Goodman Versus Carrier Air Conditioners – Comparing Goodman to Carrier is not a difficult thing to do for an HVAC technician or someone in the HVAC industry. However comparing premium models from Goodman to Carrier depends on what you are looking for in an air conditioner. Of course it is difficult for Goodman to beat Carrier in the SEER department for their premium model air conditioner but there are pluses and minuses for everything. Let’s look at the comparison matrix and then analyze each feature one at a time. (more…)
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews –
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews – Carrier offers a full line of geothermal heat pump systems that range in efficiency ratings from 21.7 EER up to 37 EER and with various cabinet configurations to fit most types of applications. Efficiency ratings on Geothermal Heat Pumps depend a lot on the type of loop you have installed for the heat system where a closed loop is far more efficient than an open loop. The total cost of installation also will depend on rebates and other programs by government and industry for having a geothermal heat pump system installed and this varies from state to state. For a comprehensive updated database list of HVAC Tax Rebates and Credits check our main site. Tax rebates offer a significant reduction in installation for installing very efficient HVAC systems. That and the reduction of your energy bills in the future mean big savings. Carrier geothermal heat pumps come in sizes from 1 1/2 tons to 6 tons and can be configured for various options such as a hot water generator to produce domestic hot water for showers and other hot water uses. Various features of selected Carrier geothermal heat pump systems include:
- Horizontal flow, up-flow, and down-flow configurations along with compact units in selected Carrier geothermal heat pump systems
- Carrier geothermal heat pump systems utilize R-410A Puron refrigerant
- Optional variable speed blower in select Carrier geothermal heat pump systems
- Two-stage Scroll compressors available in select Carrier geothermal heat pump systems.
- Select Carrier geothermal heat pump systems have water to water capabilities for hydronic heating and cooling. This means baseboard heating and cooling systems and no or little duct work in case you need a fan coil unit somewhere.
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews Conclusion
As always the energy efficiency of any new HVCAC system installed will depend on the quality of installation by the HVAC contractor. Before purchasing a new system check our Buyers Advice category at our main site to help you find the right contractor and purchase a good HVAC system for you and your home.
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews Additional Resources to help you buy the right system:
- Geothermal Heat Pump Systems.
- How a Heat Pump Works?
- Will a New Humidifier with your new HVAC system make you more comfortable?
- Selecting the right air filters for your new HVAC is important.
- How and Electronic Air Cleaner works.
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews
Carrier Condensing Units Reviews
Carrier Condensing Units Reviews – Carrier condensing units range from 13 SEER all the way up to 21 SEER for air conditioner condensing units and 13 SEER to 19 SEER for heat pump condensing units. The economical Comfort series offers comfort at an affordable price while the Infinity series offers high efficiency air conditioner condensers and heat pump condensers. Various features of selected Carrier condensing units include:
- Selected Carrier condensing units offer two-stage compressors
- Selected Carrier condensers offer advanced diagnostic features
- Carrier condenser units are designed for rugged durability and construction
- Carrier condensing units are designed for quiet operation
- Selected Carrier condensing units are Energy Star rated
Carrier Condensing Units Reviews – Professional opinion
Carrier offers some of the highest range of efficiency levels in the industry for standard air source heat pump and air conditioner condensing units. The have solid engineering behind their condensing units that offers great equipment that can be trouble-free over the life of the equipment provided that it is installed properly and maintained properly. One drawback to Carrier, in my opinion, is their parts. Some of the parts in most Carrier HVAC equipment are engineered by Carrier and offers added value to the equipment however these parts are only available from Carrier and can be very expensive if something goes wrong.
As a professional technician who works in the field and has for many years I’ve seen the pain the consumers get when I show them the bill after repairing a Carrier unit. They end getting angry with me when I keep my rates reasonable and show them the cost of the part. Other manufacturers do the same so unless you know then you will pay the price when a problem develops and you have no choice but to purchase the new part from a Carrier Supplier. A good thing about Carrier is that they have standards for their dealers that require them to have a certain amount of training for their technicians. This is good in the regard that you will someone who is knowledgeable about the equipment and can troubleshoot and repair the equipment efficiently if something goes wrong.
Carrier is owned by United Technologies which is the same parent corporation of Bryant, Heil, and Tempstar.
If you have a particular model number for any type of HVAC Equipment please email us and we will do an HVAC technical review of the air conditioning or heating equipment for you.
Carrier Condensing Units Reviews
Carrier Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings
Carrier Boiler Reviews – Carrier offers boilers with efficiency ranges from 80% AFUE to 90% AFUE*. Carrier is a popular name known for air conditioners, heat pumps, and gas furnaces but Carrier offers other types of HVAC products including Carrier hot water boilers in indoor air quality products that compliment Carriers other HVAC products. (more…)
Carrier Air Handlers Reviews | Consumer Ratings
Carrier Air Handlers Reviews – Carrier air handlers carry the name Infinity Series for the top of the line models, Performance Series for mid range models, and Comfort Series for economical models. Carrier manufacturers air handlers for residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial applications. Carrier air handlers are used in light commercial and residential applications ranging from 1.5 tons to 5 ton models. (more…)
Carrier Package Unit Reviews – Consumer Ratings
Carrier package units come in a variety of configurations including hybrid heat pump package unit with gas heat for back up heat, air conditioner package unit with gas heat known as a gas pack, and air conditioner with electric heat as an option. Carrier produces a full-line of package units for residential, light commercial and commercial applications. Carrier commercial package units will be covered in a future planned section titled Commercial HVAC. (more…)
Carrier Infinity 80 Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
This review includes models 58CVA and 58CVX Carrier InfinityTM 80 Gas Furnaces
Carrier Infinity 80 Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings – Efficiency Rating
The InfinityTM 80 Gas Furnace offers efficiency ratings up to 80% AFUE as claimed by Carrier in the Carrier literature for the InfinityTM 80 Gas Furnace. This very close to the minimum efficiency rating that HVAC manufacturers have to meet according to DOE requirements for HVAC manufacturers.
In other words, 80% heat this gas furnaces makes will end up in the home while the 20% will end up vented to the outside through the flue. This is if ideal conditions are met and the gas furnace is installed correctly. (more…)
Carrier Performance Boost 90 Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings
The Carrier Performance Boost 90 Gas Furnace comes with an AFUE rating of up to 96.5% AFUE. What separates this gas furnace from another gas furnace is the Boost name and the efficiency range. Carrier calls it Boost and describes the name Boost as: when this furnace is combined with a Carrier heat pump or air conditioner and you are using it in cooling mode the furnace blower will circulate cool air throughout the house. (more…)
Carrier Gas Furnace Reviews – Carrier offers three different gas furnace Models of various efficiency’s and sizes for their gas furnaces. Carriers economy model gas furnace is the Comfort Series with AFUE ratings ranging from 80% AFUE to 95.5% AFUE. Next is the Performance Series ranging from 80% AFUE to 96.7% AFUE. Carriers top models are the Infinity Series ranging from 80% AFUE to 98.5% AFUE. Depending on the model the capacities range from 38,000 BTU’s to 154,000 BTU’s. (more…)
Carrier Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings – Carrier offers heat pumps in 3 different series. The Infinity Series, The Performance Series, and the Comfort Series with the Infinity Series being the Premium heat pump series Carrier offers. Their heat pump efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.7 HSPF to 20.5 SEER and 13 HSPF with heat pump capacity ranges from 1.5 tons to 5 tons making Their heat pumps are ideal for residential and light commercial applications. Their heat pumps are designed to meet or exceed industry standards for noise levels. Various features for selected Carrier Units are: (more…)