Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged air conditioner ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Luxaire, Maytag, Nutone, Payne, and Philco brands.

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

LUXAIRE-----------------------2*--------NA

This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP (UPG) which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DEQ models are 14 seer air conditioners with a variable speed blower motor but they use a wire grille for condenser coil protection instead of louvered panels. They are backed by a good warranty but are only sold/installed by dealers in the uSA and Canada. luxaire.com

MAYTAG------------------------5*--------NA

This brand name is licensed to NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The PPA3SE model is a basic unit with all of the standard features and corrosion resistant coils. They are backed by an industry leading warranty but use the cheaper wire mesh condenser coil protection which does not actually provide much protection against mechanical damage. The units are only sold through their authorized dealer network in the USA and Canada. maytaghvac.com

NUTONE-----------------------4*--------NA

This is another brand that is manufactured by NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer a wide selection with both compact and regular models. The P7RE model is a basic air conditioner with corrosion resistant coils but use the cheaper wire mesh condenser coil protection which does not actually provide much protection against mechanical damage. The units are only sold through their authorized dealer network in the USA and Canada but they are backed by a good warranty. nutonehvac.com

PAYNE-----------------------2*--------NA

This brand is from CARRIER CORPORATION which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and they are available through distributors in the USA and Canada. The PA4G has a scroll compressor for durability and a variable speed blower motor for quiet efficient operation. They can be either roof or ground mounted and are backed by a pretty good guarantee. The PA4Z units are basic air conditioners that are designed to be ground mounted and are designed for lots that are narrow. They have louvered panels for coil protection which is more effective. payne.com

PHILCO-------------------------2*--------NA

This is another brand that is made by NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer basic 14 seer units that are backed by a good warranty. They offer both standard units and compact models but their website is not much help and the units are only sold/installed by their dealer network. philcohvac.com

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