Carrier Comfort 24ABC6 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 76
Price:$4,500 - $5,500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Carrier’s Comfort 24ABC6 is their only high-efficiency and ENERGY STAR® certified low-tier model, meaning you get an exceptional cooling system at a more affordable price when compared to their mid- and premium-tier offerings. Like all Carrier air conditioners, the Comfort 24ABC6 has been designed to provide you with years of reliable cooling comfort, optimized performance, and energy savings.
About the Comfort 24ABC6
Average Price (with installation): $4,500 to $5,500
- High-efficiency operation and ENERGY STAR® certification
- More affordable than many other Carrier cooling systems
- Built for durable, reliable, and lasting performance
- Compatible with smart thermostats and humidity control technologies
- Improves air quality
The Bottom Line
As a low-tier model, the Comfort 24ABC6 doesn’t have all the same advanced features and technologies as their higher-level models, but it’s still a high-quality and dependable air conditioner that will keep your home cool and comfortable for many summers.
In Depth Review
Comfort 24ABC6 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 16
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 76
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
Durable and long-lasting: Carrier is a premium brand, so their air conditioners are built to withstand the elements and regular use for many years. The 24ABC6 has many features and components that protect the unit, including a filter drier that prevents moisture damage, WeatherArmor Ultra protection from the elements, a scroll compressor that’s more durable than a standard compressor, a louvered steel coil guard, and a galvanized steel cabinet.
Energy savings: One of the best things about the 24ABC6 is its high-efficiency rating and energy saving capabilities, and it delivers this thanks to the more efficient scroll compressor and a properly matched evaporator coil. And if you pair the 24ABC6 with Carrier’s Côr thermostat, then you can better manage the system’s energy use and comfort settings. The 24ABC6 is also compatible with the IdealHumidity system, which will lower humidity levels, make your home more comfortable, reduce the strain on your cooling system, and increase the longevity of your air conditioner.
Other Key Features
- Compressor sound blanket for quiet operation
- Requires Puron refrigerant that doesn’t deplete the ozone
- Zone control available when paired with a smart thermostat like the Côr thermostat
- UV lamp that prevents mould growth on the evaporator coil
- Built-in ventilator to bring fresh air into the system
- Better air quality from the Air Cleaner system that removes pollutants
Even Carrier’s Comfort models like the 24ABC6 have 10-year limited parts and compressor warranties, provided you register the unit within three months of installation. And if you like the idea of additional coverage, you can also purchase their labour warranty.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Price: Comfort 24ABC6 versus Performance 24ACB3
The price difference between the low-tier Comfort 24ABC6 and the mid-range Performance 24ACB3 is almost nothing, and yet the Comfort model is arguably superior in a few ways. Although the Performance model has some new sound-reducing technologies, durability features, and advanced diagnostics that the Comfort 24ABC6 doesn’t offer, it only has a SEER rating of 13, is only minimally quieter, and isn't ENERGY STAR certified. As such, you'll spend about the same on the two units but won’t save nearly as much on energy bills with the mid-tier model.
Model Comparison by Features: Comfort 24ABC6 versus Infinity 24ANB6
The Comfort 24ABC6 is a low-tier offering from Carrier, so as you might expect, there are several models in their line that have more features and technologies to offer. The Infinity 24ANB6 is one such model, and as it’s part of their premium series, it has many advantages the Comfort 24ABC6 doesn’t. This includes pressure switches that protect the unit from damage, advanced diagnostic intelligence, enhanced system management through the Infinity control, and several sound-reducing technologies. However, when comparing compressor style and efficiency, the Comfort 24ABC6 and Infinity 24ANB6 are on par, so if you don’t need the extra bells and whistles, then the low-tier model will perform just as well as the premium one.
Model Comparison by Tier: Comfort 24ABC6 versus Comfort 24ABB3
The Comfort 24ABC6 is at the high end of Carrier’s low-tier Comfort line, so it’s the most advanced air conditioner in this series. When compared to the most economical model in Carrier’s line, the Comfort 24ABB3, the difference is clear. The 24ABB3 doesn’t have ENERGY STAR certification and only has a SEER rating of 13, so even though you might save a few hundred dollars on the initial purchase price, you'll end up paying more in the long run on energy bills when compared to the slightly more expensive 24ABC6.