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Carrier central air conditioners are proficient at making your home more comfortable through the hot times of the year. They use a two-stage compressor system to regulate the speed and temperature of the airflow through your house. They produce less sound than most of their competitors and have an acceptable level of energy consumption. And with their innovative WeatherArmor technology, you can rest assured that they'll stand up to the punishment of being outdoors year-round.

Most Carrier central AC units are Energy Star qualified. This means they meet the Environmental Protection Agency's criteria for superior energy consumption. These conditions include meeting a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating greater than 15. Carrier central air conditioners have SEER ratings ranging from 13 to 21. Buying an Energy Star-qualified unit can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. While most Carrier units you can buy meet these standards, other central air conditioners have SEER ratings of up to 24.5.

These central air conditioners use Puron refrigerant that not only cools your home, but also reduces humidity, which is further reduced by their two-stage compressors that run longer and at slower speeds instead of at higher-level spurts. The reduced humidity will make your living quarters much more comfortable.

One convenient tool that comes with several Carrier central air conditioner units is Infinity Touch Control. This is an app that you can install on your tablet, smartphone or computer that syncs with the thermostat on your wall so you can control the temperature in your house from anywhere.

Carrier devices are nice and quiet. The sound output is as low as 65 dB, making them some of the quietest central air conditioning units you will find.

Harsh weather can cause many problems with air conditioning units. Carrier designs its products with protectants to ensure that nothing can get in and destroy them. WeatherArmor Ultra is specific to Carrier and protects the AC unit from outdoor complications. This protection is designed to increase the AC unit's lifespan and durability.

In addition to the WeatherArmor Ultra protection, Carrier central air conditioners feature a steel, louvered coil guard. This is another level of protection to increase the unit's durability and reliability. The device is built from galvanized steel and features baked-on powder-coat paint. Carrier's warranty on the Infinity Series is very respectable – 10 years on the compressor and 10 years on parts – though we did see units with lifetime compressor warranties.

Summary

There are units with slightly higher SEER levels, but the Carrier central air conditioners are still respectably energy-efficient central air conditioner units. They have many advanced technologies, such as a two-stage compressor and Puron refrigerant to ensure that your home is cool with reduced humidity. The WeatherArmor protection is also a great benefit. Overall, the Carrier Infinity Series is an excellent option for staying cool and keeping money in your pocketbook.