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 conditioner. Arcoaire offers three distinct groups of split-system air conditioner models.
These include the DuraComfort Deluxe Series, the DuraComfort Series, and the Performance Series with the DuraComfort Deluxe Series being the top of the line models for Arcoaire split system air conditioner models. Various features of select Arcoaire air conditioners include:
Top SEER Rating
ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Select Features
- Decibel levels as low as 56 for quiet operation in select models
- Variable speed cooling in select Arcoaire models
- Two-stage cooling in select Arcoaire air conditioners
- Top tier models have 5 stages of operation for better humidity control and efficiency
- Wire grille and corner posts designed to protect the condensing unit from accidental damage to the coils
- Designed with corrosion-resistant materials for durability
- Select units have optional communication abilities for easier diagnostics
- Select units come with a 5-10 year no hassle replacement warranty*
- Most models come with a 10-year limited parts warranty
- Available in capacities ranging from 2 to 5 tons
- *See ArcoAire website for further details
Always remember to register the warranty as soon as possible after the installation.
ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Purchase Considerations
Whenever you are purchasing a new air conditioner it is important to make sure you get the best value for the money you are paying. With air conditioning you must trust a contractor to install the new air conditioner system since most people do not have the skills or licenses necessary to do it themselves. In that regard, it is always best to make sure the contractor is qualified and licensed in addition to the contractor getting the required permits necessary to have the installation inspected for safety when he is done.
Always do your research when seeking a contractor to install any type of HVAC product for you. We have many articles here to help you select the right HVAC contractor and an HVAC Buyers Guide to help you through the process of buying a new air conditioner or really any type of HVAC product.
|Arcoaire Model Guide|
|DuraComfort™ Deluxe Series||DuraComfort™ Series||Performance Series|
|Premium model Up to 19 SEER and 13 EER||Up to 16 SEER and 12.2 EER||Up to 16 SEER and 12.2 EER|
|Energy Star Qualified||Select models Energy Star Qualified||Select models Energy Star Qualified|
|Premium model Decibels as low as 56||Decibels as low as 69||Decibels as low as 70|
|5 stage variable speed compressor operation||Single stage operation||Single stage operation|
|Premium model condenser coils protected||condenser coils protected||condenser coils protected|
|Premium model cabinet durability||cabinet durability||cabinet durability|
|Communication abilities with WiFi remote access||select models have communication and remote control with added feature||not listed as having a communication ability but remote control and access available with purchase of WiFi thermostat|
|Premium model 10 year limited warranty and 10 no hassle replacement warranty||10 year limited warranty with a 5 year no hassle replacement warranty||10 year parts limited warranty|
|All models use R-410A Refrigerant||R-410A Refrigerant||R-410A Refrigerant|
Warranties | ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings
Arcoaire offers standard HVAC warranties for their products. In the HVAC industry, the warranties are limited parts warranties. To the consumer, this means you pay for labor if any parts go bad. We recommend if you are buying any premium model that you check with dealer about an extended parts and labor warranty. Some manufacturers offer extended parts and labor warranties. If they have one available we recommend it. Some questions you may want to ask about warranties include:
- Is refrigerant covered if the unit develops a refrigerant leak? If yes, then get it in writing.
- If a part has to be expedited, who pays for exress shipping?
Lastly, a credible contractor will also offer a contractor warranty. Typically, these warrantties are for one year from installation and normally, cover parts and labor. That includes everything under the manufacturer’s warranty plus the contractors warranty. Again, a quality contractor will always offer a warranty on any work they do for you.
Air Conditioner Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment Factors
|Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment|
|Efficiency||Pricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of Warranty||ROI (Return On Investment)|
|19 SEER Plus||$$$$$||5 to 7 years depending on efficiency*|
|15 to 18 SEER||$$$||7 to 10 years depending on efficiency*|
|13 to 14 SEER||$||Over 10 years*|
|*Many factors depend on ROI such as house insulation, personal usage preferences, duct work integrity, and other basic efficiency factors. SEER level efficiency is very important to ROI. The higher the SEER, the quicker the return.|
Arcoaire is a part of International Comfort Products which is owned by United Technologies. United Technologies is the parent company of Carrier, Bryant, and other HVAC brands.
For more information on Arcoaire and the latest information about their products check the Arcoaire website.
ArcoAire Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer Ratings
I have had the same ArcoAire unit since 1985, and every year almost had to replace the capacitor, 3 times the contactor, and 2 times the fan motor, and it always had to work hard to cool my home in which it was a 3 ton rated for my 1500 sq ft home, and now it finally shorted because my neighbor ran there sprinkler over the fence and drowned it and shorted it out burning the connectors off the compressor, it just seemed as every year there was an issue with it and it worked hard to keep house cool, they say the 78 degree rule or 18 to 20 degree lower than the out side temp , but we were lucky to get 12 degree difference, and had the refrigerant checked multiple times, and had it service regularly, I don’t know if it was are bad luck or what, but I will be purchasing a different brand this time and hope we have better luck.
