Air Conditioner Ratings part 11, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Air conditioner ratings part 11 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Heil, Keeprite, and Kelvinator brands.

BRAND------BASIC--PREMIUM--ULTIMATE

HEIL-------------1*------3*--------NA

This is one of the brands from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 (NXA4) units are basic air conditioners with only an average guarantee. The cabinets have a baked on finish and a wire grille to protect the condenser coil but the grille is not very effective. 

The QUIETCOMFORT DELUXE 19 models are premium units with a variable speed fan with swept wings and a compressor blanket  for quieter operating. The units have the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's HVAC system to maximize efficiency. They have a tighter wire grille than the basic models but this method of coil protection is still not as effective as louvered panels. The brand is only sold by authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. 

KEEPRITE------1*--------3*--------NA

This is one of the brands from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 (NXA4) units are basic air conditioners with only an average guarantee. The cabinets have a baked on finish and a wire grille to protect the condenser coil which is not very effective. 

 The PROCOMFORT DELUXE 19 (CCA9) models are premium units with a variable speed fan with swept wings and a compressor blanket  for quieter operating. The units have the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's HVAC system to maximize efficiency. They have a tighter wire grille than the basic models but it is still less effective than louvered panels for condenser coil protection. The brand is sold by authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.

KELVINATOR-----2*------NA--------NA

This brand offers basic units that are made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and are sold in the USA. They feature micro channel coil construction which allows for a compact unit and they use louvered panel construction to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage. They are backed by a good guarantee but are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network. 

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