The Performance 96 with two-stage heating offers annualized fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) of up to 96.7%. You receive exceptional savings when compared to a standard single-stage furnace.
This is Harker’s expert opinion on the product as a whole. Intangibles such as durability, ease of repair/install, and value are taken into consideration. We want to make it clear that we do not offer any bad products. Not every product can be used in every situation, so sometimes a 3-star product will be a better fit than a 5-star. All star ratings are pure opinion.
The Carrier Performance 96 two-stage gas furnace represents years of design, development and testing with one goal in
mind – making you more comfortable. We have taken the lead in creating new technologies that deliver the comfort and
efficiency you deserve while staying ahead of industry trends and global initiatives.
The Carrier HYBRID HEAT® dual fuel system delivers peace of mind to homeowners concerned about
the unpredictable nature of utility costs. This system pairs the Performance 96 two-stage gas furnace
with an electric heat pump and Edge programmable thermostat to provide comfort, economy and
flexibility. Your Carrier HYBRID HEAT dual fuel system will automatically switch between electric and
gas heating as needed to keep your home comfortable all winter long while optimizing the efficiencies
of each fuel source.
To better match the heating needs of your home, our
two-stage gas valve offers low-stage heating for milder
days while high-stage heating engages during colder
temperatures. You will enjoy high-efficiency comfort as
Heating Capacity That Fits Your Needs
The two-speed inducer fan controls air intake within the
combustion system to ensure energy-efficient
performance based on high and low heating needs.
Efficient Comfort and Savings
Heat exchangers are vital to your comfort and the
efficiency of your furnace because they extract heat
from the gas used. The Performance™ 96 uses two
heat exchangers to optimize efficiency. Our primary
heat exchanger does most of the work. Then, our
secondary heat exchanger pulls additional heating
energy from operation to maximize efficiency and
provide soothing comfort.
Optimized Gas Efficiency
It starts with our Performance ECM™ blower which
provides airflow optimized for your home’s needs to
help keep operational sound to a minimum. Add our
two-speed inducer motor and insulated cabinet and
you will enjoy the comfort of extra-quiet operation.
The Carrier furnace control board allows the system to
connect with a Performance series Edge®
programmable thermostat for responsive comfort
control and our SmartEvap™ moisture control function.
To help customize your comfort, the ComfortFan™
function allows you to select furnace fan speeds from
the Edge thermostat on the wall in your home.
Precision Comfort Control
Comfort Heat Technology® feature is Carrier’s answer to smoothing out heating cycles so you can stay
consistently comfortable as conditions change. This feature accurately predicts the need for heating
based on previous furnace cycles to effectively reduce temperature swings. It’s a much more
comfortable and efficient system than single-stage furnaces that deliver heating in full-force blasts
followed by idle periods of falling indoor temperatures.