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The Carrier Infinity 96 is a precision-engineered gas furnace with IdealHumidity� to ensure a constant, comfortable temperature in the home. The Infinity 96 is Energy Star rated in all sizes, with an AFUE of up to 96.7%. This is a two-stage, 4-way multipoise model with a variable speed blower motor. It will operate in low stage up to 90% of the time to prevent temperature swings, save energy, and provide quieter performance. The design of the Carrier Infinity 96 Furnace is CSA certified. The Infinity 96 is part of Carrier’s Infinity Series furnace line.

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Consumer Reviews of Carrier Infinity 96

1.8

  • Very Satisfied
    3
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    1
  • Neutral
    1
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    1
  • Very Unsatisfied
    18
  • #12 of 25 Carrier Furnace
  • 16.67% of customers recommended

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Carrier Infinity 96 Furnace Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 24 reviews

"Unreliable and a total disappoitment"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought the Infinity 96 in 2007 from Sears and 2 years after the pressure sensor and pressure switch went defective and the furnace leaked fluid. O had no heat. Then in January 2018, in the dead of winter and as I write on Feb 9th 2018, I am looking to get the inducer motor replaced because it is dying and making a loud humming noise. I decided to keep the furnace because the heat exchanger has limited lifetime warranty. I read that snow blowers are supposed to last more than 10 years on average, let alone a Carrier that is touted to be one of the best in the market! I have to say that the appliance is overpriced, even after all the rebates, and one is paying for its name and perhaps franchise value. I will not buy another Carrier and I don’t recommend it unless it’s priced very competitively and comes with generous manufacturer’s warranties.

Mississauga

"7 years old and looking at $2000 in repairs"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Purchased and installed the Carrier Infinity 96 in 2009 and until this winter worked well. High pitch squeal/whistle started coming through vents as soon as it was turned on this fall. Called for maintenance and tech told me today that the inducer and blower will need to be replaced in the near future as they are known to go on this model. Cost to replace both about $2000. This unit has been spotless for seven years. Absolutely no reason other than known faults that a furnace this expensive should require such costly repairs less than halfway through its marketed lifespan. Furious with carrier that they did not do a recall on the inducer at the very least since it is a known problem that has failed within and just past warranty.

Saskatoon, SK

"Ongoing trouble with Carrier 96"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The exhaust started to smell, the ignition sometimes wouldn�t work for hours at a time and then would go �poof� when it finally did light. Replaced a gas valve for about $600, and I later became suspicious that was the problem. In fact that didn�t solve the ignition or smelly exhaust problem, and now the co alarms in the house started going off! So replace the condenser for another $600 labor, although part is covered under warranty. The technical expert at this leading Calgary hvac shop admitted to me that high efficiency furnaces don�t really save any money, due to the cost and frequency of repairs. Now 11 months later the exhaust stinks and the alarm shows co in the house, again. I have an appointment with the tech tomorrow.

Calgary, Alberta

"Questionable quality"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

Installed this unit in Oct. 2005. Within 1 year, the circuit board failed, and although the cost was covered under warranty, the tech said it would have been $900 without coverage. Fast foward to Nov. 2016, and same circuit board failed again. Not to mention water leaks in the unit. I call the original installer and although the Infinity 96 was sold as “top of the line”, suddenly we are being hard sold on a new 3 -stage unit. I think a furnace should last longer than 10 years and common circuitry failures indicate a design flaw to me.

Waukesha, WI

"Done with Carrier"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Furnace installed in 2010. In 2013 had a problem with the inducer motor. Service man oiled the motor as he said it wasn’t under warranty. It lasted one year, had to be replaced and they did replace it under warranty. Now in 2016, it’s starting to make the same noise again. Not under warranty now, hope it’s not the same thing again. No more Carrier products!

Racine, WI

Other Infinity 96 Reviews

Comments on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites are mixed in opinion but generally favor the Carrier equipment:

  • In the HVAC-Talk forums some posters claim that Carrier’s air blowers and inducer motors are loud and rattling but do run consistently and provide good results.
  • Others in the HVAC-Talk forums state that Carrier requires a considerable amount of precision and maintenance to run, but the wiring is easy and consistent with industry standards, and repairs are very easy to conduct.
  • One author at the HVAC-Talk forums claimed that a Carrier’s inducer motor failed after 13 years and was easy to fix.
  • Another person, presumably a professional in the heating and cooling industry, insisted Carrier was one of the best brands on the market, in engineering, performance, and dependability.

Carrier Infinity 96 Model Numbers

The Infinity 96 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
58MVB040-14* 96.6 40,000
58MVB040-14** 95 40,000
58MVB040-14*** 96.1 40,000
58MVB040-14x 96.6 40,000
58MVB040-14xx 95 40,000
58MVB040-14xxx 96.1 40,000
58MVB060-14* 94.1 60,000
58MVB060-14** 92.7 60,000
58MVB060-14*** 93.7 60,000
58MVB060-14x 94.1 60,000
58MVB060-14xx 92.7 60,000
58MVB060-14xxx 93.7 60,000
58MVB080-14* 94.1 80,000
58MVB080-14** 92.7 80,000
58MVB080-14*** 93.7 80,000
58MVB080-14x 94.1 80,000
58MVB080-14xx 92.7 80,000
58MVB080-14xxx 93.7 80,000
58MVB080-20* 94.1 80,000
58MVB080-20** 92.7 80,000
58MVB080-20*** 93.7 80,000
58MVB080-20x 94.1 80,000
58MVB080-20xx 92.7 80,000
58MVB080-20xxx 93.7 80,000
58MVB100-20* 94.1 100,000
58MVB100-20** 92.7 100,000
58MVB100-20*** 93.7 100,000
58MVB100-20x 94.1 100,000
58MVB100-20xx 92.7 100,000
58MVB100-20xxx 93.7 100,000
58MVB120-20* 94.1 120,000
58MVB120-20** 92.7 120,000
58MVB120-20*** 93.7 120,000
58MVB120-20x 94.1 120,000
58MVB120-20xx 92.7 120,000
58MVB120-20xxx 93.7 120,000
58UVB060-14 95 60,000
58UVB080-14 95 80,000
58UVB080-20 95 80,000
58UVB100-20 95 100,000
58UVB120-20 95 120,000

Infinity 96 Warranty

The Carrier Infinity 96 Furnace comes with a 10-year limited warranty on parts and a lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty. An optional labor warranty is available.

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