Standing at only 33 inches tall, Ducane furnaces are designed for multi-position installation throughout the home. Both oil and gas burning models are available and offer efficiency ratings from 80 to 95 percent AFUE.
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Value Variable-Speed Furnaces
Ducane offers two models of two-stage, variable-speed gas furnaces. Both the 80 and 95 percent AFUE models feature a ECM variable speed motor and two-stage gas valve for quiet operation and consistent temperature and humidity control.
This unit can be paired with a one- or two-stage thermostat, although a two-stage thermostat is recommended. The 95 percent AFUE model is Energy Star-qualified.
Value Single-Stage Furnaces
The Value Series is available in 80, 92 and 95 percent AFUE. All models use single-stage heating, and have an aluminized steel heat exchanger, seal service doors and an anti-vibration blower assembly for quiet operation. Select models are Energy Star-qualified.
Ducane’s horizontal unit comes ready to install and is approved for use in tight spots around the home, such as an attic, closet or crawlspace. This 80-percent AFUE unit operates with a direct spark ignition and crimped aluminized steel heat exchanger, and has a heating input range from 50,000 to 125,000 Btu/h.
Ducane offers oil furnaces in upflow, lowboy and horizontal models that can achieve up to 83 percent AFUE. These models feature Beckett burners, high-density fiberglass to keep in heat and reduce noise, and an accessible design for simple installation and maintenance.
Care and Maintenance
According to information from Ducane, homeowners should have their unit inspected by a professional contractor at the beginning of every heating season. Air filters, blowers, electrical components, burners and heat exchangers are a few of the primary elements that require regular maintenance.
Ducane offers a lifetime limited warranty for the heat exchanger and 10-year limited parts warranty on all furnaces. The warranty must be registered online within 60 days of installation or the heat exchanger term is reduced to 20 years and homeowners will only receive coverage on parts for five years.