Carrier Infinity 80 Furnace
The Carrier Infinity 80 is a precision-engineering gas furnace with "IdealHumidity" to ensure a constant comfortable temperature in the home. This furnace is rated with an AFUE of up to 80.0%. This is a two-stage, 4-way multipoise model with a variable speed blower motor. The design of the Carrier Infinity 80 Furnace is CSA certified.
Consumer Reviews of the Carrier Infinity 80
Date created: 2013-02-05
Name: John S.
Location: Kern County, California
I had a Carrier Infinity hvac system installed by sears thinking that Carrier was a reliable good product and that sears would provide quality customer service. I was very wrong on both counts. After only 4 years my Carrier furnace flagged a false error code for the filter change that simply would not reset. You must then clear this annoying code every time you need to do a manual setting on the thermostat. Soon after, the furnace simply never came on one morning when it was about 37 degrees outside. It never gets really cold in Southern California so its not like this furnace is being overworked. After unplugging and plugging it in I finally got it to work. To make a long story short the fault codes presented and the fact that it reset by cycling the power input show the problem to be electrical. The idiot from sears tried to sell me $800 worth of duct repair without even looking at the fault codes at all. That got us off to a bad start. Next he tried to charge me $600 for a thermostat, yes, $600. There is not a thermostat on Earth or even on the Space Shuttle worth $600 so that was an obvious rips off. Search Google for Thermostat prices and you'll find they average well less than $100. So I paid $150 just to get a 1 year service plan just to get the thermostat replaced to fix the False Filter code - the new thermostat did fix this problem - although the idiot from sears said it would not and that my imaginary massive duct failures were the real cause...so that left an intermittent electrical problem causing my furnace not to come on the one or two days you really need it in social. To summarize it took 4 visits over 3 weeks and then they charged my wife when I was not at home $264 to replace the $600 thermostat even though I was assured that all parts and labo - especially for the thermostat - were covered by the $150 warranty. This charge is in dispute now. Today the idiot was here and took 3 hours to tell me I have a bad "high limit switch" which apparently will shut down your entire furnace when it has intermittent problems. My last furnace, the cheap contractor furnace in the house when it was built lasted 15 years with no repairs - ever - required. When I replaced it, only for improved efficiency, it was working fine. This piece of carrier crap has had 2 bad parts already in the first 4 years and it takes sears months to fix simple problems while at the same time trying to practice Predatory Service charging. I can only imagine how these scumbags lie to and rip off the elderly and the technically challenged after how this idiot tried to overcharge me for unnecessary repairs. As for Carrier, their product sucks in my opinion, I paid way more to get way less with Carrier. Will never buy another Carrier product or use sears for anything again, and its no surprise sears are going out of business.
Date created: 2011-04-27
Name: B Witte
Location: Chicago IL
Years owned: 1
"CARRIER IS AWESOME!!!!"
Let me preface this review with this...ANYONE experiencing issues with a Carrier unit, should NOT be pointing the finger at Carrier, but at the company that installed the unit. Any REPUTABLE Carrier dealer will stand behind the install, and if the installing company determines that it is a manufacturing issue, they will address the issue with Carrier. Totally satisfied with the new Infinity system that we installed. We replaced a good, but aging York (23 years old) single stage unit. What a difference a two stage, variable speed, unit makes - it is indescribable!! Would definitely buy another Carrier, but furthermore, I would have the SAME installer - As I mentioned before - instal is first and foremost!
Comments on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites offer varying insights but overall are positive about the performance of the Carrier furnaces and ACs:
- In the HVAC-Talk forums some complaints regarding loudness of the Carrier air blowers and inducer motors are countered by the impressive and consistent performance of the equipment.
- Others in the HVAC-Talk forums have said that the technical design of Carrier products is complex and requires close maintenance, yet the wiring is always up to specs and problems, when they do occur, are simple to repair.
- It is an opinion shared by many at the HVAC-Talk forums that Carrier's critical components are long-lasting and easy to replace.
- Some consider the Carrier brand to be "a cut above the rest" in performance
- several professionals are impressed with Carrier.s simple design and dependable performance.
Carrier Infinity 80 Model Numbers
The Infinity 80 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The Carrier Infinity 80 Furnace comes with a 5-year limited warranty on all of its parts. The unit's heat exchanger, however, has a 20-year limited warranty.