Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged air conditioner ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the American Standard, Arcoaire, Armstrong Air, Broan, and Bryant brands.

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

AMERICAN STANDARD--------2*--------NA

This brand is a division of INGERSOLL RAND and is only sold through dealers in the USA. The GOLD 14 models are basic units featuring their spine fin coils which provide a large surface area for heat transfer. They have a variable speed blower with their vortica advanced airflow system which quietly delivers more air for less energy and they are backed with a good guarantee. americanstandardair.com

ARCOAIRE----------------------3*--------3*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PAD4 units are a part of their DURACOMFORT range and have a durable scroll compressor and a variable speed blower motor for quiet efficient air delivery. The units are backed by a good warranty that includes total unit replacement if the compressor fails within the first three years of ownership. The PAR5 series are premium units with a two stage compressor but the warranty on the compressor is not as good as some of the other brands. The units can be either roof or ground mounted but they are only sold through their dealer network in the USA and Canada. arcoaire.com

ARMSTRONG AIR-------------2*--------NA

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRPAC14 air conditioners have scroll compressors for durability and are backed by a good warranty. The brand is only available through their authorized dealers in the USA. armstrongair.com

BROAN-------------------------4*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK. The P7RE models are basic units with a good warranty that includes unit replacement if the compressor fails within the first ten years of ownership. The units use all aluminum microchannel coils for corrosion resistance and for a smaller footprint. The wire guard does not provide much protection for the condenser coil and the units are only sold through their dealer network in the USA. broanhvac.net

BRYANT-------------------------2*--------2*

The 707E are premium models that have two speed compressors and a 16 SEER efficiency rating while the 707C-B is a basic 14 SEER unit. The units use louvered panels to protect the condenser coil and they are backed by a good guarantee. The brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is only soild through their dealer network. bryant.com

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