The Carrier Comfort 80 Gas Furnace delivers standard efficiency and excellent reliability from one of the best names in the business. Since Carrier HVAC prices can be tough to gather, we were glad to get the following Carrier Comfort 80 gas furnace price from Daryl in Galveston, TX. It provides good insight into why he chose this furnace to meet his heating needs.
“We just wrapped up a total home renovation here that included putting in a new Carrier Comfort 80 Gas Furnace. I got quotes from several different contractors but the choice ultimately came down to the Carrier Comfort 80 (80% AFUE) or the Comfort 92 (92% AFUE). We don’t run the furnace any more than we have to here, setting it at about 66 and opting for a sweater. Consequently, with our old furnace a “big” heating bill was still under $50. Here are the bids I received from the contractor we selected based on his experience and references.
Carrier Comfort 80 90,000 Btu gas furnace, $845; Installation, $1,650: Total $2,495
Carrier Comfort 92 90,000 Btu gas furnace, $1,175; installation, $1,650: Total $2,825
The difference is $330. The higher efficiency furnace would save us about $5 in an average month, or just $20 per year since we really only heat 4 months a year. So it would take us about 15 years to make up the difference. That made the decision easy to go with the less efficient, less expensive furnace.
Besides the price, we chose the Carrier Comfort 80 for its reliability and its solid performance features:
Intelligent furnace control with a Carrier 7-day programmable thermostat/Thermidistat.
ComfortFan technology produces balanced, even heating without temperature swings.
Quiet operation at about 60 decibels.
PowerHeat igniter reduces energy consumption and the danger of a gas leak.
SerpenTuff heat exchanger coated with polypropylene.
Galvanized steel cabinet with baked on industrial base coat and polyester finish coat.
Specific models available from 44,000 Btu to 154,000 Btu.
20-year warranty on the heat exchanger; 10-year warranty on moving parts. Optional extended warranties available, some of which cover labor.
Nothing especially fancy, just a furnace with a very good track record of reliability, and that’s what we were looking for. The installation took 2 men under 6 hours to complete. The furnace started balking the second day of operation and the technician returned to find a gas pressure setting was slightly incorrect. He adjusted it and it has hummed along ever since.”
Daryl’s letter points out that even experienced technicians can make an installation error from time to time. That emphasizes necessity of having a qualified contractor install your gas furnace to best ensure that it is done correctly and to give you someone to call if needed. Since gas furnaces can slip out of adjustment, having an annual inspection will make sure that yours is operating at peak efficiency and that you are getting the best performance from your investment.