Homeowners who want to save money on a furnace that can compete with the best names in the business should consider the Ducane RLUF80C oil furnace. It is built with quality components including a Beckett burner which scores highest in oil furnace ratings. Honeywell controls and the PSC motor are 2 of the other features that make this a very respectable model. This Ducane Upflow model number RLUF80C oil furnace rating review will give you the complete picture of this model as you compare it to others you are considering. We liked rated this model high enough to earn it a spot on our Top Rated Oil Furnaces 2013 list.
Operating Cost Efficiency Rating [Rating:2/5]
At 83% efficiency, this Ducane RLUF80C is more efficient than many furnaces from the top brands in the industry. It should provide significant cost savings when it replaces an oil furnace 15+ years old. If you’re committed to an oil furnace, this one is a good choice for all climates.
Feature Rating [Rating:3/5]
The components are excellent in this furnace. The drawback is that it offers only single-stage and single-speed heating. It’s on or its off. Some oil furnaces are equipped with a variable-speed blower for more balanced, gentle heating. If variable-speed performance isn’t an issue for you, there’s a lot to like with the Ducane Upflow model number RLUF80C.
- 83% AFUE
- Highly-rated Beckett Flame Retention burner produces a clean and dependable flame.
- Heavy-duty 14-gauge heat exchanger.
- Ceramic, sealed combustion box is insulated and durable.
- Large cleanout ports provide easy maintenance.
- Direct-drive blower slides out easily for cleaning or repairs.
- Honeywell controls are among the best in HVAC ratings.
- Sizes available from 70,000 to 154,000 Btu capacity.
Reliability Rating [Rating:2/5]
The Ducane RLUF80C oil furnace will give you the best performance when it is regularly maintained, a fact more important to oil furnaces than to gas furnaces. With proper installation and maintenance, you can expect 15-20 years of service that should be fairly trouble-free.
Manufacturer's Warranty Rating [Rating:2/5]
The heat exchanger is backed by a lifetime limited warranty; a 5-year parts limited warranty covers the rest. Most of the best oil furnaces carry a 10-year parts warranty.
Overall Rating [Rating:2/5]
While this isn’t a top of the line oil furnace, it is dependable and the components are very solid. It costs less than the very best oil furnaces available and is a good choice where a standard-performance, efficient oil furnace is desired.