Heating & Cooling

Find the right air conditioner or furnace for your home with installation by our professionals. We have heating and cooling appliances for every home and budget so you can enjoy perfect temperatures year round.

Create a Comfortable Climate at Home

Stop fighting over the thermostat and take advantage of Lowe's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services for a comfortable climate at home. Browse our wide selection of brands and products, then schedule a free in-home consultation.

Heating & Cooling Options

  • Carrier air conditioner unit

    Air Conditioners

    Keep your cool during hot summer months with Carrier's world-class air conditioners. Refreshingly energy efficient, quiet, and durable, our air conditioning systems are meticulously designed to keep you as cool as a proverbial cucumber. Great units to choose from, all backed by our 10-year parts and compressor warranty. When comparing air conditioning models, look for the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) number, which measures the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner or heat pump. The higher the SEER number, the more efficient the system at converting electricity into cooling power. Check out our Air Conditioners Buying Guide for more helpful information before you buy your unit. 
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  • Black heat pump

    Heat Pumps

    Heat pumps look and function the same as air conditioners for cooling, but in colder months when heat is called for, they reverse operation to provide warmth for your home. An efficient heat pump can do this so effectively, some homeowners rely exclusively on these units for year-round comfort. In the summer, a heat pump cools the air in your home much like an air conditioner, while in the winter, heat is absorbed from the outdoor air and released to the indoor air. When shopping for a heat pump, look for high SEER and high Heating Seasonal Performance Factors (HSPF), which measure its heating efficiency. Also, remember that Carrier heat pumps are engineered to team with a Carrier furnace to create a "Hybrid Heat" system, the most cost-saving system you can buy for year-round comfort.
  • Carrier gas furnace unit

    Furnaces

    Your furnace is the heart of your home. Replacing an old furnace with an energy-efficient long-term model not only keeps you warmer during chill fall and winter seasons, but also leads to greater savings. When comparing energy efficiency between furnace models, check the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating. The AFUE rating measures how much energy is being converted to heat. For example, an AFUE of 90 means that 90 percent of the fuel is being used to warm your home, while the other 10 percent escapes as exhaust with the combustion gases. 
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Furnaces generate heat by burning oil or natural gas (or by being powered by electricity) and then dissipating the heat throughout the home. Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to transfer outdoor air inside. Because heat pumps work like reverse air conditioners, they can actually be used as air conditioners in the summer.

Window air conditioners are portable and great at blowing air in one direction. Standalone units are similar, but stay inside and can be moved from room to room. Central air conditioners require the most space for installation, but circulate cool air the most evenly and efficiently throughout the home.

In some cases, the choice will be made for you. If you live in a high-rise unit, there might not be space to install your own central air and/or furnace and you'll have to either rely on the building or use a portable unit.

How the unit is powered is another consideration: If you have access to natural gas, connecting your unit to a line might be the easiest and most practical choice. Electricity usually costs more than natural gas, but a very efficient unit might be the most cost-effective option, especially if you're using a heat pump to replace both the furnace and air conditioner.

Air conditioner and furnace warranties are generally set by the manufacturer, but there's also the option to get extra coverage with a Lowe's protection plan.

For central air conditioners, these are the minimum size requirements:

  • At least 24 inches of vertical height where the unit will be stored (e.g. attic, crawlspace, or utility closet). An additional 5 to 10 feet ft. of free space vertically or horizontally where the unit will be installed.
  • The condensing unit needs to be installed outdoors and requires about 3 ft. in each direction. You will also need space to run refrigerant lines, which are usually within 15 to 20 ft. to each other.
  • Window air conditioners will need a window big enough to accommodate the unit on all sides, so measurements will vary. Most units are made for double hung windows, so if you have something else, like casement windows, you may need to look at a different air conditioning option.
  • Sometimes increased energy efficiency isn't the best reason to replace an air conditioner or furnace. Here are the criteria you should be using instead:

  • The unit is more than 15 to 20 years old.
  • It uses a pilot light instead of an electronic or hot-surface ignition.
  • There are no vent dampers or draft fans.
  • It's a coal-burning model that's been converted to gas or oil.
  • If the SEER or AFUE rating isn't good enough for your geographical climate.
  • The air conditioner uses Freon.
  • The unit breaks down frequently, or the cost of repairs is approaching the cost of a new unit.
  • The general rule of thumb is the higher the AFUE rating, the better the return on investment. But if you live in a more moderate climate where you won't need a very highly efficient unit, an AFUE rating of around 80 might be a more cost-effective option for you. You can always talk to one of our to get more detailed advice.

    Programmable thermostats help heat and cool your home most efficiently by reducing the amount of work done when nobody's home. Installing a programmable thermostat is something you can do yourself so you can start saving on your energy bill right away.

    Some thermostats are also "smart", which means you can control its settings through an app on your smartphone or tablet. Some also have built-in integration with other apps and programs, like Alexa or Google Assistant.

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