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Looking for HVAC Systems? These Carrier Products Fit the Bill

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Installing a new or upgraded HVAC system in your home is a decision that requires careful thought and planning. New air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, and other equipment can be a significant financial investment. It is necessary to install a system that works best for your specific needs and with the individual characteristics of your home. You also want to balance energy efficiency with cost and make sure you get a system that will provide reliable function over a reasonable service lifetime. When you are seeking the best HVAC systems, Carrier products stand out for efficiency, dependability, and performance relative to cost.

As some of the industry’s best HVAC systems, Carrier products can keep your home comfortable in any season. These systems are backed by a manufacturer dedicated to customer service and satisfaction for more than 100 years. You will find that Carrier not only provides top-quality HVAC equipment, but that the company also works to be a good neighbor by supporting the communities nationwide.

Carrier Quality and Choice

For consumers who want the best HVAC systems, Carrier products reflect the care and concern of a proven market leader. New Carrier systems are also engineered to use newer, more environmentally friendly refrigerants. The company offers durable and highly-efficient choices that are designed to fit many budgets and home comfort requirements. Carrier products marketed in communities throughout the United States include central air conditioning units, split-system air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps and package units.

HVAC System Efficiency

When purchasing a new air conditioner, furnace, or heat pump, system efficiency is usually a top priority. These systems have a seasonal efficiency ratio (SEER) as high as 21. SEER is a measure of system efficiency. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system.

Because of their performance standards, high-efficiency units can produce outstanding levels of heating or cooling at a much lower cost. Purchase and installation costs of high-efficiency systems are generally more than traditional and lower-rated systems. However, such systems will save you money on repairs and energy consumption because of better performance. This, therefore, makes the units a worthwhile investment. You will find a full line of highly-rated, high-efficiency HVAC systems among Carrier’s product selection including:

  • Ductless systems: Ductless or mini split air conditioners consist of two main units: an outdoor unit that contains the condenser and compressor connected via a narrow conduit to an indoor unit that handles the distribution of conditioned air, and control of indoor temperatures. Carrier’s split system air conditioners are available in multiple levels of efficiency, ranging from SEER 13 to SEER 21. More advanced models, such as those in the Infinity Series, include features and components that boost system efficiency even further, including variable-speed compressors.
  • Packaged units: Packaged air conditioning systems include all functional components in a single cabinet. You will find packaged systems installed on rooftops or in areas where ground space is limited. Carrier-brand packaged units include both gas/electric furnaces, air conditioners and heat pumps. SEER ratings range from 13 to 15.5 while Annual Fuel Utilization Rating (AFUE) numbers for heating systems stand at 80.1. AFUE indicates the percentage of energy in the furnace fuel that gets turned into usable heat; an AFUE of 80, for example, means 80 percent of the fuel becomes heat that can be used in your home.
  • Furnaces: Carrier furnaces provide AFUE ratings between 80 to 98.5 for gas-burning models and 80 to 86 for oil-burning models. More advanced systems offer features that boost performance and efficiency, such as a modulating gas valve and variable-speed blowers.
  • Heat pumps: Heat pumps work on the principle of capturing heat and moving it from place to place using very little energy. Heat pumps can actually be reversed to provide cooling as well. This allows a single heat pump to provide both heating and cooling for convenience and space considerations. Carrier heat pumps are available in SEER ratings from 13 to 20.5, and in HSPF ratings (an efficiency measure for air-source heat pumps) from 9 to 13.


The fact that Willis Carrier, the man after whom this brand is named, was the architect behind the first modern air conditioning system, inherently signifies a commitment to excellence in product standards. Carrier’s history as an innovator in air conditioning means knowledge and expertise you can trust.

For almost 50 years, Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. has been a top choice for heating and air conditioning services in Baldwin County and the Mobile area. We recognize our responsibility as a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, and make it a goal to always demonstrate that in our services and in our approach to customer satisfaction. Contact us today at 251-476-3610 for more information about our line of high-performance Carrier HVAC systems.

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How a Côr Thermostat Can Lower Your Utility Bills

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If you still use a manual thermostat to control the temperature in your Mobile, Alabama home, it is time to consider making a change to something smarter. With a smart thermostat, you can automate your heating and cooling, saving you time, energy, and money.

Program According to Need

Manual thermostats require you to go to the thermostat to adjust settings each time you want to change the temperature in your home. With a programmable thermostat such as Carrier’s Côr™ Wi-Fi Thermostat, you can set a temperature schedule in advance, so that you never have to worry about remembering to adjust the thermostat several times each day. Programmable thermostats allow you to use your HVAC system more efficiently so you can avoid wasting energy and increasing utility costs. Smart thermostats also allow for manual overrides in case of any changes in your schedule, so that you won’t need to sacrifice comfort at any time.

Adjust Your Côr Thermostat on the Go

Changing circumstances mean you might need to make adjustments to your thermostat’s preprogrammed settings. If you find you will be returning home much later than planned, for example, with a Côr thermostat you don’t need to be home to make the adjustment. Instead, you can log into the system with your smartphone, laptop or tablet, and change the settings no matter where you are located. Because Côr thermostats connect via Wi-Fi, you can manage different thermostat settings even when you are away from home. This allows you therefore, to save valuable energy.

Save With Energy Reports

Another way the Côr thermostat helps you to lower your energy consumption is by tracking energy usage. In this way, you can compare how you use energy over time in order to make energy-saving adjustments where necessary.

Are you ready to take advantage of a Côr thermostat’s energy-saving features? Call the experts at Keith Air Conditioning, Inc. at 251-476-3610. We can help you to select the right smart thermostat for your needs and budget.