Air Conditioner Ratings part 16: Reviews of the SmartAir, Tappan, Tempstar, & Thermopride brands



This brand is from RELIANCE HOME COMFORT and they offer their systems for purchase or rental in Canada. Their 2000 system is a basic air conditioning system that use the GOODMAN GSX16 air conditioner and brands it for their customers. Although they do not make the equipment, it is backed by their service and guarantee which includes a five year replacement guarantee if the compressor fails. 


This brand is made by NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and is sold in the USA and Canada through factory authorized dealers. The ES4BD models use micro-channel construction for a more compact unit and have a composite material base pan for quieter operation. The TECH 3 (iQ DRIVE) models are ultimate units with a 25.5 seer efficiency and an advanced inverter drive compressor. They also have the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's HVAC systems to maximize efficiency all year long. They have all aluminum condenser coils to avoid corrosion and louvered metal panels to protect the coil from damage.

Tappan iQ Drive


This is one of the brands from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 (N4A5) units are basic air conditioners with an average warranty. They have a durable baked on finish but only a wire grille to protect the condenser coil. The SMARTCOMFORT DELUXE 19 series offers premium units with a variable speed fan and a compressor blanket for quieter operation. The units are sold in Canada and the USA but only through their dealer network. 

THERMO PRIDE--3*------NA-------NA

This brand is from THERMO PRODUCTS LLC but the units are made by the UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP of JOHNSON CONTROLS.

The TC4 offers basic units with a compressor blanket and swept wing fan for quieter operation. They are backed by a pretty good warranty.

The TC7 is a basic 16 SEER unit that is backed by a very good guarantee. Their website is not much help and the units are only sold through a limited dealer network. 

Thermopride TC7

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