Had the REMC guy come out and do an energy audit. One thing he suggested was that we stop running the HVAC fan all of the time to lower our monthly power usage. I commented that we have a variable speed blower; so it should have a pretty minimal amp draw for just continuous cycling. When he tested the unit with just the fan running, the amp draw @ continuous fan speed was 3.3A... which was way higher than I expected. I went over and checked my parents' fan at continuous cycling speed and it was only .6A. They have the "same" furnace, just a smaller model. Theirs has a 1/2HP blower while ours has a 1HP... but 3.3 vs .6 still seems like too much of a difference. The REMC guy said there's no way we have a variable speed fan with that kind of amp draw at low speed; and that it must be 2 stage fan. The info I found on Carrier's website indicates it IS a 1hp variable speed fan, no other options listed for that model; but the only amperage information I can find is that the max draw is 12.8A. Can any of you experts confirm that the below-listed furnace is in fact only available with a variable speed fan... and, more importantly, do you know what the expected amp draw should be during the continuous cycling fan speed.
Carrier Infinity 59TN6A100 V211120
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide!