Carrier Performance™ Series 96 – 59TP6 Review
AFUE:Up to 96.50%
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Burner Type:Dual Stage
Blower Type:Variable Speed
Price:$4,835 - $6,170
BTU Output:39,000 - 117,000
Like other Carrier furnaces in the Performance Series, the 59TP6A has the benefit of a variable-speed blower motor and the advanced Performance Edge® thermostat. This allows the furnace to operate in the low stage for 90% of its operation time.
This improves the energy-efficiency of the furnace, offers increased comfort and better temperature control. You get value for money and optimum performance at a very cost-effective price point. The system also comes with SmartEvap which can reduce humidity levels by up to 10% improving the comfort of the indoor spaces.
In A Nutshell
Average Price (installed): $4,835 - $6,170
- AFUE rating of 95-96.5%
- BTU input is 40,000-120,000
- BTU output is 39,000-117,000
- Hybrid Heat® compatible
- Monoport burners
The Bottom Line
The Carrier Performance™ Series 59TP6A is a budget-friendly, efficient and compact furnace that significantly improves the comfort levels in your home. Its compact size makes it suitable for installation in smaller spaces. This furnace has excellent insulation, making it a very quiet system, ideal for homeowners looking for a budget-friendly furnace that provides optimal performance.
Carrier Performance™ Series 59TP6A
- Humidistat™ Control compatibility
- Pilot-free, PowerHeat™ ignition
- Silicon Nitride Power Heat™ Igniter
- Highly-efficient ECM blower motor with a multi-speed function that enhances comfort levels
- Self-diagnostics functionality with the SuperBrite LED
Other Key Features
- Flexibility to set varying fan speeds when the system is in the "constant ON" setting
- Aluminized-steel primary heat exchanger
- When installed along with a humidifier as a complete performance system, the 59SP5A provides outstanding year-round humidity management
- Secondary heat exchanger with an SS fin-and-tube design
The Carrier Performance™ Series 59TP6A is covered by a 20-year limited warranty on the heat exchanger and also has a 10-year limited parts warranty. You can buy an optional labor warranty as well.
Energy Efficiency Features
The system comes with Monoport Burners that are specially designed and tuned perfectly for smooth and economical operation and quiet combustion. The system has an ECM multiple-speed blower motor that is highly efficient and offers excellent and consistent heating.
Noise Reducing Features
The 59TP6A furnace is equipped with QuieTech™ noise reduction technology and is housed in a fully-insulated cabinet that reduces sound levels. The variable-speed ECM blower motor also enhances its noise-reducing qualities.
Temperature Control Features
The system’s SmartEvap™ technology works alongside the cooling installation to improve summer dehumidification. Its ComfortFan™ technology gives you the flexibility to choose the fan speed you want when the system is in the "Constant ON" mode. The Ideal Humidity System® technology significantly improves summer dehumidification.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Features
The 59TP6A has an excellent AFUE rating of 95-96.5%. In comparison, the 59SC2A has an AFUE rating of 92.1% which makes the 59TP6A a very heat-efficient furnace. Both of these systems are on the lower end of the Carrier furnace price range and offer great value for the money. The other common feature is that they both have a BTU input of 40,000-120,000, have a very quiet operation and a small footprint as well.
Model Comparison by Price
The average price for a Carrier furnace, including installation is typically in the $3,500 - $6,000 with a variance of about $300 - $500 between models. You may be eligible for consumer financing from the Retail Credit Program for residential furnace installations of these models.
Model Comparison by Premium Tier
The 59SP6A is an economy range furnace while Carrier’s Greenspeed® Intelligence 59MN7A is a premium tier system. The latter has an AFUE rating of 97.2-98.5% while the 59SP6A has an AFUE rating of 95-96.5%