now. Am replacing a12 yr old furnace. Will not be a Coleman

Young

Oregon

"Coleman should stick with camping."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

3 years of Constant problems…I Will be replacing this piece of crap Coleman furnace…!!!!!!(with any brand but Coleman…!!!)

Estaban Rehmann

Minnesota

"Excellent Coleman Furnace install by Phil's HVAC"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My 25 year old Luxaire furnace failed on the coldest night of the year just about 1 year ago. A good friend who is a General Contractor highly recommended Phil's HVAC. I met with Phil and he did a thorough inspection and sizing for a new unit and provided all details about several brands and models including pricing and ongoing maintenance costs as well as trade offs among the products he offered. Based on his pricing and information I opted for the Coleman Echelon series along with a high end humidifier as my house tends to be dry. Phil explained clearly how a direct vent unit works and differs from a traditional furnace. I was very impressed with the efficiency of all the brands and models he presented but clearly the Coleman was the best fit for my needs and price point. The whole installation only took 6 hours including removal of all the old components and even some minor duct work changes. All work was neat and organized with several technicians onsite. The Coleman unit has been great and my gas bill is clearly $100+ per month lower than with the old unit. Phil followed up twice over the following 2 months by phone and email to make sure I was happy. I'm very happy with his service and my Coleman unit and components which he recommended.

P Romano

Staten Island, NY

"Satisfaction rating"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Not having had to even call for repairs on my previous unit more than once in over forty years, I didn't really know where to start. I went on line. "Home Advisor" only suggested Sears. The other site suggested a handful of businesses, but, although I made a point of stating that I needed a forced air electric unit, they all, including Sears, called back expecting to sell me a gas furnace. They also wanted to come to the house, inspect the premises, (probably sell me more than I needed), & give me an estimate. The gentleman at Blueline said he could tell me immediately (over the phone) what I needed & how much it would cost. I gave him the model #, wattage use, cabinet size, & approximate footage of the house. He told me what he could get, when & to the penny, how much the heater & installation would cost. It heats better & quieter than the one they replace & I hope to get another 40+ years of just about problem free service from this heater.

G Kathleen Kurfurst

Bonney Lake, WA

"Coleman Furnace"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I had a Coleman furnace for over 40 years before it gave out. With that in mind, I purchased the same brand. I am totally happy with the output, no dislikes, and would purchase Coleman furnace again without any qualms.

Judith Bowers

St. Maries, ID

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