Carrier Furnace Prices – How Much Does Carrier Furnace Cost?

The installed Carrier furnace cost is $3,300 to about $10,000 based on furnace size, efficiency and performance. The average price of a Carrier furnace installed is about $6,300 for the most popular models and sizes.

Carrier Furnace Pricing is a Package Deal

Like most furnace manufacturers and local dealers, other than Trane, Carrier doesn’t advertise its prices. That lack of transparency makes it difficult for homeowners to get pricing and compare Carrier to Trane to Lennox to Goodman, etc.

The only way for you to get the price of a Carrier furnace installed is to contact a local dealer, have them in your home, and listen to their sales pitch. During the visit, you can have questions answered about various models and compare efficiency ratings vs the cost of a Carrier furnace.

Pick HVAC gathers Carrier furnace costs through a variety of sources to provide you with an accurate and up-to-date Carrier Furnace Price List.

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Carrier Furnace Price List 2021 / 2022

Here are current Carrier furnace costs. They include the furnace and everything needed for installation including minor changes to the ductwork (supply and return) connection. Removing and disposing of an old furnace can be included.

ModelInstalled CostEfficiencyHeating Stages
Comfort 80 58SC$3,300 - $5,65080.00%Single-stage
Comfort 80 58SB$3,375 - $5,80080.00%Single-stage
Comfort 92 59SC2$4,150 - $6,77592.10%Single-stage
Comfort 95 59SC5$4,300 - $7,50096.50%Single-stage
Comfort 80 Low-NOx 58SU0$4,350 - $6,90080.00%Single-stage
Comfort 95 Low-NOx 59SU5$4,800 - $7,90095.00%Single-stage
Performance 80 58SP$4,400 - $6,92580.00%Single-stage
Performance 80 58TP$4,650 - $7,60080.00%Two-stage
Performance 96 59SP6$4,775 - $7,75096.50%Single-stage
Infinity 80 Low-NOx 58CU0$5,100 - $7,47580.00%Single-stage
Infinity 95 Low-NOx 59CU5$5,425 - $8,40096.50%Single-stage
Infinity 80 58TN$5,250 - $8,55080.00%Two-stage
Infinity 96 59TN6$5,850 - $9,45096.70%Two-stage
Infinity 98 59MN7$6,100 - $10,10098.50%Variable

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Comfort, Performance and Infinity Furnaces? Like a lot of brands, Carrier makes furnaces in what might be considered basic (Comfort), better (Performance) and best (Infinity) tiers. It’s a general reflection of quality and features, and to some extent, efficiency.

As noted, you won’t find many Carrier furnaces sold by a source other than a Carrier dealer. A few turn up on eBay, but these are often used, scratch and dent or they are a budget brand made by Carrier but not with the quality of parts you find in Carrier furnaces. An example of the latter is Air Quest, manufactured by the Carrier Corporation.

Info Tip: Carrier and Bryant furnaces are identical in everything but the cabinet and name plate. While pricing might be slightly different from dealer to dealer, furnaces are not. Payne furnaces are also identical or nearly so, but Payne doesn’t sell the most efficient, highest-performing furnaces, only those in the low-cost to midrange tiers.

See the section below on How to Save Money on a Carrier Furnace for information on Carrier furnaces vs Heil, Tempstar, Day & Night and a few other brands. The information might surprise you and allow you to save money on a quality furnace.

Carrier Furnaces by Efficiency

It’s a simple fact: The more efficient a gas furnace is, the more it will cost when size and performance are equal to others you’re considering.

Not everyone wants the most efficient furnace available. If you live in a warm climate and don’t run the furnace a lot, then an 80% furnaces is the most cost-effective choice. In a cold climate, a 90% or higher furnace will pay for itself in time by cutting your monthly heating bills.

  • 80% Carrier Furnaces: $3,300 to $8,550
  • 90%-95% Carrier Furnaces: $4,150 – $7,900
  • 96% – 97.3% Carrier Furnaces: $4,300 – $10,100

Question: How can the price range for 80% furnaces be higher than for 95% furnaces? It is because the most expensive Carrier 80% furnace, the Infinity 80 58TN is a 2-stage furnace with variable-speed blower and other high-end features. And the furnaces in the 90% to 95% range are all single-stage furnaces without advanced features.

