Carrier and Bryant Recall Heat Pumps Due to Fire Hazard
Carrier Air Conditioning, the HVAC manufacturing giant and mother company of Bryant air conditioners announced this week that they are recalling approximately 23,000 AC / Heat Pump units due to a possible fire hazard.
According to reports, the selected units were shipped with a capacitor which can overheat and create a fire hazard. Anyone with a Carrier or Bryant air conditioner manufactured between June 2011 and August 2016 is advised to check the nameplate (located on the outdoor condenser) to see if their unit is being recalled.
Models from both the Carrier “Greenspeed”, and Bryant “Evolution Extreme” are included in the recall, and include the following 2-ton through 5-ton units:
Carrier Greenspeed – Models; 25VNA060, 25VNA048, 25VNA036, and 25VNA024
Bryant Evolution Extreme – Models; 280ANV060, 280ANV048, 280ANV036, 280ANV024
According to a statement released by Carrier, the affected units were sold all over the country by both Carrier and Bryant Dealers including Phoenix, AZ, as well as through big box retailers including Sears. People who own this equipment can contact the manufacturer who will provide the replacement parts for free – to be installed by a certified HVAC Service Technician.
If you purchased your heat pump unit from Magic Touch Mechanical, Mesa, AZ – you are not impacted by this recall, as we did not install these models – we do however provide service for all brands, makes and models.
If you live near Phoenix, AZ and would like to schedule a Magic Touch Mechanical technician to perform a check-up of your Carrier or Bryant heat pump or air conditioner, contact us today. One of our friendly Customer Service Representatives will be happy to schedule an appointment that’s convenient for your schedule!