Air Conditioning Category

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.

Manufacturer’s Versus Manufacturer’s Model Reviews and Comparisons

Amana Versus Carrier

Goodman versus Trane

York Versus Carrier

Goodman Versus Carrier

Lennox Versus York

Trane Versus Carrier

Goodman versus Rheem

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.

Lennox Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Lennox Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Lennox Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings. Lennox produces heat pumps with efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.7 HSPF to 23.5 SEER 10.2 HSPF. They are known as a premium HVAC equipment manufacturer. Lennox produces air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, boilers,...
Ducane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Ducane Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Ducane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Ducane is known as a builders grade brand for HVAC equipment so you will not got all the bells and whistles you would with one of the bigger name brands such as Lennox or Trane. Ducane, by the way, is owned by Lennox but...
Trane XC Communicating Gas Furnace Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Trane XL90 Gas Furnace Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Trane XL90 Gas Furnace Reviews - Coming in at 92% AFUE the Trane XL90 gas furnace is close to being the 92% AFUE the higher end furnaces produce as far as efficiency. The XL90 gas furnace also has two-stage heat and a four-speed blower. Both are good especially if the...

TETCO Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews

TETCO Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings - TETCO (Thermal Energy Transfer Company) geothermal heat pump systems produces geothermal heat pump systems that utilize R-410A and utilize digital controls that allow TETCO geothermal heat pumps to be easily...
Lochinvar Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Lochinvar Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Lochinvar Boiler Reviews - Lochinvar produces hot water boilers from 84% AFUE to 95.3% AFUE*. Lochnivar produces boilers for residential and light commercial applications and are based out of Lebanon, TN. Capacities for residential Lochinvar hot water boilers range...
Amana Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Amana ASZ18 Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Amana ASZ18 Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings . The Amana ASZ18 Heat Pump is Amana's premiere heat pump. The ASZ18 has an efficiency of 18 SEER for air conditioning mode and 9.5 HSPF for heating mode. One of the best features for the Amana ASZ18 heat pump is the...
Payne Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Payne Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Payne Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings. Payne offers heat pumps from 14 SEER up to 17 SEER. HSPF ratings from 8.2 up to 9.5. HSPF or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor is the way the HVAC industry measures efficiency for heat pumps. While Payne does not offer the...
Heil Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Heil Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Heil Package Unit Reviews - Heil package units come in different configurations from hybrid heat pumps with gas heat for year round conditioned air to air conditioners with gas furnaces to air conditioner only with optional electric heat, heat pump with gas back-up...

Earth to Air Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews

Earth to Air Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews. Earth to Air or ETA makes geothermal heat pumps as their only business. This means Earth to Air is focused on geothermal heat pump engineering. One can expect the best from a company that has a singular focus in a specific...

Century Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Century Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Century Heat Pumps are produced in sizes from 1.5 tons to 5 tons for the residential market and come with the new environmental friendly refrigerant R-410A. Century is a part of Heat Controller and produces a full line of...