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Top Rated Oil Furnaces 2017

Here are the best oil furnaces for 2017 based on the quality of their design and build and the brand and series track record of reliability over the last decade. While some of these are among the most efficient oil furnaces of 2017, the focus remains on quality and dependability.

Note: It’s likely you’re viewing this because you have an oil furnace and so the cost-effective approach is to replace it with another oil furnace. However, if you don’t live in the Northeast where natural gas and propane are costly fuels, then choosing a gas furnace makes sense. See our Top Rated Gas Furnaces 2017 Guide for more information. Our Top Rated Central Air Conditioners 2017 Guide will help you complete your system. We’ve included several mid-efficiency ACs that are perfect for the Northeast.

Best Oil Furnaces 2017

Expect flawless heating from these oil furnaces for the first 5-10 years if you provide them with consistent maintenance. Most will last 20 years when maintained and occasionally repaired.

1. Heil QuietComfort 86 Oil Furnace

Many other United Technologies brands make this furnace with different name plates including Arcoaire, Comfortmaker, Day & Night and Tempstar. It’s an industry leader for efficiency and performance. The QuietComfort series is the top line of oil furnaces.

Features of the Heil QuietComfort 86:

  • Up to 86.3% AFUE (Energy Star)
  • Variable-speed blower for optimal climate control including dehumidification when supporting a Heil AC or heat pump
  • Dual fuel compatible, so it can be installed in a system with a heat pump that does most of the heating – the oil furnace taking over in extreme cold

Warranty: A lifetime heat exchanger warranty and a 10-year parts warranty including the Heil and sister brands’ 10-year No Hassle warranty that provides for an entirely new oil furnace if the heat exchanger fails.

Heil QuietComfort 86 oil furnace price: $1,250-$2,600

Buy the Heil QuietComfort 86 oil furnace if having excellent efficiency and some of the best warranty protection available is important to you.

2. Armstrong Air L85BFV/RV Oil Furnace

Armstrong Air is a brand that has made significant quality and performance strides in the last five to ten years. This oil furnace is efficient and dependable. It pairs well with an Armstrong Air thermostat/control, Pro Series central air conditioner or a dual fuel heat pump.

Features of the Armstrong Air L85BFV/RV:

  • 85% AFUE efficiency
  • Variable-speed motor increases indoor comfort
  • Highly regarded Beckett Burners ensure reliable, clean firing

Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger and 10-year parts warranties.

Armstrong Air L85BFV/RV oil furnace price: $1,300-$2,500

Buy the Armstrong Air L85BFV/RV oil furnace if you’ve had success with an Armstrong unit or you dislike the major brands and want to try a brand that has made significant quality upgrades recently.

3. Carrier Performance 80 OVM Oil Furnace

This unit has been on our list before, and it remains a reliable, efficient oil furnace. The same furnace is made with Bryant branding, and it is very similar to the Heil model and other UTC brands mentioned here.

Features of the Carrier Performance 80 OVM:

  • 86% AFUE efficiency (Energy Star)
  • Variable-speed blower controls temperature consistency and humidity better than a single-speed or multispeed blower
  • Compatible with dual fuel/Hybrid Heat ™
  • Uses the two best burner brands in the industry: Beckett or Riello

Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger and 10-year parts warranties.

Carrier Performance 80 OVM price: $2,300-$3,500

Buy the Performance Series 80 OVM if Carrier has been a brand you’ve had success with and you want the flexibility of a dual fuel heating and cooling system.

4. Trane XP80 Oil Furnace

This unit combines affordability with outstanding design and build for more efficient heating and air conditioning.

Features of the Trane XP80:

  • 85% AFUE
  • Beckett Flame Retention burner is the tops in the industry
  • Ceramic fiber combustion box offers faster heating
  • Four-speed blower motor

Trane XP80 oil furnace price: $2,200-$3,900

Buy the Trane XP80 oil furnace if you’ve had good Trane equipment in the past and want a unit with quality parts.

5. Lennox Signature Collection SLO185V Oil Furnace

This brand usually leads the industry in efficiency, but has certainly been tested in the last years by competitors. The SLO185V returns to our list with high efficiency and performance.

Features of the Lennox SLO185V:

  • Up to 85% efficiency
  • Variable-capacity blower
  • Use of the industry-leading Beckett burner

Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger and 10-year parts warranties.

Lennox Signature Collection SLO185V Price: $2,500-$3,700

Buy the Lennox SLO185V if you enjoy dependable indoor comfort and are willing to pay a little bit more to receive peace of mind for a very dependable brand.

6. Kerr Paradigm 2G Condensing Oil Furnaces

These are among the most efficient oil furnaces in the industry and quite expensive too.

Features of the Kerr Paradigm 2G condensing oil furnace:

  • 95.8% AFUE efficiency (Energy Star)
  • Condensing technology that pulls more heat from combustion gases
  • Compatible with a heat pump (dual fuel) or central air conditioner

Warranty: Limited lifetime warranty on major parts

Kerr Paradigm 2G Price: $3,200-$4,700

Buy the Kerr Paradigm 2G oil furnace is you want superior heating efficiency and quality and are willing to pay quite a bit more for them.

7. Ruud Achiever Hi Boy ROCA-E/ROCA-A Oil Furnace

Good quality, efficiency and comfort combine in Ruud’s second-most efficient oil furnace but the brand’s highest in quality. Rheem, Ruud’s sister brand, makes a nearly identical oil furnace.

Features of the Ruud Achiever Hi Boy oil furnace:

  • 85.9% AFUE efficiency
  • Compatible with 2-stage AC or 2-stage heat pump in a dual fuel system
  • Honeywell controls
  • Choice of Beckett or Riello burners
  • ECM blowers use less energy than standard motors

Warranty: Lifetime heat exchanger and 5-year parts warranties

Rheem Achiever Hi Boy oil furnace price: $2,500-$3,800

Buy the Rheem Achiever Hi Boy oil furnace if you’ve had good experience with Ruud or Rheem and have a 2-stage AC or heat pump (or plan to install one).

Proper Oil Furnace Installation is Crucial

Installing an oil furnace requires training and experience. Getting the job wrong will mean the furnace won’t run as efficiently as it should and will be at risk for major mechanical problems. Find a qualified contractor that has the certification and expertise required to do the job properly. We’d be happy to help you choose one of the top oil furnace installers in your area. Simply use the Free Estimates options to receive written estimates from several licensed, insured and prescreened installers. They know they’re competing for the work, so their prices are excellent. There’s no cost to you, and you’re not obligated to take any of the estimates.

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