Carrier Air Conditioners: The different options and what to choose

The Carrier Infinity 21 series of air conditioners are an excellent example of the quality HVAC equipment Carries manufactures.  There is a wide variety of models that Carrier provides for residential air conditioning. The Infinity Series combines a number of industry leading features to bring a state of the art level of air conditioning to the homeowner.  Choosing any air conditioner can be all kinds of difficult and overwhelming at first. However, there are a number of things about Carrier which can help to ensure success when selecting a home air conditioning system. First, Carrier invented what we consider modern air conditioning.  The first schematic for an air conditioner was developed by a small group of engineers lead by Willis Carrier. That initial schematic was first drafted in 1902. Carrier completely transformed a number of key elements throughout our country and the world with his invention. The economy was given a giant boost as manufacturers, food service, etc. embraced the advent of air conditioning.  Additionally, the country saw what was once considered uninhabitable land become sprawling residential communities. The Carrier Infinity 21 Series is a shining example of why Carrier is still considered one of the leaders in the HVAC industry. For example let’s look at the Infinity 21 2 stage air conditioning system.

A 2 stage air conditioner is a type of air conditioner which has a different type of compressor.  Single stage air conditioners only have one stage which is a high setting. The 2 stage air conditioner employs a compressor which is able to shift between two different stages. There is still the max or high stage. This setting is for when the daily temperatures are really up there. Extremely hot days require the maximum effort of an air conditioner. This setting is also often employed during the peak heating hours of the day.  However, this type of air conditioner has an additional stage for more moderate days when the temperature is not quite so hot. The Carrier Infinity air conditioner is able to operate nearly 80 percent of the time at the lower setting. Operating at the lower stage allows the Infinity air conditioner to keep the indoor temperature more consistent while better controlling humidity. On top of that, the lower stage allows for greatly enhanced comfort as it’s also working much more efficiently.  The result is far more consistent comfort with much desired energy savings. The Infinity 21 air conditioner is considered a Split System or what some commonly refer to as Central Air. There is an inside unit which is also know as the “cold side” joined by an outside unit or “hot side” on the side of your home. So, the Infinity Series is still a traditional air conditioner but with excellent features setting it apart from other models. An example of these great features is the Puron refrigerant.  Puron refrigerant might be easily mistaken for just another type of Freon. But, that would be far from an accurate description. Refrigerant is the important energy transfer component in an air conditioning system.

Freon is a term leftover from decades gone by. In fact, Puron is actually correctly referred to as R410A. R410A is completely different from R-22 refrigerant. R410A is actually environmentally sound. R-22 is harmful to the ozone layer and is being completely phased out. Carries has been an industry leader in the transition to the more environmentally conscious Puron or R410A across this country as well as the globe.  R410A refrigerant also has a much lower lifetime service cost. The Infinity Series not only is more efficient but far more environmentally friendly. The inside unit or cold side of this Split System type of air conditioner contains the evaporator coil, a blower fan and the fan coil. These work in conjunction with the outside or hot side unit to produce the excellent Carrier cooling you would expect. The outside part of this Split System is made up of the condenser coil and the compressor. These are housed in a cabinet outside of your house. Typically, the outside unit sits on some sort of concrete pad. The pad is used not only to have a convenient place to put the outside unit.  The Infinity Series, like any other Split System, must be on a level surface for the air conditioner to function properly. An outside unit which is unlevel will have greatly adverse effects on the air conditioning system as a whole. The Infinity Series goes the extra mile when it comes to the outside unit. The construction of the cabinet which houses the condenser and the compressor are key to the longevity of the unit. The Infinity 21 constructs that cabinet from solid, durable construction using high grade sheet metal. The cabinet provides extra protection with steel louvers guarding the coils. Finally, the cabinet is powder coated and finished with baked on paint. Then Carrier went one better when considering the outside unit. 

Carrier addressed the noise level attributed to the outside unit of an air conditioning system. We have all experienced walking up to a house where the outside component can be heard before you even get out of the car. The Infinity 21 Series of air conditioners uses several advanced features to bring down that noise level tremendously. This evolution in design allows the air conditioner to run as low as 65 decibels. To put that sound level in perspective, normal conversation is about 60 decibels. Using a special compressor sound hood, advance ECM ball bearings for the fan and forward swept fan blades, the noise is dramatically reduced. Overall, the Infinity Series 21 2 Stage air conditioner is one of the finest examples of the technological evolution Carrier is famous for.  While still being a traditional central air type unit, the Infinity Series sets itself apart from most other air conditioners. This series of Carrier air conditioners offers many different sizes and features to suit your specific needs. Don’t hesitate to contact your licensed Carrier dealer today!

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