You may be surprised to learn that most major air conditioner manufacturers make several different brands, thus blurring the line between distinct products. For instance, Bryant and Carrier are made in the same facility. The same is true for American Standard and Trane, Lennox and Ducane, Rheem and Ruud, Goodman and Amana. Here are some things to know before Choosing A Central AC Brand.
Which Brands Are Best?
Unfortunately, there are not many credible reviews or independent tests out there to consider. That being said, our contractors do hear a few common sentiments among our customers. The Goodman brands tend to have more detractors than the other brands we’ve installed and serviced before. They are often sold to consumers who want a cheaper alternative to some of the most popular brands. In this case, we find: You get what you pay for!
On the other hand, we get a lot of positive feedback from the 20 SEER Bryant 187 Evolution Series unit. The two-stage model runs on low speed most of the time, which keeps room temperatures steady and minimizes electricity consumption. It comes with a 10-year warranty on the compressor and 5-year warranty for all other parts. The Trane XL 19i, 21 SEER Carrier Infinity Series, and Lennox XC21 are other units our customers generally really like. People say the Lennox AC units are surprisingly quiet and, indeed, the company prides itself on creating a central air unit that is “13 times quieter than a standard air conditioner.”
Other Popular Brands
A lot of people own the American Standard Allegiance 18, but it’s definitely a step down from the other models we mentioned. The Carrier Performance Series is another step down, as a single-stage air conditioner. The Lennox Merit Series is packed with features, but is not very high in efficiency (14 SEER) and lacks the longer warranty that other brands carry.
Central Air Service & Installation in Cypress
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