Carrier Infinity® Series 96 – 59TN6 Review
AFUE:Up to 96.50%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Dual Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$6,170 - $7,500
BTU Output:58,000 - 117,000
The 59TN6 is backed by a variable-speed blower and intelligent Infinity control allowing the system to operate in low stage up to 90 percent of the time. The low-stage, longer run time offers better temperature control ensuring better comfort levels in the indoor areas of your home. It also ensures quieter performance and better energy efficiency, overall.
The system’s variable-speed blower operation that helps the other components function optimally, improving summer dehumidification and the overall efficiency of your air-conditioning system. This furnace offers the highest levels of electrical efficiency among all other Carrier furnace models.
In A Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $6,170 - $7,500
- AFUE: 96.1-96.7%
- BTU input: 60,000-120,000
- BTU output: 58,000-117,000
- Hybrid Heat® compatible.
The Bottom Line
If you are looking for a high-performance, energy-efficient furnace in the premium range, the Carrier Infinity® Series 59TN6 is a good choice. This is a higher price range gas furnace that can appeal to homeowners who are looking for superior quality, quiet functioning and are comfortable paying more for it.
Carrier Infinity® Series 59TN6
- Variable-speed motor enhances comfort in all the HVAC modes and works very quietly
- The blower comes with a high-efficiency ECM motor
- Pilot-free, hot surface PowerHeat™ ignition
- Ideal Humidity System® technology helps summer dehumidification in the heat pump or air conditioner
- Upflow, downflow as well as horizontal models available
Other Key Features
- Can help boost the SEER efficiency when used in tandem with the appropriate cooling system components
- Hot Surface Igniter- Silicon Nitride Power Heat™
- Compatible with multiple and single zone Infinity® Systems
- Allows 4 different settings of "constant ON" fan speed function
This model has a 20-year heat exchanger warranty and a 10-year limited parts warranty. There is also an option to buy a labor warranty.
Noise Reducing Features
The ECM blower motor with variable speeds offers super-quiet operation and is the ultimate in comfort.
Its QuieTech™ noise reduction technology & fully insulated cabinet significantly reduce sound as well. It also has a sealed combustion system that brings in combustion air from the exterior of the system which results in very quiet operation.
Temperature Control Features
The 59TN6 comes with ComfortFan™ technology that allows fan-speed levels in the "Constant ON" mode. Comfort Heat Technology® feature stages the system’s heating cycles to improve efficiency and considerably reduces temperature swings. The Ideal Humidity System® technology helps heat pump/air conditioner summer dehumidification.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Features
The 59TN6 with its AFUE rating of 96.1-96.7% rating stands significantly higher on the energy-efficiency scale compared to the 59SC2A with its AFUE rating of 92.1%. The former has a BTU input of 60,000-120,000 while the 59SC2A has a BTU input of 40,000-120,000. Both of these systems offer very quiet operation on account of their sealed combustion systems.
Model Comparison by Price
The installed price of the 59TN6 is approximately $4,500, while the installed price of the 59SC2A is in the $3,120-$3,300 range. Residential installations of both of these furnaces may be eligible for consumer financing via the Retail Credit Program.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
The 59TN6 and the Greenspeed® Intelligence 59MN7A, both come with monoport burners and have quiet operation. The 59MN7A is Carrier’s top-tier, pricier model offering excellent control versatility. The Infinity® Series 59TN6 is superb in functioning and offers very good energy-efficiency. If you are looking for comfort, energy-efficiency, and long-term value, the 59MN7A is an excellent choice for you.