PROS / When paired with the right thermostat you can control this unit with your smartphone.
CONS / The 10-year compressor warranty is much shorter than the lifetime warranties some competitors offer.
VERDICT / Good insulation and quality construction make this a quiet and efficient choice for your new central air conditioner.
The Carrier Infinity Series is one of the most energy-efficient central air conditioner units available with excellent energy efficiency, a quiet design and a two-stage compressor that can help reduce the humidity in your home.
This air conditioning system stands out compared to other units because of its energy-efficient design. It has a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of up to 21. The higher the number, the more efficient the unit is. The Carrier Infinity Series provides one of the highest SEER numbers available. It ties for the third-highest SEER in our comparison.
This air conditioning system has met all of the guidelines to be an Energy Star-qualified device. And when paired with the Infinity Touch Control, the best units in the Infinity line can be controlled through your smartphone.
In addition to the many energy-efficient features this central air conditioner provides, it also includes a two-stage compressor that helps reduce the humidity in your home by running longer at lower speeds instead of in short spurts at higher levels. The reduced humidity will make your living quarters much more comfortable.
This device is nice and quiet. Its sound output is as low as 65 decibels. It is one of the quietest central air conditioning units you will find and the fourth quietest in our comparison of outdoor air conditioners.
Harsh weather can cause many problems with air conditioning units. Carrier designed the Infinity Series with protectants to ensure that nothing can get in and destroy it. WeatherArmor Ultra Protection is specific to Carrier and protects the AC unit from outdoor complications. The WeatherArmor Ultra Protection is designed to increase the AC unit's lifespan and durability.
In addition to the WeatherArmor Ultra Protection, this Carrier central air conditioner features a steel, louvered coil guard. This is another level of protection to help 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.
There are units with slightly higher SEER levels, but the Carrier Infinity Series is still one of the most energy-efficient central air conditioner units available. It has 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 to stay cool and keep money in your pocketbook.