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

With our packaged air conditioner ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find the best value. We have researched the brands and by using our HVAC service experience have provided our unique system of ratings. It truly is like taking a repairman with you while you shop! We have given you our top picks followed by a complete list of the brands and their reviews.

 Top Basic Unit: 

 Our top pick for a basic packaged air conditioner is the PPA3RE model from Maytag. The units have all of the standard features as well as corrosion resistant coils and they are backed by an industry leading warranty. This brand name is licensed to NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC.

  Best Premium Unit: 

In the premium category, the BHX units from York which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS takes the top spot. The units use their "Quiet Drive" features and are backed by a very good warranty.

Other Packaged Air Conditioner Ratings

We continue our packaged air conditioner ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. You can continue to browse our list but, if you are looking for a specific brand, you can enter its name in the search box at the top of the page.



This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The brand is available in the USA but the units are only sold through authorized dealers. The PRPAC14 air conditioners have scroll compressors for durability and antimocrobial drain pans to inhibit growth of mold for better indoor air quality. They are compact models that can be installed horizontally as well as with down air discharge. They have insulated compressors for quieter operation and are backed by a good warranty.


The VP7RE units are made by Nordyne for R.E. MICHEL COMPANY (a wholesale distributor) and they are sold through dealers in the USA. They feature all aluminum micro-channel construction and a corrosion resistant drain pan. The units feature a variable speed blower motor for quieter and more efficient operation. The units have a wire mesh coil guard which does not provide very much protection to the coil but they are backed by a pretty good guarantee.


This brand name is licensed to GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The APC14H models are basic 14 SEER units while the APC15H are energy star rated 15 SEER units. They have an all aluminum evaporator coil for corrosion resistance and are backed by a good warranty.

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