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Carrier Furnaces, Air Conditioners, Boilers and Heat Pumps

Updated: Aug 23, 2018
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Carrier makes residential, commercial and industrial boilers, central air conditioners, gas and oil furnaces, air source and geothermal heat pumps and more. The company also sells a line of furnace filters.

Carrier, headquartered in Farmington, CT, owns International Comfort Products and Bryant Heating and Cooling and is itself owned by United Technologies Corporation (UTC). In 2017, UTC reported revenue of $59.8 billion.

Corporate History

Willis Carrier invented the first air conditioning system, and then went on to found Carrier Engineering Corporation in 1915. United Technologies Corporation acquired Carrier in 1979. Carrier is now part of UTC's Climate, Controls and Security unit.

Today, UTC's Climate, Controls and Security segment operates 51 factories and 39 research facilities worldwide and employs more than 50,000 people worldwide.

Carrier has sold several of its HVAC brands in the past few years. In 2010 it sold oil heating equipment manufacturer Dettson to the Ouellet Group. In 2012 Carrier celebrated the 110th anniversary of the invention of air conditioning.

Product Lines

The Infinity 98 gas furnace is Carrier's premier, 98.5 percent AFUE model. The premier 80% AFUE furnace is the Infinity 80. Carrier's Infinity line of air conditioners is able to achieve a SEER rating of up to 21, although the company offers a full range of units. The manufacturer also offers a full range of boilers within its Performance and Comfort series. A line of heat pumps and geothermal heat pumps also are offered with the goal of providing a range of options from the economically efficient to the most energy efficient.

Reviews by Series

38AH GEMINI (4 reviews)
38AKS GEMINI (3 reviews)
38ARS GEMINI (1 review)
38ARZ GEMINI (1 review)
Infinity (17 reviews)
Infinity 21 (8 reviews)
Performance (7 reviews)
Performance 17 (4 reviews)
48GS (3 reviews)
58MCA (7 reviews)
58MCB (9 reviews)
58PAV (2 reviews)
Base 80 (1 review)
Comfort 80 (2 reviews)
Comfort 95 (3 reviews)
Infinity (19 reviews)
Infinity 80 (6 reviews)
Infinity 96 (24 reviews)
Infinity 98 (2 reviews)
Infinity ICS (9 reviews)
Performance (2 reviews)
Performance 80 (6 reviews)
Performance 95 (1 review)
WeatherMaker 9300TS (3 reviews)
58MVP (19 reviews)
58RAV (0 reviews)
58WAV (1 review)
Performance 93 (6 reviews)
WeatherMaker 9200 (7 reviews)
25HNA Infinity (28 reviews)
25HPA Performance (5 reviews)
Comfort (4 reviews)
Infinity (19 reviews)
Infinity 19 (3 reviews)
Infinity 20 (0 reviews)
Performance (9 reviews)

Environmental Impact

Carrier expresses a commitment to the environment through a number of initiatives. The manufacturer was a finalist for an Environment Award in the 2009 Freight Industry Awards. It is also on track with a new set of goals for environmental friendliness, including a shift to the use of post-consumer recycled paper at all of its facilities. In 2007, Carrier received a "Best of the Best" award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its efforts in preventing damage to the Earth's ozone layer. The company was a founding member of the U.S. Green Building Council.

Contractor Certification

Not all dealers of Carrier products hold the title of Factory Authorized Dealer. Those that do aren't required to sell Carrier products exclusively, but they are required to meet a number of national as well as brand standards. This happens at three levels.

  • First, Factory Authorized Dealers send their sales representatives to Carrier University, where they are taught to recommend solutions that meet customers' specific needs.
  • Second, installation technicians are required to be certified by North American Technician Excellence, a certification program for HVAC technicians, and must undergo regular training on Carrier's products.
  • Finally, these dealers must hold Environmental Protection Agency certification for proper refrigerant handling; hold an exemplary score in a customer satisfaction program; and adhere to a list of sound business practices such as maintaining required local licenses and having liability coverage.

An additional benefit for customers is that, if you are dissatisfied with your equipment within one year of installation, the Factory Authorized Dealer must either correct the problem or remove the equipment and refund the purchase price.

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Contacting Carrier

Carrier Corporation Customer Relations
P.O. 4808, Carrier Parkway
Syracuse, NY 06034-4015

Phone: 800-227-7437


Carrier requires registration of products within 90 days of installation to qualify for the full warranty. The full warranty is typically a 10-year limited parts warranty. If you do not register within the first 90 days, you typically receive a 5-year limited parts warranty. These parts warranties do not cover the labor required to diagnose and replace the part. Carrier offers optional labor warranties. (Your installer may offer a labor warranty as well.) 

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