80%Installed CostEfficiencyHeating Stages
Comfort 80 58SC$3,300 - $5,65080.00%Single-stage
Comfort 80 58SB$3,375 - $5,80080.00%Single-stage
Comfort 80 Low-NOx 58SU0$4,350 - $6,90080.00%Single-stage
Performance 80 58SP$4,400 - $6,92580.00%Single-stage
Performance 80 58TP$4,650 - $7,60080.00%Two-stage
Infinity 80 Low-NOx 58CU0$5,100 - $7,47580.00%Single-stage
Infinity 80 58TN$5,250 - $8,55080.00%Two-stage
90% - 95%Installed CostEfficiencyHeating Stages
Comfort 92 59SC2$4,150 - $6,77592.10%Single-stage
Comfort 95 Low-NOx 59SU5$4,800 - $7,90095.00%Single-stage
96% - 98.5%Installed CostEfficiencyHeating Stages
Comfort 95 59SC5$4,300 - $7,50096.50%Single-stage
Performance 96 59SP6$4,775 - $7,75096.50%Single-stage
Infinity 95 Low-NOx 59CU5$5,425 - $8,40096.50%Single-stage
Infinity 96 59TN6$5,850 - $9,45096.70%Two-stage
Infinity 98 59MN7$6,100 - $10,10098.50%Variable

Tip: The Pick HVAC Gas Furnace Operating Cost Calculator allows you to plug in furnace size and your state. Then the average price of natural gas in your state is automatically inserted – or you can type in the exact price you pay, which is found on your gas bill. The calculator gives you an idea of how much it costs to run a furnace where you live.

If you’re considering a heat pump, our Gas Furnace vs Heat Pump Cost Calculator allows you to use furnace and heat pump size plus pre-programmed cost data for natural gas and electricity to decide which equipment will save you money on operating costs.

Carrier Gas Furnace Prices by Stages of Heating

Stages of heating are explained below the table.

Single-stageInstalled CostEfficiency
Comfort 80 58SC$3,300 - $5,65080.00%
Comfort 80 58SB$3,375 - $5,80080.00%
Comfort 92 59SC2$4,150 - $6,77592.10%
Comfort 95 59SC5$4,300 - $7,50096.50%
Comfort 80 Low-NOx 58SU0$4,350 - $6,90080.00%
Comfort 95 Low-NOx 59SU5$4,800 - $7,90095.00%
Performance 80 58SP$4,400 - $6,92580.00%
Performance 96 59SP6$4,775 - $7,75096.50%
Infinity 80 Low-NOx 58CU0$5,100 - $7,47580.00%
Infinity 95 Low-NOx 59CU5$5,425 - $8,40096.50%
Performance 80 58TP$4,650 - $7,60080.00%
Infinity 80 58TN$5,250 - $8,55080.00%
Infinity 96 59TN6$5,850 - $9,45096.70%
Infinity 98 59MN7$6,100 - $10,10098.50%

What’s this, and how do stages of heating affect efficient and indoor climate control?

Carrier builds furnaces at three performance levels.

Single-stage Heating

These furnaces run at 100% capacity whenever heating – If it’s a 100,000 BTU furnace, it is creating 100,000 BTUs of heat per hour when on. These units also typically have multi-speed motors. Carrier makes single-stage furnaces at 80% and from 92% to 96.5%, so they can be very efficient.

While these are the most affordable furnaces, they have a few issues. Namely, when a furnace runs full-blast, you might feel cool air blasts at the start and end of the cycle when the furnace isn’t fully hot.

AC might be a problem too. And if you have central air conditioning, the furnace acts as the air handler. The AC is probably single-stage too, if properly paired with the furnace. The result is the same – full-blast AC all the time, so you might get warm air at the first and last of the cycle.

In addition, these HVAC systems do not remove as much humidity when air conditioning your home. The result is that the air might be cool but a little humid still, leaving you with a “clammy” feeling. We don’t recommend single-stage AC in climates with hot, muggy summers like in the Southeast.

If you’re not picky about climate control and want to save money on equipment, a single-stage Carrier furnace is a great idea.

Two-stage Heating

These furnaces have a low-fire stage of 65% and high-fire stage of 100%. For example, a 100,000 BTU furnace will run at 65,000 BTUs when possible to reduce energy use – if it can still keep up with the thermostat at that level.

If it can’t satisfy the thermostat – keep your house as warm as you’d like – it will boost heater to 100% until it can keep up.

