5 HVAC Brands to Consider For Total Home Cooling

Has the time come to replace your home’s air conditioning system? If your aging system has stopped delivering the cool comfort you have come to rely on during the dog days of summer, or if repair service calls are becoming more frequent, you’ll probably want to start considering it.

home-cooling-costs_480With energy savings of as much as 60% over units that are 10 to 15 years old, you’ll start seeing some significant savings on your utility bills when you have a new system installed. But with so many different brands and models on the market, it’s hard to decide which one to get.

How to Compare Systems

There are a few key criteria to look at when you’re comparing different systems. There’s the reputation for reliability and the warranty offered. In most cases, manufacturers offer a 10-year warranty.

Then there’s the initial cost. However, it’s also important to factor in the model’s energy efficiency, as this will have a significant impact on the cost of operating the system over the span of its life.

Other features, such as how much noise the unit makes, as well as its ability to be accessed via remote devices can also be a factor in the decision-making process.

When it comes to selecting the exact model to suit your home best, it’s a good idea to consult an expert technician that can help identify the right size that will best meet the needs of your home.

Let’s have a look at 5 of this year’s highest rated AC models.

top 5 HVAC brands

Carrier Infinity 19 VS

Running at a whisper-quiet 56 dBs, this Carrier model has a 19 SEER rating (a higher rating means better energy efficiency). It is a 5-stage AC system that runs quietly and efficiently most of the time, but can cycle into higher stages to provide more cooling when the temperature and humidity rises.

Within the mid-range in price, the model offers very good affordability and efficiency, backed by a 10-year warranty.

Maytag M1200 PSA4BI iQ Drive

At the top end of the price scale, this system offers outstanding energy efficiency with a SEER rating of 25.5. It boasts outstanding features like quiet operation, a modulating compressor, remote access connectivity plus an industry-leading 12-year warranty.

Amana AVXC20

home-costs-for-cooling_480This system delivers excellent efficiency, with a SEER rating of 24.5 plus outstanding warranty coverage. If the compressor unit fails at any time during its lifetime, Amana will replace it at no charge. All other parts are covered by a 10-year warranty.

Dave Lennox Signature XC25

Another of the higher end systems, this unit delivers energy efficiency as high as a 26 SEER rating. It is very quiet, with a modulating compressor for improved performance and humidity control. iComfort technology from Lennox allows for remote Wi-Fi access to the system. The unit is covered by a 10-year warranty.

Armstrong Pro Series 4SCU20LX

Another great option that matches affordability and energy efficiency, this Armstrong unit has a SEER rating of 20 and is backed by a 10-year warranty. Remote connectivity is also possible, using ComfortSync technology.

No matter which make or model you choose for your home, the single most important factor in getting the best possible energy efficiency and dependability for your cooling system is to have it installed by a licensed HVAC expert.

To find out more about which system will best meet your needs, contact Cyprus Air Heating & Cooling in Alexandria, VA at 703-765-9400 for expert advice or to schedule your free estimate.