Best Air Conditioner Brands In 2023

By Melissa H. Fenton

Updated January 2,2023

Best Air Conditioner Brands

The best air conditioner brands come with a variety of different features. If you want a unit that offers the best comfort levels, then the Whirlpool brand is a good choice. This brand has been around for many years, and is known for its quality products. The company also makes a variety of different models that are aimed at different household needs.

Goodman has recently become one of the most popular air conditioner brands on the market. In 2012, the company was purchased by Daikin, and since then, they’ve invested a lot in manufacturing and R&D. Since then, Goodman has managed to reposition itself as one of the most affordable air conditioner brands, while maintaining good quality. Because of this, Goodman is considered the best budget-friendly brand.

When you are replacing your air conditioner, choosing the best brand is crucial. You don’t want to settle for a cheap model or one that doesn’t have the cooling capacity you need. A new unit is a large investment, and you don’t want to risk having to replace it after only a few months. There are a number of factors that you must take into consideration to choose the best one for your home. Consider life expectancy, cost, and energy efficiency.

When buying a new air conditioner, make sure to check the brand’s warranty and customer reviews. Look for features such as dehumidifiers and high-quality insulation. Also, be sure to hire a licensed AC installer. A poorly installed unit can ruin your warranty.

Best Air Conditioner Brands

If you are looking for an air conditioner, there are a few brands that you might want to consider. These brands are well known and have been around for years. They are trusted brands that offer good quality and great value for money. These brands are a great choice if you’re looking for a quality air conditioner at a fair price.

Choosing a new air conditioning unit is a big investment, and homeowners don’t want to waste their money on a subpar model. There are a number of variables to consider when choosing the right brand for your home, including energy efficiency, cost, and life expectancy. If you have the budget, go for a brand that’s known for decades.

Whirlpool is a well-known brand, and is widely known for its quality products and excellent customer service. It has a diversified line of products, focusing on household needs. The brand has a large market in both its home country and overseas. Another popular brand, Voltas, is one of India’s oldest and most reputable brands, manufacturing various brands of air conditioners.

The second most popular brand is Carrier. This company was founded in 1915 and has over a century of experience. It is owned by United Technologies, which also makes Payne and Bryant air conditioners.

Our pick

Midea U MAW08V1QWT

A unique design that’s quieter than the rest

This U-shaped Midea air conditioner is the quietest model we’ve ever tested, and it’s designed in a way that still lets you open your window. But the installation process isn’t fun.

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The Midea U MAW08V1QWT is simply the quietest air conditioner we’ve ever tested, but that isn’t the only reason it stands out from the crowd. It also has an inverter compressor, which means it uses about half as much energy as a non-inverter AC. And unlike traditional air conditioners, which typically lock your whole window in a closed position as long as they’re installed, the Midea U has a unique U-shaped design that allows you to continue opening and closing your window as normal—for example, if you want better circulation on a cooler day when the AC isn’t running. As part of this design, Midea also moves most of the louder hardware to the back of this unit so that it sits outside the window, using the glass as a buffer layer to further mute the sound. In addition, it comes with its own bracket—about a $100 value—which locks firmly into the sliding tracks of your hung window. The Midea U is Energy Star certified and Wi-Fi enabled, too, with easy and convenient smart-home integration. But there is one catch: the installation process. Though the process is easier than it looks, it’s still more involved than installing your typical AC, and you won’t get much helpful advice by reading any of the four instruction manuals that come with the Midea U.

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A traditional AC that’s quieter and sleeker than most

The quietest non-inverter AC we’ve ever tested, this GE model is an attractive alternative, with touchscreen controls, gentle LED indicator lights, and easy smart-home integration.

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If you’re looking for a more traditional window AC, the GE PHC08LY is the quietest one available, and it’s also better-looking than most. In its dedicated Quiet Mode, it’s comparable to the Midea U in volume; even with the compressor running and the fan on high, it’s still quieter than the average conversation or any other AC that we’ve tested. The touch-sensitive controls and soft LED lights give it a classy, futuristic feel, and GE’s recently updated smart-home integration allows for seamless, natural voice commands. It’s also one of the few models we’ve seen with Apple HomeKit integration, as well as location services, which you can use to automatically turn the AC off when you’re not home (or on when you are). This model is not quite as energy efficient as the Midea U (though it is Energy Star certified), nor does it come with its own safety bracket, but it’s also much, much easier to set up than our top pick, and it’s just as pleasant to live with.

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Frigidaire FHWW083WBE

A good, basic air conditioner

This Frigidaire unit is easy to install and cools a room about as well as our top pick for a slightly lower price. However, the sound is a little more grating, especially at lower fan speeds.

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We like to think of the Frigidaire FHWW083WBE as the Old Faithful of window air conditioners. We’ve been recommending it (or its nearly identical predecessors) since 2014, and it has consistently proven to be a reliable and affordable option. It’s a little louder than our other picks (though still quieter than most ACs), with a less-pleasant mechanical growl that’s more pronounced when you run it at lower settings. But it still cools the room quickly and efficiently, and it typically costs less than our other picks while offering comparable performance and smart-home capabilities. If you want to save even more money, the Frigidaire FFRE083WAE is essentially the same unit minus the smart-home capabilities.

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Windmill Air

Attractive and easy to install

The Windmill Air is the easiest air conditioner we’ve ever installed, and it boasts plenty of other nice and thoughtful details that make it pleasant to live with overall.

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The Windmill Air might not be as quiet or efficient as our top pick, but it’s much, much simpler to install, and it offers plenty of other thoughtful features that make it easy to live with. It’s one of the nicer-looking ACs we’ve ever tested, too, with rounded corners and subtle indicator lights that won’t keep you up at night. The unit even has a plastic cover over the back, so you don’t cut your hands on those razor-sharp exhaust fins, and the app includes a shortcut for finding installation help from TaskRabbit. Overall, it’s a great AC if you just want something that blends into the background and does the job without a fuss.

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Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1

Powerful, efficient, and very quiet

The inverter-style Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1 is one of the most energy-efficient ACs we’ve ever tested, with lights and sounds that basically blend into the background.

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The inverter-style Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1 is as efficient as our top pick, using nearly 40% less energy than the federal standard for air conditioners and offering all the same smart-home features. It’s slightly louder than the Midea, but it’s still essentially unnoticeable in the room unless the fan is on high. That same fan also helps the Frigidaire maintain an even more impressive cooling consistency across the room than we’ve gotten from other ACs we’ve tested. The LED display on the control panel shuts off automatically after a few seconds so as not to illuminate the room (although this can be occasionally annoying, too, such as when you want to check the settings). The smart-home app can be a little glitchy at times, as well. But in spite of the flaws, this Frigidaire model ranks right up there among the best ACs available.

Budget pick


You’re getting rid of that?

In the interest of value, practicality, and waste reduction, your buddy’s old AC may be your best bet, as long as it meets some basic modern standards.

After testing dozens of air conditioners over the years, we’ve found that a lot of the models we end up dismissing tend to be louder, less efficient, and harder to live with than our picks. But on a hot day, they can get the job done—and sometimes, that’s all you really need. Rather than recommending a specific low-priced new model that we couldn’t in good conscience call a strong value, we’re offering some detailed but flexible advice on how we’d shop for whatever used air conditioner is available whenever you can find it. As long as the unit was made within the past decade, it should be about as efficient as a new one.

This guide also includes recommendations for other kinds of air conditioners, namely through-the-wall units, casement-window models, and the newer U-shaped window saddle units. We have our portable air conditioner recommendations in a separate guide.

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Our pick

Midea U MAW08V1QWT

A unique design that’s quieter than the rest

This U-shaped Midea air conditioner is the quietest model we’ve ever tested, and it’s designed in a way that still lets you open your window. But the installation process isn’t fun.

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A traditional AC that’s quieter and sleeker than most

The quietest non-inverter AC we’ve ever tested, this GE model is an attractive alternative, with touchscreen controls, gentle LED indicator lights, and easy smart-home integration.

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*At the time of publishing, the price was $348.

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Frigidaire FHWW083WBE

A good, basic air conditioner

This Frigidaire unit is easy to install and cools a room about as well as our top pick for a slightly lower price. However, the sound is a little more grating, especially at lower fan speeds.

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Windmill Air

Attractive and easy to install

The Windmill Air is the easiest air conditioner we’ve ever installed, and it boasts plenty of other nice and thoughtful details that make it pleasant to live with overall.

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Also great

Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1

Powerful, efficient, and very quiet

The inverter-style Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1 is one of the most energy-efficient ACs we’ve ever tested, with lights and sounds that basically blend into the background.

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*At the time of publishing, the price was $546.

Budget pick


You’re getting rid of that?

In the interest of value, practicality, and waste reduction, your buddy’s old AC may be your best bet, as long as it meets some basic modern standards.

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Which air conditioner is right for you?

Don’t fall into the trap of buying a significantly under- or overpowered air conditioner.

First measure the square footage of the room you need to cool and then look at this Energy Star chart to find the appropriate cooling capacity, as measured in British thermal units (Btu). Sun exposure, ceiling height, appliance heat, and the number of people who will usually be in the room can affect the AC capacity you need, but floor size is the most important factor. Note that you won’t always be able to find an AC with the perfect Btu rating, so you might have to round up: For example, almost nobody makes a 9,000 Btu window AC, so a 10,000 Btu window AC is the next-best option in that case.

An underpowered AC will run constantly, trying and failing to get the room down to the target temperature and a comfortable humidity. If, on the other hand, you choose a unit that’s too big, it can leave your room feeling clammy because it will reduce the temperature faster than it removes moisture from the air. Need to cool multiple rooms? Getting several smaller air conditioners and putting one in each room will be more effective than buying one big unit.

How we picked

Seven window air conditioner unites stacked on top of each-other.

The air conditioners we tested in 2017. Note: Stacking them in this way does not constitute a proper installation. Photo: Liam McCabe

The best window air conditioner is the one that makes you the most comfortable in your home. For most people, that means picking a quiet AC—no jarring whines, whooshes, or whirs—that offers as much control over climate settings and air direction as possible. Ideally, the best air conditioner will pass the bedroom test: If it’s good enough to sleep near, it’s good enough for any other room in your house.

Everything else is much less important. Installation and maintenance should be (relatively) easy, but those tasks don’t vary much from model to model, and you have to deal with them only a couple of times per year. With a few rare exceptions, the cooling power and energy efficiency are so very similar for window ACs at a given Btu rating that they’re barely worth worrying about, and most of those exceptions use newer technology like inverter compressors. For the most part, however, the difference in reaching a target temperature is never more than a few minutes, and the difference in the annual cost to operate is rarely more than a few dollars—again, unless you’re dealing with Energy Star–rated inverter models (which, until recently, were hard to find and pricey).

For this guide, we focus on 8,000 Btu window air conditioners. Typically suited for spaces around 350 square feet, 8,000 Btu is the most popular AC size for residential use. If you need to cool a larger or smaller room, note that most of our picks are available in several different sizes between 6,000 Btu and 12,000 Btu.

Cooling power and energy efficiency are so very similar for window ACs at a given Btu rating that they’re barely worth worrying about.

We’ve tested at least a dozen AC finalists over the years, generally looking for three types: reliable standard units, quieter models suited for bedrooms, and smart models with connectivity features.

Our pick: Midea U MAW08V1QWT

The best air conditioner pick, the Midea U MAW08V1QWT, shown installed on a window.

Photo: Michael Hession

Our pick

Midea U MAW08V1QWT

A unique design that’s quieter than the rest

This U-shaped Midea air conditioner is the quietest model we’ve ever tested, and it’s designed in a way that still lets you open your window. But the installation process isn’t fun.

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The U-shaped Midea U MAW08V1QWT represents a surprising departure from the standard box-style air conditioner in that it’s specifically designed with a notch in the center that allows you to open and close your window without uninstalling (or destabilizing) your air conditioner. This feature alone is a pretty great perk, especially for those who have limited window space in their home, who might want to get some circulation going for health reasons, or who just want to enjoy the occasional gust of fresh summer air. It also means that most of the louder hardware sits in the rear part of the unit—on the other side of the window, outside your home. As a result of this design choice, the Midea U is the absolute quietest window air conditioner we’ve ever tested: In our tests, even with the fan on high and the compressor running, it was still quieter than any of our previous top picks. It’s also cheaper than any other inverter-style AC we’ve seen, with reliable smart-home capabilities and a custom safety bracket. When the Midea U went on sale in the spring of 2020, we initially rolled our eyes at its ambitious promise to “reinvent” the air conditioner. But after living with it for several summers, we can say with confidence that it is genuinely the best window air conditioner we’ve ever tested—with the absolute worst AC installation process we’ve ever suffered through thrice

The cover over the Midea’s fan, which shuts when the AC is off, gently waves while the AC runs to help the air circulate around the room. Video: Michael Hession

Most window air conditioners are loud and annoying, and we’ve even considered some of our previous top picks to be merely the least worst when it comes to volume and grating sound. But that’s not the case with the Midea U. In fact, during our tests of the Midea U, it was difficult for us to take exact volume measurements that we could replicate without also picking up the white noise in the background inside and outside the home. At best, we measured the lowest, fan-only setting on the Midea U at 35 decibels—which is basically unnoticeable, especially if you live in a densely populated area. The compressor added only about 3 decibels of volume to the sound of the fan alone. This result initially surprised us, but it makes sense, as the compressor is housed outside the window, so the glass serves as a buffer to help muffle the sound. Even the audio frequencies remained mostly the same between the fan-only and compressor modes. We heard none of those awful midrange drones or high-pitched whines that are often associated with window ACs; instead, the compressor just added a slight boost around 13,000 Hz, which is toward the very top of the human hearing range anyway. Most of the frequency spikes that we measured from the fan alone were even higher-pitched than that, so we barely even noticed them. More than once, we’d often find ourselves forgetting that the AC was on at all.

The only downside to the Midea U’s unique setup is that, when the compressor does start up, it initially honks like a sputtering goose. As far as we can tell, this sound comes from the pressure or vibrations of the unit rubbing up against the glass of the window. We might be wrong, but either way, the noise is brief, and it disappears quickly.

A Midea U MAW08V1QWT air conditioner shown setup on a window.
Closeup of the control panel of the Midea U.
Midea U’s flat touch remote control.

Thanks to the Midea U’s unique design, you can keep opening and closing your window without uninstalling the air conditioner. It comes with just enough padding to make a smaller air seal at the bottom of the sill. Photo: Michael Hession

A Midea U MAW08V1QWT air conditioner shown setup on a window.
Closeup of the control panel of the Midea U.
Midea U’s flat touch remote control.

Speaking of the compressor: Unlike most air conditioners, the Midea U has an inverter or variable-speed compressor. Whereas most AC compressors have two settings—on or off—the Midea U can essentially rev its compressor’s “engine” up and down as necessary to maximize efficiency. Put another way: The Midea U has an energy-efficiency ratio of 15, as listed by the EPA, while the other, non-inverter models we tested all maxed out between 11 and 12. As a result, it uses nearly 40% less energy than the US federal standard for window air conditioners, according to the EPA. By comparison, our traditional-AC pick from GE uses about 5% less energy than the federal standard, and our basic pick from Frigidaire uses about 10% less (and those models still rank among the best available).

On one particularly hot day, we put the Midea’s energy efficiency to the test and tracked its energy use with a wattage meter. Even with the compressor running and the fan on high, it still used only 100 to 300 watts for most of the day (although it crept up to nearly 500 watts at one point). The standard ACs we tested, however, all went to the maximum wattage rating (typically around 670) whenever the compressor was on. Once the room hit the target temperature, and the compressor turned off, the wattage would drop to 0 watts; but after the room warmed up again, and the AC turned back on, the unit would immediately start pulling that maximum wattage once more. By contrast, the Midea U was constantly using at least some energy, but in such low and variable amounts that it ended up consuming much less energy overall.

Because of its unique design, the Midea U also comes with its own window bracket to help secure the unit. This bracket is similar to our top-pick window bracket, the Top Shelf TSB-2438, as it has some customized grooves that allow the U-shaped AC to rest precisely on it. Considering that the Top Shelf bracket usually goes for about $100, this included accessory adds a bit of value to the Midea U package (although you can find other brackets for as low as $30). The Midea U also comes with a number of security features, including a pair of extendable latches to prevent anyone from opening your window from the outside. (Guide co-author Thom Dunn broke one of the latches by accident, but even only one of them made it impossible for him to break into his own house—which is good!)

A closeup of exterior window with a Midea U installed, showing brackets attached to both the home's siding and the unit.
A smartphone shown displaying the Midea U air conditioner's app.

An included support bracket—which would cost at least $30 on its own and is a heck of a lot safer than a makeshift support—adds value and safety to the Midea U. Photo: Michael Hession

A closeup of exterior window with a Midea U installed, showing brackets attached to both the home's siding and the unit.
A smartphone shown displaying the Midea U air conditioner's app.

The Midea U is also smart-home compatible, with one of the more robust smartphone apps we’ve seen. In addition to creating a recurring schedule, you can set up a Sleep Curve, which adjusts the temperature with precision over an eight-hour period (presumably when you’re sleeping and don’t want to wake up in a room as cold as the one you passed out in). It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, too, and the language is impressively natural—you can say “Turn on Midea” or “Set Midea to 62 degrees,” for example, and it actually works (which in our experience is frustratingly uncommon for this product category).

Flaws but not dealbreakers

Some personal perspective from guide co-author Thom Dunn: Installing an air conditioner in your window quite frankly sucks. I say this as a 6-foot-tall, 200-pound man; there are many people who are smaller or less able-bodied than me for whom it sucks even more. I state this truism because when I describe my multiple installation experiences with the Midea U as “mid- to moderately hellish,” I want you to understand that they are uniquely so—they’re outliers in a field already known for its frustrations.

