Carrier Performance 80 Furnace Overview

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. The Performance 80 is part of Carrier’s Performance Series furnace line.

Furnace Filters for the Carrier Performance 80

Air Flow ConfigurationCabinet WidthFilters
All14-1/2″1 14x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
1 16x25x1
filter
(side air return)
All17-1/2″1 16x25x1
filter
(side air return)
1 16x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
All21″1 16x25x1
filter
(side air return)
1 20x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)
All24-1/2″1 16x25x1
filter
(side air return)
1 24x25x1
filter
(bottom air return)

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Consumer Reviews of Carrier Performance 80

2.3

  • Very Satisfied
    2
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    4
  • #9 of 25 Carrier Furnace
  • 33.33% of customers recommended

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Carrier Performance 80 Furnace Reviews

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"Very Happy With This Furnace!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

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!

Williston, ND

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.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
58CTA045-08 80 44,000
58CTA045-12 80 44,000
58CTA070-08 80 66,000
58CTA070-12 80 66,000
58CTA070-16 80 66,000
58CTA090-14 80 88,000
58CTA090-16 80 88,000
58CTA090-20 80 88,000
58CTA110-12 80 110,000
58CTA110-16 80 110,000
58CTA110-22 80 110,000
58CTA135-16 80 132,000
58CTA135-22 80 132,000
58CTA155-20 80 154,000
58CTX045-08 80 44,000
58CTX045-08* 80 42,000
58CTX045-12 80 44,000
58CTX045-12* 80 42,000
58CTX070-08 80 66,000
58CTX070-08* 80 63,000
58CTX070-12 80 66,000
58CTX070-12* 80 63,000
58CTX070-16 80 66,000
58CTX070-16* 80 63,000
58CTX090-14 80 88,000
58CTX090-14* 80 84,000
58CTX090-16 80 88,000
58CTX090-16* 80 84,000
58CTX090-20 80 88,000
58CTX090-20* 80 84,000
58CTX110-12 80 110,000
58CTX110-12* 80 105,000
58CTX110-16 80 110,000
58CTX110-16* 80 105,000
58CTX110-22 80 110,000
58CTX110-22* 80 105,000
58CTX135-16 80 132,000
58CTX135-16* 80 126,000
58CTX135-22 80 132,000
58CTX135-22* 80 126,000
58CTX155-20 80 154,000
58CTX155-20* 80 147,000

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.

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