Central Air Conditioner Reviews Category
Central Air Conditioner Reviews - Here you will the editor’s technical reviews for specific brands and some air conditioner brand models plus consumer opinions for specific brands in the comments section below the technical air conditioner review. If you have any questions or comments to the staff here at High Performance HVAC please use our contact form. For our central air conditioner reviews criteria see the bottom of the page.
What's the Best Brand of Air Conditioner? Prelude to the 12 Best Air Conditioning Brands: Many people ask me all the time what is the best brand? I can only give you a rating from my experience in the field from the quality of product I’ve but want to emphasize one...read more
Daikin Air Conditioner Reviews | Consumer Ratings Leaving a review does not require a log in. However, reviews are moderated to weed out spammers. We just upgraded the software to a better reviews software and are working on a way to migrate previous reviews from the...read more
Payne Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Payne offers central air conditioning systems in the 13 SEER to 17 SEER range in various capacities for residential systems. These ratings also include ranging in EER from 11 to 13 with mid-range models splitting the...
ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Arcoaire offers a full range of split system air conditioners that range in efficiency ratings from 13 SEER all the way up to 19 SEER for their top of the line air conditioner model for a split system air...read more
Armstrong Air Conditioner Reviews - Armstrong manufacturers air conditioners and other HVAC equipment mainly for residential but they also makes light commercial HVAC equipment. Their line of air conditioners range in efficiency level from 13 SEER to 20 SEER making...
Broan Air Conditioners Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Broan air conditioners offer the low-end air conditioner beginning at 13 SEER and the high-end Broan air conditioner comes in at a whopping 20 SEER which is hard to beat for any air-source air conditioner. Broan air...read more
Bryant Air Conditioners Reviews - Bryant offers a variety of air conditioning systems that range from 13 SEER* all the way up to 21 SEER* for efficiency ranges. In Bryant's lower efficiency ranges, Bryant also offers equipment with the old refrigerant R-22 while...read more
Coleman Air Conditioner Reviews - Coleman® Air Conditioners offers models from 13 SEER up to 20 SEER for the Coleman® air conditioner top of the line model air conditioner. All of Coleman® air conditioners use R-410A environmentally friendly refrigerant and begin with...read more
Day & Night Air Conditioner Reviews - Day & Night Air Conditioners come in a variety of sizes and efficiency ratings and are mainly produced for the residential and light commercial market. Day & Night air conditioners range from a minimum of 13 SEER up to...read more
Ducane Air Conditioner Reviews - Ducane offers 5 models of air conditioners for residential and light commercial ranging from 1.5 tons to 5 ton air conditioners. Ducane air conditioners SEER ratings ranges from 13 to 18 SEER. Ducane air conditioners offer a no bells...read more
Amana Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Amana offers a full line of air conditioning units including a light commercial line of Amana air conditioners. Amana air conditioners can also come in package systems and configured as a heat pump package unit or air...read more
American Standard Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings | American Standard manufacturers air conditioners and other HVAC equipment mainly for residential but American Standard also makes light commercial HVAC equipment. American Standard air conditioners range...read more
Frigidaire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Nearly everyone who has gone shopping for a window unit air conditioners and refrigerators knows that Frigidaire produces these products in addition to producing split system air conditioner and heat pumps....read more
Goodman Air Conditioner Reviews - Goodman air conditioners are manufactured at one of their modern high technology facilities in Houston, Texas, Dayton, Tennessee, or Fayetteville, Tennessee. Goodman air conditioning systems are popular because they are economically...
