March 3rd, 2022
Are you in the market for a new gas furnace? If so, you might want to consider the Carrier Infinity 80. In this video we’ll take a look at everything it has to offer.
Hi, I’m Bryan at Fire & Ice. Every year we talk with thousands of homeowners who are looking to replace a problematic or aging furnace. A common solution that often comes up is the Carrier Infinity 80, also known as the 58TNO. In this video we'll go over its features, efficiency rating, who will get the most benefit from this furnace, and its cost. By the end of this video you’ll know if the Carrier Infinity 80 is right for you and your home.
What are the features of the Carrier Infinity 80?
Let’s get going and take a look at the features and benefits of the Carrier Infinity 80. First up, is its two-stage gas valve which means it operates in two capacities. When it first kicks on it begins in its lower stage using about 60 to 70 percent of its total capacity. When more heat is needed it’ll use its remaining capacity in its second stage. The benefits of this is better temperature control, more efficient operation, and better fuel economy.
Next up is its variable speed blower. Unlike fixed-speed motors a variable speed motor will automatically throttle up and down to meet the demands outside. It's a lot like cruise control in your car. This technology provides more even temperatures throughout the year and helps your air conditioner with dehumidification in the summer. Additionally, the Infinity 80's blower motor comes equipped with communicating technology, which means it adapts to your home environment. When the Infinity 80 is paired with other communicating equipment you'll be able to keep the temperature inside your home within a half degree all year.
The Infinity 80 also comes with Smart E-Vap technology which helps lower humidity levels by 10% in the summer, allowing your air conditioner to work more efficiently and save you money along the way. And during the winter it uses ComfortHeat Technology that determines how much heat is needed based on how your furnace runs.
Last but not least is the peace of mind that comes with its 10-year parts warranty and lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty.
What is the efficiency rating of the Carrier Infinity 80?
Carrier Infinity 80 is considered a standard efficiency furnace, with an AFUE efficiency rating of 80%. Which means up to 80% of the fuel used goes towards heating your home. With the other 20% exhausted as waste. If we think of it in terms of money, for every dollar spent on fuel up to 80 cents goes towards heating your home.
Who is the Carrier Infinity 80 a good fit for?
Now you might be wondering if the Carrier Infinity 80 is right for you. It can solve comfort concerns like hot and cold spots and uneven temperatures. It can even help your air conditioner in the summer. And as a standard efficiency furnace it can help save you on energy costs, especially compared to the technology from 20 years ago.
However, to get the most out of this furnace you’ll want to take advantage of its communicating capabilities. And to do this you'll want to pair it with other Infinity series equipment. When paired with a communicating air conditioner and thermostat you'll have total control over your indoor comfort. Simply put, if you’re looking for control over your indoor comfort at an affordable price the Carrier Infinity 80 is worth considering.
Now, if you aren’t committed to the idea of communicating technology the Infinity 80 likely isn’t for you. After all, you’ll need to upgrade your outdoor unit and thermostat to take full advantage of everything it has to offer. If this is the case, there are other Carrier furnaces that can address comfort concerns without communicating capabilities.
How much does the Infinity 80 cost?
Last but not least, is its cost. To have the Carrier Infinity 80 installed in your home expect to pay between $5,500 and $6,300. For comparison, a new furnace replacement can range between $3,000 to $7,600 making the Carrier Infinity 80 a reliable gas furnace that can fit most budgets.
However, to add a communicating air conditioner or heat pump expect to pay anywhere between $5,400 and $15,200. Often, having both installed at the same time can reduce overall cost, since you save on labor costs. At Fire and Ice, all of our prices include the cost of equipment, labor, and all that is needed for a proper installation.
There are several factors that can affect the price of a new furnace installation, such as: The size of the home, the capacity of the equipment, filters or other indoor air quality products, the location of the system, and any modifications needed during installation. There are no one-size-fits-all solutions when it comes to HVAC.
What’s the next step in the process?
Let’s talk about what to do next. If you think the Carrier Infinity 80 is right for you click the “free estimate” button at the top of the screen to schedule your free estimate today. Thank you for watching and we look forward to making your day better.