Carrier Central Air Conditioners

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Carrier Central Air Conditioner Overview

Founded in 1915, Carrier claims to have invented the modern air conditioning system. Carrier offers a variety of HVAC systems for residential and commercial applications. The company’s products include air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and packaged units. Carrier manufactures affordable, quiet and energy-efficient AC units.

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  • #15 of 67 Central Air Conditioners
  • 28.64% of customers recommended

The company offers warranties on its cooling systems, along with excellent customer support. Many Carrier air conditioner models meet Energy Star requirements, which means they are environmentally friendly and can reduce energy bills. Most Carrier AC models work well in mild to moderate climates. Carrier also offers a premium model that is designed to operate in hotter regions.

AC systems replace hot and humid indoor air with cold air. Air conditioners are available in various sizes, and they have three main components: a compressor, a condenser coil and an evaporator coil.

Refrigerant circulates through these three components, absorbing heat from the indoor air. A blower then circulates the cooled air throughout your home. The three basic types of air conditioners are central, window and mini-split or ductless units.

Carrier air conditioner series and models

Carrier categorizes its AC models into three series: Infinity, Performance and Comfort. The following sections describe the most popular models in each series.

Infinity 20 Air Conditioner with Greenspeed Intelligence (24VNA0)

Carrier’s flagship air conditioner offers superior comfort with exceptional energy efficiency. The unit has a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) and operates as quietly as 58 decibels. The SEER rating indicates the amount of energy required to produce a specific cooling output. This model features Carrier’s patented Greenspeed Intelligence technology and a variable-speed compressor that cools and dehumidifies.

Recognized as one of the most efficient Energy Star-qualified models in 2019, this unit is available in cooling capacities ranging from two to five tons. The system uses environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. This top-of-the-line air conditioner costs about $4,940, excluding installation costs, which vary depending on factors such as the unit’s size. For accurate pricing information, consulting a local HVAC professional.

Infinity 19VS Central Air Conditioner (24VNA9)

This air conditioner delivers quiet, energy-efficient operation. The system has a five-stage variable-speed compressor, which helps maintain even temperatures and operation as quiet as 56 decibels. Available in cooling capacities ranging from two to five tons, the unit has a SEER rating of up to 19 and uses environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant.

This air conditioner costs about $3,376, excluding installation costs. The price of installation depends on the unit size, home location and installation difficulty. Contact a local HVAC professional for an accurate installation quote.

Infinity 17 Coastal Air Conditioner (24ANB7**C)

This air conditioner from Carrier is ideal for those who live near seacoasts. The unit is designed to withstand harsh salt air, and the system offers exceptional cooling performance without compromising on efficiency. This model boasts a SEER rating of up to 17 and comes with an additional five-year coastal corrosion parts warranty. With noise levels as low as 67 decibels, the unit is both quiet and reliable.

This air conditioner is available in cooling capacities from two to five tons and uses environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant. The unit costs $2,425, plus installation. Factors such as whether additional ductwork is required impact installation costs. A local HVAC professional can help you choose the best unit for your home and provide accurate pricing information.

Performance 16 Central Air Conditioner (24ACC6)

This budget-friendly air conditioner also offers long-term energy savings. The Performance series AC unit has a single-stage scroll compressor and a SEER rating of up to 16. The system uses R-410A refrigerant, which is environmentally friendly.

This model is available in sizes ranging from two to five tons and costs about $2,330, not including installation. Consult a local HVAC professional for an accurate quote.

Comfort 16 Central Air Conditioner (24ABC6)

This affordable Carrier air conditioner has a SEER rating of up to 16, which can reduce energy bills. The system uses a single-stage compressor and environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant.

Available in capacities ranging from two to five tons, this AC unit costs about $1,895 not including installation costs, which varies based on factors including your location and the size of the unit. Contact an HVAC professional for more detailed information.

Care and maintenance

Contact a certified HVAC technician from Carrier to schedule annual inspection and maintenance for your AC unit. However, you can take some additional steps to extend the life of your AC system.

  • Consider sealing or insulating AC ducts.
  • Change the air filters regularly.
  • Ensure that no objects block the air conditioner vents.
  • Do not cover the outside condensing unit, and keep it free of leaves and debris.
  • Do not turn on the air conditioner when outdoor temperatures drop below the company-specified temperature.

