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Carrier Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer RatingsCarrier Gas Furnace Reviews – Carrier offers three different gas furnace Models of various efficiency’s and sizes for their gas furnaces. Carrier’s economy model gas furnace is the Comfort Series with AFUE ratings ranging from 80% AFUE to 96.5% AFUE. Next, is the Performance Series ranging from 80% AFUE to 96.7% AFUE. Furthermore, Carriers top models are the Infinity Series ranging from 80% AFUE to 98.5% AFUE. Lastly, depending on the model the capacities range from 38,000 BTU’s to 154,000 BTU’s.

  • Carrier Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 90% 90%
  • Carrier Quality as Compared to Other Brands 95% 95%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 90% 90%
  • Carrier Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 93% 93%
  • Overall Carrier Opinion from a Technical Perspective 85% 85%


Carrier Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Differences

There are differences between the economy models the top models. Top models have variable speed blowers and more sophisticated controls than the economical models. The top models have communication features with ability to hook up a lap top. Furthermore, this is for diagnostic tuning and troubleshooting while the lower models do not have this capability. Diagnostic abilities offer better gas furnace troubleshooting. Furthermore, all Carrier model gas furnaces are convertible from Natural Gas to LP Gas. Lastly, the cabinet construction from model to model uses the same materials and paint.


Carriers Top Rated AFUE (up to)

Carrier Gas Furnace Model Comparison

Carrier Gas Furnace Model Comparison  
Infinity® Series (Premium Model)Performance Series (Mid-Range Model)Comfort Series (Economy Model)
AFUE Ratings range from 80 to 96.7AFUE Ratings range from 80 to 96.7AFUE Ratings range from 80 to 95.5
Lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty*20-year heat exchanger limited warranty*Lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty*
Variable Speed ECM BlowerVariable Speed ECM blower (select models)Fixed-speed blower motor
2-Stage Heat2-Stage Heat (select models)Single-stage operation
Fully Insulated Cabinet for sound and heat loss reductionFully insulated cabinetFully insulated cabinet
Two-speed inducer motorTwo-speed inducer motor (select models)Fixed-speed inducer motor
Stainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchangerStainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchanger (select models)Stainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchange (select models)
10-year parts limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty
Select sizes meet ENERGY STAR® Gas Furnace qualificationsSelect sizes meet ENERGY STAR® Gas Furnace qualificationsN/A

Carrier offers the Infinity series for their top of the line systems. The Performance Series for their mid-level systems, and the Comfort Series for their builders grade systems. All the series Carrier furnace systems have available efficiency ranges from 80% AFUE all the up to over 96% AFUE. The Carrier Infinity gas furnace systems come with all the bells and whistles while the economy models are less complicated. Top-tier Carrier models are modulating gas furnaces. I always advise people if you buy the higher end equipment. Additionally, to get the extended warranty that includes labor. Lastly, make sure you hire a certified HVAC contractor for the installation.

Modulating Versus Two-stage Versus Single-stage

modulating versus staging comfort

Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment

Gas Furnace Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment (ROI) Factors

Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment
EfficiencyPricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of WarrantyROI (Return On Investment)
95% AFUE Plus$$$$$5 to 7 years depending on efficiency %*
90% to 95% AFUE$$$7 to 10 years depending on efficiency %*
80% to 90%$Over 10 years*
*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, duct work integrity, and other basic efficiency factors. Furnace AFUE rating is a high factor in the return.

Warranties | Carrier Gas Furnace Reviews Consumer Ratings

Finally, ensure you register the warranty within the time frame given by Carrier. Furthermore, most HVAC manufacturer warranties only cover parts and not labor. Make certain to read the bottom line before the purchase especially for warranties. If they have an extended parts and labor warranty, no matter the brand, we recommend purchasing it. Lastly, pay close attention to the heat exchanger warranties. Furthermore, Carrier has a decent heat exchanger warranty but it does not cover labor unless it is available for a separate purchase.

Check our category index for review(s) we have done for specific Carrier gas furnaces. Additionally, we always encourage everyone to submit a review of their HVAC equipment. This is easily done by selecting the “Write Review” button above this review. It helps others when they are making a decision to purchase new equipment.

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Carrier Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

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