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 Package Unit Reviews - Consumer Ratings

Lennox Package Unit Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Lennox Package Unit Reviews - Lennox package units can be purchased configured as heat pump package units with dual-fuel, air conditioner package units with optional electric heat, and air conditioners with gas furnace all in one package also known as gas packs. Their...
heat pump condensing unit

Acadia Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings

Update - Unfortunately Acadia's parent company has folded for various reasons. Some of their heat pumps have some problems and looks like someone has a fix for those problems. You can find out more information about Acadia Heat Pumps and the fix here at this link to...
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...
Lennox Gas Furnace

Lennox Gas Furnace Reviews 2019 Quality Efficiency Ratings

Lennox Gas Furnace Reviews - Lennox has several gas furnaces available from economical low efficient furnaces to 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 furnace maker...
Munchkin Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Munchkin Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Munchkin Boiler Reviews - Munchkin offers small boilers for residential and light commercial use with efficiency AFUE ratings from 92% AFUE to 95% AFUE* that range in capacities from 18,000 BTUh to 399,000 BTUh. Munchkin hot water boilers can be easily converted from...
Carrier Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings 3

Carrier Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Carrier Boiler Reviews - Carrier offers boilers with efficiency ranges from 80% AFUE to 90% AFUE*. Carrier is a popular name known for air conditioners, heat pumps, and gas furnaces but Carrier offers other types of HVAC products including Carrier hot water boilers in...
Tempstar Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Tempstar Two-Stage Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Tempstar Two-Stage Gas Furnace Reviews - The Tempstar IIS 90 Two-Stage Gas Furnace in model series T9MPT Tempstar gas furnace line-up offers up to efficiency up to 92% and is listed as an Energy Star rated gas furnace. This is an archive review. This particular model...
Heil Air Handlers Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Heil QuietComfort VS95 Gas Furnace Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Heil QuietComfort VS95 Gas Furnace Reviews - The Heil VS 95 Gas Furnace is Energy Star rated and is rated 95% AFUE for efficiency. This is the top of the line for Heil gas furnaces and since Heil is owned by ICP which is owned by Carrier's parent company I would...
Crown Aruba Gas Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings 4

Crown Aruba Gas Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Note to reader - Crown has an upgrade to this boiler. It is now the Aruba 4 Gas Boiler. Crown Aruba Gas Boiler Reviews - Crown Boilers notes that the Crown Aruba Gas Hot Water Boiler is Crown's best-selling gas-fired boiler. Many Crowns boilers are named after...
Peerless Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Peerless Boiler Reviews | Consumer Ratings

Peerless offers boilers with efficiency ranges from 80% AFUE to 95% AFUE* and has a line-up of boilers for residential and commercial use. Peerless Boilers also offers gas fired boilers, oil fired boilers, baseboards for radiant heating, and indirect fired water...