When you want a reliable central air conditioner with a great mix of cooling efficiency (up to 18 SEER) and quiet operation (as low as 67 dB), you want our Performance unit.

Things to Consider Before You Buy

Puron® Refrigerant

Puron refrigerant is environmentally sound and won’t deplete the ozone layer. Carrier introduced Puron refrigerant a full six years ahead of the competition, paving the way for the future. The Clean Air Act of 1990 prohibits the production of HCFC-based air conditioners and heat pumps by 2010, and bans Freon®-22* production by 2020.

As Freon® production reduces, its cost is predicted to increase. Freon®-12 in the automotive industry increased by a whopping 800% in a short seven years following its phase-out! Ensure your cooling costs by investing in systems with Puron refrigerant – the environmentally sound, efficient and dependable refrigerant designed for the future. The Carrier® Infinity™ 21 air conditioner with Puron refrigerant delivers excellent reliability and proven performance.


Carrier specializes in creating a customized home comfort system tailored to your needs with our broad selection of residential heating and cooling products. Your Carrier dealer can help you choose the best system for your home, including a highly efficient and economical Performance 17 two-stage air conditioner and Carrier-exclusive features that further enhance your indoor environment.

  • Two-stage cooling allows the Performance 17 air conditioner to provide 17.0 SEER efficiency and quiet, even comfort throughout your home.
  • Low-stage cooling a majority of the time delivers a more continuous flow of comfort during typical days.
  • High-stage cooling maintains your comfort as outdoor temperatures rise.
  • Add a Carrier variable-speed furnace or fan coil and our exclusive Infinity™ Control to achieve Ideal Humidity System® technology for even greater moisture control and comfort.


At Carrier, your comfort is our business. That’s why we have one of the most extensive product research and development facilities in the world. From initial design to final assembly, we monitor product quality throughout all phases of the process. Our exclusive 5-step, 100% run test ensures that every single unit we make exceeds industry expectations and meets the toughest standards of all – yours.


Neither rain nor hail nor golf or soccer balls can keep a Carrier system from doing its job – it’s built tough, inside and out.

Outside WeatherArmor Ultra™ protection and galvanized steel cabinet protect against corrosion and keep your system looking its best for years. Louvered coil guard looks great and helps keep your system operating at its best by protecting your coil from rocks, sticks, lawn and sports