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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"Cheating by Service Dealer of Carrier in New Delhi India"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My Carrier 1.5 Ton Window A/C worked well for about seven years and turned defective in March 2017. Team of two mechanics visited on call and declared some part defective and collected cheque payment of 3350.00 but within ten days AC again stopped functioning. Again second team of mechanics visited from same Dealer Franchisee of Carrier in New Delhi, India and reported that earlier team had made AC functional by temporary solution by tightening the screws and informed that compressor motor had turned defective costing inr 4800.00. I am feeling cheated by collection of 3350 by first team and ready for payment of balance amount for change of motor compressor. Carrier Service Manager does not want to talk to customer and had not got the air conditioner set right despite my several mail. Most unsatisfied service of Carrier Air conditioner in New Delhi, India. Please get my job done immediately. Rajiv Misraa Phone+91-9810973812 26/8 Third Floor West Patel Nagar New Delhi India 110008 Unsatisfied Cheated Customer By Carrier Service

Rajiv Misraa

New Delhi, India

"24ACC4 compressor fails after 1 summer"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Installed in September 2015 with light use in 2016. Bad compressor on April 16th when started for first time in 2017. Anyone else having problem with this series — Carrier Comfort 14 seer, model 24acc4 – 660a063 (series 3115e15419)?

Ben Lin

Bethesda, MD

"Bought junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Bought a 5 ton commercial unit in 2009, installed by CR Powers in Carlisle, PA, the unit gave freezing of coils problem from the first year and problem every summer and fall when asked to replace the unit was told there was no warranty after one year the dealer charged me every year for many parts and service including replacing the fan and blower motors, capacitors etc and now again after one year of replacing both motors for a substantial amount the motors are burnt again and was told so is the compressor burnt and have to buy s new unit, someone told me they have a ten year warranty on these machines but I don't know who to contact at Carrrier, the dealer had already refused to stand by the warranty many years back.

Ned khan

Carlisle, PA

"Excellent Service by Installers of Carrier!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I recently had my Carrier central a/c installed by Sarosky heating and a/c of Bethlehem, pa. If anyone is looking for someone to install their Carrier unit, I would suggest this company.. I am more than pleased with them! First of all, out of my 3 estimates I obtained prior to choosing Sarosky, they were the least expensive, for this same Carrier product. Secondly, their service was Prompt. I received the quote, and in a timely manner they were able to set up & do the installation…as opposed to a wait time of 1-2-3 months down the line. Thirdly, the service was terrific! When it was being installed, I felt that the employees really were very knowledgeable by telling me/educating me on the work that they were doing, as they were doing it. Frank, the one technician said that he has been working at the company for 24 years! So he/they, were very personable & very competent. They answered every (painstaking, I'm sure! LOL:)) question I had along the way. They even made an effort to accommodate my crazy work schedule, which I know posed some inconveniences for them. So far I am very pleased with the contractors they deal with re: Sarosky heating and a/c & of course, my Carrier unit. Easy to maintain, is very quiet and I think I am going to be very satisfied with it overall. They get 5 stars all the way around from me. I would highly recommend them both, Sarosky Heating & a/c and Carrier:)

S. Heisner

Bethlehem, PA

"Unresolved warranty issues"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My AC unit failed to cool last October, after having used it for just 10 months. I reported it to the dealer, and technicians were sent after days of waiting. Diagnosis was the voltage went 200, which I do not really understand. Until now, the unit is not yet fixed because according to the service center, it really takes a very long time for Carrier to entertain problems especially on change of parts. I am planning to visit the Dept of Trade and Industry about this matter. Imagine 2 months of discomfort…what about the warranty? I cannot even give a rate of .05 for Carrier. Thank you.

Maria amy fiel t. Racines

Marobojoc, Bohol, Phillipines

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