Carrier air conditioner warranties

Carrier offers a limited five-year warranty on parts and the compressor. However, when you register your product within 90 days of purchase, Carrier extends the warranty to 10 years. The company also offers an optional extended warranty, which covers parts and labor.

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Carrier Central Air Conditioner Reviews

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"Real model not provided, but is 58STA070—1–16"

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Very Unsatisfied

Air unit has already gone out 2x in less than 48 hours, and unit is less than one year old. Service man said outside of unit was dirty was reason it went out, and charged me $175.00 to hose off outside of cabinet! Hogwash! I have purchased many other brands over my working lifetime (50+ years) and have never had this problem, especially not in less than a year on a brand new unit! We live in a condo with a real small yard, so not like mowing has plugged it with debris! Carrier units now being made in Mexico causing severe quality problems?? Advising everyone I know (broadcasting via private messages, advising all to pass along) to stay away from anything made by Carrier! Dozens upon dozens of similar complaints made over past 3 years by other customers whose air unit keeps going out. So far, nothing done to resolve these quality issues?? Has cost me a small fortune already, so intend to see the manufacturer suffers, too. Spreading the word about inferior Carrier brand to everyone on or off Internet (advising friends by private messenger, and they will pass info along).

Sherry Lively


"Compressor Failure"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have a Carrier ac unit that had a compressor failure less than two years after it was installed. The unit is protected by a surge protector, so the chance that a surge caused it is slim. I contacted the installer and they are getting a replacement compressor. My main complaint is the cavalier attitude of the Carrier customer service group. They are terrible to deal with. I am also having to pay for the labor and replacement Freon, which is over $1,300. This a unit that is less than 2 years old and should not have failed. I will not use another Carrier product and I will also post on as many review sites, negative reviews. The driver for the reviews are the horrible experience I had with customer service and the fact that the unit failed in less than 2 years. Carrier customer service told me that it would take 3 to 5 business days before they could send someone out to look at the unit to determine what caused the failure. I live in Texas and and August in Texas is downright hot. When I explained this to the customer service rep, the answer was that was the best they could do. Service and poor service life. Do not use Carrier products!

Bob Chmielewski

Houston, TX


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Very Unsatisfied

We replaced a quiet, 17-year-old Janitrol with this extremely noisy, brand new Carrier. It wakes me up during the night sometimes and it's so noisy out back by our porch, that when it comes on, we can't hear our radio. I can't believe that I have to listen to that noise for the next 10, 15 years! Also, we only had it for two weeks when it stopped cooling! Techs discovered that it had a cracked condenser, I believe that's what it was, and it had leaked all of the Freon! They had to order the part, and came back the next night to install, and it was in the mid 90's outside with no A/C. Now, after reading all these reviews, I'm kind of waiting for what's next. We are going to try to soundproof the closet that it's in and also build some type of soundproofing wall around the outside unit. More money that we shouldn't have to spend!

carol rose

Cocoa, FL

"Leaking coolant"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I'm currently experiencing the same things going on with my system as others have stated above. I've been in my home 6 years and my system continues to leak refrigerant. I made a complaint last year but was told the warranty had expired 2 months before the system stop cooling my home. This year I have called several times in which I've been giving little to no concern at all from carrier. I have spent well over $1200 not including labor charges getting refrigerant into the system to attempt to find the leak but no luck. My system is currently not working at this moment and I think its unfair to the homeowners to have a newly home and have to invest in another system/ repairs so soon/Please advise. I don't want anyone knocking walls down in my home because of the faulty air condition unit to find the leak and my still be unsuccessful. This is so stressful.

Neka cureton

North Carolina

"Bad coils again we pay carrier doesn�t"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Ac worked fine for a few years in our newly built house then Blower not working well & needed replacing. Then coil rusted through after 17 months of use (5summers in Michigan) all coolant leaked out of rusted coil then coil was replaced. At $700 our cost carrier won't pay for defective coil. Who want to do a class action lawsuit. Lennox got sued for faulty coils because of bad metal now carrier is doing the same to us. We have to do something



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