Climate control is better. These units have multi-speed or variable-speed blowers, so the fan starts low and ramps up and then down again during the cycle. This reduces those cool blasts at the start and finish of the cycle, since less air is being pushed out.

What about AC? They are typically paired with a two-stage air conditioner, and those units also run on low when possible. The results over the course of a day are that more humidity is removed from your home because the AC will run more of the time on low than if it can only operate on high. Longer cycles are OK. They don’t use more electricity.

Variable-capacity Heating

These furnaces are the top of the line in cost, efficiency and performance.

The Carrier Infinity 98 59MN7 is Carrier furnace’s only variable-capacity furnace. It has a gas valve that modulates between 40% and 100% based on the demand for heating. So, that 100,000 BTU furnace will run at 40,000 to 50,000 BTUs to maintain precise, comfortable heating.

If the house needs more heat, it will gently ramp up to the heating level needed to meet the thermostat demand. These units have variable-speed blowers that also ramp up and down to keep pace with the heating.

The best AC too: Whether paired with a modulating AC or a two-stage e model, these units produce the most comfortable and efficient air conditioning with the removal of more humidity. While expensive, these units offer premium climate control.

Carrier Furnace Cost Factors

As you can see, there’s a wide range of Carrier furnace prices. Here are Carrier furnace cost factors.

  • Furnace Size – Most Carrier furnace series are produced in sizes from 40,000 to 120,000 BTUs. In any series, there is a $400 to $600 increase for each size increase – and sizes are usually 40K, 60K, 80K, 100K and 120K BTUs.
  • Efficiency – When heating stages and other features are the same, the more efficient furnace will cost more. No surprise there. This is especially true when comparing an 80% furnace to a 90% or more efficient furnace. The latter are so efficient because they have two heat exchangers instead of one. More equipment = higher cost.
  • Performance – It is equipment cost here too. Two-stage and variable capacity gas valves are more expensive. Most also have more complex and expensive variable-speed ECM blowers.
  • Where you Live – Cost of living and dealer competition in your area can impact costs by $500 to $1,500 based on the average price of the furnace.

Carrier Furnace Warranties

Carrier warranties are average for the industry.

Carrier Infinity and Performance furnaces are backed with a 10-year general parts warranty and a lifetime heat exchanger warranty. The Carrier Comfort 95 59SC5 furnace also has a lifetime heat exchanger warranty.

Registration of the Warranty: To get the warranties stated above, you must register your furnace at within 90 days of installation. In California, you automatically get the warranty coverage without registration.

Other than in California, if you fail to register the equipment within 90 days, the warranty is reduced to 5 years on parts and a 20-year heat exchanger warranty.

If you sell your home, subsequent owners get the lesser warranty – 20 years on the heat exchanger and 5 years on other parts.

Is labor covered? No – not by Carrier. This is standard for the industry. Your installer should offer a short-term labor warranty. They range from 90 days to a couple years. But don’t count on it.

See the Pick HVAC Warranty Guide for a lot of useful information on HVAC warranties including pro tips on whether extended warranties are worth the extra cost.

Price Rebates on Carrier Furnaces

Most energy providers around the country give customers rebates when energy efficient furnaces and other HVAC equipment is installed.

See the Pick HVAC Rebates and Tax Incentives Ultimate Guide for a lot of useful information on HVAC rebates.

For example, at this writing, we found rebates of $225 in the Chicago area to $550 in northern Michigan on the Carrier Infinity 98, the most efficient model.

Rebates on the 95% efficient Comfort 95 range from $150 to $475 in various places.

No, that’s not a lot of money when you’re spending $6,000 to more than $10,000, but it might pay for a year’s worth of heating.

Get the Best Prices on Carrier Furnaces

The key is to get estimates from multiple local dealers that know they are competing for your business.

And the easiest/most convenient way to do that is to use the Free Local Quote tab or the toll-free phone number on this page. Provide a few details of what you need done – Furnace Repair or Furnace Install for example – and you’ll be contacted by licensed, pre-screened installers.

There is no cost to you or obligation. Get the estimates, have your questions answered about equipment and cost, and then accept one of the estimates or keep looking around. It is your choice.

For this purpose, you might enjoy our useful guide Homeowners Tactics When Negotiating with HVAC Dealers.

We also recommend you vet your potential installer using reviews on the Better Business Bureau site or Google reviews.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree from Lone Star College and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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