If you’re on a tight budget and need something reliable for the best possible price, Dr HVAC recommends Ameristar furnaces.

Ameristar furnaces are owned by the same company as Trane, and the same great quality parts goes into both. If you’re looking for a great basic furnace, Ameristars are excellent. If you need more features, maximum energy efficiency and better temperature control, choose a Trane.

Either way you win, because Dr HVAC are certified Trane installers. We take extra training so we know how to install your furnace correctly, down to the finest details. You’ll get best possible performance and longest possible life out of your furnace.

Our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee

If somehow your new Ameristar furnace does not perform the way we say it will, we will fix it for free. If the situation requires it, we will take the furnace away and give you a refund.

Ameristar Models

Dr HVAC carries both models of Ameristar furnaces. Each one comes in a variety of different sizes. All are very easy to adapt to different ductwork configurations, and can be used with your cooling unit to circulate cool air in the summer.

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95% AFUE

  • Available in single-stage gas valve or more efficient two-stage gas valve.
  • Available in 2 – 5 ton sizes, but 2-ton is only available in single stage.
  • Variable speed blower motor for more consistent temperature.
  • 40,000 – 120,000 BTU input, depending on gas valve type selected.
  • Can be converted to propane.
  • Compatible with programmable thermostats (ask Dr HVAC which ones).
  • Galvanized steel cabinet resists corrosion.
  • Highly conductive, durable aluminized heat exchangers.
  • Warranty – must be registered within 60 days:
    • 10-year registered limited warranty
    • 20-year limited heat exchanger warranty
    • 5-year base limited warranty
    • 20-year limited heat exchanger warranty

90% AFUE

  • Single-stage gas valve.
  • 4-speed blower motor helps even out temperature spikes.
  • 38,000 – 113,000 BTU input, depending on gas valve type selected.
  • Compatible with programmable thermostats (ask Dr HVAC which ones).
  • Galvanized steel cabinet resists corrosion.
  • Highly conductive, durable aluminized heat exchangers.
  • Warranty – must be registered within 60 days:
    • 10-year registered limited warranty on internal functional parts.
    • Lifetime registered limited heat exchanger warranty
    • 5-year base limited warranty

Definitions Of HVAC Terms

AFUE

This stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency rating, and is always expressed as a percent. The higher the AFUE number, the more heat you get for your energy dollar. In Canada, the lowest AFUE a furnace is allowed to have is 90% since 2010.

Gas Valves: Modulating, Two Stage, Single Stage

What is a gas valve? It’s one of the most important parts of your furnace because it regulates the flow of natural gas into the furnace’s combustion chamber. It makes a big difference to how efficient your furnace can be.

The more stages your gas valve has, the better. This is because with more stages it can adapt more precisely to the heating needs of your home. Keeping an even temperature is not only more comfortable for you, it also requires less energy to maintain. A single stage furnace, for example, is always either on or off. A two-stage furnace also has a more efficient second speed of operation.

Our advice is to get the two stage model if you can afford it. Ameristar furnaces aren’t available with fully modulating gas valves, but Trane furnaces are.

Blower Motors

Your furnace’s blower forces the air through the combustion chamber, where it absorbs the heat of the burning fuel. From there it is pushed out into the rest of your home.

Just like with gas valves, the more speeds available, the better the performance. A variable speed blower motor has more options and can choose lower, more efficient speeds and less efficient higher speeds on those really cold days when you need more heating power.

Sizes

Furnace sizes, expressed in tons, are matched to the home size and insulation quality. If you have a larger house, you need a larger furnace. Same thing if your house is smaller but leaks heat from wall, windows and doors. It doesn’t help to get a large furnace in a small home – the furnace will actually have to work harder and won’t last as long. To make sure you get the right furnace, your Dr HVAC representative will do a lot of detailed fact checking about your home.

With Dr HVAC, It’s Guaranteed

If you’re considering a new furnace and are confused about the options, Dr HVAC will guide you through the process. We’ll learn what’s important to you in terms of comfort and budget. We’ll also learn how your house is built and what kind of furnace power it will take to get you the results you want.

Once we understand your needs, we’ll review the options with you and make sure you understand all the benefits of each model. We’ll then give you a very detailed price quote for your chosen model that clearly spells out everything included and the individual costs. Then the choice is up to you – we understand you may need a bit of time before you’re ready to buy.

With Dr HVAC you can rest easy, because we 100% guarantee your satisfaction.