Carrier Comfort™ Series 92 – 59SC2 Review
AFUE:Up to 92.10%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Single Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,835
BTU Output:37,000 - 111,000
The 59SC2 is one of the top furnaces on the market today. It is robust and has a very quiet operation. With an AFUE rating of 92.1% it is highly energy-efficient and proves to be a cost-effective heating solution in the long term. Like all other Carrier furnaces, the Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC2 is low-maintenance and has a strong build.
With an Ideal height of 35”, this piece of equipment can fit into the most compact spaces, while providing sufficient room for service. The system has mono port burners; its fully-sealed cabinet provides seamless and quiet operation. All in all, this furnace offers excellent performance at a very affordable price-tag.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,835
- AFUE: 92.10%
- BTU input: 40,000-120,000
- BTU output: 37,000-111,000
- Hybrid Heat® compatible
- Pilot-free, hot surface PowerHeat™ ignition
The Bottom Line
A popular, energy-efficient furnace from the house of Carrier. Its compact size, quiet operation and cost-effectiveness make it an ideal addition to any home. Its insulated cabinet and monoport burners add to its quiet functioning.
Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC2
- Single Stage, Workhorse PSC Compressor
- Single-speed inducer motor, PSC blower motor with a single-stage gas valve
- CFM delivered when pressurized to 1-in
- Certified to leak 2%or less of minimal air-conditioning
- Corrosion-resistant, high-quality, pre-painted steel cabinet with smooth hemmed edges for added safety
Other Key Features
- Hot Surface Igniter- Silicon Nitride Power Heat™
- Primary heat exchanger made of aluminized-steel
- SS secondary heat exchanger with a fin-and-tube design
- Versatile venting for tight-fit applications
- The 59SC2 is factory-shipped to be used with natural gas
- Propane convertible
- Manufactured & engineered under the ISO 9001 registered quality system.
The Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC2 has a multi-speed blower motor that significantly improves the energy-efficiency of this system and adds to your comfort. When paired with the appropriate cooling system, it helps boost SEER levels, allowing you to save on energy costs throughout the year.
Improved Summer Humidity
This furnace comes with the unique Ideal Humidity® System technology that improves summer dehumidification from a heat pump or air conditioner. Its SmartEvap™ technology aids dehumidification as well, by periodically stopping its multi-speed fan while the furnace is in "Constant ON" mode. This deters re-humidification by up to 10% as it gives the cooling condensation sufficient time to drain away.
The Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC2 is available with a heat exchanger 20-years limited warranty and a limited parts warranty of 10 years. There’s also an optional labor warranty available.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Features
The 59TN6 has an AFUE: 96.1-96.7% rating and a BTU input of 60,000-120,000. In comparison, the 59SC2 has an AFUE rating of 92.1% and a BTU input of 40,000-120,000. This makes the 59TN6 a more energy-efficient furnace. However, it is also a premium range product and its installed costs tend to be higher as well. Both of these products have a sealed combustion system which makes for very quiet operation.
Model Comparison by Price
The installed price of the Carrier Infinity® Series 59TN6 is approximately $4,050, while the installation of the Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC2 would be in the range of $3,120-$3,300. Residential installations of the 59SC2 and the 59TN6 may be eligible for consumer financing through the Retail Credit Program.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
When compared to the Greenspeed® Intelligence 59MN7A, the 59SC2 proves to be a more cost-effective option with no compromise on quiet functioning or energy-efficiency. Both of these models come with monoport burners. These are finely-tuned and specially designed for quiet combustion, economical and smooth operation.