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Carrier markets their boilers as having less noise and draft than other brands. Carrier boilers are available in two series. For optimal heating, Carrier boilers use either an aluminum or iron heat exchanger.
Carrier Performance 90
Performance Boilers from Carrier have been designed to meet the official Energy Star requirements. With an AFUE rating of up to 90 percent, the top unit features a cast aluminum heat exchanger, a pre mix burner, an electronic ignition, PVC vent pipes, an induced draft pan, and a pressure release valve. The Performance 90 also has a BTUH rating of 50,000 to 200,000.
Carrier Performance 86
Rated with an AFUE of up to 86.5 percent, the next unit in the Performance line contains an oil burner, a cast-iron heat exchanger, and meets the Energy Star requirements. Oil-Fired models are available for the Performance 86, which has a BTUH rating of 91,000 to 280,000.
Carrier Performance 84
Carrier Performance 84 boilers have a cast-iron heat exchanger, a titanium composite burner, and meet the Energy Star requirements as well. In general, the Carrier line is known for its reliability, and this unit is rated with an AFUE of up to 84.4 percent, and a BTUH of 42,500 to 225,000.
Carrier Comfort 80
As the two Comfort boilers have an AFUE rating of 82.7 percent, they also include a traditional approach to quality heating, the cast-iron heat exchanger, and a similar titanium composite burner. Some of the differences of the units are that the Comfort 80 (BW1, BW2) has an electronic ignition and a BTUH of 37,500 to 299,000 while its counterpart, (BS1, BS2), is rated 75,000 to 299,000. Each Carrier boiler from the Performance and the Comfort line is detailed with a comparison chart on the company website that provides a list of specifications for consumers.
Care and Maintenance of Carrier Boilers
Yearly service checks are recommended by Carrier in order to ensure heating consistency and reduce the possibility of issues pertaining to functionality. Homeowners can prepare for a service check by reading the guide found on the support page of the Carrier website.
Carrier boilers have a 5-Year Parts Limited Warranty and a 20-Year Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger section, except for the Performance 90 (covered by a 15-Year Limited Warranty) and the Comfort 80 Boiler BS1 and BS2 (covered by a 12-Year Limited Warranty). Optional and extended warranties are available and consumers can contact Carrier to learn more information about them.