With a variable speed blower motor and modulating gas valves, the GCVM970803BN is from the best furnace series that Goodman has to offer. At 97% efficient, this furnace has the highest possible efficiency available in today’s technology and offered by Goodman. If you want the best of the best for your home, the GCVM970803BN is the furnace for you.
- Ideal to heat a medium-sized house (in an ideal climate)
- 80,000 BTU 97% AFUE modulating variable speed natural gas furnace
- Requires plastic/PVC flue venting
- Can be installed 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
With an input of 80,000 BTU’s and an efficiency of 97%, the GCVM970803BN has an output of 77,600 BTU’s. This is calculated by taking 80,000 BTU’s times the efficiency of 97%. As such, the GCVM970803BN Goodman gas furnace is designed to be able to cover up to a medium-sized house in ideal climate conditions.
With one of the highest efficiencies possible with today’s technology, Goodman saves you a lot of money in utility bills for the lifetime of the unit. The GCVM970803BN gas furnace is 97% efficient, meaning that a whopping 97% of the gas going into the furnace is used to heat your home, and only 3% of the fuel going into the furnace is lost to basic furnace operations. Thanks to its efficiency, the GCVM970803BN is a condensing furnace, meaning that it requires plastic or PVC pipe flue venting.
Modulating Variable Speed Furnace
Goodman manufactured the GCVM970803BN gas furnace to utilize the best burner and blower technologies available. With a modulating gas valve and a variable speed blower motor, the GCVM970803BN gas furnace provides the most stable indoor temperatures and the lowest running times possible. The enhanced comfort and small efficiency increase provided by these features make this furnace a part of Goodman’s top of the line series.
The Goodman brand allows you to protect your investment with a 10 year parts and hassle free replacement warranty. To provide a longer peace-of-mind, Goodman now offers a phenomenal lifetime heat exchanger warranty. Please note that all Goodman warranties require installation that follows your state and local codes, as well as the unit must be registered online post-installation on the manufacturer’s website.
Durability and Reliability
Not stopping at an enhanced functionality, Goodman designed the GCVM970803BN with a thermally insulated, heavy-gauge cabinet, providing enhanced protection and lowers air leakage to less than 2% to maximize heat transfer and efficiency, as well as to lower the sound output from normal operation. Made of silicon nitride, the ignitor on the GCVM970803BN is more durable and efficient than a pilot light. The heat exchanger on this furnace is made of aluminized steel, resulting in a product that balances reliability, durability, and efficiency in one durable cabinet.
Out of the factory, the GCVM970803BN has a built-in natural gas orifice set. However, an LP conversion kit (found here)can be purchased as an accessory and field-installed if propane is required for your installation.
Installation and Maintenance
For a furnace of such prestige, the installation and maintenance may seem daunting, however Goodman has made everything easy for you and your contractor, from the beginning and throughout the unit’s life. To allow for installation in more situations, the GCVM970803BN gas furnace can be installed in the downflow or horizontal orientations. The modulating gas valve is self-calibrating, allowing it to automatically configure for each installation. For ease of maintenance, there is an integrated self-diagnostic control board that continuously monitors the system for any possible issues in operation, reliability, and even efficiency, and if there are any issues, there is an easy-to-read display for you and your contractor to quickly identify the problem and solve it faster. Moreover, the GCVM970803BN is ComfortNet communicating system compatible, providing more advanced diagnostics, automated maintenance alerts, and enhancing furnace performance when implemented. All of these features allow you to keep more money in your pocket and provides a peace of mind throughout the life of your unit, all while still providing the best comfort that Goodman has to offer with this top of the line furnace.