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Payne Furnace Specifications

Misty Faucheux

Payne Heating and Cooling started in 1914, and it is now part of Carrier Corporation, which specializes in heating and cooling equipment. Carrier Corporation is located in Farmington, Connecticut. Payne produces gas furnaces, which uses propane or natural gas to heat your home. All Payne products come with a 10-year warranty on parts, and you can purchase these products from authorized distributors.


All Payne furnaces feature an 80 percent annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating. This rating measures exactly how efficient your furnace is. In this case, for every dollar that you spend on heating, 80 cents of that dollar goes directly towards warming your home, which means that the model is more efficient, and it saves you more money in the long run.


The PG8MEA and PG8JEA gas furnaces feature a beige painted steel cabinet, and the furnace comes with an electronically commutated motor (ECM), which helps you better control the humidity in your air, including removing more moisture from indoor air. It features a hot surface ignition, which means that you do not need a standing pilot light to start your furnace. The heat exchanger on this model comes with a 20-year limited warranty.

MEA/JEA Features

The motor of this furnace is insulated, reducing the amount of noise that you hear. The gas valve comes with a quiet operation technology, and the system has an electronic control board, which controls your furnace and runs self-diagnostic tests. The PG8MEA and PG8JEA models feature a four-pass heat exchanger, improving the overall efficiency of your furnace. You must register your furnace within 90 days, or you’ll only receive a 5-year warranty on parts.


The Payne PG8MAA/JAA gas furnace features cabinets that range in width from 14 3/16 inches wide to 24 1/2 inches wide. The vent connection size is 4 inches, and the unit weighs between 104 and 170 lbs.. The PG8JAA produces between 34,000 and 71,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) per hour, and it has an input BTU of between 44,000 and 88,000.

MAA/JAA Features

These systems come with the hot surface ignition technology, which features an electronic control center. This center runs diagnostics and also stores fault codes when your power goes out. You can install these furnaces in different directions, including horizontal right/left, upflow and downflow. An upflow furnace captures cold air from the bottom and releases hot air from the top. A downflow unit captures cold air from the top and releases warm air from the bottom.