Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Ratings, A Repairman's Reviews

With our packaged terminal air conditioner ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value.Our simple rating system gives each brand a color code and a star rating. If the card is green, then, that is one of the top picks from HvacRepairGuy. If the card is yellow, then, that would be a budget pick from HvacRepairgGuy. If the card is red, then, the brand is not recommended by HvacRepairGuy. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you!

ADIRONDACK-AIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made by COLD POINT CORP and are basic units that are designed for the replacement market. They offer both vertical and horizontal models to replace most of the brands that are no longer being made but their website is not much help. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. coldpointcorp.com

APPLIED COMFORT

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Canada. The CALM SERIES offers replacement units for many brands in cool with electric heat or heat pump models. They feature electronic defrost controls and room freeze protection but their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. ptacs.com

AMANA

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

These units are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING and they offer both vertical and horizontal models. They have DIGISMART controls which include a wireless thermostat and an occupancy sensor for ultimate energy savings. They offer both heat pumps and cooling models with electric or hydronic heat coils. They are backed by a good warranty. amana-ptac.com

AMERICAIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from YAN XIN CORP. and offers cool only or heat pump models. They use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out and their website is not much help. harborpointac.com

ARAMA

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand offers heat pumps with state of the art inverter drive compressors for quiet and efficient operation. They are backed by a good warranty. hotspotenergy.com

BLUERIDGE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These heat pumps feature Comfortouch digital controls for accurate temperature control. They have a three speed fan with their AeroQuiet blower wheel for quieter operation. The warranty on the units is not as good as other brands. alpinehomeair.com

CARRIER

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The 52V series units are vertical ptacs in either heat pump models or cooling with electric or hydronic heat coils. Their website is not much help and the warranty on parts other than the compressor is not as good as some other brands. carrier.com

CENTURY

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER. The PTHP heat pumps feature variable speed blowers and electronic expansion valves for quiet and efficient operation. The units are unique in the fact that the entire unit is not sticking outside the wall as the intake and exhaust is provided to the unit through ducts. This provides a better look from the outside of the building. The units are backed by a very good guarantee. century-hvac.com

COMFORT-AIRE

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER. The PTHP heat pumps feature variable speed blowers and electronic expansion valves for quiet and efficient operation. The units are unique in the fact that the entire unit is not sticking outside the wall as the intake and exhaust is provided to the unit through ducts. This provides a better look from the outside of the building. The units are backed by a very good guarantee. comfort-aire.com

COMFORTSTAR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The 88 SERIES offers both cooling and heat pump models that are available in four sizes. They are basic units backed by a good warranty. comfortstarusa.com

FRIEDRICH

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are available with electric heat or heat pump models. They feature a three speed fan and a tangential blower for improved air circulation. They have separate indoor and outdoor fans for quieter operation and an anti-microbial filter for improved air quality. The units maintain their efficiency with electronic defrost controls and provide automatic freeze protection for unoccupied rooms. friedrich.com

FRIGIDAIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made by ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS. They offer cool with electric heat models as well as heat pumps with "seacoast" coated outdoor coils for corrosion protection. frigidaire.com

GE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The ZONELINE 4100 & 6100 models are available in vertical or horizontal units. They have dual fans for quieter operation and are available as cool with electric heat or heat pump models. The DRY AIR 25 units have advanced humidity removal technology for operating in high humidity climates. They feature advanced controls but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. geappliances.com

GLOBAL

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand offers cooling/electric heat or heat pump models. They have electronic controls and are backed by a pretty good warranty. globalindustrial.com

GREE

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The E-TAC series units are available in cool only or heat pump models. They have two fan motors for quieter operation and offer units with coated outdoor coils for corrosion protection. The units will retrofit into most sleeves without a kit and the brand is backed by a very good warranty. greecomfort.com

ICE AIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The EXACT FIT line offers replacement units for many brands that are no longer made and you do not have to replace the sleeve. The HiSpec line features basic models for new construction. Their website is not much help and their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. ice-air.com

ISLANDAIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers a wide selection of units for replacing old discontinued brands without replacing the sleeve. They feature rifled copper tubing for improved efficiency and are available in cool only or heat pump models. islandaire.com

KLIMAIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

The KTHM heat pump model units offer an optional remote control or wall mounted thermostat. They are basic units that are available in three sizes. The units have automatic freeze protection to protect the compressor but the warranty on the units is not as good as other brands. klimaire.com

LG

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand offers heat/cool or heat pump models that use environmentally friendly refrigerant. They have digital controls and anti-freeze protections built in as well as their Goldfin anti-corrosion coating on the outdoor coil. They are backed by a good warranty but are only available through authorized dealers. lgptac.com

PERFECT COMFORT

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are available in heat pump, electric heat, or cool only models. They feature electronic controls with a remote and an average warranty. perfectcomfort.ca

PRIME

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made and sold in Mexico. They offer both cool only models and heat/cool units and feature electronic programmable controls. Their website is not much help but they are backed by a pretty good guarantee. prime.com.mx

RAMSOND

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers basic cooling units with electric heat. They have grooved copper tubing for improved efficiency and a swept wing fan for quieter operation. The units can be purchased directly from them online or at Home Depot stores but the warranty on the units is not very good. ramsond.com

RETROAIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made by ECR INTERNATIONAL and offer both vertical and horizontal units for flexibility in installation. They feature rifled tubing for added efficiency and offer both single fan and dual fan motor units. They have units with electric heating as well as those with hydronic coils. retroaire.com

SEA BREEZE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These units are made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. They offer basic cool/electric heat models as well as heat pumps but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. irproducts.biz

SIMON-AIRE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand offers a variety of units as direct replacements for other brands as well as for new construction. They have all of the standard features and are backed by a good warranty. simon-aire.com

SUBURBAN

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is a division of AIRXCEL and the units are available in four sizes. The DYNALINE 3 units combine a gas furnace with electric cooling. suburbanmanufacturing.com

XPELAIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These air conditioners are made in the U.K. The WHP DIGITEMP range offers both cooling only or heat pump models. They feature electronic controls with a remote but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. xpelair.co.uk