Carrier Performance 24APB6 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 68
Price:$4,500 - $5,500
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
The Performance 24APB6 is part of Carrier’s mid-range series, and it’s equipped with a single-stage scroll compressor that can handle the heat in just about any Canadian summer climate. Along with promising high-efficiency and quiet operation, the 24APB6 has also been designed to provide lasting performance through many cooling seasons, and it has several features that protect the unit from wear and tear, the elements, and common maintenance issues that might otherwise reduce the longevity of the unit.
About the Performance 24APB6
Average Price (with installation): $4,500 to $5,500
- One of the quietest air conditioners in Carrier’s mid-range series
- ENERGY STAR® certification and high-efficiency rating promise lower energy bills
- Protective features increase durability and longevity of the unit
- Compatible with humidity control technology
- Can be paired with the Côr thermostat for easy control and zone temperature management
The Bottom Line
When you choose to upgrade to a Carrier cooling system like the Performance 24APB6, you can rest assured that you're investing in a dependable and high-quality air conditioner that will keep your family comfortable and save you money. Not only has the 24APB6 been built to last, but it also comes backed by a great warranty that will give you peace of mind and could save you even more money should a defect occur with the unit.
In Depth Review
Performance 24APB6 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Decibel rating: As low as 68
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
The Performance 24APB6 is a more environmentally friendly choice because of its high efficiency rating and because it uses a Puron refrigerant that doesn’t deplete ozone. It also promises better indoor air quality thanks to the UV lamp for the evaporator coil, the built-in ventilator, and the Air Cleaner system that removes contaminants from the air.
Two other major advantages with the 24APB6 are its efficient and quiet operation, and there are several features that deliver on this promise. The special sound blanket dampens noise from the compressor, while the scroll compressor makes for quieter, longer-lasting, and more efficient operation. The coil is also carefully paired with the unit to extend the unit’s lifespan and maximize efficiency. Finally, when you pair the 24APB6 with Carrier’s Côr thermostat, you'll get better control over your cooling system, including zone management, energy use, and overall temperature maintenance.
Other Important Protective Features
- Louvered steel coil guard
- Galvanized steel cabinet with WeatherArmor Ultra protection
- Baked-on powder paint prevents dents and scratches that could lead to corrosion
- High- and low-pressure switches protect the unit from damage
- Filter drier that prevents moisture problems
Carrier air conditioners that are registered within 90 days of installation are covered by two 10-year limited warranties: one for parts and one for the compressor. Plus, there's an additional optional labor warranty available for purchase.
Comparable Models by Carrier
Model Comparison by Price: Performance 24APB6 versus Infinity 24ANB6
The Infinity 24ANB6 may be a premium-tier model, but it’s very similar to the mid-range Performance 24APB6 in terms of pricing, efficiency, and decibel rating. Although the Infinity 24ANB6 has a slightly lower SEER rating (16), it also has some attractive features the Performance 24APB6 doesn’t, such as diagnostic intelligence, additional sound-reduction features, and the advanced system management you get with the 24ANB6 when you pair it with the Infinity control programmable thermostat system.
Model Comparison by Features: Performance 24APB6 versus Infinity 24ANB7**C
The Performance 24APB6 is an excellent and reliable air conditioner, but if you're looking for advanced features and technologies, then it doesn’t compare with some of Carrier’s premium-tier models. The Infinity 24ANB7**C, for instance, has a more cutting-edge two-stage compressor, diagnostic intelligence, and more noise-reducing features. Beyond that, the 24ANB7**C also has additional durability features that are designed to protect the unit from coastal corrosion, and comes with an extended parts warranty.
Model Comparison by Tier: Performance 24APB6 versus Performance 24ACB3
The 24APB6 is the most advanced air conditioner in Carrier’s mid-range Performance series, so it’s superior to the 24ACB3 in many ways. Although the 24ACB3 is cheaper by a few hundred dollars, it’s also noisier than the 24APB6 and only has a SEER rating of 13. This means that the 24ACB3 won’t save you as much on energy bills, and could end up costing more in the long run. Moreover, it doesn’t have ENERGY STAR certification, and may not meet energy efficiency minimums in certain regions.