Comparing the best heating and cooling systems available will help you in selecting the most appropriate model for your home and climate. Function, efficiency, available space and the possibility of tax credits should all be considered when reviewing possible options for your home.

Central A/C for split systems
Though central A/C only cools your home, it offers a more energy-efficient cooling option for the hot West Palm climate. Carrier’s central A/C line offers multiple options, all with a 10-year parts warranty and quiet operation:

  • Comfort/base series:
    Up to 16.5 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Performance/comfort series:
    Reliable, efficient, and quiet, offering up to 18 SEER.
  • Infinity series:
    Durable, efficient, and quiet with up to 21 SEER, two-stage operation and superior humidity and temperature control.
  • Performance series compact:
    Rated up to 16 SEER, this model fits into tight spaces and as close as 6 inches away from your home.

Heat Pumps for split systems
Though not as efficient at cooling as central A/C, heat pumps are among the best heating and cooling systems for your home, and are ideal for year-round use in moderate climates. All Carrier heat pumps carry a 10-year parts warranty, and operate quietly. The best heating and cooling systems with heat pumps include:

  • Comfort/base series:
    Up to 16 SEER and 9 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor).
  • Performance/comfort series:
    Up to 16.5 SEER and 9.5 HSPF.
  • Infinity series:
    Offering up to 19 SEER and 9.5 HSPF, with superior humidity and temperature control.
  • Infinity with Greenspeed:
    First of its kind, with variable speed technology and superior efficiency. Rated up to 20 SEER and 13 HSPF, with superior humidity and temperature control.
  • Performance series compact:
    Fits into tight spaces and offers up to 15.5 SEER and 9 HSPF.

Packaged systems
If you do not have a split A/C system, and are looking for a packaged system, Carrier offers similar product lines to meet your needs.

Ductless split systems
For homes without ductwork, these offer a efficient, quiet, and safe alternative to window units.

For more information on the best heating and cooling systems for your home, contact Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical. Preferred has been providing great comfort services to South Florida since 1991.