The new Infinity 98 is a modulating 98.5% furnace that optimizes comfort and efficiency in any home. This is now Carrier’s top furnace, and it is one of the highest-rated gas furnaces in the industry. You’ll enjoy balanced, comfortable heating when you choose this model. It is expensive, but it will begin to pay you back each month with lower gas bills.
This Carrier Infinity 98 59MN7 furnace review gives you the details you need in order to compare this model with other top of the line furnaces. Its top competition includes the Heil QuietComfort VC 97 furnace, the Armstrong A97MV and the Lennox Signature SLP98V furnace. We review all those models on this site. For the top furnaces currently available, see our Top Rated Gas Furnaces 2013 list.
Top Features of the Carrier 59MN7 Infinity 98 Gas Furnace
The modulating gas valve adjusts at 1% increments from 40% to 100% capacity. The furnace monitors the climate in your home and reacts with just the right amount of heat to maintain constant temperature without noticeable fluctuation. It is quiet too with a variable-speed fan functioning in sync with the modulating burner.
Here’s an overview of all the specs:
- 98.5% AFUE is Energy Star rated.
- Modulating gas valve and variable-speed blower for maximum climate control.
- Infinity thermostat/controller is top-rated for ease of use and system control.
- ComfortFan technology allows continuous low-fan for improved air filtration and for better dehumidification during AC cycles.
- SmartEvap technology removes more humidity in the summer months.
- ECM blower motor uses less energy than standard blowers.
- Aluminized steel primary heat exchanger for toughness and durability.
- Stainless steel secondary heat exchanger resists corrosion.
- 4-way installation options: Upflow, downflow, left, right.
Carrier Infinity 98 Gas Furnace Price
As noted, this is an expensive furnace. It appeals to those in cold climates who want their home to be as comfortable as possible. It is also preferred by conscientious homeowners who want to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with the extremely high efficiency.
60,000 BTU Carrier Infinity 98 gas furnace: $1,779
80,000 BTU Carrier Infinity 98 gas furnace: $2,169
100,000 BTU Carrier Infinity 98 gas furnace: $2,669
120,000 BTU Carrier Infinity 98 gas furnace: $3,139
Carrier Infinity 98 Gas Furnace Warranty
Carrier backs the heat exchangers with a lifetime limited warranty. All other parts are covered by a 10-year limited warranty. The warranties are average for the furnace industry.
Finish the Job with Professional Installation
This is a high-performance furnace. Poor installation can reduce it to a mediocre furnace, so most HVAC experts recommend professional installation by a qualified contractor who specializes in Carrier furnaces. When properly installed, you’ll get the efficiency and indoor comfort you paid for, maximizing your investment.