Carrier – Ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report 360 Reviews

Full article by Teresa Bitler | Feb. 2, 2022

Carrier Ranked #1 in Best HVAC Companies of 2022

Carrier, our No. 1 Best HVAC Company of 2022, has enjoyed a reputation for designing high-quality HVAC systems for more than a century. It offers several patented technologies that are said to increase energy efficiency in their air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. Professional reviewers say Carrier products are known for their quality construction and have long lifespans if properly maintained.

Best for:

  • Anyone looking to purchase from the industry leader
  • Homeowners who value a quiet system
  • Those concerned with energy efficiency

Professional reviewers say that Carrier builds some of the quietest, most energy-efficient HVAC systems on the market.

All Carrier air conditioning systems and heat pumps use either single-stage, two-stage, or variable-speed Copeland compressors and feature Puron, the registered trademark for the company’s R-410a non-ozone refrigerant. Carrier furnaces have single-stage, two-stage, or modulating gas valves and either fixed-, multi-, or variable-speed blowers. The furnaces are primarily fueled by natural gas but may have the ability to be converted to liquid propane. Carrier has four furnace models that use oil as fuel.

In addition to central air, heat pumps, and furnaces, you can purchase packaged systems, ductless mini-splits, air handlers, air purifiers, humidifiers, and more from Carrier. The company also has several thermostats available, including smart thermostats you can control from your mobile device.

Because there are so many options and other factors that determine the final cost, Carrier says its installed products range from about $3,000 to $15,000. It offers three series of products, including its flagship Infinity series, middle-of-the-road Performance models, and basic, budget-friendly Comfort options. To determine which is best for you, contact a Carrier dealer who can evaluate your home and needs. The dealer will provide a final price for the system, which can vary based on location.

Carrier requires all its products to be installed by North American Technician Excellence (NATE)-certified technicians who have been trained at their Indianapolis factory. This ensures the unit is installed properly, and that the technician is qualified to maintain and repair it in the future. Properly installed and maintained, a Carrier air conditioner should last for 10 to 15 years, according to the company, although reviewers indicate it could last much longer.

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