2019 Carrier Furnace Review

Model Comparison, Prices & Warranty

(Updated for 2019)

A complete Carrier furnace buying guide, including top models, AFUE ratings, features, warranty info, and more. Get a free quote quickly & easily!

If you want to get a good sense of what furnaces Carrier has to offer, our overview will provide a good look at all the key information you need to make an informed purchase. We review every Carrier gas furnace model sold in Canada, including features, tech specs, warranty details, price range and more!

Carrier, at a glance

Strong Points

Carrier is among the top brands in Canada and has a wide range of furnaces. Their high-efficiency furnaces have an AFUE rating from 92.1% to 98.5%. You can find Single Stage, Two Stage, Modulating and Variable Speed furnaces in their lineup, meaning that there’s something for all buyers to get from this manufacturer.

If you’re concerned with being eco-friendly or just looking to maximize efficiency and save dollars, the Infinity®️ Greenspeed™ Intelligence Series has the highest AFUE of the Carrier lines, at 98.5%. It’s a good investment that can save money in future heating bills

Room For Improvement

One of the areas that Carrier could improve is their warranties. The same warranty is extended for their entire line of furnaces, which is a pretty standard warranty across the furnace industry, but typically a high-end brand would offer more coverage for their premium models. As with any premium brand, prices tend to be higher than average.

The Bottom Line

Carrier is one of the oldest furnace brands in the world, so they have extensive manufacturing experience. Their heating systems have a lot of nifty features, some more useful than others. As a premium-brand, Carrier’s products can be very energy-efficient and include advanced technology. But expect to pay a premium for their furnaces.

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Carrier Average Price Range

$3,500 – $7,500 (including installation)

The overall cost varies quite a bit since there are a few factors in determining the final price of any furnace. The cost of your furnace can be affected certain promotions going on, and the installation is impacted by where you live, the size of your home and how old unit you’re replacing is, among other things.

Bryant Furnace Series

Basic – Comfort™ Series Gas Furnace

The Comfort™ Series is a relatively economical line that features single-stage furnaces. Despite not being ENERGY STAR® certified, they’re still fairly efficient furnaces with a minimum AFUE rating of 92.1%. It can also come with an optional warranty to cover labour as well as the standard coverage for at least 20 years for the heat exchanger and 10 years for parts. Its affordable price means that you’ll still get a durable unit for less.

Better – Performance™ Series Gas Furnace

The Performance™ Series has a few more options available in the types of models you can get. If you’re looking for a reliable single stage, two-stage, variable speed or modulating furnace, this might be the Carrier line to check out. Most models are ENERGY STAR® certified, and the lowest AFUE rating you’ll get is 96.3%. They also have features such as humidity control, which is a good value if you want to add it on later.

Best – Infinity®️ Series Gas Furnace

The Infinity®️ Series is ENERGY STAR® certified with an AFUE of 98.5%, making it incredibly efficient. This variable-speed and modulating unit lets you have precision control overheating your home to the exact comfortable temperature that you want.

Carrier Top Models Comparison

Infinity®️ Series with Greenspeed®️ Intelligence – 59MN7A

The 59MN7A is a top-performing gas furnace that is ENERGY STAR certified and efficient. With variable-speed, ECM blower motor, you can have accurate control over your home temperature while the unit runs quietly with an insulated cabinet.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 98.5%
Furnace type: Modulating
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Infinity®️ Series – 59TN6

The 59TN6 is a variable speed, two-stage furnace that runs efficiently and helps cut back on wasted energy. The interface can show you the results of self-diagnostics, giving you the ability to troubleshoot accurately should something go wrong.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.7%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Best

Performance™ Series – 59TP6A

The 59TP6A is a two-stage, variable speed furnace that lets you operate on less energy and fuel for the majority of the time and use the higher level to boost your heating if there is a big gap in temperature. It is ENERGY STAR certified with an AFUE of 96.5%.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.5%
Furnace type: Two-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Performance™ Series – 59SP5A

The 59SP5A is ENERGY STAR certified with an AFUE of 96.5%. It is a single-stage multi-speed furnace and the Ideal Humidity®️ System provides dehumidification so that you have a comfortable home environment.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.5%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? Yes
Tier – Better

Performance™ – 59SP2

The 59SP2 is a single-stage furnace that is highly efficient with an AFUE of 96.5%. The unit works to be quiet with the QuieTech™ features, an insulated cabinet and economical monoport burner.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 96.5%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Comfort™ Series – 59SC5A

The 59SC5A is a single-stage furnace that uses a PSC blower motor. The sealed combustion system pulls air in from outside, keeping air fresh and working quietly. The self-diagnostic LED helps you to solve issues with your furnace.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 95.5%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Comfort™ Series – 59SC2A

The 59SC2A is a single-stage, workhorse PSC furnace that has an AFUE of 92.1%. The insulated cabinet reduces noise and the Hybrid Heat®️ compatibility means that it can use electric heat to reach and maintain your desired temperature.

Furnace Stats

AFUE: 92.1%
Furnace type: Single-Stage
ENERGY STAR rated? No
Tier – Basic

Carrier Exclusive Features

Feature 1 – QuieTech™

The insulated cabinet helps to minimize sounds associated with the furnace running. Quiet burners also help to cut back on noise.

Feature 2 – Comfort Heat Technology®️

This feature helps to maintain a consistent temperature in your home environment by staging heating cycles to keep temperature fluctuations to a minimum and operate efficiently

Feature 3 – ComfortFan™

ComfortFan gives you control over fan speed in “Constant ON” mode, so you can choose how fast and thoroughly you want your air to circulate, especially if you’re heating your home to a significantly higher temperature.

Feature 4 – SmartEvap™ and Ideal Humidity System®️

In summer, dehumidification is essential and this works with your cooling system and air conditioner to pull moisture from the air to maintain a comfortable home environment.

Feature 5 – Hybrid Heat®️

This feature allows your gas furnace to use electric heat as well to assist in the heating of your home. This is especially useful to cut back on your heating bill to supplement your furnace’s ability to consistently maintain your home environment.

Warranty

Carrier offers a consistent warranty across all models. Top tier models have similar warranties to bottom tier models. There is a lifetime limited warranty on the heat exchanger, a 10-year limited warranty on parts and if you’re inclined, you can opt-in for the warranty on the labour.

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CARRIER- ABOUT THE COMPANY

Carrier was founded in 1902 by Willis Haviland Carrier who invented the modern air-conditioner. As part of the UTC Climate, Controls and Security, Carrier provides for aerospace and building systems around the world. With a focus to be eco-friendly, in 2011, one of Carrier’s commercial plants became the first industrial HVAC facility to be LEED®️ Gold Certified.

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