Carrier air conditioning units are available through the manufacturer's website, eBay and other sites. The manufacturer's website also publishes a list of factory-authorized dealers who sell Carrier products.
Carrier air conditioning units and replacement parts are listed on eBay by individual sellers. Although the condition of each unit or part varies greatly, items for sale on eBay are often significantly cheaper than when bought new or through the original manufacturer.
Carrier's Factory Authorized Dealers must continue to pass a test that demonstrates their adherence to quality and safety standards, which allows Carrier to guarantee the quality of their products. Dealers are trained in maintenance and repair as well as installation. Training is specialized to Carrier products, and dealers must employ NATE-certified technicians that pass core and specialty exams that demonstrate their technical proficiency.
Carrier is named for Willis Carrier, who invented modern air conditioning in 1902. Carrier is said to have been inspired by mist. The manufacturer offers units appropriate for home use as well as buildings, transportation and commercial use. Carrier has installed temperature control in famous landmarks, including the Sistine Chapel, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, and the Singapore Expo.
Carrier is also noted for its commitment to sustainability. It is the only company to serve as a founding member for various Green Building councils across the globe.