Air conditioner ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Coleman, Comfort-Aire, and Comfortmaker brands
This is another brand that is made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a JOHNSON CONTROLS COMPANY. They are sold in the USA and Canada but only through a factory authorized dealer network. The TC4 model is a basic unit that uses micro-channel construction that results in a more compact unit. The unit has a durable powder coated finish but the guarantee is not as good as other brands and it requires you to register the unit.
The ECHELON SERIES AC8B models feature their Whisperdrive system which includes an insulated compressor compartment, base pan made of composite materials instead of metal, and a swept wing fan for quiet operation. The unit can also communicate with the other parts of the home's heating and cooling systems through their control for greater efficiency in all seasons. The warranty is very good when a matched system is purchased.
This is a brand from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS and is sold through factory authorized dealers. The RSG14 series units are basic units with durable scroll compressors. They use micro channel coils for a smaller footprint in your landscaping and composite base pans for quieter operation. The units have a louvered metal jacket to protect the condenser coil fins but they do not use a powder coat finish on the units. The guarantee on the compressor is very good but for the rest of the unit's parts it is not as good as other brands.
This is one of the brands from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 (N4A5) units are basic air conditioners with a durable powder coat finish but they use a wire coil guard to protect the condenser coil fins which does not actually do much to protect them. The units have a 14 SEER efficiency to meet all of the regional standards but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.
The SOFTSOUND DELUXE 19 is a premium unit with a variable speed fan motor, swept wing fan blade, and compressor blanket for quiet operation. They have a good guarantee but it is only average when compared to other brands. The units are sold in the USA and Canada but only through their approved dealer network.
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