Even if you’ve installed a standard air conditioner before, the Midea U’s unique shape is intimidating, and the lack of clarity across multiple manuals does not inspire confidence. The Midea U comes with four—yes, four—separate instruction booklets, and none of them provide any useful guidance for how to install the thing. Case in point: In the main installation guide, Step 2, “Secure The Unit on the Bracket,” tells you to set the AC down on the bracket and then says that “You must install the Open Window Brackets.” It’s not really clear what that means or how to do that, and the tiny close-up illustration accompanying those words makes them even more confusing.

In our initial tests, we got so frustrated with the Midea U’s useless documentation that we gave up reading and just tried to muscle it into place. By doing this, we realized that it’s actually pretty easy to install if you just treat it like a normal air conditioner. Luckily, taking it out of the window was simple. But when it came time to reinstall it the following year, I made the mistake of confidently assuming that I knew what I was doing that go-round; within minutes, I had invented a colorful menagerie of new profanity. After installing this thing nearly a dozen times, I still have no idea what that “Open Window Brackets” line is referring to (although I assume I must have installed them at one point).

By year three of testing, however, I finally mastered the quick installation process. So there’s hope for you yet, young Padawan.

Generally speaking, YouTube is your friend. But here are a few tricks I’ve learned: Every window is a little different, and the Midea U comes with enough hardware, padding, and other options that you can probably make it work in your specific home as long as you assess the situation correctly. The AC’s real stability hinges on the extendable metal bars at the bottom of the window-accommodating “canyon” in the unit. These bars are meant to slide into the window tracks to keep the air conditioner in place. Supposedly, the bracket is designed to have all of this lined up right, but it might not work on every window (like mine). If you’re having trouble, loosely position the bracket so it’s stable-ish, without locking the pins on the outside legs—you may need some help with this—and then place the AC on top of the bracket until you feel it settle snugly into place. Only then, extend those metal bars into the window tracks. Make sure the window fits into the canyon, and then you can finally lock the front and back braces of the bracket into place. Secure everything as necessary for your specific window using the included hardware. Finally, slap some installation padding everywhere you can. You should be good to go—until next year, anyway.

You might also be one of the lucky people who have a perfectly sized sill and sash for locking the Midea bracket into place, plopping the AC on top, and having it all line up without a problem. This is known to happen (the AC is designed to some sort of standard, after all). But I’ve personally had awful installation experiences in two very different homes, and anecdotally, I know of plenty of other people who have dealt with similar frustrations. May the odds be ever in your favor.

The Midea U’s documentation doesn’t disappoint only on the installation instructions. The manuals also give no real explanation of the Sleep Curve and Express Modes features in the app. But at least the UI of the app itself is smooth and clear enough to give you the gist and guide you through the setup process.

Like many window air conditioners, the Midea U lacks a drainage plug, so the condensation that collects in the heat-removal process just kind of sits in the back of the unit. In the first few days of noticing this, we kept thinking there were sun showers outside that hit only our patio furniture; eventually, we realized that the fan was flicking the water out of the condensate pan and all over everything else. This might be a problem unique to the test location, or it may be an issue that’s genuinely worse than for other ACs because of the Midea U’s unique design. Either way, it’s not that big of a deal. But it is occasionally annoying.

Also great: GE PHC08LY

An interior view of a GE PHC08LY air conditioner shown installed in a window.

Photo: Michael Hession

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A traditional AC that’s quieter and sleeker than most

The quietest non-inverter AC we’ve ever tested, this GE model is an attractive alternative, with touchscreen controls, gentle LED indicator lights, and easy smart-home integration.

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If you’re looking for an attractive, relatively quiet, yet traditional air conditioner, we recommend the stylish GE PHC08LY. It’s the quietest AC we’ve ever tested besides the Midea U—and that’s before we even factor in its dedicated Quiet Mode (which is really just a very low-speed fan). It’s also one of the best-looking ACs around, with a sleek curved control panel, gentle white LED indicator lights, and capacitive (touch-sensitive) buttons that feel delightfully retro-futuristic—especially if you aspire to full-on spaceship-aesthetic living. The smart-home features and voice commands are similar to what you get with the Midea U, with the addition of location services and Apple HomeKit compatibility (a rarity in the AC field). This model usually costs about the same as the Midea U, as well, and although it doesn’t come with its own bracket, this GE AC is a lot easier to install. The only real downside is that it’s not quite as energy efficient as the Midea U, even though it is still Energy Star certified with a combined energy-efficiency ratio of 11.4. (In 2022, the company released a larger, 10,000 Btu version with an inverter compressor and an impressive efficiency rating of 15.7; this unit is larger than most people need, but the option is available.)

At its lowest settings (fan only, on Quiet Mode), we measured the GE PHC08LY at around 37 decibels—about the same noise level as the Midea U (which is to say, basically unnoticeable to the average person). The compressor adds about 10 decibels, but even then this AC is quieter than any of our previous picks; at its absolute loudest with the compressor running and the fan on high, this GE model was about as loud as our discontinued upgrade pick, the Frigidaire Cool Connect FGRC084WA1, on the same setting, and it was still quieter than the average conversation.

Closeup of the control panel of the GE PHC08LY air conditioner, showing the digital temperature and the touch controls.
A smartphone displaying the GE PHC08LY's app.

The GE’s capacitive touch-screen controls are easy to figure out, and the LED indicator lights are just bright enough to be visible without illuminating the entire room. Photo: Michael Hession

Closeup of the control panel of the GE PHC08LY air conditioner, showing the digital temperature and the touch controls.
A smartphone displaying the GE PHC08LY's app.

When we first tested the GE PHC08LY in summer 2020, we had an especially frustrating experience with the Wi-Fi setup and general use of the app. We encountered the same Wi-Fi problems when we began to test ACs in 2021—but at that point, we reached out to GE’s customer support line, and a representative helpfully walked us through the reset process and made sure that everything worked as it was meant to. We haven’t had any trouble since then, and in fact we feel even better about recommending this GE model now that we know that the customer support team will actually take good care of you. The company has made tremendous strides in its smart-home integration since 2020, too, with a clean app interface and much more natural voice commands. (Previously, you had to go through the cumbersome ordeal of telling Alexa to use the Geneva app to turn on your air conditioner; now, you can just say “Alexa, turn on air conditioner,” which is as it should be.)

You’ll need a bracket to hold the AC

  • The Best Window Air Conditioner BracketThe Best Window Air Conditioner BracketAfter 20 hours of research and testing, the Top Shelf TSB-2438 is our pick for best AC bracket. It’s easier to install and remove than any other we looked at.

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A Frigidaire FHWW083WBE air conditioner shown ing displaying a digital temperature and its touch controls.

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Frigidaire FHWW083WBE

A good, basic air conditioner

This Frigidaire unit is easy to install and cools a room about as well as our top pick for a slightly lower price. However, the sound is a little more grating, especially at lower fan speeds.

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The Frigidaire FHWW083WBE is the latest in a line of Frigidaire ACs that we’ve been recommending since 2014. Though each year’s model has had a slightly different name, they have all provided the same consistently reliable performance plus decent features and the highest possible energy-efficiency rating for a non-inverter AC, all at an affordable price. However, this Frigidaire AC is slightly louder than our other picks and tends to emit a low mechanical growl that’s less pleasant on the ears than the sounds of the Midea U or the GE PHC08LY. Even so, it is still quieter and less annoying than most other ACs, and the sound is a fair trade-off if you want to save some money. If you want an even cheaper option, the Frigidaire FFRE083WAE is essentially the same minus Wi-Fi connectivity, and you can often find that model for around $50 to $100 less. Both models are Energy Star certified.

We measured the FHWW083WBE at 50 decibels from 6 feet away on the lowest, fan-only setting and 55 decibels on the max setting with the compressor. Those results make this model about 3 to 8 decibels louder than the Midea U at its absolute highest volume, or about the same as the GE PHC08LY when it runs the compressor with its fan on medium or high. That being said, this Frigidaire is still quieter than the average conversation (which is about 60 decibels), as well as most other ACs we’ve looked at. Even our previous top pick, the LG LW8017ERSM, was only about 3 decibels quieter than the Frigidaire FHWW083WBE at the top of its volume range and about the same on the quieter end. This Frigidaire model does emit some more noticeable and higher-pitched whines, however, including peaks at 7,000 Hz, 9,000 Hz, and 16,500 Hz, as well as a low-end mechanical growl around 3,700 Hz. The faster the fan moves, the more these noise spikes tend to disappear and blend into the blur of white noise. That white noise is still busier overall (at least to human ears) than the white noise from the Midea U or the GE PHC08LY.

The disc-shaped fan blades on the FHWW083WBE permanently blow at least some air toward the right side of the unit, even if you direct most of it to the left. That can be annoying if you have the unit near your bed, blowing cold air on your neck all night. Also, the Frigidaire doesn’t have a drain, so in very humid conditions it can start to make an obnoxious flickering, bubbling noise as the fan passes through the pool of condensed water amassing in the baseplate. If that happens to your unit, you’ll need to manually tilt the AC to drain it and make the noise stop.

Closeup of the air vent of the Frigidaire FHWW083WBE.

The rounded fan blades on the FHWW083WBE tend to direct the air slightly to the right no matter what, even when you point them leftward. Photo: Liam McCabe

In its favor, though, the Frigidaire FHWW083WBE is nearly 10 pounds lighter than the Midea U, with a slightly smaller chassis and a more centered weight distribution, both of which make it easier to install. Also, its side curtains slide in rather than screw in, saving you a few minutes of work and frustration.

The FHWW083WBE also has Wi-Fi connectivity, including smart-home capabilities. This means you can control the AC from the Frigidaire app on your phone, so you don’t even have to leave the bed or couch to change the temperature. The Frigidaire app offers scheduling opportunities for repeated air conditions, although it’s less helpful if you want to program a one-time or temporary cooling scenario, such as if you want to set it to run for just two hours on a particularly hot day. Frigidaire is one of the first companies we’ve encountered in our AC testing to figure out the trick to more natural voice-command integration through Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant—simply say “Alexa, turn on air conditioner” (or whatever you choose to name it), for example, and you should be good to go.

If the FHWW083WBE is not available, the FFRE083WAE is nearly identical, lacking only Wi-Fi connectivity. That model remains a good, reliable choice for a decent, affordable air conditioner.

As for the price, the FHWW083WBE can jump all over the place from day to day, but it tends to range from $200 to the mid-$300s (while the non-smart FFRE083WAE typically saves you about $50).

Also great: Windmill Air

The Windmill Air Window AC.

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Windmill Air

Attractive and easy to install

The Windmill Air is the easiest air conditioner we’ve ever installed, and it boasts plenty of other nice and thoughtful details that make it pleasant to live with overall.

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*At the time of publishing, the price was $415.

If you just want an air conditioner that is easy to live with and does the job well while it blends into the background, get the Windmill Air. Along with the July, the Windmill is also the absolute easiest window AC to install among the many competitors we’ve tested firsthand. The Windmill comes with all the smart-home features you might expect, as well as some thoughtful subtle details—things like highly personal customer service and a cover for those razor-sharp fins on the back—that make it stand out from the average window air conditioner. It isn’t the absolute quietest or most energy-efficient AC we’ve ever tested, but it is certainly one of the most pleasant models you can find overall.

Let’s start with the installation. Most window ACs (except the Midea U) require you to install a pair of brackets that screw into the top and bottom and then stretch out from the sides, so you can expand the plastic accordion-screen side panels designed to block out the rest of the window and keep the cool air in. The process isn’t difficult, but it typically involves a screwdriver and can occasionally be frustrating, even with higher-end machines. Right out of the box, the Windmill stands out because it arrives with all these pieces already assembled and attached to the air conditioning unit. In addition to taking some work off your hands, these attached pieces create a frame around the air conditioner that serves as a guideline for you to fit it right into your window. You take the thing out of the box, slip the bottom edge into the sill, and then pull the window down so that it sits behind the top edge. Then all you have to do is extend the side panels so that they fill the width of the window sill. Windmill even makes that last part easier—the box includes some foam pieces, marked with cutting guidelines, that snap right into these side panels, keeping them fully outstretched and airtight while also providing some extra insulation.

Guide co-author Thom Dunn’s wife, who watched him install, uninstall, and reinstall a dozen air conditioners for testing, saw how easy it was to install the Windmill and said, “I would just buy that one.” If you do run into any trouble—or you either can’t or don’t want to install the Windmill by yourself—the instruction manual includes a direct link to TaskRabbit, where you can plug in your zip code and find some help. We didn’t try this feature ourselves, but it’s a nice option to have.

Performance-wise, the Windmill is about the same as our basic also-great pick from Frigidaire, with an average volume of 54.5 decibels and an energy-efficiency rating of 11.9. Although that means it isn’t as quiet or powerful as our other picks (and it falls just short of achieving Energy Star status), it still outperforms almost every other AC available. And that’s pretty good! The company also participates in a carbon-offset program that aims to make up for production emissions by investing in trees. (The actual impact of these programs is debatable, however.)

We’ve seen reviews that compare the Windmill Air’s design to that of Apple products, and though we wouldn’t go so far as to agree with Forbes’s claim that it’s the “iPhone of air conditioners,” it is definitely nicer looking than most other models, with clean, simple lines and rounded edges. It has plenty of other thoughtful details and touches that set it apart, too, such as the stylish plastic cover over the razor-sharp exhaust fins on the back of the unit that could save you from slicing your finger open. This cover also makes your AC look much more attractive from the outside—or, if you live in an apartment building, it will at least stand out among the sea of industrial metal sticking out of everyone else’s window. The buttons on the unit are small and tucked away on a ledge so the indicator lights don’t bother you. And even the main LED display that shows the temperature turns off automatically after about 30 seconds. The unit also comes with an activated carbon filter, instead of just a standard washable screen like most ACs. Based on the testing we’ve done with similar filters (including for our air purifier guide), we wouldn’t expect this filter to have a huge impact on your air quality, but it is a nice touch and certainly isn’t doing any harm. If you don’t want to keep paying to replace that filter every few months, you can instead use the standard washable filter that is also included with the Windmill Air.

Our only real complaint about the Windmill Air’s design is that you can’t control the direction of the fan. Although it does expel the cool air up and out into the room, there are some situations where you may want to give it a push in a certain direction. You may want a fan for that.

Also great: Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1

The Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1, our pick for another great air conditioner.

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Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1

Powerful, efficient, and very quiet

The inverter-style Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1 is one of the most energy-efficient ACs we’ve ever tested, with lights and sounds that basically blend into the background.

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The Frigidaire Gallery GHWQ083WC1 is a newer inverter-style air conditioner that’s just as impressively quiet and efficient as the Midea U. With an Energy Star–rated EER of 15, this Frigidaire model ties with the Midea as the most energy-efficient window AC we’ve ever tested, as it uses 37% less energy than the US federal standard for ACs. Though in our measurements it proved to be slightly louder than the Midea—averaging about 48 decibels, as opposed to nearly 40—this Frigidaire was still essentially imperceptible over the basic tone of the room in which we were testing. The GHWQ083WC1 also maintained a slightly more consistent temperature throughout the room during our tests: It typically kept the air within one-half of a degree when measured from 3 feet directly in front of the AC and 6 feet away on a diagonal, compared with a difference of roughly one degree with the Midea.

The GHWQ083WC1 is a fantastic AC overall, but it has a few drawbacks. The LED temperature display on the control panel, for example, automatically turns off a few seconds after you stop pressing buttons. In theory, this is great, especially for sleeping; in practice, however, it can be a little frustrating, because the AC is so quiet that you sometimes can’t tell whether it’s on unless you fuss with the controls again. As an alternative, you could use your phone to check the temperature or setting, since the GHWQ083WC1 offers all the standard smart-home connectivity we’ve come to expect. But that also requires you to interact with Frigidaire’s smart-home app, which is frequently glitchy and tends to disconnect from the AC at random. When this happens, the problem typically resolves itself pretty quickly, but it’s still annoying.

The GHWQ083WC1 also lacks an “auto” mode like that of the Midea U or this model’s portable Frigidaire Gallery counterpart. Such a setting allows those ACs to keep the air circulating constantly, even if the compressor turns off or on; by contrast, when this Frigidaire model reaches the temperature you want, it shuts both the fan and compressor off completely, which can cease air circulation and leave the room feeling stale. During a relentlessly humid summer where each day alternates wildly between 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 60 degrees with flash flooding, we’ve come to rely on these “auto” settings to keep the air in our test home feeling cool, circulated, and dehumidified depending on the rapidly changing weather. This isn’t a feature we’ve typically factored into our AC reviews, but its omission in the GHWQ083WC1 stood out to us when we were comparing this model with others during a particularly turbulent period of weather.

One last thing to note: When we shipped out our test GHWQ083WC1 to another Wirecutter staffer for long-term testing, it ended up getting damaged in transit. Despite the cracks and dents on the outside of the unit, this blemished air conditioner still works like new. It’s just as quiet and energy efficient as it was when we first tested it; even the Wi-Fi still works the same (including the occasional glitches, as we mentioned above). Ultimately, this little shipping accident ended up reinforcing our recommendation of this Frigidaire AC by showing us just how durable it is. This is a well-made piece of hardware, which means it should last you for a good long time, even if it does get a little beat up. If you run into any shipping trouble, though, you should still contact the seller for a replacement.

Budget pick: Any secondhand air conditioner

A basic older model air conditioner installed in a window.

