Now that 2013 is in full swing, its time to share the facts and our recommendations on the best air conditioning systems on the market for this year. It is never easy when researching a major purchase, like an air conditioning system, to really know what you are getting. While there are many options and brands to chose from, there are five systems that really stand out. Home-Tech’s air conditioning experts have done the research for you. You can trust our selections, as our criteria for selecting these AC systems are based upon price, performance, warranty and durability.
Amana 18 Seer Air Conditioning System – ASXC18
The ASXC18 is a popular selection because it is a best value when considering price and warranty coverage. This air conditioning unit provides high-efficiency, outstanding performance and quiet operation. In addition, it’s reliable operation and outstanding features add up to premium indoor comfort. Amana’s premium warranty protection includes a lifetime unit replacement limited warranty as well as a 10-year parts limited warranty.
Carrier Infinity 21 Central Air Conditioner – 24ANB1
Home-Tech’s air conditioning experts consider this Carrier to be the most technologically advanced and the highest performer in its class. It is the “Corvette” of the bunch. Not only was the Infinity 21 pinned as the Most Efficient in 2012 by Energy Star, but it was also named by Consumer’s Digest as a Best Buy® winner. By far, this system does the best job removing humidity in the home thanks to the two-stage scroll compressor.
Trane XL20i - 4TTZ0024A
Trane air conditioning systems have a reputation of lasting the longest and being built the toughest. Their slogan, “It’s Hard to Stop a Trane,” is true, these units hold up for a very long time. The Home-Tech AC team refers to the XL20i as the ”F150 of the AC industry.” This dual-compressor unit has an exclusive compressor for milder weather and a second, larger compressor for hot days. Trane’s patented Comfort-R™ provides greater humidity control in cooling by running the fan at a slower speed during start-up.
Bryant Preferrred Series Air Conditioning System – 126B
Bryant, a sub-brand of Carrier, is a more economical option to save consumers some lettuce. Bryant is the “Toyota,” always reliable, doesn’t have many problems and will last for a very long time. This is the air conditioning system your neighbor and most of the people on your block will have. The Bryant 126B is a great, sturdy and long-lasting AC system and that is why we highly recommend it.
Maytag iQ Drive – PSA4BI – 24.5 SEER
When it comes to efficiency, the Maytag PSA4BI is the industry’s elite. This air conditioning system comes standard with a very strong warranty and it is made of stainless steel. Do you like a system that is extremely quite? The iQ drive puts out a quiet 59 decibles. This system was also awarded a Consumer Digest’s Best Buy® and rated Most Energy Efficient design in 2012 by Energy Star. Thanks to its energy efficiency and high-end comfort features, this air conditioner qualifies for the Maytag ecoLogic™ green seal.
Your AC Experts
Have questions about the right air conditioning system for your home? While this list is an excellent start, every home is different. Make sure you research the system you may purchase, and double check that the AC company you hire is NATE certified, like Home-Tech. A new air conditioning system is no good unless it is properly installed, balanced and is the proper SEER for the size of your home. Don’t just call anyone, call Home-Tech to learn about our air conditioning options at 800-800-8356.