Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings part 5, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged air conditioner ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Everrest Elite, Everrest Extreme Comfort, Franklin, Fraser-Johnston, Frigidaire, Gibson, and Goodman brands.

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

EVERREST ELITE SERIES-----2*--------NA

These air conditioners are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The APC14M has a variable speed blower motor for quiet efficient operation and an all aluminum evaporator coil to prevent corrosion. The units can be converted to either horizontal or vertical air discharge and they are backed by a pretty good guarantee. They use louvered metal panels to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage but they are only sold through an authorized dealer network (usually Amana brand dealers). everresteliteseries.com

EVERREST EXTREME COMFORT--2*-----NA

These air conditioners are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GPC14M has a variable speed blower motor for quiet efficient operation and an all aluminum evaporator coil to prevent corrosion. The units can be converted to either horizontal or vertical air discharge and they are backed by a pretty good guarantee. They use louvered metal panels to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage but they are only sold through an authorized dealer network (usually Goodman brand dealers). everrestextremecomfort.com

FRANKLIN------------------2*--------NA

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GPC14M is a basic model with a 14 SEER efficiency rating and an ECM blower motor for durable efficient operation. The units feature louvered metal cabinet construction to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage and they are backed by a decent warranty but they are only sold through authorized dealers. franklinhvacsystems.com

FRASER-JOHNSTON-----------2*-------NA

This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their dealer network. The DEQ models are basic units with a standard footprint while the PCE4 units are compact. The units can be converted for either horizontal or downflow duct connection and are backed by a good warranty. The units use metal louvered panels for protection of the condenser coil from mechanical damage. fraserjohnston.com

FRIGIDAIRE--------------------4*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The P7RE model is a basic unit with corrosion resistant coils for durability. The units have all of the standard features and are backed by a very good guarantee but they are only available through factory authorized dealers. frigidaire.net

GIBSON------------------------2*--------NA

This is another brand from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer basic 14 seer units that are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either standard or compact footprint models but their website is not much help. gibsonhvac.com

GOODMAN---------------------2*--------NA

The GPC models are basic units with variable speed fan motors and all aluminum evaporator coils for corrosion resistance. They have a pretty good warranty and are available in horizontal models or multi-position units. The brand is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL and is only sold through their authorized dealers. goodmanmfg.com

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