Carrier Comfort 13 24ABB3 Review
SEER:Up to 13
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Decibel Level:As low as 73
Price:$3,500 - $5,000
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The Comfort 13 24ABB3 is a standard entry-level air conditioner from Carrier. It’s a single-stage model with a SEER 13, so it’s one of the brand’s most basic and most affordable A/C units.
This model review of Carrier’s Comfort 13 24ABB3 will tell you everything you need to know to decide if this air conditioner is right for your home. It will cover average prices with installation and discuss the model’s main features and warranty details.
And so you know what else Carrier has to offer, the review will also compare the Comfort 13 24ABB3 to three other air conditioners based on price, features, and tier.
The Carrier Comfort 13 24ABB3 in a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $3,500 to $5,000
- Industry standard warranty coverage
- A more affordable model for people on a budget who still want the prestige of the Carrier name
- Durable, quality construction
- Designed for lasting operation
- Can be paired with smart thermostats for improved performance and energy savings
- Uses a more environmentally friendly refrigerant that doesn’t deplete ozone
- Available in a range of sizes to suit many homes
The Bottom Line
The Comfort 13 24ABB3 is a very standard air conditioner. It has a single-stage compressor, meaning that when it’s running, it can only operate at 100 percent capacity. Single-stage air conditioners are some of the least efficient ones on the market.
The Comfort 13 24ABB3 only has a SEER of 13, and it doesn’t qualify for ENERGY STAR® certification. While it will be more affordable than other Carrier air conditioners, it might not be eligible for some rebates that more efficient models qualify for.
Single-stage air conditioners are also a little noisier than their two-stage and variable-speed counterparts, and they’re not as good at managing indoor moisture levels. You might also find there are more hot and cold spots around the house with this type of air conditioner.
Although the Comfort 13 24ABB3 is a high-quality Carrier product, it doesn’t have any of the additional features or special technologies that are available with the brand’s high-end models. The Comfort 13 24ABB3 is comparable to a lot of other air conditioners on the market, and it offers standard performance in the areas of efficiency, humidity control, and operational noise.
In Depth Review
Carrier Comfort 13 24ABB3 Product Specifications
- Compressor: Single-stage
- SEER: Up to 13
- ENERGY STAR certified: No
- Decibel rating: As low as 73
As an entry-level model from Carrier, the Comfort 13 24ABB3 doesn’t really have any special features or technologies to speak of.
Like a lot of air conditioners on the market, it does have some components that are designed to reduce noise, such as special top and motor mounts. However, it doesn’t have Carrier’s Silencer System II Design or a compressor sound blanket, so it’s a little louder than most of the brand’s other models.
One design element that’s appealing is the microtube coil technology, which is a space-saving feature that also makes the coil more durable and corrosion-resistant.
Other Key Features
- Has WeatherArmor cabinet protection to keep the cabinet and internal components safe from corrosion and the elements
- Equipped with a heavy-duty wire coil guard
- The baked-on powder paint makes the unit more resilient to wear and tear and the elements
- Heavy-duty galvanized steel cabinet
The Comfort 13 24ABB3 is backed by Carrier’s basic warranty, which is a 10-year warranty for parts, including the compressor. This warranty protection is standard for the industry, though there are some brands that offer better coverage.
Just be aware that you will have to register the unit with Carrier within 90 days of installation, otherwise it will only be protected for five years.
Registration is quite simple, and you can do it online or by phone. You’ll have to provide contact details for yourself and the HVAC technician who performed the installation, as well as the model/serial number for the air conditioner and the date of installation.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Price: Comfort 13 24ABB3 versus Performance 16 24ACC6
The Performance 16 24ACC6 is a mid-range offering from Carrier, so it falls into a higher price range than the entry-level model. In Canada, the Performance 16 24ACC6 costs an average of $4,500 to $6,000.
In exchange for the higher price, you get a more efficient air conditioner. It has a 17 SEER and ENERGY STAR certification, so there could be more rebates available that would help to offset the higher cost.
Beyond that, however, the two units are very comparable. They’re both single-stage, so they will perform similarly when it comes to noise and humidity management, and they come with the same warranty protection.
Model Comparison by Features: Comfort 13 24ABB3 versus Infinity 26 with Greenspeed Intelligence 24VNA6
The Comfort 13 24ABB3 is Carrier’s simplest and most affordable air conditioner, while the Infinity 26 with Greenspeed Intelligence 24VNA6 is their most advanced and most expensive.
There are a number of design features and special technologies that make the Infinity 26 a more sophisticated air conditioner. For starters, it has a variable-speed compressor that can make incremental adjustments to the cooling output, so it’s quieter, better at managing humidity, and far more efficient (SEER 26).
The Infinity model also has additional warranty coverage in the form of a 10-year unit replacement warranty.
Finally, the premium model is compatible with Carrier’s Infinity System Control. When you pair the two devices, you get access to the brand’s proprietary Greenspeed Intelligence technology, which promises superior comfort management.
Model Comparison by Tier: Comfort 13 24ABB3 versus Comfort 16 24ABC6
The Comfort 16 24ABC6 is another entry-level model from Carrier. It falls into a similar price range as the Comfort 13, but it will be more expensive for a few reasons.
The two models are very similar in terms of design features and offerings. Both are single-stage air conditioners, they have the same warranty coverage, and they perform about the same in terms of noise and humidity control.
The major difference is that the Comfort 16 has a SEER 17, and it’s ENERGY STAR certified. As such, it will cost less to operate, and it could be eligible for additional rebates. Plus, the Comfort 16 could offer a better balance between purchase price and efficiency because it falls into the 16–18 SEER range that’s typically ideal for air conditioners in Canadian homes.