Why Choose Carrier Furnaces?
Carrier manufactures a range of furnaces fuelled by either gas or oil. It is a company which has been around for more than 100 years and it has made a name for itself in the weather control industry. Carrier products help populations weather the extreme climates everywhere in the world. As the years have passed, Carrier has launched more models and types of furnaces to help customers make an informed choice.
Oil furnaces have been around for much longer compared to the gas furnaces. In oil furnaces, oil is the fuel used to provide heating. The efficiency of furnaces are measured in terms of Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and Carrier oil furnaces all have an AFUE from 82% to 86.6%, numbers that are considered quite efficient for oil furnaces. With its Performance and Comfort range of oil furnaces, Carrier offers a 20 year or lifetime heat exchanger warranty on most of its models. Designed to fit in an attic and low installation areas, Carrier makes furnaces for both personal and commercial purposes. With impressive AFUE ratings, the Carrier oil furnaces have achieved Energy Star qualifications in select sizes.
Though oil furnaces have been around for long, Americans are slowly taking to gas furnaces because they are more efficient and environment-friendly when compared to the oil furnaces. The Infinity, Performance and Comfort series of gas furnaces from Carrier have managed AFUE ratings between 90% and almost 98%. The high AFUE rating means that the furnace will operate to its highest capacity thereby saving long-term cost. Though the gas furnaces are more efficient than oil furnaces, they are also 10-30% more expensive to operate. The variable-speed blower operation in these furnaces translates to better fuel efficiency, better temperature control and heightened comfort.
A better comparison between the Carrier oil and gas furnaces can be made by visiting the Carrier website which explains the features of all the models in greater depth to facilitate your decision making. Carrier offers regular maintenance of all its models to prolong their lives. Carrier offers 10- year, 20-year and lifetime warranties on heat exchangers of its select models if the model is registered with the company within a period of 90 days of purchase. The furnaces offered by Carrier are compatible with the AC units too and can be installed as a part of the AC and furnace system too.