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Air Conditioner Reviews

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.

12 Best Air Conditioning Brands

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 air conditioner? I can only give you a rating from my experience in the field from the quality of product I’ve but want to...

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ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings

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...

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Broan Air Conditioners Reviews – Consumer Ratings

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...

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York Air Conditioner Reviews – Consumer Ratings

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...

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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 Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Lennox Gas Furnace Reviews - Lennox has several gas furnaces available from the economical low efficient furnaces to the high efficiency high dollar gas furnaces. Their gas furnaces range from 80% AFUE all the way up to 98.7% AFUE. They are considered a premium...
Maytag Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Maytag Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Maytag Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Maytag offers heat pumps with efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.7 HSPF to 19 SEER 10 HSPF and selected Maytag heat pumps use R-410A refrigerant. Maytag offers one of the best warranties in the industry for heat pump units...
Maytag Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Maytag Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Maytag Gas Furnace Reviews - Maytag HVAC equipment including gas furnaces that are actually produced by Nordyne. The relationship between Maytag and Nordyne is not clear - does Nordyne lease the name Maytag for the products they produce or does Maytag own Nordyne....
Maytag Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Maytag M1200 Series Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Maytag M1200 Series Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Maytag which is a name recognized for quality washing machines and dryers and the Maytag man offers a full-line of air conditioning and heating equipment to compliment their washing machines and dryers (and...
American Standard Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

American Standard Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

American Standard Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings - American Standard package units come in all available combinations from hybrid heat pumps with gas heat for the back-up heat, to air conditioners with electric heat or gas heat, to straight heat pump package...
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...
Rheem RGTK Series 90 Plus Gas Furnace Reviews

Rheem Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Rheem Gas Furnace Reviews - Rheem has 20 plus gas furnaces in the Rheem line-up ranging in efficiency ratings from 80% AFUE to 96% AFUE in Rheem's 90+ gas furnaces. They use the Prestige Series name to describe their premium gas furnaces, the Value-Line Series to...
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Airco Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Airco Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - ECR International is the maker of Airco Heat Pumps in the USA and Canada. That is, ECR International was the manufacturer of Airco heat pumps as they have discontinued their line of heat pumps. The...
Amana Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Amana Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Amana Package Unit Reviews - Amana package units come in various configurations including straight air conditioner package units, heat pump package units, dual fuel heat pumps with gas heat for back-up heat, and gas furnace and air conditioner package or gas packs...

Airease Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Airease Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Airease offers split system heat pumps from single-stage up to variable capacity high-efficiency models that offer premium performance. HSPF ratings for Airease heat pumps range from 8.5 for their baseline model up to...

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