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Carrier Heating

When it comes to choosing a heating unit for your home, it’s usually a good idea to go with a company whose reputation speaks for itself. That is exactly the case with Carrier, a company that has been a mainstay in the industry for over 100 years. Here is some more information to help you decide if they have what you’re looking for.

Costs

Carrier heating systems cost between $900 and $2,200, depending on the make and model. You can find an authorized Carrier near you, or contact a certified HVAC contractor for help deciding on a system.

Pros

Carrier also offers packaged units with a heating and cooling element included.

Carrier’s furnaces have very high AFUE ratings.

They offer both gas and oil furnaces.

Cons

Carrier’s prices are higher than some competitors.

Durability

Carrier’s heating systems are considered very durable, and come with a limited warranty of 20 years to a lifetime on the heat exchanger, and a 5-10 year warranty on parts.

Maintenance

While any big furnace repairs should be tackled by an HVAC specialist, there are certain things you can do to ensure that your unit is running smoothly. Regularly clean and level your thermostat (especially with older units), check the visible wiring and electrical connections for burns or loose wire nuts, and look at your vent connection and chimney for rust or gaps.

Common Questions and Answers

What is the highest AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) available in a gas furnace from Carrier?

The highest AFUE is 96.6%, although none of their units go below 80%.

Which type of Carrier furnace is more efficient—oil or gas?

The oil furnaces have, at best, an AFUE rating of 86.6%, so if energy efficiency is what you are going for, then gas may be the best choice.

History

Willis Carrier, the founder of Carrier heating and cooling products, is credited with inventing the first system for “manufactured weather” in 1902. The company now sells products on six continents and in 172 countries around the world.

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