Coleman Air Conditioner Reviews - Consumer RatingsColeman Air Conditioner Reviews - Coleman® Air Conditioners offers models from 13 SEER up to 20 SEER for the Coleman® air conditioner top of the line model air conditioner. All of Coleman® air conditioners use R-410A environmentally friendly refrigerant and begin with a builder’s grade model with no bells and whistles up to the Coleman® Top of the Line model Echelon™ model that offers efficiency ratings up to 20 SEER.

Coleman® is a sister to York products and owned by Johnson Controls and yes the Coleman® name is synonymous with the camping products company. Selected features of various Coleman® air conditioners include:


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Finally, Coleman makes HVAC systems for residential that range in size from 2 to 5 tons. 3 separate models ranging in various sizes and efficiency ranges give you the option of paying for bells and whistles or not paying for the extras. Efficiency ranges up to 21 SEER for Coleman’s top premium model.

The 21 SEER model has a sound rating as low as 53 dBA which is considered ultra-quiet compared to other models. It has a lifetime compressor warranty* with a 10-year limited parts warranty. The premium models are also Energy Star rated which means you can receive discounts and rebates from utilities and government programs.

Coleman Mid-Tier Models

Coleman offers mid-tier models that range from 15 SEER to over 17 SEER. Since they are constantly changing warranties and other data always check with their dealer or website for further details.

Air Conditioner Pricing, Efficiency, and Return On Investment Factors

Pricing Versus Efficiency Return On Investment
EfficiencyPricing Range for Initial Purchase and Subsequent Repairs outside of WarrantyROI (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.

Proper Installation for Proper Efficiency

In my opinion, mid-tier models have efficiency ranges from 15 SEER to 17 SEER. If you want to get this rating you need to replace the entire system and have the final installation tested to ensure proper and efficient operation. This includes checking the ductwork for ductwork integrity and proper sizing. Many new and retrofit installations fail in this regard. A good contractor will educate the homeowner in this regard.

For example, a homeowner may replace only the condenser because the old condenser had a bad compressor. This is a mismatch because you need the proper air handler paired with the outside condenser to get the full potential of efficiency from the new system. You also need to make sure the ductwork has integrity and is properly sized. What good is it to have a higher SEER air conditioner when the ductwork is leaking air? Or if it is not sized properly? You will never get the proper efficiency from a mismatched system.

Coleman History

WC Coleman began selling his handmade lanterns in Kingfisher, OK back in 1900. He needed to make money to pay for his college. A few years passed and his lanterns became very popular and his business prospered. In the depression years, he began producing floor furnaces and oil space heaters. Coleman produced portable stoves which became very popular and went to war with the GIs in WW2. In 1958 Coleman got into the heating and air conditioning business. In 1990 Coleman was purchased by Johnson Controls Unitary Division which is the same company that owns York.

For more information on Coleman HVAC and its latest models and efficiency ratings please visit the Coleman website.

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