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Carrier Package Unit Reviews - Consumer RatingsCarrier Package Unit Reviews - 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. Carrier package unit consumer ratings is a comprehensive technical review.

Carrier Package Unit Reviews - Consumer Ratings | The Hybrid Package Unit

Carrier residential and light commercial package units includes package unit heat pumps, straight air conditioner with electric heat, and gas packs - an air conditioner with a gas furnace package unit is typically referred to as a gas pack. Carrier also offers a hybrid package unit that has both a gas furnace and a heat pump with the Carrier state of the art controls selecting the best option to use for heating in the winter time.

The hybrid package unit offers a two-stage compressor for both high demand and low demand situations. This is not as efficient as the newer modulating heating and cooling systems but for a package unit the hybrid package unit has higher ratings for heating and cooling efficiency than other package units offered from other manufacturers.

Carrier package unit consumer ratings - various features of selected Carrier package units include:

Carrier Package Unit Ratings

Carrier has a wide selection of offerings in various efficiency levels. From the standard base line efficient model to the Hybrid very efficient models. Carrier also offers several commercial package systems from 5 tons all the way up to 100’s of tons.

Carrier Package Unit Top SEER Rating

Carrier Package Unit Model Comparison Matrix

Carrier Package Units Model Comparison Matrix
Carrier Gas PacksCarrier Hybrid Dual Fuel Package UnitsCarrier Heat Pump Package UnitsCarrier AC Packs
Efficiency Up to 16 SEER and 81% AFUE for premium modelsEfficiency Up to 15.5 SEER. 8.5 HSPF and 81% AFUE for premium model Efficiency Up to 15.5 SEER and 8.5 HSPF for premium modelEfficiency Up to 16 SEER
Two-stage scroll compressorTwo-stage scroll compressorTwo-stage scroll compressorTwo-stage scroll compressor
Gas HeatHeat Pump Heating and Gas Heat HeatHeat Pump heatingCooling only with optional electric heat
High-efficiency, multi-speed blower motorHigh-efficiency, multi-speed blower motorHigh-efficiency, multi-speed blower motorHigh-efficiency, multi-speed blower motor
Turbo Tubular design heat exchangerTurbo Tubular design heat exchangerElectric Backup HeatOptional electric heat
Heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction with louvered coil guardHeavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction with louvered coil guardHeavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction with louvered coil guardHeavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction with louvered coil guard
High and low-pressure switchesHigh and low-pressure switchesHigh and low-pressure switchesHigh and low-pressure switches
10-year parts limited warranty with 20-year heat exchanger limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty with 20-year heat exchanger limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty10-year parts limited warranty
Energy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiencyEnergy Star qualified - Select models depending on efficiency
Model Reviewed: Performance Series 48VGModel Reviewed: Performance Series 48VRModel Reviewed: Performance Series 50VRModel Reviewed: Performance Series 50VG
Carrier has two model series for package units. The Performance Series and the Comfort Series.

Warranties

Carrier package unit consumer ratings - Carrier offers decent warranties that are comparable to other HVAC manufacturers. Always keep in mind that most HVAC manufacturer warranties only cover the part and not labor. That means you will be paying for the labor unless you purchase an optional labor warranty. Optional labor warranties are highly recommended on the premium models. Always remember to read and understand the warranties before purchase. Additionally, it is important to register the warranty as soon as possible after installation.

About Carrier

Carrier is owned by United Technologies which is the same parent corporation of Bryant, Heil, and Tempstar.

For more on Carrier reviews and their latest models and efficiency ratings please see the Carrier website.

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