Purchasing a Carrier Air Conditioning Unit?
If you’re like many homeowners, you don’t know that much about air conditioning technology. Nor do you need to. As long as the system is quietly providing cooled air, you’re happy. But when the time comes where AC repair isn’t enough and upgrading your home with air conditioner installation services is necessary, you’ll need a quick refresher on Carrier’s air conditioning units to be ready!
Carrier is an innovative HVAC manufacturer and has a number of air conditioners to meet homeowners’ various needs. If you are wondering how much a new air conditioner costs and how to get the best deal, comparing prices with Carrier AC models is a good place to begin.
Do you have questions about your Carrier air conditioner, or are you looking to purchase a new system? Call our HVAC contractors in West Volusia for help deciding which AC is the best for your home in Florida! Call us at 386-337-3502 or contact us online today!
Purchasing a Carrier Air Conditioning Unit? Here’s a Simple Guide
Carrier Infinity Series
This top-of-the-line air conditioning series offers the best in performance and comfort. The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of these units starts at 16, but the best model reaches 21. The Infinity 21 model also employs advanced features like the two-stage compressor. Two stages of cooling means that the unit automatically adjusts to the lower stage of cooling that uses much less energy when the home’s cooling load is low.
On hotter days and during the hottest times of the day, it ramps up to the higher stage of cooling to easily combat heat. This component also makes managing humidity a snap. The manufacturer designed this system to run nearly continuously at the lower stage, so it can rid the home of humidity in the most effective, efficient way.
Carrier Performance Series
The air conditioners in this series promote energy efficiency at a lower purchase price, while still providing great comfort features. The best performing AC in this series reaches SEER 17, while the lowest-priced unit reaches SEER 15. All of the Performance models operate quietly, emitting just slightly more noise than the models in the Infinity Series.
The Performance 17 Carrier air conditioner employs a two-stage compressor for optimal efficiency and dehumidification. On the budget end of the series, the Performance 13 Compact provides 1.5 to 5 tons of cooling capacity and performs between SEER 12.5 and 15. The air conditioner employs a single-stage compressor to provide consistent cooling over the long summer months.
Carrier Comfort Series
An economical option for homeowners seeking efficiency and comfort, the Comfort Series employs cutting-edge technologies for cost-effective home comfort. You can choose among models that reach 16.5 SEER, 15 SEER or 13.2 SEER.
The Comfort 16, and two other models (the Comfort 13 and the Comfort 13 Coastal ACs), emit more sound than the models in the other series of Carrier air conditioning units, but they also achieve efficient performance at an affordable price. These single-stage compressor models have a range of capacities, and they employ the efficient scroll-type compressor that is featured in the other series Carrier manufactures. The scroll compressor is an innovative component that helps the air conditioner perform better because they are compact, use less energy, and are quiet.
Homeowners who live in or near Florida’s coastal areas should consider choosing one of the Coastal models in the Comfort and Infinity series. Carrier applies a special coating on these models during the manufacturing process to resist corrosion from salt. The coating preserves the outdoor unit, which is exposed to harsh elements. Without the coating, the air conditioner’s outdoor compressor unit succumbs to wear and tear, and quickly deteriorates, shortening its life span.
Carrier Air Conditioner Installation in West Volusia
Even the best Carrier air conditioners won’t function as efficiently and quietly as they should if they aren’t properly sized and installed. To accomplish this feat, you need to hire an experienced HVAC contractor.
Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning expertly installs Carrier air conditioning units. We are also a factory authorized dealer, which means our technicians receive specialized training in how to maintain, service, and install Carrier equipment.
Common Questions About Carrier AC Purchases
Installing a new Carrier air conditioner can be both exciting and intimidating. Here are answers to a few of the common questions we receive at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning about the process:
How long does a Carrier air conditioner last?
Air conditioners in the Infinity series can be expected to last 20 to 25 years, while the Performance series can last 18 to 22 years and the Comfort series typically lasts 15 to 20 years.
What size air conditioner do I need?
That will depend on the size of your home, its layout, its insulation quality, and other factors. For the best results, a NATE-certified installer such as our technicians at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning should perform Manual J load calculations to size the system properly for your home.
Why do Carrier AC units cost more than other brands?
Carrier uses high-quality components like Copland compressors to ensure the system is releasable, durable, and long-lasting. Plus they invest heavily in technician training to ensure that Carrier systems are installed and serviced properly.
How long is the Carrier air conditioner warranty?
A new Carrier air conditioner from the Infinity, Performance, or Comfort series that is equipped with Puron refrigerant will have a 10-year limited parts warranty, as long as the system is installed at the homeowner’s primary residence, the system is registered within 90 days, and the system was installed after January 1, 2009.
What does the warranty cover?
Carrier’s warranty covers any major parts that are defective from the factory. Labor costs for replacing the defective part are not covered, and any parts that were damaged due to improper installation, lack of maintenance, misuse, or improper repairs will not be covered.
What happens if I sell my home?
Carrier’s system warranty can be transferred to a new owner if the warrant is still valid and if the new owner registers properly within 90 days of the sale. The term of the new owner’s warranty will be a maximum of 5 years.
Have a question that was not answered here? Call our team today at 386-337-3502 or contact us online to speck with an HVAC expert!
Schedule Carrier Air Conditioning Installation Today
If you’d like to talk to one of the comfort specialists at Jacob Heating & Air Conditioning about investing in a new Carrier air conditioning unit, just give us a call at 386-337-3502 or contact us online! We provide AC installation services throughout the areas of Astor, DeLand, DeLeon Springs, DeBary, Deltona, Lake Helen, Orange City, and Pierson, Florida.
At your consultation for air conditioner installation services in West Volusia, our HVAC contractors will walk you through the key features of each model of AC that we carry to help you select the one that best fits your needs and your wallet. We serve homeowners and businesses in West Volusia County with pride, providing air conditioning, furnace, and heat pump solutions, as well as dehumidifiers and indoor air quality services.
Call our air conditioner installation contractors today at 386-337-3502 or contact us online to learn more about Carrier AC systems in West Volusia.