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

With our central air conditioner ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you! We have given you our top picks followed by reviews of all of the brands.

The first category is basic air conditioners which have an efficiency of 14 SEER and are the least expensive. The next category is premium air conditioners. These units have an efficiency rating of at least 18. These are usually two speed units and are the next step up as far as price is concerned. The last rating is for ultimate air conditioners. These units have an efficiency rating of at least 20 but are also the most expensive.

Best Basic Unit: 

Our highest rated basic central air conditioner is the DX14SA from Daikin. The units have louvered panels to protect the coil as well as a compressor sound blanket to minimize the noise during operation and an ECM condenser fan motor for long lasting energy efficiency. They are backed by an industry leading guarantee in the basic category. For more info, you can get the technical specs.

Top Pick In Premium Units: 

Our highest rated premium central air conditioner is the AMANA ASXC18 model. The brand name is licensed to GOODMAN which is owned by DAIKIN global. The unit has a two speed condenser fan as well as a compressor sound blanket for noise control. The unit has advanced onboard diagnostics as well as the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's comfort systems. The unit is also backed by an industry leading warranty. For more detailed info, you can get the technical specifications.

World's Best Central AC Unit: 

If you simply want the best central air conditioner on the market today, it is the AVXC20 model from AMANA. The units are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL and they have a 24 SEER efficiency rating. They also have a variable speed condenser fan motor for added energy savings and quiet operation. They feature louvered metal panel construction with a powder coat finish to protect the consdenser coil and they are backed by an industry leading warranty. For more info you can get the technical specs.

Other Air Conditioner Ratings

We continue our air conditioner ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to scroll through the list by clicking on the NEXT button or you can jump to the brand by entering the brand name in the search box at the top of the page.

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