The Goodman brand consistently brings efficiency and other cost-saving benefits and technology to their furnace. The GCEC960603BN gas furnace is no exception to Goodman’s ingenuity in design, bringing you comfort at a high efficiency for any downflow or horizontal application.
- This furnace is ideal to heat a medium-sized house (depending on climate)
- 60,000 BTU 96% AFUE natural gas furnace
- Requires plastic/PVC flue venting
- Can be used in the downflow or horizontal orientation
- Can be converted to an LP furnace with an optional conversion kit (sold separately)
- Innovative design for electrical efficiency, safety, and lower sound output
Heating up to a medium-sized house in average environmental conditions, the GCEC960603BN Goodman furnace has an input of 60,000 BTU’s and an output of 57,600 BTU’s (input X efficiency rating = output).
The GCEC960603BN gas furnace is 96% efficient. This efficiency means that 4% of the fuel going into the furnace is lost out of the flue venting, while 96% of the fuel is actually used to heat your home. As a condensing furnace, this furnace will need to be vented with plastic or PVC flue venting. If you are looking for a furnace that requires metal flue venting, you would need an 80% efficient furnace.
Two Stage Multi-Speed Furnace
With a two stage burner, the GCEC960603BN provides two heating outputs: one at a 60% heating output for warmer days and one at a 100% output for when you need the furnace most. The furnace also has a multi speed ECM motor instead of an inefficient PSC motor. Both of these upgrades provide a better efficiency with a more stable output to better heat your home through all seasons of use.
With installation that follows your state and local codes, the GCEC960603BN gas furnace comes with a 10-year parts and lifetime heat exchanger warranty when registered online through Goodman.
Durability and Reliability
The outer casing on the GCEC960603BN gas furnace is heavy-gauge steel with enhanced insulated for better protection and lower air leakage and sound output, providing more comfort to your home. The new hot surface ignitor replaces the standing pilot light for a more efficient startup.
Installation and Maintenance
The cost-saving benefits of the Goodman brand doesn’t stop at efficiency. The GCEC960603BN Goodman furnace can be installed in either the downflow or horizontal orientation, making this furnace an ideal choice for multiple installation applications. Naturally, the GCEC960603BN comes with natural gas valves built in. However, increasing its installation potential, the GCEC960603BN can be field converted with the LP conversion kit (found here, for an extra fee) if you need it to be propane. Not only does the Goodman brand save you money on installation costs, but also with maintenance and warranty work. In the event of a rare warranty issue, the self-diagnostic control board alerts you and your serviceman what is wrong with the unit for most basic issues for a faster solution to almost any problem.