We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: At Stay Comfy, we’re “sold” on Carrier furnaces. That’s because of Carrier’s premier reputation for quality, durability, and above all, comfort. Carrier offers a range of options for all parts of the country. But what’s recommended for the upper Midwest are its higher efficiency units, designed to handle even the harshest winters while saving on fuel costs.
Here’s a rundown of Carrier’s high-efficiency options.
The Comfort Series furnaces combine top efficiency with fuel savings, at prices that are affordable for those who may be budget conscious. Both feature single-stage operation with a fixed-speed blower motor and a fully insulated cabinet.
The Comfort 92 is rated up to 92.1% AFUE and comes with a 10-year parts limited warranty and 20-year heat exchanger limited warranty.
The highest rated furnace in the Comfort series, the Comfort 95 is rated up to 95.5% AFUE. It's Energy Star® qualified and comes with a 10-year parts limited warranty and a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty.
Think of the Performance series as the workhorses of gas furnaces. They combine high-efficiency with Carrier quality and durability, backed by a 10-year parts limited warranty, a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty, and an optional labor warranty.
The Performance 90 is rated up to 92.1% AFUE and the Performance 90 Boost is rated up to 96.5% AFUE. Both are Energy Star® qualified (Performance 90 for Southern states, only). They both feature single-stage operation, a multi-speed ECM blower motor, the Ideal Humidity System® and SmartEvap™ technology for exceptional humidity control, and ComfortFan™ technology for fan-speed control.
In addition, the Performance 90 Boost incorporates ComfortHeat Technology™ for heating cycles that provide even temperature control and improve efficiency.
The top of the Performance line is the Performance 96. It's rated up to 96.7% AFUE and is Energy Star® qualified. It features two-stage heating and a variable-speed, high-efficiency ECM blower motor, and advanced temperature control for top fuel efficiency and comfort. Like the Performance 90 and Performance 90 Boost, it also comes with the Ideal Humidity System®, SmartEvap™ technology, and ComfortFan™ technology.
The Infinity series is Carrier’s top-of-the-line in gas furnaces. Like the Performance 90 Boost, Infinity units combine Humidity System®, SmartEvap™ technology, ComfortFan™ technology, and ComfortHeat Technology™. Both furnaces include Infinity Intelligence, which provides self-configuration and easy-to-use Infinity control. Select sizes are Energy Star® qualified, and both come with a 10-year parts limited warranty, a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty, and an optional labor warranty.
The Infinity 96, rated up to 96 96.7% AFUE, also features two-stage heating and a variable speed, ECM blower motor for the ultimate in comfort and quiet operation. The Infinity 98 with Greenspeed™ Intelligence is the ultimate in efficiency, comfort, and quiet operation. In addition to all the previous features, this unit incorporates adaptable speed technology and a precise modulating gas valve that matches the heating needs of your home. It’s our top recommendation for heating excellence.