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You’re getting rid of that?

In the interest of value, practicality, and waste reduction, your buddy’s old AC may be your best bet, as long as it meets some basic modern standards.

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After testing dozens of air conditioners over the years, we’ve found that a lot of the models we end up dismissing are about the same level of “just fine” as they are frustrating. Compared with our picks, these ACs tend to be loud, less efficient, less intuitive, and occasionally glitchy (especially if they have Wi-Fi support or other smart features). At the end of a hot day, though, they also get the job done—and sometimes, that’s all you need. Rather than recommending a budget pick that’s also moderately terrible, we’ve concluded that you’re better off just getting whatever used air conditioner is available when you need it. Given the choice between spending $300 on a brand-new 8,000 Btu window air conditioner that’s loud, inefficient, and frustrating, or buying one for $50 from an old roommate or from Facebook Marketplace that’s also loud, inefficient, and frustrating, you may as well save the money and keep an older air conditioner out of the trash.

For example, consider the GE AHEK08AC, which we almost recommended as a budget pick in 2021. It’s a perfectly fine air conditioner—a little louder than our other picks, but not by much, and it hits the bare-minimum efficiency standard that we look for, too. But the average cost is around $310, which isn’t quite cheap enough for us to call it a bargain. You can get one of our Frigidaire also-greats for about the same price or spend an extra $50 or so on our top pick. If you can find a used AHEK08AC, however—or any of its near-identical cousins, such as the AHD08LZ or AHY08LZ—we’d say it’s worth it.

In general, we recommend looking for secondhand air conditioners that are no more than 10 years old. The US Department of Energy passed in 2011 an updated set of AC regulations that established a minimum combined energy-efficiency ratio of 11.0 for most 8,000 Btu air conditioners. By comparison, our top pick from Midea has a rating of 15.0. Although that is a significant difference, it’s likely to save you only about $15 to $20 in electricity costs per year compared with an AC that merely meets the minimum standards (which in turn are about 11% more efficient than the previous standards, put in place in 2000).

Another problem with older ACs, particularly pre-2010 models, is that many of them use hydrochlorofluorocarbon refrigerants (HCFCs) like R22. While these are arguably preferable to the older, ozone-depleting refrigerants, they’re still not great for the planet (or people, for that matter). As of January 2020, HCFCs are also illegal (PDF) to produce within or import to the United States, so if you ever need a refrigerant refill, you’re out of luck.

This is all to say that you should stay away from that moldy ’90s AC in your relative’s basement and try to find a used one that’s no older than 2014 or so. It’s also a good reminder that AC disposal is an environmental issue, and that while climate change means more people need air conditioning, more air conditioning also contributes to climate change. So there’s plenty of reason to reuse older models instead of putting more ACs into circulation.

To be clear: If you actually want an air conditioner that isn’t annoying to live with, you should spend the money on one of our other picks. As someone who lugged around a loud, obnoxious hand-me-down AC for nearly a decade, guide co-author Thom Dunn can tell you from personal experience that the investment is worth it. (New models’ refrigerants are less bad for the environment, too.) But if you just want something that keeps you cool without breaking the bank, go for the secondhand option.

The competition

In 2022, we tested the Soleus Saddle Air Conditioner and the GE Profile ClearView AHTT08BC, two new “saddle-style” models that promise to preserve even more window access than the Midea U. Unlike the Midea, these ACs straddle the window sill, with the hardware (including the control panels) hanging downward. It’s an interesting idea, but we found ourselves frustrated with the fact that they each stuck out between 7 and 9 inches into the room, making it hard for us to have any furniture underneath the window. Although they’re ultimately not much heavier than other ACs, their expanded length and awkward weight distribution make them cumbersome to install, as well. They also won’t fit window sills wider than about 1 foot. Otherwise, both models are fine, but neither one is quite as efficient or quiet as our picks. We also had some trouble setting up the Soleus smart-home app—which was ultimately okay with us, because we had some concerns about the company’s privacy policy and the annoying mobile-game ads that littered the app interface. If you want the option to keep using your window, you’re better off just sticking with the Midea U.

Like our also-great pick from Windmill, the July is a newer AC that emphasizes aesthetics and easy installation. And in both of those regards, it’s genuinely fantastic, all the way down to the sleekly designed box that opens in such a way that it actually aids in the installation process, guiding you step by step just through the packaging. Once you’ve installed it, the standard all-white July looks nicer than most other air conditioners, too (inasmuch as an air conditioner can look nice). Plus the company also offers the option of several design upgrades, including covers that come in hues such as rose, sky blue, and forest green, or different materials like ash wood and linen. However, the July is slightly louder than we’d like, emitting a low wooshing sound around 3 kHz that we found a little grating in our tests, and it achieves only the bare-minimum energy-efficiency rating of 11.0. But it’s still a decent choice overall, especially if you don’t mind trading a little function for a lot of fashion. Note that the stock tends to be limited; at this writing, there’s a two-month waitlist to get one, and they’re available only directly from the company.

The GE Profile AHTR10AC is a newer and larger version of our also-great pick from GE. It’s also the single most efficient window AC available, according to Energy Star ratings, with a combined energy-efficiency rating of 15.7. Although this model wouldn’t save you that much money in energy costs compared with our top pick, that’s still an impressive feat. At 10,000 Btu, this GE model is overkill for most homes, but if you happen to have a 450-square-foot space that needs cooling, it’s truly the best option available. We hope GE applies this same efficient inverter technology to its smaller Profile ACs.

Speaking of larger models, Mida also introduced a new 12,000 BTU inverter-style AC, the MAW12HV1CWT, in 2022. Not to be confused with the MAW12V1QWT, which is a 12,000 BTU version of our top pick, the MAW12HV1CWT is more of a standard window air conditioner, without the u-shaped canyon for continued window access. While this might sound like a step backwards, the MAW12HV1CWT makes up for it by offering some limited heating capabilities, which could be a nice perk for people who live in warmer climates and don’t have another HVAC heating option for those nights when the temperature dips. However, that built-in heat pump won’t work if the outside temperature drops below 40 degrees. Otherwise, the MAW12HV1CWT is just as impressively quiet as its u-shaped counterpart, with the same convenient and reliable smart home features. We’ll continue testing this model into the fall to see how well it moves the heat inside. But for now, we think the Midea-U is still the better option (unless you either can’t or don’t want to deal with the admittedly annoying installation process).

We also tested the Dreo DR-HAC002 Inverter Window AC in 2022, and we were genuinely surprised to see an inverter model coming from a newer company in the AC space. In our tests, it was just as efficient as our top pick and almost as quiet, too. However, it has some confusing controls, including a remote that failed to sync up with the machine in our tests, and it lacks Wi-Fi support and smart-home features—all while costing more than our top pick. We had a similar experience with the TOSOT Tranquility 8,000 BTU Window Air Conditioner. With an Energy Star-approved energy efficiency rating of 12.0 and a remarkably quiet compressor, the TOSOT was certainly better than a lot of other window ACs out there. But it also had a confusing user interface with no wifi capabilities, and still costs about the same as our top pick. Just go with the Midea.

Friedrich introduced a new MERV-13 filter in 2022 that works with the company’s Kuhl smart air conditioner series — making them the first window ACs capable of filtering COVID-19 out of your air. Although other window ACs come with their own filters, they’re mostly designed to catch things like dirt and pet fur, rather than airborne viruses. The Friedrich Kuhl is already a nice piece of hardware, and if you don’t already have some sort of air purifier in your home, we could certainly see the appeal of that level of filtration in your home. However, our research has found that there’s not a lot of reason to be concerned about COVID-19 being transmitted through air conditioning. This air conditioner will also cost you more on average than buying a different air conditioner along with one (possibly even two) separate air purifier units, plus the cost of the individual filters. We certainly understand the appeal of consolidating all of those functions into a single machine. But we prefer to have the option of year-round air filtration with a portable air purifier — especially since the Friedrich is already the largest 8,000 BTU window air conditioner we’ve ever tested, making it nearly impossible for a single person to install on their own. With a dedicated air purifier, at least you can move it around the house with you.

The LG LW8017ERSM was our top pick for several years running, and we still think it’s pretty good overall. During that time, however, it also suffered from inconsistent stock issues. Several readers complained about the grating sound, as well; although it used to be one of the quieter ACs available (despite its timbre), it can’t hold up against any of our current picks. If you can find it in stock for $300 or less, it’s a fine option.

In spring 2021, we tested the Frigidaire FHWH082WA1, a new model that’s similar to our long-standing Frigidaire also-great pick but has an added 3,500 Btu heating element (and a lower energy-efficiency rating as a result) and omits the smart-home capabilities. Depending on where you live and what kind of window setup and storage you have, the $560 FHWH082WA1 could be an ideal option—an air conditioner that you leave in the window for year-round temperature control, kind of like a ductless mini-split system. Of course, that also means giving up half of a window 100% of the time, including during those spring and autumn months when you mostly don’t need heating or cooling (and might actually want to open a window on occasion). If you’re willing to sacrifice a window, however, that could be a fair trade-off for not having to deal with reinstalling and uninstalling a cumbersome AC every year. This notion is even more appealing in the case of the FHWH082WA1, which is an absolute behemoth. At 80 pounds, it’s nearly twice as heavy as the equivalent Frigidaire model that offers only cooling capabilities. It’s about 50% longer, too, which means it juts out of a window even further. In other words: The experience of installing this model is even worse than installing a normal air conditioner, so you likely wouldn’t want to deal with moving it ever again. It does have a removable control panel, though, for what the company calls “easy installation.” Easy for Sisyphus, perhaps. Alternate plan: Get a Frigidaire FFRE083WA1, invest about $60 more on a space heater, and keep your window operable between cooling and heating seasons.

For three summers in a row, we tested the 9,500 Btu LG LW1019IVSM, which uses LG’s unique Dual Inverter technology to make the air conditioner quieter and more efficient. And it impressed us every time. Unfortunately, that model was never widely available, and after several years of the company telling us that it was planning on increasing distribution, we’re just not confident that’s ever going to happen. And now you can find other, more affordable ACs with the same inverter perks, such as our top pick from Midea.

Other types of air conditioners

Portable air conditioners

Portable air conditioners are so popular now that we’ve given them their own guide. They’re also big, ugly, and expensive, and they can never cool a room as efficiently or effectively as a window or wall AC. But if you want something that you can wheel from room to room, or if your windows don’t support any other option, we have some recommendations in that guide.

Through-the-wall air conditioners

Picking the right through-the-wall air conditioner can be a little tricky, but the path of least resistance is to get a universal-fit, rear-breathing AC. Also known as true wall air conditioners or wall-sleeve air conditioners, these units work with almost any existing wall sleeve (the technical term for the metal box that juts out through the wall). We haven’t tested any of these models, but the LG LT0816CER looks like a reasonable bet. It appears to be a modified version of our previous LG window-unit pick, and it’s more affordable than its chief competitor, a Frigidaire model that costs anywhere from $70 to $120 more but offers no obvious advantages (at least on paper). Kenmore sells a wall AC, but it’s just a rebadged version of the Frigidaire. You might be able to find a cheap wall-sleeve AC made by Midea and sold under various brand names (including Arctic King, Comfort Aire, and Westpointe), but they’re generally not available through major retailers.

Also: No, you should not put a regular window AC unit through your wall, unless the documentation specifically says that the machine is suitable for a wall installation. The vents on a typical window unit aren’t positioned to breathe properly in a standard wall sleeve, so a window unit installed that way can’t work as effectively or efficiently and will burn out its compressor much sooner than it should. It’s not a safety hazard or anything, just an unwise thing to do.

Casement air conditioners for sliding and crank-open windows

This style of air conditioner installs into a horizontal-sliding window or a crank-out window. Such models are more expensive than typical double-hung-window units, but they cost about as much as a good portable air conditioner and work more efficiently. The Frigidaire FFRS0822SE is one of the few widely available models we consistently see. It comes with everything you need for installation in a sliding window, though if you’re installing it in a crank window, you’ll probably need to buy (and cut) a piece of plexiglass.

Unfortunately, casement-window ACs don’t actually fit into all slider or casement windows. The model we recommend needs an opening of about 15 inches across, 21 inches tall, and 24 inches deep. So if your windows are narrow or don’t crank all the way open, you might have to go with a portable AC anyway; a portable AC needs an opening of only about 6 inches across, 12 inches tall, and maybe 2 inches deep, so it’s a lot more flexible.

Central air and mini-split ductless systems

Central air conditioning systems are complicated, permanent installations that are too unique to each individual house for us to cover comprehensively. However, if your home already has a central AC system installed, we do have a guide to furnace and air conditioner filters to help you find the most effective way to remove particulates from the air in your home; we generally recommend the Nordic Pure MERV 12.

A ductless mini-split air conditioning system typically consists of one or more wall-mounted indoor units that connect to an outdoor compressor. They also require renovations to your home, but they’re much easier (and cheaper) to retrofit into existing construction than a fully ducted central air system. Mini-split systems are more powerful and more efficient than a collection of window units, and they will ultimately leave your home with much less clutter (and more usable window space). However, they can be expensive, with installation costs upwards of five figures (although some local utility companies offer rebates to offset those costs). If you’re intrigued by the idea of a ductless mini-split AC, we have some advice to help you figure out what will work best for your specific home.

U-shaped or saddle-style air conditioners

Around 2021, we began to notice a trend in newly announced AC units that—like our top pick from Midea—promised full utility of your window all summer long. Unlike the Midea U, which sits on top of the sill, these new models straddle the sill, so the hardware hangs below the window. In theory, this means they should be even less intrusive. That was not our experience when we tested the GE Profile ClearView AHTT08BC and the Soleus Saddle Air Conditioner, however. The control panels for these ACs stuck out up to 9 inches into the room, which meant that we had to move any end table, couch, or bed that may have been positioned underneath the window. (In contrast, most window ACs don’t extend much past the sill itself.) This might be tolerable for you, depending on your home setup; you may even decide that rearranging the furniture a little is worth doing if it means retaining full access to your window. The saddle design is definitely an interesting approach to window air conditioning, and we plan to keep an eye out as more of saddle-style ACs come out and improve on what came before. For now, though, we think you’re better off with the Midea U.

Care and maintenance

For starters, follow the installation instructions—the idea is to keep the AC secure in the window frame, with the back of the unit angled slightly toward the ground so that condensed water can drain out. Brace the machine on air conditioner brackets, not on a stack of old magazines. Beyond posing safety concerns, rickety installations can amplify noise; make sure your AC is braced tightly against the window opening to minimize rattling.

After you turn on the AC for the first time, if you hear any obvious high-pitched whining for more than a few minutes, you might have gotten a dud. Wait 24 hours to give the refrigerant a chance to settle and then try again. If the noise doesn’t improve, exchange the unit. ACs aren’t supposed to sound like that.

Every air conditioner has a filter to block dust from getting into the important parts of the system; it’s sort of like the lint filter on a clothes dryer. It usually slides out from the front of the unit. You should clean this filter every month to keep air flowing properly. Most modern units (including all the models we tested) have a light to remind you to do this after every 250 hours of use.

At the end of every cooling season, remove your window AC units and drain the condensed water on the ground or in a bucket or bathtub—or, if you tend to leave your AC in for the whole year, try to empty it out on a seasonal basis. Mildew can grow inside a wet AC, especially if it’s shoved into a dark closet over the winter.

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands

If you are looking for a new air conditioner, you may be wondering which brand is the best. The top brands include American Standard, Whirlpool, Carrier, and Lennox. If you are looking for an AC that is reliable, energy-efficient, and has the latest features, you should look no further. You can also check out reviews on these brands to see how they fare against one another.


One of the leading air conditioning brands, Whirlpool has introduced some of the most advanced technologies available in the air conditioning industry. Its sixth sense technology uses an embedded chip inside the air conditioner to sense the temperature and humidity. With this, it can optimize its cooling process and reduce fan speed in humid areas. It also uses copper interiors to maximize cooling efficiency.

Whirlpool has made a name for itself across the world and is renowned for its quality and customer support. Their ACs are popular in many countries and are equipped with many advanced features. In the Indian subcontinent and Europe, Whirlpool has become one of the leading air conditioning brands.

The company was founded in Japan and has a global presence. Its air conditioning systems have been sold to more than 150 countries. Its innovative technology is second to none. In fact, Australia’s National Asthma Council has approved the company’s Split Systems for their ability to filter common allergens. Additionally, Daikin inverter air conditioners are known for being durable and requiring less maintenance.

Another top AC brand is Carrier. Founded by Willis Carrier in 1915, this American company makes world-class air conditioning units. It also uses a proprietary operating system to help optimize their efficiency. Carrier has a reputation for manufacturing high-quality window air conditioners with low maintenance costs.


If you want to buy a new air conditioner, Carrier is one of the best brands to choose from. This brand is known for using high-quality components and excellent designs to make their units last for years. The price of a Carrier air conditioner depends on the model you choose, but you can expect it to last for several years if you properly maintain it.

Carrier is a leading air conditioning company that was founded in 1902 by Willis Carrier. Its products are known for being extremely energy efficient and quiet. Carrier’s Infinity 21 series air conditioners have a 21 SEER rating and a two-stage compressor design, meaning that they can operate on a low power setting most of the time. While many Carrier air conditioning units are expensive, the company also offers affordable options in their Comfort 16 series.

Carrier offers three different HVAC series, each with a slightly different price range. The lowest-priced line is the Comfort, while the high-end Infinity series is the most expensive. In between these two are the Performance and Premier series. These models are priced from $5,000 to $8,000 and offer excellent reliability. Many of these models are eligible for federal rebates. For example, the Energy Star Most Efficient HVAC models qualify for a $300 federal tax credit. Additionally, local rebates vary from $100 to several hundred dollars.

