5 Carrier Air Conditioning Systems to Consider for Your Alabama

Published on: May 26, 2016
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It’s happening faster than you’d like. Your Alabama home’s air conditioning system is showing its age and will definitely need to be replaced very soon, probably sometime this summer, if not sooner. The choices seem endless, and it’s hard to know which air conditioner is the right one for you and your home.

Carrier is a well-known name in the HVAC industry and consistently offers high-quality products for every budget. Take a look at these five Carrier air conditioning systems to help you decide which one to choose for your upgrade in your Alabama home.

Infinity 19VS Central Air Conditioner 24VNA9

The Infinity 19VS comes with a five-stage variable speed compressor that allows it to run at as low as 25 percent capacity, and it’s one of the most efficient models Carrier makes. It has up to a 19 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) cooling efficiency. This means that your monthly energy costs will effectively go down with this model.

The benefits of variable speed compression don’t end with efficiency. Because it can run at lower speeds, it’s quieter than the typical model, with noise levels as low as 56 decibels. It’s also better at keeping a steady temperature and dehumidifying your house in the middle of a hot summer day.

Infinity 21 Central Air Conditioner 24ANB1

The Infinity 21 is the most efficient model offered by Carrier, with up to a 21 SEER cooling efficiency. Unlike the Infinity 19VS, this model comes with a two-stage compression system, with the two stages being low and high.

Most of the time, this unit will run in the low stage, which is what gives it such a high SEER cooling efficiency. Of course, when you need to cool down quickly, the higher stage will get the job done. This unit is quietest on the low stage and can get down to as low as 65 decibels. De-humidification works best at the lower stage, too.

Performance 17 Central Air Conditioner 24ACB7

Carrier’s Performance 17 offers a budget-friendly option with a two-stage compression system, which gives you a more energy efficient air conditioner at a better price. This unit can perform at up to a 17 SEER cooling efficiency.

It’s a little noisier than other models, going only as low as 72 decibels. Like most Carrier models, it uses non-ozone depleting Puron refrigerant and a filter drier system that protects the unit from moisture and contaminants.

Comfort 16 Central Air Conditioner 24AAA6

Sometimes all you need is an air conditioner that’s better than what you have now and doesn’t break the bank. The Comfort 16 is a good, basic, affordable air conditioner that is still energy-efficient. Even with a single-stage compressor, it can reach up to a 16 SEER cooling efficiency. The noise level goes down to 72 decibels, and it comes with the non-ozone depleting Puron refrigerant and the filter drier system that other, higher-end models have.

Infinity 17 Coastal Air Conditioner 24ANB7**C

For those of you with a house on the beach down in Dauphin Island, Gulf Shores, or Orange Beach, your needs are a little different. Sand and saltwater can wreak havoc on your outdoor air conditioning unit. But this is Alabama, and it’s still hot in the summer. Therefore, you still need an effective air conditioner to cool your home.

The Infinity 17 Coastal is an outdoor unit designed for anyone living within a few miles of the ocean or the Gulf of Mexico. It’s designed to withstand the salt air and comes with WeatherShield protection that includes ArmorPlate coil coating, 100 percent paint coverage, and WeatherArmor Ultra to battle corrosion. All Carrier models come with a 10-year parts limited warranty, but this one also includes a five-year coastal corrosion parts limited warranty as well. With all of that, you still get a 17 SEER cooling efficiency and noise levels as low as 67 decibels.

When you choose Carrier, it’s because you know you’re turning to the experts. Take a look at these models, and when you’re ready to upgrade to a new, more efficient air conditioner, an authorized AC Southeast® dealer can help you choose the best one for your home, no matter where you live in Alabama.