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

With our central air conditioner ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you! We have given you our top picks followed by reviews of all of the brands.

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If you want a shorter version, check out our TOP TEN picks for central air conditioners.

The first category is basic air conditioners which have an efficiency of 14 SEER and are the least expensive. The next category is premium air conditioners. These units have an efficiency rating of at least 18. These are usually two speed units and are the next step up as far as price is concerned. The last rating is for ultimate air conditioners. These units have an efficiency rating of at least 20 but are also the most expensive.

Best Basic Unit: 

Our highest rated basic central air conditioner is the DX14SA from Daikin. The units have louvered panels to protect the coil as well as a compressor sound blanket to minimize the noise during operation and an ECM condenser fan motor for long lasting energy efficiency. They are backed by an industry leading guarantee in the basic category. For more info, you can get the technical specs.

Daikin DX14SA

Top Pick In Premium Units: 

Our highest rated premium central air conditioner is the AMANA ASXC18 model. The brand name is licensed to GOODMAN which is owned by DAIKIN global. The unit has a two speed condenser fan as well as a compressor sound blanket for noise control. The unit has advanced onboard diagnostics as well as the ability to communicate with the other parts of the home's comfort systems. The unit is also backed by an industry leading warranty. For more detailed info, you can get the technical specifications.

World's Best Central AC Unit: 

The best central air conditioner in the world for spring/summer 2018 is the ACCLIMATE series AL21 models from LUXAIRE.

They feature all of the most common state of the art technology with a couple of features that sets this manufacturer apart. First, is their "Charge Assurance" feature which allows you to check the operating pressures of the refrigeration system without the need to connect guages to the system. Another great thing about these models (as well as the other UPG brands featured here) is their "Climate Set" feature which allows the installer to tune the unit and customize it to the climate (weather conditions) in your area. This makes the units even smarter than normal and can lead to added savings and comfort.

Other Air Conditioner Ratings

We continue our air conditioner ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

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