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.

Weil McLain Boiler Reviews

Weil-McLain Boiler Reviews | Buyers Guide

Weil-McLain Boiler Reviews - Weil-McLain offers boilers in efficiency ranges from 81% AFUE to 96.5%  AFUE for the Weil-McLain condensing boilers. Furthermore, Weil-McLain specializes in manufacturing oil and gas-fired hot water and steam boilers among other hot water...
Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Trane Package Unit Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Trane Package Unit Reviews - Trane package units can be purchased in configurations of hybrid dual fuel heat pumps with gas backup heat, air conditioners with optional electric heat, air conditioning with gas heat also known as gas packs, and heat pump package units....
Heil Condensing Unit Ratings

Heil DX 1300 Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Heil DX 1300 Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Heil is lean on listing features for their products. This can be good as Heil does not embellish their products with overblown and hyped descriptions. The Heil DX 1300 heat pump is rated at 13 SEER and is Heil's...
Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews

Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews

Carrier Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews - Carrier offers a full line of geothermal heat pump systems that range in efficiency ratings from 21.7 EER up to 37 EER and with various cabinet configurations to fit most types of applications. Efficiency ratings on Geothermal...
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,...
Geothermal Heat Pump Types How it works

TETCO Geothermal Heat Pump Reviews

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

Westinghouse Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Westinghouse Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Westinghouse Heat Pumps enter the heat pump market with a Nordyne manufactured line of heat pumps for residential and light commercial applications. The split system line of Westinghouse heat pumps ranges from 13...
Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Ruud Gas Furnace Reviews - Ruud has nearly the same gas furnace product line-up as Rheem simply because Rheem is the parent company for Ruud. The furnaces are nearly the same in build and color, and the only real difference is the name of the unit and the model...
Armstrong Brand Reviews | Consumer Opinions

Armstrong Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Armstrong Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Armstrong heat pumps come in various capacities with efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.7 HSPF to 20 SEER 10 HSPF and selected heat pump units that use R410A refrigerant. Armstrong is owned by Lennox so some of the...
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 get 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...