Carrier offers a ten-year warranty on its products. This is a standard in the industry. Several other brands offer a better warranty.


Lennox is one of the top 10 brands when it comes to air conditioners. This brand has been in business for over a century and offers a wide range of air conditioner models with impressive SEER ratings. These models use the latest technology to provide efficient cooling while still minimizing energy consumption. They are also available with features such as iComfort thermostats, Humiditrol dehumidifiers, and noise-reducing SilentComfort design elements.

The LC20 model from Lennox is a great choice for those with moderate cooling needs. This high-efficiency unit is dependable and will help you save money on energy. This unit is a bit more basic than its more expensive siblings, but it has enough features to make it ideal for many homes.

The Elite Series from Lennox features similar design elements to its premium counterparts, and includes models with ENERGY STAR(r) ratings of 16 or higher. In addition to being energy efficient, Lennox air conditioners also have high durability and reliability. Some models also have the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient in 2022 designation. These models include single-stage models as well as variable-speed units.

Lennox is considered a luxury brand in air conditioning, and their XC25 model provides a 26 SEER rating, making it the most energy-efficient air conditioner on the market. However, these units are more expensive, with more parts and components. Therefore, most Lennox owners have more than one air conditioner system.

Lennox offers a 10-year warranty on its air conditioners. Unlike other air conditioner brands, it does not offer limited unit replacement warranties. In addition to a standard warranty, its Comfort Shield Labor Warranty also covers labour costs. While Lennox is not the best brand for long-term protection, it offers a comprehensive warranty.

American Standard

If you’re looking for an air conditioner, American Standard is one of the top brands to consider. Their products are very affordable and offer a variety of options. Most models are also ozone-safe and can reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, they run quietly. This makes them an excellent choice for tight spaces.

American Standard air conditioners use single-stage compressors. This type of compressor is the least efficient, but the lowest-cost option. In addition, single-stage compressors are not very energy-efficient. These units only work at full capacity when they’re on, and then shut down. The company offers a two-stage compressor, but you should avoid this option if possible.

American Standard offers three product lines. Its units use model numbers and must be registered within 60 days of purchase. The warranty for American Standard air conditioners is five or ten years, and covers all interior and exterior parts. The warranty is a little longer than the one offered by Trane, but both companies use the same assembly line.

While there are many brands of air conditioners on the market, American Standard remains one of the top choices for many homeowners. Their reputation in the cooling industry is solid, and their products are highly regarded by HVAC technicians. The company offers several models that fit all price ranges. However, if you’re concerned about reliability, you may want to consider a company that does installation.

The prices for American Standard air conditioners are very reasonable. The average unit costs between $3,575 and $6,178, and installation may run between $1000 and $5,000. They offer a 10-year parts and compressor warranty, which will save you money in the long run. They are also known for their quiet operation.


Goodman is an American brand of air conditioners and heating systems. It is a subsidiary of the Daikin Group, one of the largest HVAC manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1975 and is headquartered in Waller, Texas. Its products include air conditioning systems, heating systems, and residential heating systems.

Its products are backed by a limited parts warranty. This warranty is valid for at least five years. You can find warranty certificates on Goodman’s Residential Products detail pages. Moreover, Goodman air conditioners are very durable. The brand’s furnaces and ACs typically last between 15 and 30 years with proper maintenance.

Goodman air conditioners are an excellent choice if you’re on a tight budget. Though they don’t have the premium brand reputation, these products are reliable, efficient, and come with a good warranty. Goodman also produces units that are energy-efficient and come with novel technologies. And, they are more affordable than many other brands.

The Goodman air conditioner brand has a broad lineup of products. The entry-level models offer a wide range of features, including variable-speed inverter compressors and enhanced coil designs. Additionally, they support a free HVAC app called CoolCloud to help owners monitor their home comfort and keep track of their energy usage. Goodman has a range of prices and features, and many independent contractors sell its units nationwide.

After a successful 90-year history, Goodman has been purchased by Daikin Industries, Ltd. The Japanese manufacturer is a Fortune 1000 company that provides HVAC solutions. The merger has created a stable company that continues to provide innovative solutions for human comfort. As part of the acquisition, Daikin started construction of its new Daikin Texas Technology Park campus near Houston, Texas. This was the largest investment in the company’s history, and is rooted in the Daikin commitment to manufacturing in the United States.

Air Conditioner Brands to Avoid

Air Conditioner Brands to Avoid

If you want to get the best HVAC system for your home, there are many brands to choose from. Some of the best brands include Carrier, Trane, Whirlpool, Lennox, and more. But you must make sure that you pick the best brand based on your needs and budget. You should also consider customer service when purchasing a new air conditioning system. You must know that the company you are buying from will provide you with support in case of any problems.


If you’re on a tight budget, it might be tempting to buy a Trane or Lennox air conditioner, but there are better options on the market. The Infinity and Performance series from Carrier are excellent options. Their reputation for quality is well documented, and Carrier certified installers are less likely to have problems fixing them.

In addition to being a reliable brand, Carrier also has a reputation for being energy efficient. While the company hasn’t surpassed the industry’s standards for energy efficiency in recent years, it has maintained an A+ rating on the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore, the company is committed to maintaining ethical standards around the world in production and design. It also strives to ensure the health and safety of its workers.

Carrier air conditioners are not particularly cheap. Most Carrier units are based on third-party components, but there are better-quality units available, which are available in a wide range of price points. In addition, Carrier also manufactures its own thermostats, which can be paired with a variety of other brands. In addition, Carrier’s compressors are a standard in the industry.

Carrier air conditioners have been a staple of the HVAC industry for decades. Their reputation for high-quality HVAC systems has earned the company many awards and is considered to be one of the best air conditioner brands. The company also offers a range of highly efficient systems that can fit any budget. Some of its top models boast SEER ratings of 21 or more.


When shopping for a new air conditioner, it is important to understand the differences between Trane air conditioning systems and other brands. Trane has a reputation for quality and long-lasting performance. While the company does not offer the highest SEER rating or quietest units, its systems are known for their durability. In addition, the company offers financing options through Wells Fargo. You can also check out various online lenders.

While Trane offers some standout features, be wary of the price tag. Its cheapest models are not the most efficient. Instead, look for a higher SEER rating, which means the unit will require less energy to cool your home. This will mean a lower electric bill.

You can also expect a higher cost for parts and service. Many parts for Trane air conditioners are more expensive than other brands. Some supply houses only carry Trane OEM parts, which will cost you more than a generic brand. Also, a Trane AC repair can be more expensive, especially in rural and small towns.

Trane air conditioners are best for homes located in warm to hot climates. Their Energy Star certification means they are energy efficient. Most models have an efficiency rating of 16 or 17 SEER and use a variable compressor for maximum cooling efficiency. Some models are very quiet, too. They also offer a 5-year warranty if you register within 60 days.


The Whirlpool name may be familiar to you, but you’re probably wondering why you should avoid buying a product from this brand. Whirlpool is a famous brand that makes all sorts of appliances that are popular among consumers. They are also known for their superior performance and great warranties. Purchasing a Whirlpool product will make your life a lot easier.

Whirlpool also makes many products designed to help you improve the water and air quality in your home. This includes water coolers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, portable and window air conditioners, and compact refrigerators. These appliances are very durable and are an excellent choice for your family’s needs.

If you’re looking for a unit that can cool a room up to 450 square feet, Whirlpool’s WHAT142-2AW can help. The unit features louvers that channel air eight ways. You can also adjust the temperature, fan speed, and air flow. This unit also has four preset modes and a sleep mode.

Whirlpool entered the Indian market in the late 1980s when it founded a joint venture with the TVS Group to produce washing machines. In 1995, the company acquired Kelvinator India Limited and a majority stake in the TVS joint venture. This merger resulted in Whirlpool of India Limited, which is headquartered in Gurgaon. The company owns three manufacturing plants in India.


Lennox is one of the top brands of air conditioning systems. Their premium models offer features like Wi-Fi connectivity, touchscreen controls, and energy-efficient performance. Their premium models also have baked-on enamel cabinets, which protect against corrosion and damage. Moreover, Lennox air conditioners are one of the best AC brands for hotter climates, as they boast high SEER ratings of up to 26.

The company offers several replacement and repair programs. They also offer financing options. Their energy-efficient models also mean that you can save money on energy bills. In addition, Lennox products last for years, especially when maintained properly. They also offer the highest SEER rating of any air conditioner on the market.

Lennox has several different models, with varying SEER ratings. The Merit Series has 4 models, ranging from 13 to 17 SEER. The company offers single-stage models. However, if you’re looking for an efficient unit, you’ll have to pay a premium price for it.

Lennox’s warranty policy varies according to the model. Basic models are covered for five years, while premium models are covered for 20 years. Some Lennox units even include heat pumps.

American Standard

There are several reasons why you should avoid buying an American Standard air conditioner. While this brand is known for its efficient heating and cooling systems, it is also known to have several issues, such as leaks in the coolant or inefficient operation. Therefore, it is recommended to check your HVAC system every year. Furthermore, if you are thinking of purchasing an air conditioner from the American Standard brand, you should check out the warranty.

One major concern with American Standard air conditioners is that their compressors do not come with a lifetime warranty. This is a very worrying factor for many consumers. This is because, unlike most other air conditioners, American Standard compressors are not repairable and are not very durable.

Another issue with American Standard air conditioners is that they use single-stage compressors. This means that they operate at full capacity when on, but run at a lower capacity when off. This is not efficient for the environment, and it is also the cheapest type of air conditioner. There is only one model that uses a two-stage compressor, and it is in the Platinum level.

In the past, American Standard had a limited number of authorized dealers. But today, American Standard is one of the most popular brands in the air conditioning industry. While the company does not have exclusive dealers, you can find great HVAC contractors in Phoenix who sell this brand. The prices of the Performance models are the lowest and the Energy models have the highest SEER rating.


As one of the largest air conditioner manufacturers in Canada, Luxaire stands behind their products with long-term warranties. Their Acclimate and LX Series air conditioners have a 10-year parts warranty, and they offer a lifetime warranty for the heat exchanger. They offer a wide range of features to help homeowners make the right decision for their home.

The company’s history dates back to 1939, when the company was founded in Ohio. During World War II, they supplied heating systems for the armed forces. Afterward, they began manufacturing year-round air conditioning systems. Since then, Luxaire has provided reliable care to consumers. The company is backed by a comprehensive warranty and promises cooling system performance that’s second-to-none.

Another important feature of Luxaire air conditioning systems is their energy efficiency. They are certified by the Energy Star program, which is a nonprofit organization that sets the highest standards for energy efficiency. You can read more about energy efficiency by visiting In addition, Luxaire offers a range of mini-split and packaged air conditioning systems that will meet your needs and fit your budget.

When purchasing an air conditioner, it is important to consider the warranty. Some of Luxaire models feature MicroChannel coils in the condensing units, which offer more surface area in compact units. These units have been linked to leaks, but these issues have been resolved since Johnson Controls began using these coils in 2015. However, despite the problems with these air conditioners, Luxaire air conditioners have excellent warranties.

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands in Europe

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands in Europe

There are several major air conditioner brands in Europe. The list below includes Haier, LG Electronics, Voltas, and Hitachi. These companies are known for making decent air conditioners at a reasonable price. These brands are listed based on their market capitalization, durability, and popularity in the global market.

Daikin Industries

Daikin is a Japanese company with a global presence that has earned a reputation for innovation and quality in the air conditioning industry. The company designs and manufactures a range of equipment to suit a variety of needs, including residential, commercial, and industrial. The company has 12 major manufacturing facilities in Europe. Its headquarters are located in Ostend, Belgium. Daikin’s history dates back to the early 1920s, when it started manufacturing aircraft radiator tubes.

Daikin’s premium ducted systems offer superior energy efficiency and performance. These units also come with features like programmable temperature limits and lockout systems. They can be installed in both ground and rooftop applications. Moreover, they are whisper-quiet.

Daikin has a network of air conditioning specialists throughout the world. It also offers extensive support and training to its technicians. A dedicated help line is also available for any technical problem. If a technician cannot find your unit or you’re unsure of how to fix it, Daikin offers an online video tutorial on common air conditioning problems.

Daikin also offers extensive support to dealers. It has an online portal that has engineering data, technical specifications, unit diagrams, and images. It also has an extensive network of warranty agents worldwide. If your air conditioning unit breaks down, you can call or email Daikin and ask for replacement parts.

The company is also known for the affordability of its air conditioners. Carrier air conditioners are popular in the US and Canada, and Carrier is the second largest brand in the United States. Its ACs have been renowned for being low maintenance and high-quality.

LG Electronics

LG Electronics is a major brand in the air conditioning industry in Europe. With more than 142 local subsidiaries and 74,000 employees, the company has a global presence and assertive business policy. Its products include air conditioners, heating systems, washing machines, refrigerators, home theater systems, and solar modules.

LG Electronics is known for innovative electronic products. The company has diversified product lines to satisfy the needs of both domestic and commercial customers. Its Air Conditioning Technologies division has grown to be a leader in the commercial HVAC market, with products that use inverter technology to save up to 70% of energy. This is a significant benefit for customers who want to conserve energy and money.

This multinational company was founded in 1984. It designs, manufactures, and sells home appliances worldwide. Its products are known for their affordability and decent quality. It is the number one air conditioning brand in many countries and has won several design awards. The company is based in China, but has been active globally for over 30 years.


Voltas is a consumer electronics and home appliances multinational company headquartered in India. The company specializes in cooling and air conditioning. Its flagship offering, the Voltas Air Conditioner, is one of the most popular brands in the world. The company’s air conditioners use 5D DC motor technology and can cool up to 55 degrees Celsius.

The Voltas air conditioning brand offers various models and capacities that are perfect for any room. The company’s latest range of products includes ultra-cool models and power-efficient All Star ACs. These products are affordable and offer great after-sales service. In addition, they feature a backlit display and a sleek design. Many of their products also come with an LED remote that provides precise temperature settings.

Voltas’s new JV with Arcelik has brought them to India, where they will launch Voltas Beko Home Appliances. The new JV also brings Voltas to the Asian market through an equal partnership. In addition to air conditioners, the company also offers refrigerators and washing machines. The brand has consistently grown its footprint in the Indian market and has over 7000 consumer touchpoints.

Voltas is known for its energy-efficient air conditioners and sleek designs. The brand is also popular in Asia and Europe. Another top brand of air conditioners is Daikin, which operates in several countries and is one of the oldest and most reputable companies in the world. Daikin air conditioning products are also energy-efficient and high-quality.

Another brand in Europe, Mitsubishi Electric, is one of the top 10 air conditioner manufacturers in the world. The company has been manufacturing air conditioners since 1943, making it one of the oldest brands in the market. It has also partnered with Hitachi to improve their air conditioners. The company also invests in design and has won several design awards.


Hitachi is an excellent brand when it comes to air conditioning. The company offers a wide variety of products for both residential and commercial use. These air conditioners come with a number of advanced features, which can help you regulate the temperature of different areas in your home. In addition, they are very energy efficient, and they don’t produce high noise levels.

Hitachi Air Conditioning also offers commercial and industrial services, which include manufacturing and designing air-conditioning systems for various applications. Its products are found in high-profile buildings, including car showrooms, corporate offices, and restaurants such as Pizza Hut and McDonald’s.

Hitachi is a Japanese multinational company that produces air conditioners in several countries around the world. It is headquartered in Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded in 1908 by Namihei Odaira, and it is now the world’s second largest air conditioner manufacturer. The company has a strong presence in North America and Europe and is one of the most widely recognized brands of air conditioning. Known for their energy-efficient ACs, Hitachi has also established itself as a global leader in sustainability. Its ACs help reduce greenhouse gases in many parts of the world.

Haier is another brand that has gained international recognition for its innovative designs and innovation. Its air conditioners have won several design awards and are currently the number one brand in many countries. In addition, Haier has made significant investments in the world of design. Its products have won numerous design awards, including the coveted German Red Dot design award. This company began as a small, local manufacturing company, but has grown to be a major household appliance producer. It commands a market share of over ten percent of the global market.

Another company that is on the cutting edge of air conditioning technology is Johnson Controls, a multi-industrial company with over 130 years of history. This company specializes in heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and security systems. The company’s global footprint allows it to meet the needs of commercial and residential customers. In fact, in 2008, the company sold one hundred million ACs worldwide.

Top 10 Air Conditioner Brands Consumer Reports

When it comes to buying an air conditioning system for your home, there are several different brands to choose from. But how do you know which brands have the best reputation? Let’s take a look at a few of the most reliable models. Among these brands are Lennox, Trane, and American Standard.


If you are considering an air conditioner, the brand name Carrier is one of the best choices for your cooling system. These air conditioners are known for their reliability and durability. These units are highly efficient and last between 18 and 22 years, depending on model and SEER. Those with higher SEER ratings will save you money on your electricity bill, especially if you live in an air-tight house.

Consumer Reports rated Carrier air conditioners a perfect five out of five for owner satisfaction. Although air conditioner reviews can be skewed by occasional problems, consumers generally feel satisfied with their purchase. Although Carrier does not score particularly high on reliability, it does rate above the average for reliability.

Another plus of purchasing a Carrier air conditioning system is its extensive warranty. The company offers limited lifetime replacement warranties for most models and a 10-year compressor and all-parts warranty. It offers 16 different models in three different series, with SEER ratings ranging from 14 to 21.

