American Standard Platinum XV Freedom 80 Comfort-R Variable-Speed Oil Furnace Review

 

The Platinum XV is American Standard’s best, an 82.7% efficient model that can significantly reduce energy use when replacing an older furnace. This one is equipped with a variable speed motor to increase indoor comfort whether heating or working with a central AC.  This furnace rated high enough to  make our Top Rated Oil Furnaces 2013 list.

This model was originally called the American Standard Freedom 80, but that name has been retired. You’ll see it occasionally, but Platinum XV is the name current name. Our American Standard Platinum XV furnace review gives you details you can use to compare this model with others you’ll find in our library of HVAC reviews.

Top Features of the American Standard Platinum XV Oil Furnace

82.7% efficient; Not Energy Star rated.

Single-stage burner, as most oil furnaces have.

Variable-speed motor prevents cold blasts at the start of a cycle and runs quieter too.

Comfort-R mode uses low-speed continuous fan to remove more humidity when a central AC is running.

All models are 87,000 BTU capacity though 3 ton and 5 ton blowers are available.

Available in upflow, downflow and horizontal models.

American Standard Platinum XV Variable-Speed Price

This oil furnace is priced pretty competitively with similar models from Trane, Carrier and Lennox, the top brands in the industry. Here are prices for the 2 sizes offered.

87,000 BTU American Standard Platinum XV 3 ton oil furnace: $1,679

87,000 BTU American Standard Platinum XV 5 ton oil furnace: $1,889

American Standard Platinum XV Oil Furnace Warranty

American Standard backs this furnace with a lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty. That’s better than most. The 10-year parts warranty is average for top-quality oil furnaces. This is a very sturdy oil furnace with a good reputation for dependability. With proper maintenance, it should last up to 20 years, possibly longer.

Quality Installation and Maintenance is Important

To get the best reliability and longevity from your American Standard Platinum XV oil furnace, have it installed by an experienced, qualified contractor. Get several estimates to find the one you think will do the best job. Then, have the oil furnace cleaned and maintained every 1-2 years depending on how heavily you use it. A little preventative maintenance goes a long way toward extending the life of the American Standard Platinum XV oil furnace or any other model.

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