Observer 96% AFUE Furnace

Observer 96% AFUE Furnace

SmartComfort VT 96 Furnace

Tempstar® SmartComfort® VT 96 Variable-Speed Two-Stage Gas Furnace


Tempstar SmartComfort VC97 Gas Furnace
10 Year Limited Parts Warranty

Limited lifetime warranty

Rated 96% AFUE

10 Year Limited Warranty on Furnace


Communicating Comfort

The Tempstar® SmartComfort® VT 96 Variable-Speed Two-Stage Gas Furnace featuring the Observer™ communicating system is designed to take your home to a new level of comfort and efficiency. Teamed with our Observer communicating wall control and the appropriate air conditioner and indoor coil, the SmartComfort VT 96 functions as part of a complete communicating home comfort system. Various components of the system “talk” to each other electronically, fine-tuning comfort levels while maximizing energy savings

Feel the Difference

Unlike single-stage furnaces—which often heat up fast and shut down fast, creating noticeable swings in temperature—the SmartComfort VT 96 delivers consistent heat and overall comfort. The two-stage heat system operates at the lower, primary heating stage most of the time and automatically adjusts to the higher, full capacity stage if temperatures drop. The variable-speed blower motor can also help increase comfort by maximizing moisture removal during cooling (air conditioner) operation. And the high efficiency blower motor can be run continuously to improve indoor air quality

Love the Quiet

The sturdy steel cabinet is thermal lined and insulated to reduce the amount of heat and operating noise that escapes. A sealed blower compartment, soft-mount components, and the variable speed blower motor also reduce operating sounds. When matched with select Tempstar air conditioners and evaporator coils, the ECM variable-speed blower motor can also boost cooling efficiency for increased SEER rating.

How We Back It

Tempstar units are backed by exceptional warranties, including our No Hassle Replacement™ limited warranty, which gives the original purchaser a replacement unit if the stainless steel heat exchanger should fail due to defect within the first ten years. Upon timely registration, you also get a 10 year parts limited warranty and a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger.

How We Build It

The heart of every furnace is the heat exchanger. The proven RPJ® (Rigid Press Joint) stainless steel heat exchanger is designed to move more heat to the outside surface for increased heat transfer. The weld-free interlocking clamshell design reduces cracking or separating over the life of the gas furnace. Stainless steel construction adds durability and resists corrosion. The RPJ heat exchanger plays a significant role in boosting this model’s efficiency to a 96% AFUE rating. So you can count on energy savings, especially compared to an older, less efficient furnace.

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