Carrier air conditioners are expensive, and the prices range from $4,892 to $7,224 (installation included). However, if durability and efficiency are important to you, it might be worth it. However, if you are on a tight budget, Rheem is your best bet. Its air conditioners have the lowest price range but are still quite effective.


Trane makes one of the most energy-efficient air conditioning systems on the market. Its SEER ratings are higher than those of other brands, which is great news for consumers. The brand has a unique coil design that features spine fins, which are difficult to clean but make a difference when it comes to energy efficiency. To clean the fins, technicians recommend soaking them in cleaning fluid.

Trane also makes air conditioners that have excellent warranties. Some of their units are even covered under lifetime compressor warranties. There are also rebates available on Trane air conditioners, and some models qualify for up to $1,000 in rebates. They also make a wide variety of models that feature ENERGY STAR certification, which means they are energy-efficient. This can help consumers save a few hundred dollars a year. Plus, they are known for using high-performing proprietary components and testing them to ensure the highest quality.

If space is at a premium, consider a low-profile Trane air conditioner. This model has a small footprint and is ENERGY STAR certified, which means it can qualify for most rebates. It also features many of the same features as other Trane air conditioners, including a Climatuff compressor and corrosion-resistant components. Its SEER rating of 16 is also considered ideal for Canadian homes.

While Trane is not the cheapest air conditioning brand, it offers some of the most advanced features and efficiency ratings. In fact, it is one of the top brands of air conditioners that Consumer Reports recommends. However, if you plan to move in the next few years, you may want to go for another brand. If you do decide to change brands, Trane offers affordable entry-level models.

American Standard

There are many HVAC brands, and American Standard is among them. This brand is known for its reputation for quality and reliability. Consumer Reports has rated the brand on its air conditioning system ratings. It serves a variety of price ranges with several models. In 1984, American Standard HVAC acquired Trane. It was later renamed Trane Technologies. Today, the company manufactures air conditioning and heating equipment in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas.

American Standard is also well known for its warranty. The compressors on their air conditioners have up to a twelve-year warranty, and their outdoor coils are covered for 10 years. These warranties can save you money on repairs. Furthermore, American Standard is one of the quietest brands, making it an attractive option for homeowners who want to keep the noise level down.

American Standard offers high performance central air conditioning units. These systems have SEER ratings up to 22. This is the top rating you can get from an air conditioner, and it is perfect for those who are concerned about electricity bills. They also offer advanced features that will increase the comfort of your home and lower your electric bill.

American Standard is also known for its advanced thermostats. Its AccuLink touchscreens are available in different models. The AccuLink Platinum 1050 is 4.3-inch touchscreen, and its Nexia bridge allows it to control 200+ z-wave devices.

Consumer Reports rates American Standard as the most reliable brand among air conditioners. These units are also more affordable than Trane. The company offers a range of models that are priced at eight to twelve percent less than Trane. You can purchase a new system from either brand, based on its features and price.

Armstrong Air

Armstrong Air is dedicated to providing quality and efficiency. Their multi-million dollar research facility in Lexington County, South Carolina, is home to engineers and technicians dedicated to improving their products and processes. Whether they are designing a new model or refining a current one, their designers work with cutting-edge tools and technologies to deliver continuously improved products.

As a result, they offer a wide range of energy-efficient, high-performance and environmentally friendly heating and cooling products. Moreover, they offer extended warranties for new air conditioners and furnaces. Their warranty covers both parts and labor. These benefits make Armstrong an excellent choice for any homeowner. But, it is important to choose an air conditioning and heating system carefully. It is important to ensure its long-term efficiency and performance.

An Armstrong Air Conditioner with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating is a great choice for people who value energy efficiency. These models can save you hundreds of dollars on energy costs every year. These high-efficiency units are among the most expensive units, but their energy-efficiency benefits more than justify their high price. And the best part is, they can fit any budget. They come in a wide variety of styles and price ranges.

The Armstrong Air 4SCU13LB air conditioner is an economical option with advanced features. It has a high-efficiency scroll compressor and is Energy Star certified. It has antimicrobial protection and an integrated compressor protection system. It is also quiet and can be connected to your home’s evaporator coil.

Another great feature of Armstrong air conditioners is their consistent warranty. The manufacturer offers a warranty for both the unit and parts. The two-stage scroll compressors used by the company are known for their high performance and long operating life. In addition, they have an integrated compressor protection system and a low-pressure switch for safety. The sealed contactor also ensures that moisture and contaminants do not get into the system.

Best Air Conditioner Brands Consumer Reports

Best Air Conditioner Brands Consumer Reports

If you are in the market for an air conditioner, you can start by researching the best brands. You should be able to find reviews on the best AC brands that are available on the market. This article will cover brands such as Goodman, Lennox, Trane, and Carrier. These brands have been tested and ranked by Consumer Reports.


If you’re looking for a new air conditioner or heating system, you may be wondering what Goodman air conditioners are and how they work. Goodman Manufacturing, a subsidiary of the Daikin Group, is an American company that makes heating and air conditioning systems for homes and businesses. It was founded in 1975 and is based in Waller, Texas.

A Goodman air conditioner has a long list of features and benefits. For starters, it offers a full warranty on the compressor and parts. However, it is important to note that the warranty is only valid for residential buildings and won’t cover commercial or non-residential units. In these cases, you should contact a local HVAC repair technician.

Goodman air conditioners offer excellent value and quality. The product line is assembled in ISO-certified facilities. The ISO standards are internationally recognized and are an excellent measure of quality manufacturing and environmental management practices. Goodman’s parent company has invested $400 million in quality and has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

The Goodman air conditioner will last about 15 years. This is much longer than other air conditioning brands. In the long run, it will save you money. The manufacturer also has efficient manufacturing processes and has good relationships with suppliers. The company has a high worker morale and a no-nonsense approach to product design.

The Goodman GVXC20 is an excellent air conditioner for homeowners with a larger budget or those living in hotter climates with higher humidity. Goodman’s GVXC20 offers high efficiency with SEER ratings above the Canadian average. Although this model is a great choice for those living in humid and hot climates, there are also models available at lower price points.


In the early 20th century, Willis Carrier established Carrier Air Conditioning of America, a global leader in the field of air conditioning. Through research, development and innovation, the company revolutionized air conditioning and applied it across industries. In 1937, its system cooled the Koan Maru, a Japanese battleship. A famous photo of the company’s co-founder Alfred E. “Ned” Stacey in the company’s Newark, New Jersey, research lab, has become an icon in the air conditioning industry.

Carrier offers three air conditioning systems: the Comfort series, the Infinity series and the Performance series. Comfort is the lowest-priced line, while Infinity is the most expensive. The Performance line is priced in the middle, delivering reliability and efficiency for around five to eight thousand dollars. Some models may also qualify for federal rebates. Most Energy Star products, for instance, earn a $300 federal tax credit. Additionally, local rebates can range from a few hundred dollars to several hundred dollars.

Carrier air conditioners come with numerous features and high-quality components. Many of them are environmentally friendly, and energy efficient. If you are concerned about the environmental impact, choose a model with higher efficiency ratings. The InfinityR Series models are particularly efficient, and their GreenspeedR Intelligence technology can further lower your energy bills.

If you have a Carrier air conditioning unit, you can easily schedule regular maintenance visits with a Carrier air conditioning contractor. They will also send a technician to your house if a problem occurs. Customer service is available 24 hours a day.


A Lennox air conditioner comes with a variety of features. These include the Precision-Balanced direct drive fan, which keeps noise levels low while still maximizing savings. They also come with a PermaGuard cabinet, which offers protection from corrosion and rust. Whether you need a high-efficiency unit for your office or home, these units are built to deliver dependable performance and lower cooling costs month after month.

Regular maintenance is essential to extending the lifespan of your Lennox air conditioner. While a yearly checkup should be enough, some units may require more frequent inspections. Regardless of the type of unit, a yearly inspection will help you detect any problems before they negatively impact your AC’s performance.

In addition to the LC20, other Lennox air conditioners come with a variety of additional features. The Lennox 16ACX air conditioner, for example, has an energy efficiency rating of 17 SEER. This energy-efficient air conditioner operates at 75 decibels and is compatible with a variable-speed air handler.

Lennox offers many different types of air conditioners, and choosing the right one for your home can be confusing. Ultimately, choose the model that’s right for your space and budget. Lennox’s line of products includes central air conditioners, mini-split systems, window and portable air conditioners, packaged air conditioners, and more.

Lennox air conditioners have a reputation for being high-quality. They offer great energy-efficiency ratings and dependable comfort during summer months. While some models are more expensive than others, you can find a Lennox air conditioner that will meet your needs and budget. You can also take advantage of Lennox rebates to save money on your purchase.


If you’re considering purchasing a new air conditioner, you may want to consider purchasing a Trane model. These units are designed with great attention to detail and rigorous testing. They also include a lifetime compressor warranty and a warranty for unit replacement. As with any air conditioning system, there are a few things you should know before buying. Most importantly, you’ll want to find a contractor who is certified by the Trane Company to install your new system.

Energy efficiency is a critical consideration when choosing an air conditioning system, and Trane’s products are highly energy efficient. These units are rated according to their SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating), which measures how efficiently they operate in cooling a home. This number is calculated by dividing the cooling output by the total amount of electric energy used.

Trane offers a range of different air conditioners to suit any type of home. There are nine basic models, each with its own performance and SEER rating. The SEER rating, sound factor, cooling stages, and energy savings vary depending on your cooling needs. All of these models feature the Spine Fin coil to improve cooling speed.

If you live in a very warm climate and want to maximize energy efficiency, a Trane AC might be the best option for your needs. Their 2-stage Climatuff compressors are known for their durability and energy efficiency, and many have lifetime warranties. You can check out their SEER savings calculator to determine which model will best fit your home.

The XR14 air conditioner from Trane is one of their lowest-priced units, with a SEER rating of 17. It also boasts a good warranty and is ENERGY STAR certified. It also comes with many other features similar to other Trane air conditioner models, such as a Climatuff compressor and corrosion-resistant parts.


The Rheem air conditioning brand is known for producing affordable, high-quality water heaters. In the 1970s, the company began producing HVAC systems. Today, Rheem air conditioners are available in a variety of styles and capacities, ranging from 1.5 to 5 tons. Their standard models include features like variable speed and multi-stage cooling. Many other brands charge extra for these features, but Rheem provides them for free. Some models even feature voice control, which is a great convenience when you’re on the go.

The Rheem air conditioner brand offers a wide variety of midrange models that are highly efficient. The brand also has ENERGY STAR(r) certified units and is regarded as one of the most efficient heating and cooling manufacturers. Choose from the Classic Series, which offers single-stage models with an efficiency rating of 16 SEER or higher, the PrestigeR Series, and the EcoNet(r) enabled Classic Plus. And remember that Rheem air conditioners come with a warranty, so you can rest easy knowing they will keep your home cool.

The Rheem RA20 air conditioner, for example, comes with a variable-capacity compressor that can remove more humidity in long cooling cycles. But if your summers are moderate, then a single-stage model may be all you need. Single-stage models are also less expensive and may be sufficient if you live in a climate with milder summers. You can also use a Rheem EcoNet thermostat to control your AC’s performance. The thermostats come with WiFi communication capabilities, making them compatible with other products.

Consumer Reports recommends Rheem air conditioners for their energy efficiency. Their energy efficiency ratings are higher than many other brands, and they come with a long warranty. Compared to Lennox, Rheem offers more economical models.

Best Air Conditioner Brands Window Units

Best Air Conditioner Brands Window Units

If you’re looking for the best window AC, there are a few factors that you should take into consideration. These factors include Energy-star certification, price range, and features. These factors will help you find the right unit for your home. Read on to learn more about the different brands and models available today.

Energy-star certification

When shopping for new window units, you may want to look for the Energy-star certification. This certification was developed by the National Fenestration Rating Council to ensure that the windows you are considering are energy-efficient. It rates windows for air leakage, heat retention, and light transmission, among other factors. When you see the Energy-star label on a window, you can tell whether the window will make your home more comfortable.

To become ENERGY-STAR certified, window units must meet strict guidelines for energy efficiency. The standard does not specify a particular technology, but most products with this certification feature specific features. Windows and doors are key components of the home’s exterior, so choosing a window that meets these guidelines is essential.

Energy-star-certified window units will help you save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint. They are also more comfortable than those that are not certified. They can also reduce your carbon footprint by as much as 12 percent. They may be more expensive than other types, but they will save you money in the long run.

There are also several window ACs available that are smart home enabled. These units can also be quiet and will conserve energy. When buying window units, remember that most window ACs require a 230V or 208V power supply. In the US, only one model is Energy-star certified. If you’re shopping online, make sure to read the Energy-Star label carefully. The Energy-Star label will tell you how much electricity the unit will use each year.

Energy-star certified window units are available in several different sizes and can be used in medium to large rooms. However, you need to take the room size into account. This is because the size and shape of your room will affect how efficient a unit is. This is important if you want to get the most energy-efficient window air conditioner for your home.

Energy-star certification for window units is a great way to choose a product that will provide you with maximum comfort and energy efficiency. Many state governments offer rebates for energy-star-certified products. This makes them even more attractive for budget-conscious consumers.

Energy efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Ratio, or EER, of air conditioner brands is an important factor to consider when buying a window unit. This number is calculated by dividing the BTU output by the wattage of the air conditioner. For example, a 10,000 BTU unit with a wattage of 1,000 has an EER of 10. The higher the EER, the more efficient the air conditioner is. You should also look for an Energy Star certified air conditioner, which must meet a minimum EER of 9.

Energy efficient window air conditioners come in a variety of sizes and price ranges. You should make sure that you buy one that fits into your window and is the right size for your room. Even the smallest models can cost as little as $200. Many manufacturers also offer a warranty on their window air conditioners, which is a great benefit. With proper care, high-quality window units will last a decade or more.

There are three factors that determine how energy-efficient an air conditioner is. The more BTUs per square foot a unit has, the lower its energy efficiency will be. You also need to make sure that the unit is the right size for the room you want to cool. If the unit is too big, it will need to run a lot more electricity to cool the room. A smaller window air conditioner will be more efficient.

Window air conditioners are an excellent way to cool a room without causing too much noise. There are many different models, including compact models and oversized units. The energy efficiency of window units varies greatly, and you need to find a unit that fits the room size and your lifestyle. Also, remember to look for window units that are compatible with smart home technology.

An Energy Star window air conditioner is one that meets or exceeds minimum Energy Star requirements. Many window air conditioner brands offer a range of features that allow you to adjust the temperature and control the unit remotely.

Price range

There are several different brands of window air conditioners. The prices are very similar and would typically not exceed a few thousand dollars. These models are usually quite efficient and often come with variable speeds and additional features. Many homeowners are choosing this type of air conditioner because it helps them save money on their energy bills. You may also qualify for a rebate program to help offset the cost of an energy-efficient window AC.

Panasonic window air conditioning units cost about $250 to $1,000. This brand is one of the most popular window air conditioners and is a preferred brand of many air conditioning installers nationwide. It offers a wide range of models and has good warranties. This brand is ideal for those who want to buy a unit that will last for years.

The price range of air conditioner brands window units depends on many factors. Size is an important factor because a big window air conditioner will require more energy. It will have to work harder to cool a large room, then turn off to maintain a comfortable temperature. Also, the cost depends on the system features and the capabilities of the unit.


There are a wide variety of window units available, ranging from simple On/Off ACs with knobs to sophisticated units that come with many features. It’s important to choose the right unit for the size of your room, energy efficiency, noise level, and smart home compatibility.

Window ACs are an excellent way to keep your room cool. Energy Star-rated units operate 15 percent more efficiently than non-star units. Energy-efficiency may be your primary concern, but window air conditioners do have more features than other types of cooling systems. A check filter indicator is also a great feature, as it helps you remember to change the filter. Also, consider models with oscillating vents to move the air flow more efficiently. Smart controls are also a nice feature, as they let you control the temperature of your unit from your phone.

These smart window air conditioners are often connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network. This means you can control them remotely via your smart device and even via voice commands if they are paired with a virtual assistant. This allows you to adjust the temperature and turn the air conditioner on and off from anywhere.

LG makes more than a dozen window air conditioner models. Many of these models come with supplemental heating and Wi-fi. A few are thermostat-controlled and offer ionizers to clean the air. A few are also made to fit casement windows. They come with remote controls, remotes, and timers.

Best Air Conditioner Brands in USA

Best Air Conditioner Brands in USA

If you are planning to buy an air conditioner for your home, you will want to find a reputable brand. Buying a new air conditioner is a major investment for any homeowner. Hence, you don’t want to buy a mediocre air conditioning brand, as this will result in the unit not lasting long. Before choosing a brand, you should consider several factors, such as cost, life expectancy, and energy efficiency.


The Carrier air conditioner brand is an American brand of air conditioning units. The company is part of United Technologies, a Fortune 500 company. The company is known for its innovative products and solutions that are both energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. The brand’s products are found in commercial buildings and residential homes.

With over a century of experience and an impressive list of awards, Carrier is widely considered one of the best HVAC companies in the world. This company offers several patented technologies that help boost energy efficiency. These products are built to last for years when properly maintained. This company also provides a wide variety of models.

The Carrier brand offers a 10-year warranty for its products. It is also known for its high quality standards. The company uses factory trained and certified contractors who are NATE-certified. This means that they meet the highest quality standards when it comes to installation and service. This means that you can enjoy your new air conditioning system for 10 to 15 years, or even more.

