Every year, homeowners look for the most effective and cost-efficient central air conditioning systems. Picking the right system ensures home comfort levels and cost-savings throughout those hot summer months. From season to season, new technology emerges ready to blow our minds and slash our utility costs. Here are the top 5 most popular and trendy central air systems in 2016.
Dave Lennox XC25
There are countless reasons consumers choose to install or upgrade their central air conditioning systems. If a Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio is important to you, this unit is one of the superior central units, clocking in at 25 SEER. A SEER is the efficiency of air conditioners as determined by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. This unit is as modern as they come, offering solar-ready compatibility and smartphone connectivity, not to mention the Dave Lennox Signature Collection's XC25 is the highest awarded Top Ten Reviews winner of the Gold Award.
Frigidaire iQ Drive FS4BG
The Winner of the Top Ten Reviews Silver Award, this system boasts an inverter-driven rotary compressor. This assists with the regulation of the cooling and blowing processes. The iQ Drive possesses an outstanding noise level of 57dBA. This is incredibly low. The iQ also includes Micro-Channel coil for rust-resistance and is rated exceptionally high as a member of the Energy Star group, saving owners significantly each month on their energy bills.
Trane TruComfort XV18
Trane TruComfort offers an 18 SEER variable speed option that includes an indoor and outdoor fan, and a BTU module that steadily adjusts temperatures for relaxing comfort. This unit is popular because it is said to cool areas that are normally hard to cool, and its sleek design is very trendy and attractive to homeowners. This efficient model is the most modern and innovative of the group, it is the Top Review Bronze Award Winner, and is gaining more and more popularity as the summer approaches.
American Standard Platinum ZV
There are many variables that can be considered when analyzing energy efficiency. Proper installation is a must when installing all HVAC systems and even portable systems. This unit utilizes AccuComfort technology, which promotes a 21 SEER functionality as a part of the most efficient central air conditioning units. AccuComfort has been long called innovative and an ever changing brand. The American Standard Platinum is considered favorable for homeowners because the compressor slowly adjusts, giving the owner more room temperature control. Operating this way can save the user a great deal on utility expenses, allowing for users to adjust the temperature at even a half of a degree. This unit is EPA Energy Star approved, as well.
Carrier Infinity Series 24ANB1
With a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of 21, this air conditions system is gaining ground. It has the third-highest SEER report of all of the systems listed here and is very affordable. This unit is reported as being among the best dehumidifier, in conjunction with its quick cooling abilities.
Bryant Preferred Series 127A
The Bryant Preferred Series grants countless advantages to the user. This collection features 16.5 SEER functionality and low sound noise. Trendy elements of the Bryant also include a DuraFlow louvered grille and unique facets that guard against harsh weather conditions.
Coleman Echelon Series AC8B
It is extremely difficult to be named on the coveted list of Energy Star Most Efficient. Many make it onto the Energy Star list but not the "most efficient" list. It appears that Coleman spared no expense on this sustainable unit. This ground-breaking unit can be used with the Coleman Touch Screen Communicating Control thermostat. The ironic thing is, this unit would be significantly cheaper than to cool your home with the average inexpensive air conditioner. This unit actually pays for itself rather quickly, and it strong framework and construction is sure to keep your home cool for many years to come.
Home and business owners that are interested and excited about investing in technologically savvy air conditioning units tend to favor the exceptional performance of the Coleman Echelon Series.
Carrier Performance 24ACB7
The Carrier Performance Series meets the Energy Star qualifications, as well, as determined by the U.S. Department of Energy. Because of the impressive two-stage scroll compressor, this air condition runs in a power-saving mode, which utilizes much less energy than most units. The Carrier Performance Series is also constructed with a filter dryer system that shields the unit from contaminants and too much accumulation of condensation. As you may know, the gathering of humidity can damage the unit. Like all units on this list, the air conditioner must be thoroughly cleaned and properly maintained.
This Amana air conditioning system quickly cools any size room. With an 18 SEER energy performance, it is energy efficient, affordable, durable, and requires little to no maintenance. This central air conditioner does use R-410A refrigerant, which is free of chlorine and intensifies the unit’s stability and dependability.
This unit meets all of the EPA’s (the Environmental Protection Agency’s) requirements of energy conservation. Featuring an 18 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) functionality, environmentally safe coolant, and energy saving mechanisms, this unit will protect the ozone layer and cool your home simultaneously. This unit is rated high on the Goodman website by users who have actually purchased the unit. It is great for those who want the most bang for their buck.