Tempstar® SmartComfort® VC 97
97% AFUE Furnace


Direct hot surface ignition system features an advanced silicon nitride igniter and in-shot burners for greater reliability.


Temperature limit control, reliable gas valve and induced draft motor all help ensure safe operation.


Solid pre-painted steel insulated cabinet with tight-fit door latch system, blower motor isolated behind a sealed door, and soft-mount rubber gaskets on key components lower operating sounds.


ECM variable-speed blower motor provides efficiency. The VC 97 is also compatible with two-stage cooling, and its advanced dehumidification capability can reduce additional moisture in the air when paired with an air conditioner or heat pump and a humidity-sensing thermostat.

System Control

State-of-the-art electronic controls monitor system operation and allow for faster, easier system diagnostics.

Observer Communicating Control

The VC 97 is teamed with our innovative Observer communicating control. It offers full-color touch screen technology and coordinates with compatible furnace, air conditioner and system accessories to create maximum efficiency and ideal comfort.

  • Energy-saving high efficiency operation of 97% AFUE.
  • 10-year no hassle limited warranty will provide a replacement unit if the heat exchanger should fail within the first ten years.
  • Lifetime limited warranty on the primary and secondary heat exchanger.
  • 10-year limited warranty on all functional parts.
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