Shopping for a furnace? The best are…

Architectural Digest has named its top choices for furnaces, which gives shoppers some valuable insights.

Architects spend a lot of time thinking about furnaces because furnaces affect much of a building’s comfort and cost. The list examines efficiency, cost and a variety of other factors.

AD’s choices are:

Most Energy Efficient: Lennox
Best Overall Furnace Units: Carrier
Most Experience: York
Most Protection: Trane
Best for Extreme Climates: American Standard
Best Basic Units: Ruud
Best Selection: Amana
Most Cost-Effective: Frigidaire
Best for Maintenance: Goodman
Best Smart Technology: Rheem

Architectural Digest says its staff spent more than 400 hours researching the topic. For the details, see

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