Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged air conditioner ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Grandaire, Guardian, Heil, Keeprite, Kelvinator, and Lennox brands.

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

GRANDAIRE-------------------2*--------NA

These units are manufactured by NORDYNE for BAKER DISTRIBUTING COMPANY. The WJA4 models are basic horizontal units while the WPA4 units are multi-position. They have a durable scroll compressor and a variable speed blower motor for quiet and efficient operation. The units are backed by a pretty good guarantee but they are only sold/installed through authorized dealers. grandaireac.com

GUARDIAN--------------------2*--------NA

The PCE4 air conditioners are basic 13 seer units with an average warranty. The brand is made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. guardianhomecomfort.com

HEIL----------------------------3*--------3*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PAD4 models are a part of their QUIETCOMFORT series featuring a durable scroll compressor and a variable speed fan motor for quiet efficient operation. The PAR5 models are premium units and have a two stage scroll compressor for enhanced durability and comfort. All of the units are backed by a very good warranty but they use a wire grille for condenser coil protection which does not actually do much. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but is only sold and installed by their professional dealers. heil-hvac.com

KEEPRITE----------------------3*--------3*

This is another brand from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PAD4 models are basic units with a durable scroll compressor. They have a variable speed blower motor for quiet and efficient operation. The PAR5 models are premium units that have a two stage scroll compressor for enhanced durability and comfort. They are backed by a good warranty but they use a wire grille for condenser coil protection which does not actually do much. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but is only sold and installed by their professional dealers. keeprite.com

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

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and offers basic air conditioners. They are available in standard and small footprint models and are backed by a good guarantee. The units use wire grilles for condenser coil protection which do not actually provide much protection and the units are only sold by authorized dealers. kelvinatorhvac.com

LENNOX------------------------2*--------NA

The LRP14AC is a basic unit with a durable scroll compressor and louvered metal panels to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage. They are compact units and they are backed by a good guarantee when registered but their website is not much help. The brand is only sold and installed by factory authorized dealers. lennox.com

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