Does anyone have a current review on this system? I am about to buy one to replace my a/c which was installed 13 years ago. The current system runs pretty well but I’m just worried that after 13 years it will quit suddenly & I live in FL. I think the installer is reputable but these reviews are concerning.
It looks like these systems are all “luck of the draw” systems and reliance on the company is pretty spotty. Is that true? I would think Carrier could be trusted but then again….
Someone mentioned the “cheap one”… are there different versions of this product? Where is it made? Hopefully NOT in China?
Thanks for any help
I find a lot of mixed reviews. Some say great others say not so great. I have had my furnace and air conditioner for 17 years with very little maintenance done on it. Probably I just lucked out. It was a Bryant. The furnace and air conditioner are as I said 17 years old and my house is 17 years old, so was installed in the new house. I think Aircoaire is made by Carrier/Bryant. Maybe the cheaper version. Guy coming tomorrow to give me his sales pitch.
Did you by the Arcoaire? Or keep the Bryant? I’ m close to buying an Arco and doing as much due diligence as I can.
Mine works great, when it works! It’s been down 5 times in 8 years, one coil and the rest internal wiring issues.
I have had my ArcoAire HVAC system for 28 years. The only problems that I’ve had were a bad capicator on the blower motor. I also had to replace the relays and the transformer after a squirrel chewed the thermostat wiring.
my arcoaire ac unit was installed 20 years ago and have NOT had ANY issues except for a 20 dollar capacitor go bad 11 years ago. I will definitely be installing another when the time comes…
I LIVE NEXT DOOR TO A UNIT THAT WAS JUST INSTALLED A FEW DAYS AGO. AND THE DANG THING RUNS LIKE A TRUCK. IT IS NOISY AND SEEMS TO NOT BE ADJUSTED PROPERLY. THEY ARE WASTING POWER AND NO ONE IS LIVING IN THE HOUSE. THERE IS NO SIGN ON THE PROPERTY AS TO IF IT HAS BEEN SOLD AND NO ONE HAS EVEN WALKED THRU. SO PLEASE SEND SOMEONE WITH KNOWLEDGE TO ADJUST THE OUTSIDE UNIT. WE HAVE LIVED IN THE SAME HOUSE FOR YEARS AND NEVER HAD A NOISY UNIT AS THERE IS NEXT DOOR.
Not sure if we are benefiting from arco aire air conditioning system. 2010 new ac/heater put on. Maintenance was done yearly. 2016 had a new coil put in as serviceman said they used to use copper now use aluminum on coils and have had issues. 6 years in and spent $300 more on Freon and labor. 2019 needed a new capacitor put in and now this year it is being looked at again as no cool air when we tried it out this weekend with 85 degree temps. Ridiculous.
You go to a review site to get a review of an item you are looking to purchase. This was supposed to be a review of the product. Instead I got an advertisement of the models available, and a warning about the company installing it. It links to a site on how to choose your installer. Nowhere did I read a test of the product, how it performed, actual numbers on cooling and efficiency over those posted by the manufacturer. In total, as a review site, this one really sucks. I got nothing except a few owner reviews that helped.
I know in clown world reading comprehension is difficult for clowns. Maybe its the clown shoes or clown nose?
I am very unhappy with my Arcoaire air conditioning machinery, for which we paid thousands just one year ago. It takes 12 hours for the bedroom floor with just 3 rooms to go down 6 degrees, which is awfully slow. We would have been much better off with one or two window units, which cool a room in 5 minutes. You are selling people machinery that does not have the proper power to do the job.
I will be getting a new ArcoAire Conditioner in May 2018 to replace a Air Conditioner unit that I had installed in July “2010” with 3 compressors having to be replaced. The company name is Texas Furnace Company out of Houston, TX. I do not recommend this company or their products. It was extremely hard to contact them over the years so now I am having to replace their unit because of a third bad compressor which is costing me more than what the unit is worth.
I am looking forward to getting a decent AC and I do hope ArcoAire is a good unit that I will be able to rely on.
I’ve had the same ArcoAire Air Conditioner for the past 8 years and it is still running strong. I haven’t serviced it once and don’t cover it up in the winter. There is zero corrosion! Strong build!! Good Job ArocAire folks!
I am amazed that you have not had your unit serviced. Just because it is running very well does not mean it is not dirty ,normally it should be serviced annually at least and twice per year at most. This is what keeps it going above and beyond its years. It is foolish to invest in something, brag about how good it is but not take care of it?