Carrier Performance 24ACC6 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 72
Compressor Type:Single-Stage Scroll
Price:$5,000 - $6,000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
The Performance 24ACC6 is one of Carrier’s mid-range models, so it’s more affordable than their premium models but still built to last and provide you with many years of cooling comfort. The single-stage scroll compressor is well-suited for the cooling needs of most Canadian homes, and the high efficiency rating will reduce your annual energy bills significantly. Overall, the Performance 24ACC6 is an excellent air conditioner in terms of performance and operation, and it’s a more economical model if you want a Carrier cooling system without paying a premium price.
About the Performance 24ACC6
Average Price (with installation): $5,000 to $6,000
- Compatible with Carrier’s Côr programmable thermostat
- Zone control available when paired with a smart thermostat
- High efficiency rating and ENERGY STAR® certification
- Will reduce monthly and annual energy bills
- Durable, lasting, and reliable performance
- Quiet operation
- Several air quality control features
The Bottom Line
Carrier’s Performance 24ACC6 is a dependable and high-performance air conditioner that will keep your home cool and comfortable through many summers. It has many features that deliver optimized performance and quiet operation, and it’s compatible with technologies that will make controlling your cooling system a breeze.
In Depth Review
Performance 24ACC6 Product Specifications:
Compressor: Single-stage scroll
SEER: Up to 16
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 72
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The 24ACC6 has a single-stage compressor, but because it’s a more advanced scroll compressor, this cooling system offers better efficiency, longer durability, and quieter performance than other single-stage air conditioners. This model is also compatible with the IdealHumidity system, which can provide independent humidity control to keep your house more comfortable and further reduce your energy costs. Carrier’s focus on quiet operation also means this model comes with a compressor sound blanket to further reduce noise levels, so you'll enjoy quiet comfort for many years.
There are many features on the 24ACC6 that guarantee efficiency and longevity, and they include an evaporator coil that’s perfectly matched with the unit, a galvanized steel cabinet with additional WeatherArmor Ultra protection, high- and low-pressure switches, a filter drier, a baked-on powder paint finish, and a louvered steel coil guard.
Other Key Features
- Offers zone control when paired with the right smart thermostat
- Ventilator brings in fresh outdoor air
- Provides better air quality thanks to the evaporator coil UV lamp
- Equipped with an Air Cleaner purifier to remove contaminants from the air
- Uses a more environmentally responsible refrigerant than other air conditioners
Every Carrier air conditioner, including mid-range models like the Performance 24ACC6, is covered by a 10-year limited parts warranty and a 10-year limited compressor warranty, provided you register the unit within 90 days of installation. And if you're worried about repair costs, you can also purchase a separate labour warranty with the unit as well.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Price: Performance 24ACC6 versus Infinity 24VNA9
As a mid-range model, the Performance 24ACC6 is a good balance between cooling capabilities, energy savings, and affordability. When compared with a premium model like the Infinity 24VNA9, you could save at least $1,000 by opting for the mid-range model. This is because the Infinity is a more advanced cooling system, in that it has a higher SEER rating, lower decibel rating, and a variable-speed compressor that affords better cooling capabilities, advanced temperature and humidity control, improved energy performance, and quieter operation.
Model Comparison by Features: Performance 24ACC6 versus Comfort 24ABC6
The Comfort 24ABC6 may be a low-tier offering from Carrier, but it’s very similar to the Performance 24ACC6 in terms of efficiency rating, warranty terms, and specifications. However, the Comfort 24ABC6 is a slightly more affordable model because it doesn’t have high- and low-pressure switches to protect the unit from damage, it has a less advanced coil guard, and it doesn’t have a compressor sound blanket, so it’s not as quiet as the mid-range Performance model.
Model Comparison by Tier: Performance 24ACC6 versus Performance 24ACB3
The mid-range Performance 24ACC6 and 24ACB3 are similar air conditioners in terms of durability, warranty terms, compressor style, and other specifications and features. The 24ACB3 is the more economical unit by a few hundred dollars, but it’s also not as quiet, not as efficient, and doesn’t have ENERGY STAR certification, so compared to the 24ACC6, it won’t save you as much in the long run on your energy bills.