Performance™ 96 Gas Furnace

Smart, high-efficiency comfort with up to 96.5% AFUE


Innovation, efficiency, quality: Our Carrier Performance™ Series condensing gas furnaces offer smart electronics and multi-stage capabilities that take indoor comfort and energy-saving performance to new levels. With two-stage operation, Performance™ Series furnaces offer the Carrier quality, environmental stewardship and lasting durability that have endured for more than a century. And, to provide outstanding year-round efficiency with both gas and electric heating capabilities, your dealer can include a new Carrier heat pump and compatible thermostat to create a Hybrid Heat® dual-fuel system.

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Our Performance™ Series furnaces include the Comfort Heat Technology® feature that accurately predicts the need for heating based on previous furnace cycles. The result is quiet, consistent comfort with fewer up-and-down temperature swings.

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AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) ratings are like your car’s MPG – the higher the number, the greater the potential for savings. Performance™ Series furnaces offer a range of efficiencies that start at 95.0% AFUE and reach as high as 96.5% AFUE.

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In concert with your cooling system, our Performance™ Series furnaces with SmartEvap™ technology can enhance comfort and efficiency through humidity management.

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Combining a Performance furnace, a Carrier heat pump and a compatible thermostat, our Hybrid Heat system automatically switches between electric and gas heating to optimize the efficiency of each fuel source. It’s a great way to help manage unpredictable utility costs.

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Our Performance™ ECM blower motor provides airflow optimized for your home’s needs to help keep operational sound to a minimum. Our two-speed inducer motor with a sealed combustion system and fully insulated cabinet means you’ll enjoy warm, winter heating that’s quieter than a conversation.*

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To the original owner, our PerformanceTM Series condensing gas furnaces are covered by a 10-year parts and lifetime heat exchanger limited warranty upon timely registration. The parts limited warranty period is five years if not registered within 90 days of installation except in jurisdictions where warranty benefits cannot be conditioned upon registration. See warranty certificate at for complete details and restrictions.


If you could look under the hood of a Carrier Performance™ Series furnace, you’d see what drives the performance: a serious commitment to quality. Model 59TP6 includes a two-stage gas valve that can operate on low- or high-stage heat for quiet, consistent comfort. Our Performance™ ECM blower motor provides airflow that is optimized to your home’s needs, resulting in enhanced comfort and humidity control as a part of your cooling system.

To squeeze as much of the heating efficiency from the gas you use as possible, Performance™ Series furnaces include two heat exchangers. The primary heat exchanger does most of the work while a secondary heat exchanger squeezes additional heating energy to balance savings and comfort. Additional comfort-enhancing functions include ComfortFan™ technology, which allows you to select furnace fan speeds from a compatible thermostat.

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Length: 29.5in
Width: 17.5in
Height: 35in
Weight: 146.4lb
Equipment Type: Gas Furnace
Air Flow: 4-way Multipoise
Fuel Type: Convertible to Propane,Natural Gas
Blower Motor Type: Variable-Speed, Constant Torque ECM
Blower Motor HP: 1/2
Blower Motor Speeds: Variable Speed
Blower Motor RPM: 1200
Blower Wheel: 8x11
Drive Type: Direct
Maximum Pressure: 13.6
Gas Connection Size: 1/2
Heat Exchanger Type: Aluminized Steel Clamshell
Number Of Burners: 2
Ignition Type: Silicon Nitride Hot Surface
Configuration: Upflow;Downflow;Horizontal
Color: Taupe Metallic


Cycle: 60
Phase: Single
Voltage: 115
Maximum Fuse Size: 15amp
Minumum Circuit Breaker: 15amp
IFM Full Load: 6.5amp


BTU Input: 40000
BTU Output: 39000
AFUE: 96
CFM Cooling: 1105
CFM Heating: 850
Energy Star Rated: Yes
LEED Certified: No
ETL Certified: No
ETL Listed: No
UL Listed: No
UL Recognized: No