Whether you’re looking for a new air conditioner for your home or business, the Carrier brand is a great place to start. Its air conditioning systems are trusted by homeowners and offer features that every homeowner will appreciate. Additionally, you’ll reduce the risk of pest infestation with a Carrier air conditioner. Bugs are attracted to electrical currents, so if you have a new AC system installed in your home, you’ll be able to keep the bugs out and keep the air comfortable for your family.

Carrier has been an industry leader for more than 100 years. Its lineup of 16 HVAC systems features some of the quietest and most energy-efficient units on the market. Their heat pumps and furnaces also receive high marks for innovative technology. Whether you’re looking for a small or large air conditioner, Carrier has something for you.

The price of a Carrier air conditioner is comparable to that of its competitors. The average unit costs about $2428 without installation. However, the Day & Night unit costs slightly less than the Night model. The difference in price can add up quickly, especially if you live in a hot climate.


Lennox is one of the top brands in the HVAC industry. Their products are known for their energy efficiency and dependability. The company is based in Texas and has been around for more than a century. Their products include air conditioners, heaters, boilers, garage heaters, thermostats, and indoor air quality systems. Their AC units are among the most energy-efficient on the market.

In 2005, Lennox was one of the first companies in the industry to reach the 20-SEER rating. Since then, the company has continued to be a leader in the industry. With a long history of building quality air conditioners, Lennox is the leading brand in USA.

Lennox’s warranty periods vary, but most models have warranties for five years. They also have warranties on their heat exchangers. The warranty periods are longer for certain products, such as those in the Signature series. In general, Lennox AC systems are more expensive than their competitors.

In addition to offering top-of-the-line products, Lennox also manufactures several different models of heat pumps. These units can cost anywhere from $1,425 to $4,400, including installation. In addition to energy efficiency, Lennox HVAC systems are Energy Star-rated and can save homeowners money on energy costs.

Whether you’re looking for a new furnace or air conditioner, Lennox has a model for your needs. The company has many different models, so you can choose the best one for your home. These HVAC systems are durable and high-efficiency. They are also easy to maintain, so you can count on their reliability.


Rheem offers several models that are ideal for residential and commercial properties. You can find single-stage units or high-end two-stage units. The latter type has the advantage of being cheaper to run. In addition to that, Rheem has a reputation for efficiency and reliability.

The company is a long-standing American company that started out in Emeryville, California, by brothers Donald and Richard Rheem. They began manufacturing water heating systems and expanded into HVAC systems in the 1950s. Today, they are the largest manufacturer of HVAC and water heating equipment in the United States. They also produce commercial refrigeration products and water softeners.

The company is also known for its affordable air conditioning systems. It has been in the industry for over a century and continues to innovate with cutting-edge technology. Their air conditioners are a great way to keep a home cool during the summertime. Its innovative technology and commitment to innovation set it apart from other brands in the market.

Rheem offers three different levels of air conditioners. You can choose a low-end, entry-level model or an upscale model in the Classic Plus series. There are also a variety of models in their Prestige series. While Rheem air conditioner prices will vary depending on your location and your needs, they will remain affordable.

Carrier and Rheem are two of the best-selling brands of air conditioning systems in the United States. They are both high-quality AC units and will efficiently cool a home. Choosing a new AC unit can be a significant investment, so choosing the right one for your home is vital. Both brands are recommended by HVAC contractors because of their high customer satisfaction rates.


When looking for an air conditioner, brand name can be a major consideration. A well-established company will have better customer service and a long history of making quality products. They will also have more standards when it comes to their business practices. The result is a product that will give you better service and performance.

The Hisense Group is a Chinese company with over a century of experience in manufacturing electronic products. In addition to air conditioners, Hisense manufactures televisions, mobile phones, computers, and other home appliances. The company also provides a variety of other services, including property management and information technology services.

Hisense air conditioners are lightweight, making them easy to transport. They can be placed in a bedroom, office, or lounge. Some of them even have window exhaust adapters. However, you need to make sure you install them correctly. Fortunately, Hisense air conditioners have many features to meet your needs.

The Hisense Fresh Master air conditioner series is designed to produce less ozone than ordinary air conditioners. This means that they are better for the environment and the overall system’s efficiency. Hisense’s air conditioners also have a quiet mode to reduce the amount of noise. This makes them an excellent choice for new parents and workers at home. Although Hisense air conditioners are not as wide as some of the top brands, they are a solid option for homes in harsh conditions.

If you’re looking for a window AC for small to medium-sized rooms, the Hisense 8,000 BTU window AC may be your best bet. It offers effective cooling in rooms up to 150 square feet. Its compact design makes it ideal for smaller homes. It measures just 15 x 10 feet. While this model lacks advanced features, it is still among the best options for smaller rooms.

Top AC Brands in World

Top AC Brands in World

When it comes to buying an air conditioner, it is important to choose the right brand for your home. You want a brand that is known for great customer support, so that if something goes wrong, the company will be there to fix it. Also, it is important to look for brands that promote environmental awareness and energy efficiency. You should always purchase an air conditioning system from a brand that uses green technology and has low energy consumption, as these are not only better for the environment but also for your utility bills.


The company was founded in 1910 and is one of the leading home air conditioning brands. It was one of the first Japanese manufacturers to use PAM control converters and inverter technology, and it has grown to be one of the world’s top AC brands. A recent acquisition of the US-based Goodman company led to a broader product offering and international expansion.

Daikin air conditioning systems are considered to be mid-range and are made with durability, reliability, and energy efficiency in mind. Whether you want a new air conditioning unit or are replacing an old one, a Daikin AC is the right choice.

Another benefit of a Daikin air conditioner is that they have outstanding warranty coverage. Though they don’t offer lifetime warranties, they do offer longer parts warranties and a unit replacement warranty on all models. However, you must follow the terms and conditions of the warranty, and you may need to pay for annual maintenance and professional installation. However, this is not unusual amongst AC brands.

For those on a budget, Daikin’s single-stage air conditioners are a good choice. With an SEER rating of 16-18, these models are suitable for homes in northern climates or part-time locations.


Carrier is one of the top AC brands around the world, and for good reason. The company is more than 100 years old and is credited with the invention of air conditioning. Today, the company makes high-quality, low-maintenance AC systems that are perfect for homes. However, the brand’s products are usually more expensive than competitors.

The company is also committed to environmental responsibility. It promotes energy-saving home systems, and continues to improve on its already efficient designs. Carrier is a leader in sustainable design and production, and focuses on the health and welfare of its employees. It also strives to create high-quality products for homes and businesses.

Carrier air conditioners are known for their reliability and durability. They are often the best options for homes that want to cool down and stay comfortable. Carrier has several models that fit different types of needs and budgets. Their Infinity 21 series, for example, boasts a 21 SEER rating and uses two-stage compressors for maximum efficiency. These models are also renowned for their reduced energy and gas consumption.

Another reason Carrier is one of the best AC brands in the world is because they understand the impact the home cooling industry has on the environment. The company has made significant efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and water consumption. As a result, it has tripled its production and is a top choice for eco-conscious businesses.


As one of the leading producers of air conditioners, LG is definitely among the top eight air conditioner brands in the world. The company has come a long way since its establishment in the early 1950s and continues to innovate in this field. Its air conditioners are known for their advanced technologies, such as plasma filtration, inverter technology, and more. These innovative features help the company to gain significant revenue, and they’re also more environmentally friendly than other brands.

LG has become a household name in India, and it has earned this position because of the quality of its products. Its 1.5 Ton 5-star inverter split AC, for example, is incredibly energy-efficient. It also features a special EZ Clean Filter, stabilizer free operation, and a dust filter, all for an affordable price. Its hi-grooved copper coil, which is perfect for long-term use, also boasts a low-energy performance.

The company is one of the Top AC Brands in the World, and is also among the Top 10 in the United States. The company’s Multi-V VRF technology enables multiple indoor units to be linked to a single outdoor unit, which provides greater control and energy savings. Its inverter technology is one of the most advanced in the world, and can help consumers save up to 70 percent on their energy consumption. In addition to these impressive features, LG air conditioners are also environmentally friendly.

LG’s Flex Multi-Split Dual-Zone series is an energy-efficient unit that’s ideal for medium-sized rooms. It features an 18,000 BTU mini split AC and can be connected to two ducted units. It also maintains Energy Star Qualification.


Trane is one of the leading HVAC manufacturers in the world, and its air conditioners are among the best. With SEER ratings averaging 17.3 and a peak of 22 and TruComfort technology that uses low compressor speeds to effectively remove moisture, they’re among the most energy-efficient in the market. They’re also relatively quiet, clocking in at just 55 decibels on average.

Trane was founded in 1885 by James Trane, and the company’s innovation has made it a leader in the HVAC industry. Its CenTraVac(r) system, for example, has become the standard for large commercial HVAC systems and is one of the most energy-efficient in the world. Its innovation and quality have won it awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which has named Trane one of the top AC brands in the world.

In comparison to the competition, Trane ACs cost less to purchase and are easier to maintain. The company has a ten-year warranty on parts, which is an added bonus. Trane ACs are also quieter than their rivals and come with a number of cool extras.

Another leading brand is Daikin, which produces commercial and residential HVAC systems. Its products are highly-efficient, and they are also efficient in adopting new refrigerant standards. These standards are particularly important for the HVAC industry, as many consumers are increasingly concerned about the environment.


Voltas is one of the world’s leading air conditioning brands. Its products include air conditioners, water coolers, refrigeration systems, and other cooling equipment. The company has an extensive network of over 24,000 customer touch points. Its products are used in some of the world’s most iconic buildings.

Voltas has been the undisputed leader in the Room Air Conditioner category for more than a decade. Its products are available in nearly every household in India, where they are one of the most popular home appliances. The brand consistently maintains its lead over competitors, with a market share of 640 BPS as of YTD March FY22. Today, the company is preparing to meet its business goals in FY23.

Voltas also offers a superior level of customer service. The company offers a comprehensive warranty on all of its products, including air conditioners. When your AC is broken, you can reach out to the company’s customer service team, and they will help you find an alternate solution to get your home back up and running.

Voltas offers a variety of AC models for homes and offices. Its evaporator and condenser coils are made with Golden Fins, which enhance cooling performance and durability. Its 100% Inner Grooved Copper Tubes improve the overall efficiency of the product.


Samsung is a South Korean multinational company. It has its head quarters in the Yeongtong District in the city of Suwon. The company has a reputation for manufacturing and selling some of the most innovative electronic devices. The company also offers a variety of air conditioning systems for homes and commercial buildings. These air conditioners are designed for efficiency, reliability, and quiet operation. The company also offers a 10-year warranty on their air conditioners.

In addition to making air conditioners, Samsung manufactures other household appliances as well. Its AC products are popular all over the world. The company has a strong distribution network and has great revenue growth in the past few years. This has made it one of the leading AC brands in the world.

The company is aggressive in developing unitary products. It is making an aggressive push for volume globally. It has a strong presence in train and bus air conditioning systems. Samsung is also aggressive in developing and marketing unitary products globally. And in the United States, it is one of the leading AC brands.

Samsung’s design is also one of its major selling points. The company’s innovative technology helps it stand out from the crowd. It has received numerous awards for product design and innovation. It has won 48 International Design Excellence Awards. The company also has a history of environmentally friendly innovations. In fact, the company recently was listed in the EPA’s Green Power Partner list.

Most Reliable Air Conditioner Brands

There are a number of reliable brands of air conditioning systems. Consumer Reports recently surveyed more than 24,000 people to determine which brands are the most reliable. Consumers were asked which parts broke down most frequently and which brands they would recommend. In the end, Carrier, Lennox, and Trane received the highest ratings.


When you choose a Carrier air conditioner, you will get a quality, reliable system. The company offers a 10-year warranty that covers all functional parts. While this may not seem like a long warranty, it will cover your system if something goes wrong with it. In addition, the company requires technicians to be NATE certified to properly install the unit. This means that your system will not only be installed correctly, but it will also be maintained properly in the future. Typically, Carrier air conditioners last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. Sometimes, they even last much longer.

You can find many different models of Carrier air conditioners, including lower SEER units and higher ones. They also make units with dream features. These units can be found at an affordable price with a variety of features and benefits. Carrier air conditioners are well known for their high quality and reliability, and the company offers a variety of affordable, high-efficiency options. In addition to air conditioners, they also make heat pumps and gas furnaces.

Carrier offers HVAC products in three price ranges: the Comfort series, Infinity series, and Performance series. The Comfort series offers less expensive options, while the Performance series provides reliable products for $5,000 to $8,000. Some models even come with federal rebates. You can get a $300 tax credit for installing a Carrier air conditioner that meets the Energy Star criteria. There are also state and local rebates that can save you a few hundred dollars.

As a top air conditioner manufacturer, Carrier is also one of the most reputable. Their air conditioners are durable and efficient, and their installations are backed by strict quality controls and certified professionals.


When you are in need of a new air conditioner, Bryant is one of the top brands to consider. Its products are well-known for their high quality and reliability. It also comes with a great warranty. The company also sells models at affordable prices. Most of its air conditioners come with a high SEER efficiency rating, which means you’ll pay less on utility bills and enjoy more comfortable temperatures all year long.

One of the most important parts of any air conditioner is the compressor. This device is called the ‘heart’ of your system and is what makes them work. The compressor is responsible for transferring cold and hot gas to and from the air conditioning unit. There are two types of compressors – a single-stage and a two-stage.

Another important factor in choosing a HVAC system is the warranty. Bryant offers a five-year parts warranty. If you register your system within 90 days, you’ll get an additional five-year parts warranty. In addition, the manufacturer offers extended warranties for labor and parts.

Bryant air conditioners are known for their reliability. They are also made to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Most of their units have multi-stage cooling. However, there are units that don’t have this feature. These models are typically more expensive than other air conditioning units. This is why it’s a good idea to research different models of Bryant air conditioners before choosing one for your home.

Bryant air conditioners have great SEER ratings. Their most expensive models have SEER ratings of 17 or higher. They also provide cost-efficient cooling. Many of their models are also quieter than the average air conditioner. Some of them have dual-stage cooling, which allows you to control both indoor humidity and power levels.


Trane is a trusted name in the HVAC industry for a reason. Their products are known for their efficiency and comfort, and they are very quiet compared to their competitors. However, if you’re looking for a less expensive brand, consider Mitsubishi or Lennox. Unlike Trane, these brands offer more features and are much more affordable.

Trane air conditioners are made to last, and their high-efficiency models are ENERGY STAR(r) certified. These units can reduce your utility costs, and they may qualify for rebates and other incentives. They have a wide range of models, including high-efficiency models in the 16-18 SEER range. Many Trane models are also equipped with cutting-edge features and patented technologies that make them more energy-efficient. You will also find these units come with a decent warranty.

Trane air conditioners come with a long warranty and standout features. Some models are equipped with a Spine Fin Coil that allows them to cool faster and use less energy. They’re also made of aluminum, which is more corrosion-resistant than copper. Some models are even Wi-Fi-connected, which means that you can control them from your smartphone.

Trane was acquired by American Standard in 1984, but it is still a leading name in the HVAC industry. Although it is under the same parent company, Trane has its own brand and still maintains high standards of quality. All Trane units are put through rigorous testing and are made to last for years. These air conditioners also come with warranties that cover all interior and exterior parts.

Trane has a strong focus on the North American market. All its units and components are made in the United States, which means less shipping delays and better manufacturing standards.


ICP is one of the leading manufacturers of air conditioning systems. This company offers a wide range of products, from basic 13 SEER models to high-efficiency 98% AFUE models. ICP also manufactures industrial air-conditioning units. Many of its air conditioning units are backed by warranties of up to 10 years.

In recent years, ICP has sold nearly 700,000 central air conditioners and 500,000 furnaces to wholesalers throughout North America and overseas. Its brands include Carrier, Day & Night, Payne, and WeatherMaker. Currently, the company has 400 distributors across the country.

Day & Night began in 1909 as a maker of solar water heaters. In the early 1990s, it was purchased by the MacAndrews & Forbes Group. It then merged with BDP Co., which was later acquired by General Electric. In 1997, the Day & Night name was dropped. However, it resurfaced in the mid-1990s on some ICP residential products and Carrier light commercial products. In 2007, the company also acquired Zoneaire from ICP.

ICP also manufactures heat pumps. The company sells the Day & Night brand, as well as the Heil brand. ICP also has a number of brands under its belt, including Comfortmaker, Day & Night, AirQuest, KeepRite, and Tempstar.


Voltas is one of the most popular air conditioner brands in India. With more than a decade of industry experience, Voltas has consistently maintained its top position. The company’s expertise spans a wide range of products and services including electro-mechanical projects, refrigeration, water management & treatment, indoor air quality, and much more. With a presence in more than 24,000 retail outlets in India, Voltas is a well-known and respected brand in air conditioning.

Voltas air conditioners are known for their durability and efficiency. They are available in both split and window models, with excellent features and affordable prices. Voltas air conditioners are also equipped with four-stage filtration to help eliminate allergens, dust, and odours. These air conditioners also feature lockable controls and are protected from accidental modifications.

Voltas air conditioners come in several capacities, ranging from a 1.2 ton unit to two ton units. You can choose one that is suitable for your room size. Its Turbo mode allows you to cool your room quickly and efficiently, and it comes with an Auto Restart feature that allows the unit to restart at the same settings in case of a power cut. This unit also has a two-way swing function for added convenience.

Voltas is one of the most popular air conditioner brands in India, with many outlets in different cities throughout the country. The brand’s wide product range is also praised for its high energy efficiency and durability. It is also known for its excellent after-sales service and stylish designs. All of these features make it a good choice for many Indian consumers.

