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January 2008
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Brand Repair History: Gas furnaces
We found no statistically meaningful differences in percent of models ever repaired for the brands listed below. For 5 of the 6 years examined, Goodman furnaces were much less reliable than the listed brands. Goodman isn't listed because the sample size in 2001 was slightly too small.


 
Brand repair history
 
Brand
Rheem
13
Trane
13
Amana
14
American Standard
14
Ruud
14
Carrier
15
Bryant
15
Lennox
16
Heil
16
York
16
 


Data are based on more than 22,000 reader responses about gas furnaces installed between 2000 and 2006 in our Annual Product Reliability Survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. Data are adjusted to eliminate differences linked solely to climate and product age. Models within a brand may vary. Changes in design or manufacture might affect reliability.