Hybrid Heat

With a traditional heating and cooling system, if you wanted to save more, you had to use less. But a Hybrid Heat system combines the benefits of intelligent control for both gas and electric heating to create an intuitive system that can actually react to changing conditions.

No matter what the temperature is outside, a Hybrid Heat system will automatically select the fuel source most efficient for your home, which means you'll stay warm in the winter, cool in the summer and save money all year long.

To design a Hybrid Heat system for your home, we professionally match one of our heat pump units with a natural gas furnace. Contact us to see how much energy you can save over your existing system.

Gas Furnace Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems

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Gas Furnace Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems
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Gas Furnace Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems
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Gas Furnace Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems
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Product NameInfinity® 98 Gas Furnace With Greenspeed™ IntelligenceInfinity® 96 Gas Furnace Performance™ 90 Gas FurnaceComfort™ 80 GasFurnace
Model Family59MN759TN659SP258STA
Annual Fuel Utilization EfficiencyUp to 98.5% AFUEUp to 96.7% AFUEUp to 92.1% AFUE80.0% AFUE
Energy Star RatedENERGY STAR®ENERGY STAR®ENERGY STAR®No
Blower MotorVariable-speed, ECM blower motorVariable-speed, ECM blower motorMulti-speed, ECM blower motorFixed-speed, PSC blower motor
Gas ValvePatented gas valve modulates in 1% increments between 40-100%Two-stagesSingle-stageSingle-stage
Fan Heating OperationVariable-speed / modulatesTwo-stagesFixed-speedFixed-speed
Factory Warranty Parts10 year parts limited warranty10yr limited warranty10 yr limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty
Heat Exchanger WarrantyLimited Lifetime WarrantyLifetime limited warrantyLifetime limited warranty20-year heat exchanger limited warranty
Sound Level QuieTech™ QuieTech™QuieTech™QuieTech™
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits
  • Greenspeed™ Intelligence
  • Highest degree of electrical efficiency among Carrier furnaces
  • Load matching performance delivers just the amount of heat needed for longer, quieter run times while minimizing energy use.
  • The quietest furnace you can buy (060V17-14 model/size)
  • The most efficient furnace you can buy (060V21-20 model/size)
  • Best temperature control management among Carrier® furnaces
  • HybridHeat® compatible with this model.
  • Exceptional year-round humidity management when installed as part of complete Infinity system with added humidifier
  • In zoned systems improves airflow control for greater comfort in your home.
  • SmartEvap™ techology
  • Pilot-free, hot surface PowerHeat™ ignition
  • Stainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchanger
  • Sound reduction: fully insulated cabinet and QuieTech™ noise reduction
  • Infinity level advanced diagnostic intelligence
  • Ideal Humidity System® technology capable to aid heat pump or air conditioner summer dehumidification 
  • SmartEvap™ technology works in concert with your cooling system to aid summer dehumidification
  • ComfortFan™ technology allows fan-speed choices in
  • Comfort Heat Technology® feature intelligently stages heating cycles to reduce temperature swings and improve efficiency
  • Infinity intelligence enables self-configuration and easy troubleshooting with Infinity control
  • Fully insulated cabinet
  • Advanced temperature control
  • Includes air filter cabinet
  • Allows 4 choices of
  • Hybrid Heat® compatible
  • Aluminized steel clamshell-style primary heat exchanger
  • Stainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchanger
  • Allows choices of
  • Hybrid Heat® compatible
  • Year-round humidity management when installed as part of complete Performance system with humidifier
  • Can help boost cooling SEER efficiency when matched with appropriate cooling system components
  • Pilot-free, hot surface PowerHeat™ ignition
  • Aluminized steel clamshell-style primary heat exchanger
  • Stainless steel fin-and-tube design secondary heat exchanger
  • Sound reduction: fully insulated cabinet and QuieTech™ noise reduction
  • Recommended controls: Performance™ Edge® relative humidity or ComfortZone™ II thermostats
  • All units meet California Air Quality Management District emission requirements, are design certified in Canada, and are certifi
  • Hybrid Heat® compatible with this model.
  • Pilot-free, hot surface PowerHeat™ ignition
  • Aluminized steel clamshell-style primary heat exchanger
  • Sound reduction: fully insulated cabinet and QuieTech™ noise reduction
  • Recommended controls: Performance™ Edge® relative humidity or ComfortZoneTM II thermostats

Heat Pump Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems

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Heat Pump Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems
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Heat Pump Choices for Hybrid Heat Systems
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Product NameInfinity® Series 20 Heat Pump With Greenspeed™ Intelligence Infinity® Series 18VS Heat PumpPerformance™ Series 15 Heat PumpComfort™Series 14 Heat Pump
Model Family25VNA025VNA825HCC5 25HCE4
Efficiency SEERUp to 20.5 SEERUp to 18 SEERUp to 16 SEER14 SEER
Efficiency EERUp to 16 EERUp to 11 EERUp to 13 EER11.5 EER
Efficiency HSPFUp to 13 HSPF Up to 11 HSPF Up to 9 HSPF8.2 HSPF
Energy Star RatedENERGY STAR®ENERGY STAR®ENERGY STAR®No
Sound Level As low as 58 DBA As low as 55 DBAAs low as 68 DBAAs low as 69 DBA
Refrigerant TypePuron®Puron®Puron®Puron®
CompressorVariable-speed Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System II™ design Variable, 5-stage rotary compressor and sound blanket and Silencer System II™ designSingle-stage scroll compressorSingle-stage scroll compressor
Factory Warranty Parts10-year parts limited warranty when properly registered.10-year parts limited warranty when properly registered.10-year parts limited warranty when properly registered.10-year parts limited warranty when properly registered.
Factory Warranty Compressor10-year compressor limited warranty when properly registered.10-year compressor limited warranty when properly registered.10-year compressor limited warranty when properly registered.10-year compressor limited warranty when properly registered.
Manufacturer's Stated Benefits
  • 10-year compressor limited warranty when properly registered.
  • Optimal humidity and temperature control
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • Variable Speed compressor with GreenspeedTM Intelligence
  • WeatherArmor™ Ultra protection
  • 10-year parts limited warranty when properly registered.
  • 10-year parts limited warranty
  • 10-year compressor limited warranty
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • WeatherArmor™  Ultra protection
  • Compressor sound blanket
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmor™ Ultra protection
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmor™ protection