10 Best Air Conditioner Brands

10 Best Air Conditioner Brands

Whirlpool is a household name and a big name in the home appliance industry. Its line of window and portable ACs offers impressive performance – with up to 24,000 BTUs, these units are capable of cooling your home. The company was founded in 1911 and is the parent company of brands such as Maytag and KitchenAid.


Carrier is one of the top air conditioning brands, with a reputation for quality and performance. Their air conditioners have excellent SEER ratings and a wide range of models. They’re also fairly affordable and easy to find. They’ve won several awards and have a long track record of excellent customer service.

For the most energy-efficient cooling, look for a Carrier air conditioner that uses the Infinity Series. This line includes models that feature two-stage compression, quiet operation, and Energy-Star certification. These units can also cool a house efficiently even on low-power settings.

Another reason to choose Carrier is its warranty. Its warranty covers the functional parts of your air conditioner for 10 years. However, it doesn’t cover labor, normal wear, or Puron refrigerant. However, you can get a warranty for 5 years if you register your unit within 90 days of installation.

Carrier has an excellent reputation for quality and has made great strides with their smart home systems. Even its lowest-tier systems are now Wi-Fi enabled, making them easier to use and understand.


Whether you’re looking for a quiet, efficient air conditioner, or an advanced, modern design, you’ll find it in a Frigidaire air conditioner. This brand also offers a variety of convenient features, such as a remote control. This allows you to control the temperature without getting up from your seat.

The FSA1BE from the F-Series air conditioner family offers reliable cooling throughout the summer months. It features environmentally-friendly Micro-Channel coil technology and a strong, durable, and servicer-friendly cabinet. It also includes a swept-wing fan blade and a permanent lubricated motor. Its easy-to-reach servicer jacket offers easy access to its compressor.

The Guardian Frigerator Company began making electric refrigerators in 1916. The company was eventually acquired by General Motors and has remained a major force in home technology. They were among the first to introduce color-matching appliances, the first home chest freezer, and automatic ice dispensers. The company has a long-standing reputation for energy-efficiency and offers several different types of air conditioners.

If you’re looking for an air conditioner for your home, you can choose between a single-zone or split-system system. This is a great option if you’re a person who values convenience. It’s small enough to be slid into a window, and its lightweight design allows you to easily move it around the house. It also offers a remote control, so you can control the temperature and fan speed. It’s Energy Star-certified, which is a good plus. It requires a 230-volt outlet.


Trane air conditioners are high-quality units that have been designed to last for years. They also are ENERGY STAR certified, which means that they will save you money on utility bills. Depending on the model you choose, you could qualify for up to a thousand dollars in rebates. Trane air conditioners also feature innovative features and patented technologies. The company’s air conditioners also come with a good warranty.

The brand has a long history, going back to 1885. The company began designing low-pressure heating systems before expanding into the air conditioning business in the mid-1930s. Today, it is a household name in the HVAC industry. In addition to air conditioning units, they also produce whole-home humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and inline ventilators.

Trane has one of the best warranties on the market, covering all replacement parts. This warranty can save you thousands of dollars if something breaks down, and Trane has much better terms than most other warranties. It also offers separate warranties on the compressor and the parts, which is uncommon in premium and midrange brands.


If you are looking for an air conditioner that is going to keep you cool throughout the year, Samsung is one of the best brands to go with. They make several models to suit different environments, and they have great energy efficiency ratings. In addition, they have a clean, classy design and are reliable.

Samsung is a multinational electronics company headquartered in Yeongtong, South Korea. They began as an exporter and began producing televisions in the 1970s. Today, they are the world’s largest producer of high-tech home appliances and electronics. They make a wide range of air conditioners and HVAC systems and sell them through authorized dealers around the world. Their air conditioners feature many unique features, including turbo cleaning and humidity control.

Samsung air conditioners also feature a stabilizer-free operating system. This ensures optimum cooling for your sleeping hours. Moreover, they come with Triple Protector Plus Technology to protect against frequent power fluctuations and shifting weather conditions. They also come with an easy-to-clean filter with a durable mesh design that defends against allergens. In addition, they also come with warranties that cover their compressors for up to ten years.


LG is one of the newest brands in the home cooling market, and it offers a range of air conditioning units that are great for different rooms. Their units are well-known for their impressive electronics and are highly effective at cooling the home. They also have a range of prices, with units starting at $170 and ranging to $800.

LG air conditioners have many great features, including digital controls, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Alexa and Google Assistant integration. They also come with washable filters and an easy-to-use remote control. Another feature worth noting is that they have a slide-out chassis and require a 230-volt plug.

LG’s air conditioners are equipped with DUAL Inverter Compressor(tm) technology, which enables them to produce exceptional cooling power. In addition, they offer 4-way air deflection, which allows you to direct cool air to wherever it is needed. They’re also energy efficient, and their air conditioning models can help you save on your monthly energy bill.


Voltas is a well-known brand that manufactures a range of air conditioning units. The brand is currently the number one AC brand in India, with a market share of 23.3 percent at the end of Q3 FY18. It is also the only Indian brand to sell one million AC units in a single year. The brand has also won numerous awards, including the National Energy Conservation Award from the Ministry of Power, the Effies Award, and the World Advertising Research Council.

It is a leading air conditioning brand in India, offering both window and split ACs at affordable prices. Moreover, it offers excellent customer support and has a range of best-in-class features. It is one of the top brands in India and is trusted by many households. LG is another brand that offers excellent air conditioning products at affordable prices. The company’s customer support is also reliable, offering quick solutions to any problems you might have with your AC.

Panasonic Corporation is another well-known Japanese brand that is among the top 10 best air conditioner brands. The company is known for using innovative Japanese technology to produce high-quality products. Their inverter AC technology offers superior conditioning while using less power. Its ACs are popular all over the world because of their efficiency.


Panasonic has become known for its advanced air conditioning technology. Its air conditioners use copper condensers to lower the room’s temperature. Copper is corrosion-resistant, durable, and easy to maintain. The condenser inside a Panasonic air conditioner is made of 100 percent copper. Panasonic only makes certain kinds of air conditioners. Its machines are not meant for windows or industrial cooling.

Panasonic offers five high-performing residential split system ranges. Their air conditioning systems come with a variety of features, including air purification and sensor technology. Some of them even include sensors that can detect the location of occupants and automatically adjust the temperature to maintain a comfortable temperature.

The company also manufactures ventilation fans that are perfect for commercial settings. Their units have a super quiet operation. This enables customers to have a conversation without interruptions from the fans. Moreover, Panasonic ventilation fans have features such as the Super High Velocity Air Curtain and Motion Sensor. These devices help reduce unwanted environmental air flow, such as hot drafts from open doors.

Panasonic air conditioning systems are some of the best air conditioning systems available today. They have multiple advanced features, including wireless remote controls, built-in dehumidifiers, and multiple timer settings. In addition, they are available in multiple BTUs and single or multi-zone models. And, they come with free shipping within the contiguous U.S.

Top 5 Air Conditioner Brands

Top 5 Air Conditioner Brands

When you are looking for an air conditioner for your home, there are many different brands to consider. There are goodman air conditioners, Panasonic air conditioners, and Lennox air conditioners. Let’s go over these brands and see what they have to offer. They are all excellent choices, and can provide you with the comfort you are looking for.


One of the best things about Goodman air conditioners is their affordability. These air conditioners don’t have to break the bank to cool a room, and many have onboard diagnostics to help with maintenance and upkeep. They also come with up to six fault codes for easy reference. Additionally, Goodman air conditioners are relatively quiet – they typically run at around 40 decibels, but can reach up to 70 decibels in certain models.

Goodman offers a variety of air-conditioner models, including central AC units and ductless systems. Goodman also offers a warranty program. Their website even has a tool that can help you determine your unit’s energy usage. The online calculator allows you to enter your address and determine how much energy your system will use. This can help you decide which air conditioning model is the best fit for your home.

Another great thing about Goodman air conditioners is their reputation for quality. They have been manufacturing air conditioners for decades, and their systems are trusted by consumers. Their air conditioners are also built to last, using copper for internal components. They tend to last longer than most brands of air conditioners.

Unlike many other brands, Goodman air conditioners also come with humidity control. This is important for homes in humid climates where keeping moisture out of the air is necessary. It can be difficult for air conditioners to function effectively in humid climates, so Goodman air conditioners run at reduced speeds to remove moisture from the air. Furthermore, Goodman air conditioners have aluminum evaporator coils, which prevent premature failure of copper coils.

Whether you’re looking for a single-stage or two-stage air conditioning system, a Goodman air conditioning system will suit your needs. Goodman AC systems should last for around 15 years. The average compressor will eventually need replacement after this time. Goodman systems also come with air purifying accessories – media filters, True HEPA filters, UV lights, and dehumidifiers.


If you’re looking for a high-performance, energy-efficient air conditioner, Fujitsu is the brand for you. This Japanese brand offers a variety of different models that vary in capacity. Their smaller models can be purchased for under $2,000, while the bigger ones cost over $6,000.

Fujitsu’s HVAC equipment is known for quality, which is why many families choose it. They also offer energy-efficient and whisper-quiet options. If you’re looking for a Fujitsu air conditioner in Las Vegas, call Nevada Residential Services Air Conditioning and Heating. We provide 24 hour service and repair.

Fujitsu offers a variety of models that can regulate the temperature in two to four or eight rooms. These units have independent thermostats and can be installed on different levels. Mini splits can also be installed on multiple floors and come with long refrigerant lines.

Fujitsu is another top 5 air conditioner brand that provides energy efficiency. They offer a wide range of air conditioner options and are known for their superior customer service. They can meet the needs of most homeowners, and are known for their energy efficiency and long life.


Panasonic is known for their quality home electronics and their air conditioners are no exception. Their wide range of air conditioning systems is designed to meet strict standards. They offer cooling-only models, reverse cycle systems, inverter multi-split systems, ducted units, cassette units, under ceiling air conditioners, and more. Some of their products also come with special features, such as energy-saving controls and ECONAVI sensors, which automatically adjust the temperature to match the occupancy of a room.

Panasonic is a Japanese company with manufacturing plants in multiple countries. The company has a long history of manufacturing consumer products, and has made its name in the industry through innovation. Its first air conditioner was introduced in 1958 under the brand name “National”. Today, Panasonic offers inverter based single split air conditioners that can save up to 65% of energy. Its product line includes models for homes, offices, and commercial buildings.

The Panasonic air conditioner line offers premium design, healthy airflow, and smart features. With incredible durability and reliability, these units can withstand even the worst weather. They also have special nanoe air purification technology and powerful modes for faster cooling. The Panasonic range also includes Smart Controls, which let you control the temperature from voice commands. The air conditioners also have Econavi sensors that automatically adjust cooling levels based on the weather.

Panasonic also offers a 5-star energy rating on many of their air conditioners. The company offers window and split air conditioners with a 5-star energy rating. One of the most energy-efficient models is the 5-star Inverter Window AC.


Lennox is one of the best-selling air conditioner brands in the world. Its products are reliable, efficient and cost-effective. The Lennox XC25 air conditioner is more energy efficient than most other models, running for as little as nine hours a day. The company also offers a 10-year warranty for parts and labor.

Lennox is constantly working on new technology and products to make their air conditioners more effective. This allows them to provide the cleanest, coldest air and quietest air available. In addition to this, the company has a great reputation for building high-quality air conditioning systems. Lennox AC units are also known to last a long time, especially when properly maintained. And they also feature mobile technology that gives users full control over their home comfort system.

The cost of a Lennox air conditioner depends on the SEER rating. If the SEER is high, the air conditioner is energy efficient. A Lennox air conditioner with a 14 SEER rating costs about $3,100. The installation cost can be anywhere from $3,100 to $7,340.

Lennox air conditioners have excellent energy efficiency, and they offer models that are solar compatible without specialized hardware. They’re also ready for the next wave of smart home technology. They even have compatible AC units with Alexa. And if you have a Lennox AC in your home, you’ll be able to control its temperature with just a voice command.


Carrier is a leading name in home comfort, and their HVAC systems are known for being energy-efficient and quiet. They also offer a wide range of options, which allow you to customize your indoor comfort system to fit your needs. They have a solid reputation for quality, and their products last for years if properly maintained.

Consumer Reports ranks Carrier as one of the top air conditioner brands, and rightfully so. The company is widely respected for its quality, and has made great advances in smart home systems. Even their most basic models are Wi-Fi enabled. Buying a Carrier system is also easier than purchasing a model from a different brand because it comes with a package of features.

Carrier is also known for their compressors, which are available in single-stage and two-stage models. The company also makes compressors that are variable-capacity. The company’s compressors have excellent ratings from homeowners and HVAC technicians alike. Its reputation for reliability is also reflected in the fact that the company owns Bryant, another top brand.

The cost of a new Carrier air conditioning system is typically between $3,000 and $15,000, including installation. The company has three different series of air conditioning products to meet every need and budget. The Comfort series is the least expensive while the Infinity series is the most expensive. The Performance series is a mid-range option that offers reliability and efficiency for between $5,000 and $8,000. Carrier air conditioners are known for being highly energy-efficient, and some of them can qualify for federal rebates. For example, if you buy an Energy Star Most Efficient product, you can get a $300 federal tax credit. In addition, you can also qualify for local rebates that range from $100 to several hundred dollars.

Carrier is the second most popular brand of air conditioners, with over 100 years of experience. This company manufactures several models with a wide range of SEER ratings. They are widely available and reasonably priced.

Best HVAC Systems Consumer Reports

Best HVAC Systems Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports is the leading publication for home owners and businesses that are looking for the best heating and cooling systems. In their reviews, they consider the cost, performance and added value of the brand. They also look at its reliability history and technology integration. Consumers may also find useful information regarding the features and benefits of certain brands.


When choosing an HVAC system, Trane is a quality choice for home comfort. Its Spine-Fin Coil features fewer joints, resulting in fewer refrigerant leaks. Additionally, Trane strives to provide affordable options for its consumers. The company offers periodic promotions that include no-interest financing and trade-in allowances. The company also offers professional installation services through dealers with years of experience.

Trane HVAC systems are known for their high customer satisfaction rates. While they don’t always have the highest SEER ratings or the quietest operation, they are built to last far longer than the average 10 to 15-year lifespan. For this reason, many homeowners choose Trane HVAC systems for their homes.

Trane’s HVAC systems have been proven to withstand harsh conditions. The company tests each unit in a SEET (System Extreme Environmental Test) laboratory. They are also tested in a Climate Chamber, where they are subjected to five inches of water per hour. The company puts a high standard of quality control into each of its units to ensure the highest level of reliability.

The compressor is an integral part of any HVAC system. It is responsible for the efficiency and performance of the HVAC system. Choosing the right compressor is vital for a high-quality system. A high-quality compressor can reduce the energy consumption of your home. A high-quality Trane system will also improve the overall comfort of your home.

As the world’s conservation efforts continue to focus on the environment, it is important to ensure your home’s indoor air quality is clean and healthy. Insufficient air flow, dirty air filters, and inefficient heating are all major contributors to poor indoor air quality. To combat these issues, the Trane HVAC systems offer proper airflow. Additionally, their energy efficiency is excellent.

While a Trane HVAC system provides reliable and efficient cooling and heating, it still needs routine maintenance to keep working properly. For optimal comfort, check your unit’s air filter every three to nine months, and have a reputable HVAC technician service it once a year.

American Standard

For more than a century, American Standard has been the leader in HVAC systems. They have built their name around reliability, affordability, and comfort. Whether you live in a cold climate or a warm one, a quality HVAC system from American Standard will make your home more comfortable. They also provide smart home solutions like air filters and humidifiers.

American Standard has a number of ways to get in touch with their customer service representatives. Their website offers a live chat box, online forms, phone numbers, and a service scheduling link. American Standard dealers offer service contracts and preventative maintenance care. Service technicians can inspect your system and provide recommendations for maintenance.

American Standard HVAC systems are available in a variety of models. They offer the most common sizes of HVAC units. For example, their pricing is based on a 2.5 ton outdoor condenser and matching indoor evaporator coil. However, they do not offer furnaces or air handlers. Their prices are based on the AC alone, so you should choose a model that matches your evaporator coil and air handler.

American Standard HVAC systems are built to last, and they offer energy cost savings. They are also sized to fit the space they will be in. Higher efficiency American Standard systems will provide better comfort while using less energy. Proper load calculations are also essential in getting the most efficient system. A proper HVAC system is a critical part of your home’s comfort.

American Standard and Trane HVAC systems offer similar features and installation. However, American Standard HVAC systems are slightly more expensive than Trane models, and the quality is higher. Ingersoll Ran is another good option if you are looking for a more affordable HVAC system. There are plenty of ways to find a great American Standard HVAC system for your home.

American Standard is one of the oldest HVAC manufacturers and is known for building quality units. They offer a virtually identical line of units to Trane, and they may even cost slightly less. Founded in 1929, American Standard was originally known as Trane, but the two companies merged in 1984.


Lennox is a global climate control product provider. The company is based outside of Dallas, Texas, and has operations around the world. Lennox’s products are used to heat, cool, and ventilate buildings. The company’s products are renowned for their durability and ease of installation.

The company is dedicated to energy efficiency, and many of their systems are ENERGY STAR qualified. This is good news for homeowners who want to lower their utility bills and do their part to protect the environment. In addition, you can use their energy savings calculator to determine the amount of money you can save by using a Lennox HVAC system.

Lennox is always improving their products to meet the needs of customers. Their products are durable and energy-efficient, and they can serve a family for many years. The company also offers warranties, so you can be certain that your HVAC system will be in good condition for years to come. There is no reason not to invest in a Lennox system.

