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Carrier 58PAV Furnace

3.0 of 5 stars 2 reviews | #6 of 21 Furnaces
Updated: Apr 16, 2018 | Read more about Carrier Furnaces | 58PAV Warranty

Overview of 58PAV

The Carrier 58PAV is an 80 percent AFUE, natural gas, induced-combustion furnace that has not been manufactured since about 2001. This upflow series includes more than 10 models that can be downsized to stand as low as 40 inches. Units range in heating capacities from 45,000 to 155,000 BTU/H.

The 58PAV is promoted by the manufacturer for its simple service, thanks to a control board that features a self-test function that can check all major functions of the unit within one minute. A LED status indicator and a 3-amp fuse to protect the transformer are additional components of the control board.

Additional features of the unit include an aluminized steel heat exchanger designed for efficient heat transfer; a hot surface ignition system; a galvanized steel, rust-resistant cabinet; a soft mount inducer assembly; and a slow opening gas valve to promote quiet operation. Accessories, including a conversion kit for propane use, also are available for the 58PAV.

Furnace Filters for the Carrier 58PAV

Air Flow Configuration Cabinet Width Filters
Upflow 14-3/16" 1 14x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow 17-1/2" 1 16x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow 21" 1 20x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow 24-1/2" 1 24x25x1 filter
(bottom air return)
Upflow All 1 16x25x1 filter
(side air return)

Consumer Reviews of the 58PAV

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5 of 5 stars SE Michigan
Date created: 2016-12-19

Good Furnace

20 years on my furnace, professionally installed, used for natural gas heating only in Southeast Michigan. It has a self-diagnostic led, that tells you what needs fixing. At about ten years, I had to start cleaning the flame sensor every couple years (very easy). Now at 20 years, as a precaution, I am going to install a new flame sensor, igniter, and draft inducer motor. (I am still debating on the air blower motor and capacitor.) This unit is easy to work on, and I would buy it again in a minute.

1 of 5 stars Calgary, AB, Canada
Date created: 2011-07-18

Pretty bad

I got this furnace newly installed by the previous owner of my house, just 2 weeks before moving in. Summary: o 4 years no issues o next 7 years I had to repair it 5 times, circuit board 3 times and sensors twice o each repair on average $300 (ranging from $225 to $350) o not nice waking up at 5 AM in wintertime with furnace blowing cold air (outdoor temp -20 Celsius or so) o the fan is partially broken, loud noises during start until it reaches "cruising" speed Conclusion: wondering how these guys are still in business. Will never buy another Carrier product unless it has 10 years warranty or similar. I've tried to keep my language clear of the word "crap", you would guess in what context. Couldn't.

Other 58PAV Reviews

While several homeowners post troubleshooting inquiries on DIY sites such as or, the Carrier 58PAV generally has a positive presence on the web. Because this is an older unit, most consumers post inquiries about units more than 15 years old, with few mentions of frequent or unexpected problems with the unit.

Contractors and reviews on sites including also recommend Carrier furnaces, stating that the company produces a wide variety of quality units that are backed by a solid warranty. However, some homeowners on mention they'd shy away from Carrier when shopping for a new unit because of its high price point.

Question and Answer


Why is there a red light on my Carrier furnace?


On 2016-07-12 Gary wrote:

The red light is there to tell you how your furnace is functioning. If the light is on and steady, it means your furnace is working as it should. If the light is blinking, this is a code to tell you what is wrong. The series of flashes and pauses is giving you a numbered code to tell you what is wrong with the furnace. A chart to help understand the code should be located inside of the front panel of your furnace. The chart should also be inside your owner's manual.

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Carrier 58PAV Model Numbers

The 58PAV is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
58PAV045-08 80 44,000
58PAV045-12 80 44,000
58PAV070-08 80 66,000
58PAV070-12 80 66,000
58PAV090-14 80 88,000
58PAV090-16 80 88,000
58PAV111-12 80 110,000
58PAV111-16 80 110,000
58PAV111-20 80 110,000
58PAV135-16 80 132,000
58PAV135-20 80 132,000
58PAV155-20 80 154,000

58PAV Warranty

Carrier provides a 20-year limited warranty for the heat exchanger, 1-year limited warranty for the igniter and control center and a 1-year limited warranty for the entire unit. Extended warranty options are available through local Carrier dealers.

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