Performance™ 16 Central Air Conditioner

Enhanced comfort, up to 17.0 SEER rating


Innovation, efficiency, quality: Carrier Performance™ Series air conditioners represent years of research and design with one goal in mind – enhancing your family’s comfort. With standard models and our available two-stage units, Performance™ Series air conditioners offer the Carrier quality, environmental stewardship and lasting durability that have endured for more than a century. And, to ensure maximum year-round performance, your dealer can update your system with a new Carrier furnace or fan coil and thermostat, all backed by the indoor comfort experts.

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SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings are like your car’s MPG – the higher the number, the greater the potential for savings. Performance™ Series air conditioners offer a range of efficiencies that start around 14.0 SEER and reach as high as 17.0 SEER.

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Don’t let the attractive exterior fool you – Performance™ Series air conditioners are built for years of lasting durability. A galvanized steel cabinet, louvered steel coil guard and baked-on powder paint provide protection against dings, dents and other outdoor threats.

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Your two-stage Performance™ Series air conditioner can be the key to enhanced comfort and efficiency through precision humidity management. Include a Carrier thermostat, humidifier and multi-speed indoor unit and let Ideal Humidity System™ technology deliver ideal comfort, all year long.

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Carrier was the first to offer systems with Puron® refrigerant, which does not contribute to ozone depletion. Our commitment to delivering energy-saving comfort continues with our insistence upon earning ENERGY STAR® designation on most of our Performance™ Series air conditioners.

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Our Performance™ Series air conditioners cool your home quietly. Select models include a compressor sound blanket that reduces noise. Our two-stage models take sound levels even lower with extra-quiet, low-stage operation.

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To the original owner, our Performance™ Series air conditioners are covered by a 10-year parts limited warranty upon timely registration. The limited warranty period is five years if not registered within 90 days of installation except in jurisdictions where warranty benefits cannot be conditioned upon registration. See warranty certificate at for complete details and restrictions.


If you could look under the hood of a Carrier Performance™ Series air conditioner, you’d see what drives the performance: a serious commitment to quality. Our microtube coil technology saves space and provides lasting comfort with its corrosionresistant construction. In addition, some models include innovative extras like a two-speed compressor for added benefits like higher efficiency and even, consistent comfort.

When installed with a custom-matched Carrier indoor furnace or fan coil and a Carrier compatible thermostat, our two-stage air conditioners can operate on low-stage up to 80% of the time to keep airflow and temperatures even and consistent while adding humidity control during cooling operation. As a result, this system can deliver the enhanced comfort and reduced energy use compared to standard systems.

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Length: 25.75in
Width: 25.75in
Height: 28.6875in
Weight: 136lb
Equipment Type: Air Conditioner
Refrigerant: R-410A
Metering Device: TXV/TXV
Air Flow: Vertical
Compressor: Scroll
Condenser Motor Type: Permanent Split Capacitor
Condenser Motor HP: 1/12
Condenser Motor Speeds: 1 - Speed
Condenser Motor RPM: 1100
Number Of Fan Blades: 2
Fan Diameter: 20
Inverter: No
Rows: 1
Stage: 1
Maximum Pressure: 450
Liquid Line Fitting: Sweat
Liquid Line Size: 3/8in
Suction Line Fitting: Sweatin
Suction Line Size: 3/4in
Maximum Piping Length: 250
Configuration: Vertical
Minimum Ambient Temperature: -20
Sound Level: 73dBA
Sound Blanket: Yes
Color: Baltic Gray
Low Pressure: Yes
High Pressure: Yes


Cycle: 60
Phase: Single
Voltage: 208/230
Maximum Fuse Size: 20amp
Minimum Circuit: 11.8amp
Minumum Circuit Breaker: 20amp
Rated Load: 9amp
Locked Rotor: 48amp
Full Load: 0.5amp


Cooling Capacity: 18000
CFM: 1881
EER: 11.5-13.5
SEER: 16
Maximum SEER: 16.5
Tonnage: 1.5
Energy Star Rated: Yes
LEED Certified: No
ETL Certified: No
ETL Listed: No
UL Listed: Yes
UL Recognized: Yes