When it comes to residential heating, only a few names stand out like Williams. The storied brand has been in the home heating and air conditioning business since 1916, when founder Jesse Williams ventured into gas steam radiators. Since then, the company has grown to be one of the leading names when it comes to heating, AC and ventilation.
Today, the brand first known as Williams Radiator, then Williams Furnace, has evolved into Williams Comfort, mirroring the company’s impressive growth into other product fields, backed by more than 100 years of expertise.
About The Williams Furnace Line
In spite of the new name, furnaces remain Williams’ specialty. This can be seen in the diverse array of furnaces and heaters the company offers, including:
- Direct vent furnaces
- Counterflow furnaces
- Floor furnaces
- Vented room heaters
- High efficiency models
In fact, Williams has a model for just about every heating size, power source, and specific need. What’s more, almost all of the brand’s furnaces meet the GSA requirement for “Made in America”, with 90% of components coming from the US and 10% sourced from NAFTA approved partner suppliers in Italy and Taiwan.
This means that almost every Williams furnace you buy is proudly made in the USA.
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Budget heating solution:
This direct-vent wall furnace combines efficiency and affordability. It can generate up to 30,000 BTUs at 73% thermal efficiency, while being agreeable on your wallet.
A compact unit at just 10 ¼” deep, it can be used in smaller living areas, garages and workshops, requiring just 30” of top clearance. Inside, a heavy-duty cast iron burner and ceramic-coated combustion chamber ensure long operating life. For safety, the sealed combustion chamber doesn’t use any room air, and all vent caps have a built-in “Bird Guard” feature.
The unit is available in both natural gas and propane versions.
For high efficiency:
This highly compact unit measures only 8 ¼” deep, making it ideal for tight spaces where bigger wall furnaces may not fit. But don’t let its small size fool you: this high-efficiency heater packs a lot of features behind its low-profile frame.
These include a two-speed recirculating fan; sealed combustion chamber that uses no indoor room air for safety; a programmable timer; and 2,000 ft. elevation rating.
More than just a vented heater, this sleek hearth features a fireplace front for a more cozy experience. It’s ideal for hard-to-heat areas and doesn’t require power to operate, other than the optional blower.
The gas burners are engineered for maximum heat efficiency with minimal ignition noise, assuring plenty of quiet nights by the fireplace, while the louvered top and front grille are designed for improved heat circulation even without a blower.
The B-vent heater is available in natural gas and liquid propane, and also comes in higher ratings up to 50,000 BTU.
For floor heating:
Williams’ floor furnaces are designed for efficient heating and low fuel consumption, and this model is no exception. The heater is fitted with a floor-register grille and non-electric pilot, ensuring continuous operation even without power.
Inside, the combustion chamber is engineered for easy maintenance, while the heavy-duty Made in America burners ensure long life and years of steady, quiet operation.
Williams floor furnaces meet the latest American National Standards Institute requirements and come in natural gas and propane versions.