ASM’s Review of Carrier Air Conditioning and Heating Equipment: Recommend (if within your budget).
In July of 1902, Willis Carrier designed the first modern air conditioner, changing history and starting a movement that would allow people to settle in previously intolerable places. As a result, Time Magazine named Willis Carrier as one of the “100 Most Influential People of the 20th Century” in 1998 – not bad for an HVAC guy. Today, Carrier air conditioners still manufacture some of the premier products in the industry – let’s take a look.
How It Happened.
Willis Carrier had noticed, on occasion, a fog bank winding through the street. It occurred to him, that he could dry air by passing it through a cooling apparatus. This idea led to the invention of the first air conditioner – originally designed to dry out air for use in paper mills and other operations that required specific humidity levels for production. As it turned out, one of the side-affects was that it cooled the air down, and in the summertime it was not uncommon for people to seek out these companies just to escape the heat. The rest is history, and now you can sit in your house and enjoy cool, refreshing, air conditioned air thanks to the innovation of Willis Carrier.
Carrier Air Conditioning and Heating Products
All Systems Mechanical is licensed to service and install all major heating and air conditioning brands, including Carrier Air Conditioning. Carrier is one of the most reliable and well known HVAC equipment companies on the market. Let’s take a quick look at their products, and then we will discuss the pros and cons of Carrier heating and air conditioning equipment.
Carrier has three lines of residential heating and air conditioning products:
- Carrier Infinity Series – Their top of the line. High SEER models with all the bells and whistles.
- Carrier Performance Series – Mid-level units – Moderate SEER, very reliable and versatile. We typically recommend this model for most Carrier installations.
- Carrier Comfort Series – Base-model HVAC. Don’t let that deter you – these are very reliable, rarely break, and do a fantastic job at a more modest price.
Carrier Air Conditioning Pros and Cons
To be honest with you, we love Carrier but typically steer clients away from them for a couple of reasons. None of these reasons, however, have to do with their quality or reliability – Carrier is a fantastic product.
- Price – Carrier is expensive, and can add thousands to your new installation price.
- There are comparable companies that don’t cost as much, yet are just as reliable.
At All Systems Mechanical heating and air conditioning, we pride ourselves on giving honest evaluations of heating and air conditioning systems. We install Carrier upon customer request – trust ASM for your HVAc needs. For more information on Carrier products, try:
- Carrier Infinity vs Performance Review
- Carrier vs Lennox Furnace Review