CARRIER Performance 80 Furnace
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Carrier’s Performance 80 gas furnace is available in two models: 58CTA and 58CTX. These energy-efficient, natural gas-powered units have AFUE levels of 80 percent. The units feature a two-stage gas valve, direct-vent blowers and offers 4-way multi-poise capabilities. The Thermidistat™ Controls on the unit monitor temperature indoors and out, as well as indoor humidity levels, and then adjusts the system accordingly. A QuieTech™ system keeps noise levels low. Other features include Comfort Heat™ technology to limit temperature swings while efficiently heating, Comfort Fan™ Technology that allows the homeowner to specifically select the furnace’s fan speeds and the PowerHeat™ pilot-free ignition system. The 58CTA provides capacity of 40,000 to 154,000 BTU/hour, while capacity for the 58CTX ranges between 44,000 and 154,000 BTU/hour.
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Consumer Reviews of the CARRIER Performance 80
Date created: 2013-02-10
Name: Mr Busyhands
Location: New Mexico
We've had this furnace for five winters now and it has been totally reliable. Our gas bill went down noticeably as soon as we installed it. The two-stage feature is nice, and the high efficiency is a big boost. We have had no problems and no complaints about it - it just works, and we like that.
Date created: 2012-04-17
Name: K King
Location: Calgary, AB
Years owned: 7
"Lots of problems"
I got a new 58cta110 furnace in October 2005. I have taken care of it all according to the installers instructions (change the filters on a monthly bases). However, we are on our 3rd motor! Had to put a new one in July 2009 and then again in January of 2012. It just broke down again in April 2012, just 3 months from us getting a new motor! The tech that came by thinks (they haven't fixed it yet) it may be a circuit board this time and waiting for the parts to come in. However, we have been without heat for two days (it’s been around 4c here). I phoned Carrier customer service to let them know the problems that we are having and their main concern was letting me know that the 5 year limited warranty has expired and that was it. They didn’t care less that their product was not any good! I’ll never get a Carrier product again and strongly recommend that you don’t either.
Date created: 2012-01-02
Name: Wayne Jones
Location: Calgary, AB
Years owned: 8
"Carrier Weathermaker 8000ts-58cta"
Don't buy a carrier furnace. So far we have had 9 service calls in the 8 years of ownership. The furnace has had everything go from burners, igniters, flame sensors, etc. Avoid carrier like the plague unless you like to get to know your carrier service repairman by name and recognize his voice over the phone.
Date created: 2011-04-21
Location: Williston, ND
"Very Happy With This Furnace!"
This oil-burning furnace was already in our rental property when we acquired it last fall. I don't know for sure how old it is, but I don't think it's more than a couple years old. The previous owner stated that he had it installed during the previous summer, but I'm not positive. However, I have to say that if I had to choose a furnace to go in this particular property, I would definitely choose the same one. The residents never complain about noise, which is something I have dealt with in properties with other furnace brands. There has been no mention of problems with this furnace not working all winter. My husband hasn't had to go over to this rental property in the middle of the night to "fix" this furnace! I didn't receive a single panicked midnight phone call about this furnace all winter! Overall, I've been really impressed with the Performance line, and with the Carrier brand in general!
Other Performance 80 Reviews
In a forum discussion on hvac-talk.com, a prospective Performance 80 furnace owner expressed concerns over rumors he’d heard of condensation problems in the unit’s secondary heat exchange. He asked forum members on advice regarding whether to go in for a Performance furnace or one from Carrier’s Infinity series. The condensation rumors aren’t addressed, as forum members are quick to recommend the Infinity series over the Performance 80. Forum posts on gardenweb.com indicate that the Infinity furnaces are popular among these posters.
CARRIER Performance 80 Model Numbers
The Performance 80 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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Performance 80 Warranty
For the original owner, the Carrier Performance 80 furnace series is covered by a 20-year warranty on heat exchangers and 10-year warranty on parts. Consumers may also ask their dealer about optional warranties that could be extended, including labor and so on. If the product is not registered within a period of 90 days from the date of purchase, the warranty shrinks to five years. For users who reside in jurisdictions where the warranty benefits are not conditioned on registration, a 10-year limited warranty on parts is automatically applicable.