Carrier Comfort™ Series 95 – 59SC5 Review
AFUE:Up to 96.50%
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Burner Type:Single Stage
Blower Type:Single Speed
Price:$3,500 - $4,835
BTU Output:39,000 - 135,000
Carrier’s Comfort™ Series 59SC5A is a highly affordable, single-stage furnace and one of the top-most gas furnaces on the market today. It has an AFUE rating of up to 95.5% which is truly impressive for a single-stage unit. This system comes with a fixed-speed blower motor, which makes it quieter in comparison to a two-stage furnace. The 59SC5A is an excellent investment for homeowners on a modest budget or with smaller homes.
The Comfort™ Series 59SC5A operates with two heat exchangers- the primary aluminized steel clamshell-style system and SS secondary exchanger that significantly increase performance and efficiency.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $3,500 - $4,835
- AFUE: 96.50% heating efficiency
- BTU input is 40,000 - 140,000
- BTU output is 39,000 - 135,000
- Hybrid Heat® compatible
- Fully-insulated cabinet
The Bottom Line
A workhorse that performs quietly and efficiently and provides excellent value for money in the long-term. The furnace comes in an insulated cabinet with QuieTech™ noise reduction technology making it one of the quietest furnaces on the market today. It heats spaces quickly and provides good value in the long-term.
Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC5A
- Single Stage, Workhorse PSC Compressor
- Hot surface, Pilot-free PowerHeat™ ignition
- Silicon Nitride Power Heat™ Hot Surface Igniter
- Certified to leak 2%or less of minimal air-conditioning
- Self-diagnostics with SuperBrite LED.
Other Key Features
- New heat exchanger design helps this furnace to achieve its certified AFUE in all positions.
- Primary heat exchanger made of aluminized-steel
- SS fin-and-tube designed secondary heat exchanger
- The 59SC2A is factory-shipped to be used with natural gas
- The system can be converted for use with propane gas
- Manufactured & engineered under ISO 9001
The Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC5A has a Sealed Combustion System. It brings in combustion air from the exterior of the furnace, which helps ensure quiet operation.
The furnace’s multi-speed blower motor significantly improves its energy-efficiency of this system and enhances comfort. When used in conjunction with the right cooling system, it boosts SEER levels, resulting in terrific energy cost savings throughout the year.
The 59SC5A can be installed with any compatible electric heat pump to be used like a dual-fuel system that designed to switch between electric and gas heating automatically.
The Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC5A is covered by a lifetime heat exchanger warranty and also a 10-year limited parts warranty.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Features
The 59SC5A has an AFUE rating of 95.5% and a BTU input of 40,000-140,000. In comparison, the 59SC2A has an AFUE rating of 92.1% and a BTU input of 40,000-120,000. This makes the 59SC5A more energy-efficient than the latter. Both these products have operate quietly, have a sealed combustion system and monoport burners.
Model Comparison by Price
The installed price of the Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC5A is in the range of $3,120-$3,300 while that of the Carrier Infinity® Series 59TN6 is around $4,050. But the residential installations of both these models of furnaces may be eligible for consumer financing through the Retail Credit Program. Both these models fall in the median price range and offer excellent value for money.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
In comparison to the 59MN7A, the 59SC5A is an economy model but offers high levels of energy-efficiency. Both of these systems have very quiet functioning and have monoport burners. These offer very smooth operation and reliable output. If you are looking for a cost-efficient and robust furnace, the Carrier Comfort™ Series 59SC5A is an excellent choice.