Heil Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Heil air conditioners range in size from 13 SEER to 19 SEER for efficiency levels and mainly come in sizes to fit most residential and light commercial applications. If you purchase the top of the line system or any...read more
Lennox Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Lennox has several air conditioners in their line-up. Starting with the economical units there is the ACX model Air Conditioner which lists features such as R410A environmental friendly refrigerant,...read more
Maytag Air Conditioner Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Maytag list their top of the line air conditioner as 20 SEER with AHRI now certifying the results of their claim. It is believable watching their marketing video for their IQ drive system which uses inverter...read more
Rheem Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Rheem offers several economical air conditioning systems from 13 SEER to 20 SEER for residential and light commercial. Rheem air conditioners come in the Prestige series air conditioner or the Classic series air...read more
Ruud Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Ruud offers several air conditioner models from 13 (excluding the 10 SEER commercial unit listed) all the way up to the Ruud 19.5 SEER model of air conditioner. Ruud air conditioners come in various sizes for...read more
Tempstar Air Conditioner Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Tempstar offers air conditioners with efficiency ratings from 13 SEER to 19 SEER. Tempstar air conditioners are mainly used for residential and light commercial applications and Tempstar air conditioners offer...read more
ThermoPride Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - ThermoPride is known for their oil furnaces and manufacturer air conditioners and other peripheral HVAC equipment to compliment their line of oil furnaces including air conditioners. Some features of the...read more
Trane Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Trane offers nearly a dozen different models for air conditioning systems ranging from 13 SEER to 21 SEER models that can be matched with their air handlers or gas furnaces. If done properly you may also integrate...read more
Westinghouse Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Westinghouse air conditioners are produced with SEER ratings from 13 SEER all the way up to 20 SEER with many air conditioners offering mid-range SEER ratings between the high and low SEER ratings. Westinghouse...read more
York Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - York makes a full line of air conditioning systems ranging in sizes from 1.5 tons all the way up to the monster systems that serve large commercial buildings. Their residential air conditioner systems range in various...read more
Carrier Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings. Carrier air conditioners have efficiency ratings range from 13 SEER to 21 SEER. 21 SEER is very high energy efficiency for an air-source air conditioner as opposed to geothermal systems. They use R-410A in all models...read more
Central Air Conditioner Reviews
Above you find the listings for many different air conditioner brands. We have a basic criterion when we review central air conditioner brands for you. We are rarely critical for any central air conditioner review but rather we stick to the technical aspects of each central air conditioner system explaining to you what the features and components are and if these features and components of the central air conditioner systems help you either increase efficiency or increase comfort. When you are deciding on a new central air conditioner purchase there are various factors to note for the new purchase. Since it is a major purchase for a home or business the right decisions can lead to many years of efficient comfort while making a wrong decision can lead to numerous problems and frustrations. We hope to help you avoid those problems and frustration.
Consumer Ratings and Reviews for Central Air Conditioners
While I am not making the claim that some of the reviews from consumers are disingenuous I will say it is likely that that particular consumer who made the negative review made a bad decision when they purchased their new central air conditioner system. We offer advice here that will help you since it is a complicated issue. It is not like purchasing a new care. You have to select the equipment and find the best contractor to help you in deciding what brand and what efficiency level to buy. These things can be quite complicated and this is why we offer lots of advice here to give you an edge to improve your chances of getting that new central air conditioner system that will give you many years of comfort and efficiency. Here is a listing for you to consider when purchasing a new central air conditioner:
Buying a New Central Air Conditioner
- Finding the best contractor - more than likely the contractor is going to be a dealer of a specific brand and he is going to show you brochures and advise you throughout the purchase. That’s fine but make sure you do your homework first to determine the contractor does quality work and secondly that they will make sure to recommend ancillary work that needs to be done. For example your duct work. Has it been existing as long as your old unit has? If so, has the contractor made the determination that it is correctly sized and have proper airtight integrity?
- Has the contractor performed a load calculation (Manual J for the system and Manual D for the ductwork)? If they have not then I would not use that contractor as they are only guessing. With a major purchase for a new central air conditioner, I don’t want anyone guessing. This also shows that they cut corners rather than doing quality work. If they are going to cut corners on a load calculation how many corners are they going to cut installing the system?
- Are they going to replace the line set? If not is the old line set going to be flushed out and is it the proper size to handle the new system? If this is not done right it can lead to problems with your compressor. While you will have a manufacturers warranty you will still be paying for labor. It’s not cheap to replace a compressor even just paying for labor.
- Does the contractor have their own personal warranty for the workmanship of the installation?
- Are they going to get a permit for the new installation? If not, why?
Central Air Conditioner Reviews - Conclusion
There are many questions the consumer needs to know the answers to before signing a contractor with a contractor and hading them a pile of cash for the work and equipment. This part, dealing with the contractor, is far more important than any brand. Make sure you do your homework so you can come back here in the near future and make a positive review of your new central air conditioner system.