The company’s innovative air-flow control systems are designed to produce even temperatures throughout a home while lowering energy costs. The company’s icomfort Wi-Fi thermostat makes minute adjustments to the airflow to ensure optimal comfort. Whether you need a single-stage air conditioner or a complete home comfort system, Lennox products are the perfect choice for your home.

The Dave Lennox Signature(r) Collection is the top of the line in Lennox products. This line includes ENERGY STAR-certified units and has SEER ratings of up to 26. It also earned the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient of 2022 award. These systems offer superior efficiency and unparalleled performance. Lennox products are durable and come with warranties that cover both the heat exchanger and parts.

The company’s warranty programs are one of its main selling points. Premium models in the Elite(r) Series and Dave Lennox Signature(r) Collection come with five and ten-year warranties. The Dave Lennox Signature(r) Collection offers a 20-year compressor and heat exchanger. In addition to the warranties, Lennox offers an Extended Limited Warranty Coverage for some models.


If you are looking for a new HVAC system, you may want to consider the York line. This manufacturer is renowned for its excellent customer service and warranty program. Many York HVAC units feature a lifetime compressor warranty. The company also offers extended labor and general warranties. Additionally, you can purchase a YorkCare Protection Plan, which covers your entire system for up to 10 years with no deductibles.

If you are looking for a warranty, make sure you look for a model that is factory-backed. The warranty of a York HVAC system is similar to the warranty of a Lennox system. Most warranties are offered for two to three years, but many have a minimum of five.

Another factor to consider when comparing AC units is SEER rating. A good SEER rating will help your system run efficiently. If the rating is greater than 13, the unit is more energy-efficient. In addition, higher SEER means lower energy costs. However, the SEER rating isn’t always the best indication of efficiency.

If you’re in a tight budget, a single-stage York YCD model may be better suited for you. This model offers a SEER rating of 17.5, which is within the recommended range for Canadian homes. The unit is also compact and features microchannel coil technology. Although it may not qualify for rebates, it is a very efficient air conditioner and can reduce your cooling expenses during the summer months.

Another benefit of a York AC is its high SEER rating. Most York units are rated between thirteen and twenty-one SEER. While there are some models with higher SEERs, they are unable to meet the requirements of the Canadian climate. It is important to consider the SEER rating before making a purchase.

Prices of York AC units are competitive, and they come with decent warranties. For example, the Affinity series has a lifetime compressor warranty. The company offers several air conditioning models, ranging from entry-level models to high-efficiency, variable capacity models. Several York AC models have been rated among the most energy-efficient by the Energy Star. Some York AC models feature ClimaSet technology, which matches the climate with the appropriate cooling system.

Worst Central Air Conditioner Brands

If you’re planning to buy a new air conditioning system, you’re probably wondering which brands are the worst. If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve reviewed some of the most popular brands, including Carrier, Lennox, and Frigidaire, and ranked them based on customer reviews.


A high-end central air conditioner from Lennox isn’t worth the extra money. Not only won’t it give you much energy savings, but you also won’t get much return on investment when you sell your home. Instead, opt for a more affordable brand that will do its job just as well and provide you with a lower energy bill.

Fortunately, there are other brands that are better for your cooling needs. For example, Trane has a great warranty program. However, Lennox’s warranty coverage isn’t the most comprehensive. There are other brands that have unique warranty programs to protect homeowners.

Lennox has a rich history in the HVAC industry, and they have a reputation for producing high-quality air conditioners. Their air conditioners are known for their efficiency ratings and reliable comfort throughout the summer. The company offers several models, from entry-level models to high-end models. Many of their models are also available at a reduced price if you take advantage of rebates or promotions.

If you’re considering installing a new central air conditioner, consider buying a unit that has a high SEER rating. Higher SEER ratings mean a more energy-efficient unit, and a lower electric bill. Lennox air conditioners can cost anywhere from $3,100 to $7,340 to install.

Trane is also a solid choice, because the majority of their AC units don’t break down as often as other brands. Trane ACs are inexpensive and use universal parts. In addition, their warranty periods are longer than most other brands. There are only a few parts specific to Trane, and these can be expensive.

Trane is another top brand for central air conditioners, but it isn’t as good as Lennox. These two brands are both impressive, but they have their own disadvantages and advantages. You will need to decide which one will fit your needs the best.

While Lennox does offer a decent warranty for their cooling systems, the company is not very generous when it comes to their labor warranties. Most of their models only have a five-year parts warranty, but you can opt to extend that to 10 years for a more comprehensive warranty. Lennox also offers a Warranty Your Way program that allows you to apply different warranty terms for different types of units.


Frigidaire is known for its air conditioning systems, but it doesn’t have as many options as some of its competitors. While Carrier and Lennox have a wide variety of models, Frigidaire only has four. It also doesn’t have the highest SEER ratings or the quietest systems. Carrier’s quietest AC model measures 51 decibels, while Frigidaire’s flagship models average around 60 decibels.

Frigidaire air conditioners come with 10-year warranties for parts and labor. Moreover, they have a Comfort Quality Pledge, which replaces the entire unit in the event of failure. To receive this guarantee, you must register your unit. Frigidaire is also known to install and service their products, but their products may be a bit on the expensive side.

The Frigidaire FSA1BE model from their F-Series family offers reliable cooling throughout the summer season. It has durable Micro-Channel coils and a galvanized steel exterior. It also has a servicer-friendly jacket and a permanently lubricated motor.

Frigidaire is one of the best-known appliance manufacturers and has a rich history in the HVAC industry. The company was founded in 1919 and pioneered the industry. Today, it is a part of Nortek Global HVAC, a company that manufactures HVAC systems.

The Frigidaire FFRE1833U2 can cool spaces up to 1,020 square feet. It requires around 2,000 watts of electricity to cool that much space. By contrast, the best-performing window air conditioners cost only 1530W.


Carrier is known for their quality and durability. However, they do come with an expensive price tag. The average unit costs around $5,500. If efficiency and durability are important to you, it is worth the price. If cost is an issue, you may want to opt for a less expensive brand like Rheem. While not as good as Carrier, Rheem units are affordable and are also durable.

It is important to note that the lifespan of an air conditioner depends on a variety of factors. If it is poorly maintained and is constantly working overtime, it will break down sooner than you expect. Conversely, if you take good care of your air conditioner, it will last longer. A high-quality AC unit can save you money in the long run.


Goodman air conditioners have a reputation for being cheap and reliable. Although this is true, there are several reasons why these units are not the best choice. For one, they don’t come with a convenient filter system. Another problem is that they are difficult to access when you need to perform maintenance or repairs. Finally, Goodman units are not the most energy-efficient models. Their SEER ratings range from 13 to 18.

While it’s true that Goodman is a brand that doesn’t offer the best technology, some of their units do have some advanced features that make them more efficient. One of these features is the ability to remotely diagnose problems using a mobile application. This means that Goodman air conditioners can have fewer breakdowns and you’ll be able to pinpoint exactly where the problem is.

Another feature of a Goodman air conditioner is its humidity control. This is a very important feature if you live in a hot climate. The higher the humidity, the more challenging it is for an air conditioner to function at its optimal capacity. In such a case, Goodman air conditioners run at lower speeds to remove moisture from the air. Additionally, Goodman is one of the few manufacturers that use copper coils in their units. Most other manufacturers use aluminum coils, which are not as durable and resistant to corrosion.

The good news is that Goodman air conditioners are Energy Star-certified. This means that they meet Energy Star standards for energy efficiency. Depending on the model you choose, there’s a model that’s right for your home. Whether you need a single-stage unit or a two-stage unit, a Goodman model is sure to suit your needs. And if you’re on a budget, a Goodman air conditioner won’t break the bank. If you’re in the market for a new system, consider the GSXC18 and GSXC16, both of which come with Energy Star certification. These units have two-stage compressors, which means that they’re quieter on high than they are on low.

Goodman offers a full warranty on their air conditioners. This means that they’ll replace the entire air conditioner if its compressor goes out. However, this warranty only covers residential units. Therefore, you’ll need to contact a Goodman dealer if you want to get your new air conditioner installed.

Which brand is No 1 in AC?

There are a number of different brands of air conditioning systems, and you may be wondering which brand is the most popular. LG is currently the leading brand with a share of 20.5%, followed by Voltas at 18.9% and Samsung at 12.7%. These brands have a long history of manufacturing air conditioning systems, and are known for quality and affordability. These products are also highly efficient, with the average cost of a unit coming in at around Rs. 18,000 to 50,000.

If you are buying a new air conditioner, you want to make sure you find a brand that has service centers in your area. O’General, for example, has great air conditioners, but their service is limited to a few cities in India. You should also be wary of e-commerce companies that sell cheap AC units but offer poor after-sales service. There are better brands out there and it’s worth looking around to see which one works best for you.

Another brand that’s worth considering is LG. As one of the oldest brands in the country, LG has been dominating the industry for years. It is highly regarded by customers, and offers a variety of products at affordable prices.

Which brand AC is best in 2023?

Air conditioners are expensive, so it is difficult to choose a top brand. This year, Franklin earned two spots, Goodman missed, and Trane didn’t have a model on the list at all. But a new brand, Windmill, has caught our eye, and it’s already proving to be quite the winner. Windmill’s innovative functionality makes it easy to use, and it’s quiet enough to leave in a window year-round. The Airmill blows cold air out the top of the unit, rather than through the front. This makes it very quiet compared to conventional ACs.

Carrier is another popular brand, and their HVAC systems are extremely efficient and quiet. Their Infinity series features an impressive SEER rating of twenty-one, which makes them one of the most efficient residential air conditioners on the market. The company also offers a ten-year parts warranty, which makes it a great buy. They also offer an air-purifier with their units, which can help prevent mold and mildew growth in your home.

When choosing a new air conditioner, it is important to consider the size of the room it will be cooling. Each air conditioning system has a maximum cooling capacity, which is the volume of space that it can efficiently cool on a hot day. If the air conditioner is too small, it won’t be able to cool your room properly and will cost you more money. The most appropriate size for your home will depend on your needs, and a HVAC contractor can help you decide.

Which air conditioner is most energy efficient?

The energy efficiency of your air conditioner will affect the cost of operating it. The most efficient air conditioners use 30 percent to 50 percent less energy, while providing the same level of cooling. If you plan to replace your current air conditioner, you should buy an energy efficient model. These systems are more reliable and should pay for themselves over time due to their lower utility bills. They should also come with a warranty protection.

If you’re on a tight budget, consider a window air conditioner. These units are typically less expensive than larger models and can cool a small room in about 15 minutes. Their energy efficiency rating is 11.1, which puts them just under the twelve benchmark for very energy-efficient units. They can be set for a temperature of between 71 and 86°F and have a low maintenance cost.

To determine an air conditioner’s energy efficiency, you can use the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER). This rating is a measure of how well it cools a room per unit of power input. The EER rating is calculated by dividing the cooling output by the power input, which is typically measured in watts. The higher the EER, the more efficient the unit is.

Most HVAC brands make air conditioners that have a high SEER rating. These are commonly referred to as “high-efficiency” air conditioners. The Energy Star organization publishes a list of the most energy-efficient models, and you can easily find a unit with a high SEER rating.

Which AC is best and cheap?

Ruud air conditioners offer a variety of HVAC products. The Ruud Achiever RA16 can run up to 16 SEER, which is excellent for an affordable window air conditioner. This model costs between $3,125 and $3,879, which includes installation. Ruud ACs are known to be reliable and durable. They are also available at parts stores across the U.S., though warranties are not as comprehensive as those of other brands. On the other hand, Ruud units are cheaper than comparable models from the more popular brands.

The LG LP1419IVSM air conditioner from LG is among the most popular portable air conditioners, due to its low noise level and powerful cooling abilities. This 14,000-BTU unit is great for rooms up to 500 square feet and can remove up to 6.7 pints of moisture per hour. It features dual inverter technology and operates at 44 decibels on its lowest setting. It also includes Wi-Fi connectivity, which lets you control it with a smart phone. You can also control the unit through the LG ThinQ app, Amazon Alexa, or Google Assistant.

Heil AC units are the most efficient and reliable air conditioners on the market. They use synchronized technology and can achieve SEER figures of 19 and 97% efficiency. These air conditioners are also relatively inexpensive and will cost you between $3,188 and $4,275 in total installation costs. They are also known to be the quietest on the market, which makes them a great value for your money.

Which air conditioner brands are the most reliable?

When it comes to air conditioning, it is important to find a brand that has a good track record. Trane, for example, has been around since 1913. They are also known for their HVAC products, including their air conditioners. You can buy a unit from them that is Energy Star-rated, which means it will save you money on your energy bill. Another brand to check out is American Standard, which has a good reputation for its quality and reliability.

Trane air conditioners are among the most reliable. Their units have excellent warranties and are available in a variety of price ranges. Most Trane units are covered for at least ten years from the date of purchase. Trane also offers extended warranties. Many of their units come with 10-year limited parts warranties, and their compressors are covered for 12 years. To take advantage of this warranty, you’ll need to register your unit with a certified Trane dealer within 60 days of purchase.

Daikin is one of the more underrated air conditioner brands. The company also manufactures the Goodman brand. Daikin makes high-quality commercial equipment that must last longer than residential models. The Daikin equipment is also better than the flagship Goodman brand.

Who has the best priced air conditioning?

When it comes to air conditioning, it is important to find a brand that has a good track record. Trane, for example, has been around since 1913. They are also known for their HVAC products, including their air conditioners. You can buy a unit from them that is Energy Star-rated, which means it will save you money on your energy bill. Another brand to check out is American Standard, which has a good reputation for its quality and reliability.

Trane air conditioners are among the most reliable. Their units have excellent warranties and are available in a variety of price ranges. Most Trane units are covered for at least ten years from the date of purchase. Trane also offers extended warranties. Many of their units come with 10-year limited parts warranties, and their compressors are covered for 12 years. To take advantage of this warranty, you’ll need to register your unit with a certified Trane dealer within 60 days of purchase.

Daikin is one of the more underrated air conditioner brands. The company also manufactures the Goodman brand. Daikin makes high-quality commercial equipment that must last longer than residential models. The Daikin equipment is also better than the flagship Goodman brand.

What is the best brand of residential air conditioner?

There are several different brands of residential air conditioners available on the market. The best one is a brand that makes their products in the U.S., like Trane. These products have an excellent reputation for efficiency and quietness. You can also buy units from American Standard or Coleman, which are also highly rated by consumers. These air conditioners come with a range of different features and are not only reliable but also environmentally friendly.

The American Standard brand is one of the top names in the HVAC industry, and their equipment is nearly identical to that of Trane. The company’s products use modulating burner technology to maximize energy efficiency and reduce emissions. These units have been known to perform well in harsh climates, especially areas that receive a high volume of heat and humidity. The company’s units are also smaller than their competitors, which makes them popular for smaller homes. While American Standard does not offer the most energy efficient models, they are built to last and offer many convenient features.

York is another brand to consider when shopping for a residential air conditioner. The company has been in the HVAC business for 150 years and has a comprehensive lineup of home air conditioning equipment. It also offers a lifetime compressor warranty and is fairly affordable. Many of its premium models have high SEER ratings and are relatively quiet. These units also feature variable-speed motors to reduce energy use. Moreover, the company offers a 10 year limited warranty on their parts and labor. In addition, some York units have a lifetime warranty on their compressor and heat exchanger.

Which is the best ducted air conditioner brand?

Ducted air conditioning is a great way to cool and heat your entire house. These units can be easily installed and are very energy efficient. They are also ideal for interior designers as they are almost invisible. They come in different brands, but it is important to choose the right one for your home.

Panasonic offers a wide range of ducted air conditioning units. Some are wall/ceiling mount systems, while others come in cassette and multi-headed split models. These units are very efficient and have a powerful power range. They are available for the domestic market and the commercial one.

Mitsubishi Electric air conditioners are among the most energy-efficient ducted air conditioning units on the market. They also feature a user-friendly design, premium quality, and energy-efficient technology. They are very easy to maintain and come with a five-year warranty. Toshiba ducted air conditioners are also very user-friendly and energy efficient.

Actron Air is an Australian brand of ducted air conditioners. Their premium models are 75 per cent more efficient than traditional fixed speed models. They are also built to fit into small spaces. Their premium models are specially made for Australian homes. You can choose from models with an analogue thermostat or a smart NEO Connect control.

Fujitsu is a Japanese company that makes high-end residential air conditioning units. They provide high-tech climate control options and support up to eight zones. Their air conditioning systems use DC compressors and fans for increased efficiency. They also come with three user-friendly thermostats.

Final Thoughts

Rheem is one of the oldest and most respected air conditioning brands in the world. Their air conditioners are known for their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Some of their models even feature smartphone monitoring, so you can monitor their performance from your mobile device. This brand is also highly rated with the Better Business Bureau.

Carrier is another of the best air conditioning brands. They have been manufacturing air conditioning systems since the early 1900s, and their products are extremely reliable. This brand also makes washing machines, refrigerators, and LED televisions. It is hard to argue with their high quality and reliability, so many people choose them.

Daikin is a reputable brand from Japan. Their ACs are very versatile and built to handle the harshest of conditions. Their ACs include split and window ACs, as well as air coolers. They are also one of the oldest brands in the industry. They make many smart features, making them one of the most versatile and best air conditioners on the market.

Voltas is another popular brand. It was founded a few years after India’s independence and has sold more than a million units annually. That’s over 20% of the AC market in the country. They have more than 14,000 retail outlets. The company has a wide product range that includes budget models as well as high-end models.

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