With top of the line technology at high efficiency, two stage burner, and variable speed blower motor, the GCVC960804CN is another high-end gas furnace manufactured by Goodman. With enhanced durability and reliability, you can expect this Goodman gas furnace to perform well throughout its life to provide consistent comfort and lower the overall cost of bills to keep money in your pocket for many years to come.
- This furnace is ideal to heat a medium-sized house (in average climate conditions)
- 80,000 BTU 96% AFUE two stage variable speed natural gas furnace
- Requires plastic/PVC flue venting
- Can be used in the downflow or horizontal orientation
- Can be converted to propane with an LP conversion kit (sold separately)
- Innovative design for electrical efficiency, safety, and lower sound output
The GCVC960804CN Goodman gas furnace has an input of 80,000 BTU’s. The output of the unit is 76,800 BTU’s (input X efficiency = output). This size of furnace is normally suitable for most medium-sized houses in an ideal climate.
With one of the highest efficiency ratings available, the GCVC960804CN gas furnace is 96% efficient. At this efficiency, the GCVC960804CN uses only 4% of its gas to operate the furnace itself and 96% of the gas going into the furnace to make your home warm and comfortable. With all gas furnaces at 90% efficiency and above like this one, the flue venting must be plastic or PVC.
Two Stage Variable Speed Furnace
Allowing for a more precise air flow output to best suit your home’s needs, the motor on the GCVC960804CN is a variable speed ECM blower motor, the best blower motor that Goodman offers to date. The two stage burner on the furnace allows for a lower output and a higher output for a more precise heat output as needed by your thermostat. Both of these high-end features allow for a small increase in efficiency, but the primary benefits are enhanced comfort and a more stable temperature throughout any season of the furnace’s use.
The GCVC960804CN comes standard with Goodman’s 10 year parts warranty and its exceptional lifetime heat exchanger warranty. In order to maintain this warranty, the installation must follow your state and local codes and the unit must be registered online via Goodman’s website.
Durability and Reliability
The heavy-duty heat exchanger on the Goodman GCVC960804CN gas furnace is designed for constant use to provide enhanced reliability. The aluminized steel structure of this heat exchanger allows for a faster and more efficient heat transfer rate. Moreover, the outer casing on the unit is a heavier gauge of steel, protecting the internals of the furnace and lowering air leakage and furnace operation noise. All of these features enhance comfort and provide durability and reliability for the lifetime of the unit.
The GCVC960804CN furnace runs on natural gas from the factory. When you field-install the optional LP conversion kit (found here at an additional cost), this furnace can use propane instead when the installation requires it. This Goodman furnace is also able to be installed in the downflow or horizontal positions, allowing for a more versatile application potential.