Consumer Reviews of Carrier central air conditioners
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Date created: 2013-11-12 Name: B. King
Location: Corpus Christi, TX
"Do Not Waste Your Money on Carrier"
2 years ago, we purchased a brand new home. The builder had installed this Carrier air conditioning unit. This unit is junk. I had to have a repairman out within the year to repair a leak. Parts were covered labor was not, $212 out of pocket. Then at 2 years and 4 days, we had a repairman out because it stopped working altogether. The motherboard and blower motor had to be replaced. How nice of them to replace the parts for free but the labor cost me $370. So in 2 years and 4 days of having this Carrier unit, I have spent $582 to have it repaired. 3 components in 2 years, 2 of which were major. When I called Carrier, they said that labor is not covered and that I should call my builder. I explained that the Carrier authorized repairman said that there was no problem with the installation, I just have a piece of junk. I will never purchase a Carrier unit as long as I live.
Date created: 2013-08-09 Name: K. Blakely
Location: Newport Beach
"Carrier Slimline Model 38HDR048-301"
We've had this Slimline unit for 7 years and bought it because it was what fit and conformed to the city rules and regulations. However, this week our Carrier was losing Puron. Just had 9+ gallons added, the unit has been trouble free until now. Fast forward to today, Carrier dealer says unit has a leak in the coil which is unrepairable. Cost for new coil is $2,000, cost for new unit is $3,500. Coil would not have warranty and new unit would be 10 years parts, 2 years labor. We are very disappointed, we had expected this unit to last at least 12 years if not 15. Carrier is pricey and we bought it based on quality, size, and that it was a "zoned" system where we could close zones as needed. If there was another brand that manufactured a slimline unit -- Trane or other, we'd be first in line.
Date created: 2013-08-07 Name: E. Cruz
Location: Houston, TX
"Broke Down In First and Third Year of Having The Unit!!!"
I had my home built through KB Homes in which their units used are Carriers. The first summer came by, living in our home when the coil in the outside unit would ice up causing the house not to cool. Luckily, I was still under warranty and got it fixed. Two years later the compressor burnt out and now I have to pay $1400 to have the new one installed. This unit is crap!! Three years into my newly built home and have had many issues with the unit since. I'm considering on installing a Goodman A/C unit. BTW Carrier's customer service [email protected]!!
Date created: 2013-08-01 Name: Dan Cummings
Location: Daphne AL
"Worst AC Ever"
We have two FC4DNF048 Carrier AC units in a fairly new home that today is 5 years old. So far, one unit has stopped cooling twice as the original coil rusted out after 3 years and had to be replaced a year and a half ago. Now that replacement coil is leaking rusted out after 1.5 years. Now for the second unit, its motor crapped out 4 months ago and parts had to be replaced. You would think a new home with two units could be more reliable. We are now looking to replace the entire unit that has coil's rusting out and leaking. It will not be a Carrier. Looking at paying more and going with a Rheem or something other than Carrier.
Date created: 2013-07-02 Name: Eddie Duggan
Location: Dallas, TX
"Carrier Outside Unit Last Four Years!!!!"
We replaced one of our outside central air conditioner units with a new Carrier in 2009. The unit stopped working last week (end of June 2013). Our AC repair guys just told us the condensor coil had developed leaks and would need to be replaced. This unit had a one year warranty, so no help there. Four years is ridiculous for this unit. We have two other units for the office, one of which has lasted at least thirty years!
Date created: 2013-05-21 Name: p.c
Location: Plymouth, MI
"Not so Good"
Got new system from Sears in 2005. Coil start to leak in 2012, then control board went out(2012). This year, the system failed again, compressor needs to be replaced. Very disappointed.
Date created: 2013-05-13 Name: N. Ladak
Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
"Cost of Parts Ridiculous!"
Bought a home with a Carrier furnace and air conditioner. Initially, I was thrilled because I personally bought a Carrier AC in my last home and no issues for 10 years. Within 2 years at the new home, the AC broke down twice each time on the hottest day of the year. This year (3rd year), tried again and it wouldn't come on. My repair man said the refrigerant is leaking and it would cost $1,900 to replace the part, plus labour for $2,400. It is a 3 ton unit and a new one goes for $4K. Ridiculous.
Date created: 2013-05-12 Name: Thomas I. Smith
Location: Visalia, CA
After 4 years and 11 months, I now have to pay nearly $900.00 for labor repairs to a unit that has a 5 year warranty for parts only. This unit cost over $8000.00 5 years ago. It is now 95 degrees outside my home and I cannot get the unit to get the inside temperature down to even 80 degrees. If the parts that are replaced last no longer than 5 years, you will hear from my attorney.
Date created: 2013-05-07 Name: M. Courtney
Location: Charlottesville, VA
"Carrier is Crap"
Had a 2-ton, 15 seer Puron Carrier a/c installed in summer 2006 by an incompetent Carrier dealer. The coil failed in 2009. Carrier HQ was rude, nasty, and unconcerned. With the help of a relative in the HVAC business in Kentucky, I got a coil under warranty but had to pay installation labor. In 2011, 3# of R410 was added but a tech could not find a leak. April 2013: coil leaking badly. A non-Carrier HVAC company was told by Carrier that they would honor only 1 year of the 5-year guarantee. I called Carrier and it agreed to honor the guarantee. Labor and R410-A will cost me about $1,000. Now 7 years into ownership, I will have replaced 3 coils and spent $2,000 in repair bills to keep this junky a/c operating. Buy anything but a Carrier. Carrier a/c units are defective. My nephew works as a Carrier tech for industrial units; he says the coils are failing every couple of years and recommends a tin or aluminum coil. I expect that Carrier will send another copper coil. I hope I can move before this new coil fails. I am going broke. The Trane dealer told me I'd be sorry. He was so right.
Date created: 2013-04-25 Name: joan wilson
Location: Pennington, NJ
Junk! I had it installed in May 2004. The refrigerant started to leak after the 5 years warranty was up. I used to replace refrigerant every year since then. Just found out that the coil was bad and the manufacturer is out of business. Carrier has a poor customer service and never initiated a re-call. They couldn't help us. Do not buy Carrier.
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