Carrier Infinity 24VNA9 Review
SEER:Up to 19
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 56
Price:$7,500 - $8,500
Tonnage:2 to 5
Carrier is a premium HVAC brand and the Infinity 24VNA9 is one of their premium models, so this air conditioner has been built to deliver consistent and precise comfort, lasting performance, and high-efficiency cooling. A few of the perks of this unit include a high-efficiency SEER rating, quiet operation, a variable-speed compressor, and innovative technological features. If you're looking for an upgraded cooling system and have a large budget, then the 24VNA9 might be the ideal model.
About the Infinity 24VNA9
Average Price (with installation): $7,500 to $8,500
- Variable-speed compressor for excellent efficiency
- Precise temperature and humidity control
- Dependable and reliable performance
- Many features designed to protect the unit and increase longevity
- Can be paired with the IdealHumidity System for increased humidity control
- Can be paired with the Infinity System smart thermostat for zone control
- Excellent air quality control
- Quietest air conditioner in the Carrier line
The Bottom Line
Carrier’s Infinity 24VNA9 is a premium air conditioner that comes at a premium price, but if it’s in your budget, then you'll get years of reliable cooling performance from this model. Along with having a great efficiency rating, excellent temperature maintenance capabilities, and superior humidity control, the 24VNA9 can also be paired with other technologies to further enhance performance and comfort.
In Depth Review
Infinity 24VNA9 Product Specifications:
- Compressor: Variable-speed
- SEER: Up to 19
- ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes (select sizes)
- Decibel rating: As low as 56
- Tonnage: 2 to 5 tonnes
Variable-speed compressor: The 24VNA9 is equipped with a variable-speed compressor that has five stages of operation, so it can operate consistently at a lower speed to control humidity and keep your home at the perfect temperature all the time. Not only does this increase efficiency and lower your energy bills, but it also reduces temperature fluctuations. Then, when the weather gets particularly hot or humid, the system can ramp up to increase its cooling output so you don’t feel any temperature changes inside.
IdealHumidity System compatible: The IdealHumidity System provides independent humidity control in your home to ensure maximum comfort and energy savings. When you pair the 24VNA9 with the IdealHumidity System, your cooling system will maintain the ideal temperature and moisture level in your home throughout the year, and your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable, so this system can save you money and increase the longevity of the 24VNA9.
Quiet operation: The 24VNA9 has many sound-reducing features to ensure it’s one of the quietest air conditioners on the market, and these features include the Silencer System II that reduces vibrations, a soft start system, special forward-swept fan blade design, a compressor sound blanket, and a pressure equalizer valve.
Custom comfort settings: You can pair the 24VNA9 with the Infinity System Control smart thermostat, enabling you to create separate zones with unique temperature management settings, which will further increase your comfort levels and energy savings.
Other Key Features
- Equipped with an advanced diagnostics system
- Heavy-gauge steel cabinet that has WeatherArmor protection and protective powder paint
- Steel guard to protect the coil
- Filter drier protects the unit from moisture and acid damage
- Uses a more environmentally friendly refrigerant that doesn’t deplete ozone
- Equipped with high- and low-pressure switches to protect the unit from damage
- Improved indoor air quality thanks to the evaporator coil UV lamp, Air Cleaner filter, and built-in ventilator
As part of Carrier’s premium line, the 24VNA9 is guaranteed for 10 years once registered,* and the limited warranty covers both parts and the compressor. For more coverage, buy the separate labour warranty that’s available.
*Registered warranty terms are available when you register within three months of installing the unit. The standard warranty only lasts for five years.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Price: Infinity 24VNA9 versus Performance 24ACC6
The Performance 24ACC6 is one of Carrier’s mid-range offerings, and you could save well over $1,000 by opting for this model in favour of the premium 24VNA9. There will be certain compromises, however, such as a lower efficiency rating, a less advanced compressor, and fewer technological compatibilities.
Model Comparison by Features: Infinity 24VNA9 versus Comfort 24ABC6
The Comfort 24ABC6 may be one of Carrier’s low-tier models, but it shares a number of the features that the 24VNA9 offers, such as the protective features, sound-reducing technologies, warranty terms, and air quality control. The major difference is the Comfort 24ABC6 has a single-stage compressor, so it’s slightly louder, not as efficient, and not as advanced with temperature and humidity control.
Model Comparison by Tier: Infinity 24VNA9 versus Infinity 24ANB7**C
The 24VNA9 and 24ANB7**C are both premium models and have very similar specifications and features, but the 24ANB7**C has been specifically engineered to withstand harsh coastal environments and the corrosion they can cause.