Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings part 8, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged air conditioner ratings part 8 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Revolv, Rheem, Ruud, and Tappan brands.

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

REVOLV-----------------------2*--------NA

These air conditioners are made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. They are made for STYLECREST for manufactured housing and feature all aluminum coils for corrosion resistance and variable speed blowers for quiet and efficient operation. The units use wire mesh protection for the condenser coil which does not do much to actually protect the coil from mechanical damage and the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. stylecrestinc.com

RHEEM-------------------------2*--------NA

The RACA 14 models are basic units that have a durable scroll compressor and advanced Comfort Alert onboard diagnostics. They are multi-position units with micro-channel coils for a more compact unit and use theromostatic expansion valves for refrigerant control. They have a double sloped drain pan to ensure complete drainage of the condensate to prevent mold and algae growth. The units are multi-position, have louvered panels for coil protection, and are backed by a good warranty. The units are only sold/installed by authorized contractors in the USA. rheem.com

RUUD--------------------------2*--------NA

This is another brand that is made by RHEEM MANUFACTURING. The RACA 14 models are basic units that have a durable scroll compressor and advanced Comfort Alert onboard diagnostics. They are multi-position units with micro-channel coils for a more compact unit and use theromostatic expansion valves for refrigerant control. They have a double sloped drain pan to ensure complete drainage of the condensate to prevent mold and algae growth. The units are multi-position, have louvered panels for coil protection, and are backed by a good warranty. The units are only sold/installed by authorized contractors in the USA. ruudac.com

TAPPAN------------------------4*--------NA

This brand is made by NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. The P7RE units have a compact footprint and all aluminum micro-channel coils which are better for corrosion resistance. The brand is backed by a very good warranty that includes their 10 year Tappan Tough Quality Pledge where they will replace the entire unit if the compressor fails during the first 10 years of ownership. The units use a wire grille coil guard which does not actually do much to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage and the units are only sold by authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. tappan.net

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