Willis Carrier invented the first modern air conditioner in 1902, and since then the world hasn’t been the same.
Carrier still makes some of the most energy efficient and reliable air conditioners on the market today.
Ottawa Home Services provides expert central air conditioner installation services. Our rigorous process ensures you not only get the right AC for your home and comfort needs, but flawless installation. Most importantly, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee: should your new air conditioner perform like we say it will, we’ll fix it for free or even replace it if that’s what it takes.
Read about our air conditioning buying guide to help you make the best decision.
Carrier Air Conditioners We Carry
We have a variety of Carrier central air units to match different home sizes, efficiency requirements, and comfort preferences.
In the tables below, you can compare some key features. For a complete home analysis and expert recommendation, please talk to an Ottawa Home Services cooling expert to learn which model is ideal for your exact needs.
Maximum Efficiency Air Conditioners
These units are all part of the Infinity series. They have greatest efficiency, and will save you money in the long run as Ontario electricity rates are expected to rise for the next few decades.
If lower cost is more important, please look at our medium efficiency Carrier ACs below.
|Model||Infinity 16 24ANB6||Infinity 17 24ANB7||Infinity 19VS 24VNA9||Infinity 21 24ANB1|
|SEER||Up to 16 SEER||Up to 17 SEER||Up to 19 SEER||Up to 21 SEER|
|Energy Star Qualified||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Awards||Consumer’s Digest Best Buy|
|Noise Level||As low as 66 dB||As low as 69 dB||Best – As low as 56 dB||Great – As low as 65 dB|
|Quiet Cabinet||Very||Very||Very, Very||Exceptionally|
|Cooling Capacity||1.5 – 5 tons||2 – 5 tons||1 – 5 tons||2 – 5 tons|
|Compressor||Single-stage scroll||2-stage scroll||Best – variable speed scroll||2-stage scroll|
|Ideal Humidity System Compatible*||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Warranty||10-year parts limited warranty when registered.||10-year parts limited warranty when registered.||10-year parts limited warranty when registered.||10-year parts limited warranty when registered.|
* To get the full Ideal Humidity System benefits, the other system units need to be installed.
Medium Efficiency Air Conditioners
If your budget is tighter and initial cost is more important to you than energy efficiency savings, Carrier has some great medium efficiency air conditioners.
|SEER||Up to 13 SEER||Up to 16 SEER||Up to 13 SEER||Up to 16.5|
|Energy Star Qualified||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Noise Level||As low as 74 dB||As low as 76 dB||As low as 74 dB||As low as 72 dB|
|Cooling Capacity||1.5 – 5 tons||1.5 – 5 tons||1.5 – 5 tons||1.5 – 5 tons|
|Compressor||Single stage scrolling||Single stage scrolling||Single stage scrolling||Single stage scrolling|
|Warranty||10-Year Limited Warranty on
compressor and covered components
|10-year parts limited warranty||10-year parts limited warranty||10-year parts limited warranty|
What Do Our Technical Terms Mean?
SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) tells you how efficient your air conditioner is – the higher the number the better. This number is calculated by dividing the unit’s cooling ability in British thermal units divided by the wattage required to power it.
The SEER value provided is obtainable provided your home has the appropriate indoor air coil installed.
All air conditioners are designed to move heat from one area (your home) to another (the outdoors). It’s the exact same principle as your refrigerator.
The amount of heat your air conditioner can move is actually measured in British thermal units (BTUs) per hour. But because people used to measure cooling capacity in tons, this value is mapped to the equivalent tonnage. A 1-ton air conditioner will remove 12,000 BTUs of heat per hour.
This is a very simple explanation. Needless to say, it’s best to ask us what tonnage you need based on the size, sun exposure, and insulation level of your home.
The performance capacity of an air conditioner’s compressor has a big impact on its efficiency and its ability to keep the coolness level of your home nice and even.
A single stage compressor can only operate at one speed, and therefore is only ever either on or off. This allows your home’s temperature to rise and fall more dramatically, creating a greater temperature variation in your home, and forcing your air conditioner to work harder once it’s realized the temperature has dropped.
Two stage and variable stage compressors are increasingly more efficient. They can adapt to the temperature at the time, using only the power needed.
There are two types of compressors: reciprocating and scrolling. Scrolling compressors are both more energy efficient and less noisy. Because they have fewer moving parts, scrolling compressors are also less likely to break down.
Get Expert Help With Your Decision
It’s important to us that you get the right central air conditioner – not necessarily the most expensive one. That’s why we provide you with our satisfaction guarantee.
Our process is simple but effective:
- An AC expert visits your home and calculates your needs in terms of size and power. this is because every home has a different size (square footage), insulation level (including windows and doors), sun exposure and ceiling height.
- At the same time we find out what your needs are. Are you bothered by different temperatures in different parts of your home? Are you concerned about rising electricity costs? Are you on a tight budget?
- We explain the benefits and costs for any model or models we think may suit your needs.
- Once you indicate your preference, we provide you with a FREE quote. Then we wait for you to decide. We don’t hassle you at all and the price stays valid for 30 days, giving you plenty of time.
- When you approve the quote we advise you how our professional installation process works. You’ll know who your team is in advance, exactly when they’ll arrive and what will happen.
- After installation, we clean up the area so you would never know anyone had been in your home – except your new AC of course!
- We contact you after installation to ensure everything is to your satisfaction.
Now that’s thorough!
If you’re ready to start shopping for a high-efficiency air conditioner, just ask for your free quote.