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Carrier Performance™ 17 (24ABC7) Air Conditioner Review

Are you considering upgrading your air conditioner but not sure where to start? In this video, we’ll go over the features and benefits of the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner and see why they’re saying it’s the perfect balance in terms of budget and long-term energy cost savings.

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July 27th, 2022

Are you considering upgrading your air conditioner but not sure where to start? In this video, we’ll go over the features and benefits of the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner and see why they’re saying it’s the perfect balance in terms of budget and long-term energy cost savings.

Hi, I’m Luke with Fire & Ice. Since 2004 we have helped thousands of Central Ohio homeowners discover the best HVAC system that meets their heating and cooling needs. We’re often asked if any reliable air conditioners deliver both performances and are easy on the wallet. Time and time again, the answer is the Carrier 24ACB7, also known as the Performance 17 air conditioner. In this video, we’ll go over its features, benefits, and efficiency rating, see who is a good fit for this system, and its cost. You’ll know if the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner is right for you by the end of this video.

What are the features of the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner?

Let’s jump in and look at the features and benefits of the Carrier Performance 17. The starter has a two-stage compressor, which means it has two cooling levels. When it first kicks on, it will start in its first stage and use between 60 and 70%  of its total capacity. Then, when more cooling is needed, it’ll switch into its second stage and use its full power. The nice thing about this technology is the system will run in its lower stage most of the time, saving you significantly on energy consumption while still keeping you comfortable in your home. It’ll also allow for better air distribution and mixing of the air because it’ll need to run longer when in its lower stage. This allows for better temperature control and helps eliminate uneven temperatures and hot and cold spots in your home.

The next feature of note is its WeatherArmor Ultra Protection which includes a galvanized steel cabinet and coil guard that have been painted to protect against damage and the elements.

Last but not least is the peace of mind that comes with knowing your system will be protected with a ten-year limited parts warranty with regular annual maintenance.

What is the efficiency rating of the Carrier Performance 17?

Regarding efficiency, the Carrier Performance has a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER rating of up to 17. SEER is a measure of efficiency during the average cooling season. For comparison, most air conditioners on the market today range between 14 and 22 SEER.

Who is the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner a good fit for?

The Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner is a good fit for homeowners looking for a reliable air conditioner that can help save them money in energy costs. Thanks to its two-stage compressor, the Performance 17 can help save on cooling costs, especially compared to older 10 SEER or lower single-stage air conditioners. And if you suffer from uneven temperatures or hot and cold spots during the summer, the Performance 17 can also help with that.

However, if you plan on moving shortly or your current single-stage air conditioner is currently meeting your needs, the Carrier Performance 17 may be more system than you need. And just so you’re aware, it’s not the quietest air conditioner on the market, with a sound level of up to 72 decibels. That’s slightly louder than your average vacuum cleaner.

How much does the Carrier Performance 17 air conditioner cost?

Now for the all-important cost question. To have the Carrier Performance 17 installed in your home, expect to pay between $6,400 and $8,900. A new air conditioner installation can range between $4,600 and $15,200. At Fire & Ice, all of our estimates include the cost of equipment, labor, and any additional fees. 

Many factors go into the price of an air conditioner, such as its capacity, the size of your home, additional indoor air quality products, and modifications needed during installation. As a result, we like to say there is no one-size-fits-all solution for HVAC systems. 

What’s the next step in the process?

Let’s talk about what to do next. If you think the Carrier Performance 17 suits you and your home, click the free estimate button at the top of the screen. We'd be happy to sit down with you and discuss your options. Thank you for watching, and we look forward to making your day even better.

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