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I work for the State of Illinois, Office of Energy Assistance, Weatherization Program. My question is, can you tell me an "approximate" SEER rating of a 1987 model carrier central A/C system given only the year. I do not have any serial or model numbers only the estimation of approximately 1987 model year. Also if there is a website or list or easier way of determining the year of these units you could fill me in with it would be greatly appreciated. We deal with low income families and replacing a low SEER A/C unit with a 14 or higher SEER unit saves our clients a considerable amount of money. Sometimes it is difficult to read or even find the serial/model numbers. Thanks for any and all assistance.

Answer
Best bet is to directly contact Carrier Enterprises with your question.  Give them the model and serial numbers, let them tell you everything about it.  If I had to guess, it would be 10 seer or less.  


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Frank A.

Expertise

I will be happy to answer any basic HVAC question by a homeowner, installer, or technician about their split-system maintenance, repair, and installation. I would not be willing to do extensive research into the particulars of a specific system, but any homeowner looking to get questions answered about why we contractors charge what we do, explanations of why a certain part is needed, how to improve indoor air quality and basic repair. I specialize in ELECTRIC HEAT and HEATPUMPS...NOT gas or oil. Although I may be able to answer the odd question about gas and oil, please do not ask me questions pertaining to them because I am not an expert in that aspect of the field.

Experience

I repaired my father's unit when I was 9, and always had an interest in the field. Became a helper at 16, and am now a certified contractor for residential systems in HVACR. So I have over 20 years experience in the field, and add about 7 more of just dabbling and study.

Organizations
ACCA, Rheem Team, Trane Certified Contractors, Nordyne Distributors, a host of others.

Publications
HVAC Insider, A/C Experts, HVAC Contractor South Florida, mentioned as a reference in Trane Instructional Videos 2-5. My company was recognized in HVAC Insider in 2008, 2009, 2010, etc. I am personally mentioned in the articles pertaining to my awards.

Education/Credentials
EPA, Journeyman, Licensed contractor, NATE, Puron, Trane, Carrier, Rheem Team.

Awards and Honors
I won the ACCA technician award on the state-wide level 8 years running. This is the all-around A/C repair competition where most large companies each send their best guy to compete for the plaque. I am 12-for-17, rated as the #1 technician in Florida. I have the plaque to prove it. **I placed second in 2011, ending my 9 year run. But won it again in 2012, and the award should arrive in late January.

Past/Present Clients
Tommy Lee Jones, Santana Moss, Wayne Brandy, Jennifer Lien, Patrick Stewart, Jason Taylor, Kirsten Dunst, Majel Barrett Roddenberry, Robert Picardo, Ethen Phillips, Ashley Judd, Debbie Gibson among others.

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