American Standard Central Air Conditioners

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American Standard Central Air Conditioner Overview

American Standard is one of the top brands in the heating and cooling industry. Since 1929, the company has provided high-quality heating and cooling products, including heat pumps, furnaces, air handlers, coils, packaged systems and air conditioners. The company has earned recognition from the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America.

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Consumer Reviews of American Standard

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  • Very Satisfied
    30
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    2
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    4
  • Very Unsatisfied
    95
  • #17 of 67 Central Air Conditioners
  • 24.06% of customers recommended

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Silver 14 Allegiance 12 Platinum ZV Silver SI

Air conditioners keep your home cool during the hot summer months. There are a few different kinds of air conditioning units to choose from, including window units, central air conditioning units and packaged units.

You can also choose between split and packaged units. Your central air HVAC system can be packaged in one unit or split into two. With a packaged air conditioning unit, each part that cools and blows your air is together. A split system, however, has two parts: an indoor air handler and the outdoor unit.

American Standard air conditioner series and models

Most air conditioning systems are rated based on their Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). The SEER rating is the ratio of the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season divided by the energy it consumed in watt-hours. In each case, final prices can vary based on installation costs and factors like the size of your home and the type of unit you choose. Consult a local HVAC professional for the most accurate pricing.

American Standard AccuComfort Variable-Speed Platinum 20 Air Conditioner

The AccuComfort Variable-Speed Platinum 20 Air Conditioner is American Standard’s most efficient model. Variable-speed cooling provides maximum comfort and humidity control. Some features include a wider operating range, lower compressor modulation, variable fan speeds and enhanced humidity control for reduced energy costs.

  • SEER Rating: Up to 22
  • Energy Efficiency: Recognized as the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR in 2019
  • Price: $2,350 (unit only); $4,175 (installed)
  • Technical specs: Models range in weight from 217lbs to 314lbs and in tonnage from two to five tons. They come in several different sizes including 30 x 41 x 33, 34 x 41 x 37, 34 x 41 x 37, and 34 x 45 x 37 inches.

American Standard AccuComfort Variable-Speed Platinum 18 Air Conditioner

The AccuComfort Variable-Speed Platinum 18 Air Conditioner is a highly efficient model that works to lower your total operating cost. Instead of cycling on and off like other air conditioners, this model provides a wider operating range using AccuComfort technology, which allows it to remain running at a minimal cost. It’s built with quality materials and innovative features that help you keep cool all summer long. Features include whole-home air filtration; a Durabase base pan to resist cracks, rust and corrosion; and SermaGuard rust-resistant screws.

  • SEER Rating: Up to 18
  • Energy Efficiency: Recognized as the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR in 2019
  • Price: $1,995 (unit only); $3,570 (installed)
  • Technical Specs: Models range in tonnage from two to five tons and come in several different sizes, such as 30 x 41 x 33, 30 x 41 x 33, 34 x 41 x 37, 34 x 41 x 37, and 34 x 45 x 37 inches.

American Standard Silver 14 Air Conditioner

The American Standard Silver 14 model is a reliable model built with high-quality materials and advanced features for maximum efficiency. The AccuClean feature removes up to 99% of particles by filtering the air. Other features include an all-aluminum Spine Fin coil, heavy-duty steel louvered panels, improved airflow and a compressor sound insulator. 

  • SEER Rating: Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency: ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Price: $1,475 (unit only); $2,595 (installed)
  • Technical Specs: Models range in weight from 183 to 246lbs and range in tonnage from 1.5 to five tons. Cooling capacity ranges from 17,000 to 56,000.

American Standard Gold 17 Air Conditioner

The American Standard Gold 17 model can help you reduce up to 56% of your energy usage. This model runs at 70 percent capacity, except on hotter days when it uses a two-step Duration compressor to provide additional cooling. Features include rust-resistant coating, screws and base pan; an AccuLink communicating control board that helps maintain comfort and efficiency; a compressor sound insulator for quieter operation; a durable Spine Fin coil; and a variable-speed fan motor for higher efficiency.

  • SEER Rating: Up to 18
  • Energy Efficiency: ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Price: $1,750 (unit only); $3,270 (installed)
  • Technical Specs: Models range in weight from 240 to 275lbs and range in tonnage from two to five tons. Cooling capacity ranges from 24,000 to 60,000 and dimensions include 34 x 41 x 37, 34 x 45 x 37, 34 x 45 x 37, and 34 x 45 x 37 inches.

American Standard Silver 16 Air Conditioner

The American Standard Silver 16 Air Conditioner has excellent energy efficiency and can provide you with consistent comfort during the hot summer months. Features include an environmentally friendly refrigerant that’s ozone-safe; rust-resistant coating, screws and base pan; and more efficient and reliable cooling due to the Spine Fin coil and Duration compressor. This model saves users an average of 44% per year on their utility bills.

  • SEER Rating: Up to 17
  • Energy Efficiency: ENERGY STAR qualified
  • Price: $1,625 (unit only); $2,925 (installed)
  • Technical Specs: Models range in tonnage from 1.5 to five tons and in weight ranging from 189lbs to 327lbs. Cooling capacities range from 18,000 to 60,000. Sizes include 30 x 29 x 33, 30 x 29 x 33, 30 x 37 x 33, 34 x 37 x 37, 34 x 45 x 37, 34 x 45 x 37, and 34 x 45 x 37.

Care and maintenance

To keep your American Standard air conditioner in good condition, make sure you keep your outdoor units clear of leaves and debris. You should also clean the air vents, check the airflow to make sure there’s no blockage, make sure you have the right level of refrigerant, and clean or replace the air filter.

American Standard air conditioner warranties

All American Standard air conditioners come with a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, coil and internal functional parts. If you don’t register your product within 60 days of installation, you’ll be automatically given the American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning’s Base Limited Warranty. 

At the time of purchase, you’ll have the option to purchase the transferability of your Registered Limited Warranty. Optional extended warranties are available as well. Ask your dealer for full warranty information prior to purchase.

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American Standard Central Air Conditioner Reviews

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"5 service calls, still doesn�t work!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I bought this ac unit on August 25th, 2019, and it only worked for about a month. 5 service calls, a whole new condensing unit a week ago, and now it is not working at all! I'm hot, frustrated and for sure will never buy another American Standard product again. Meanwhile, I'm out nearly $5000. And don't know what to do next. I asked my installer, who has been here 5 times and finally brought a whole new unit if he had talked to American Standard. He said, yes, he had, numerous times and they 'just don't care.'

Loretta Keenan

Ocean View, DE

"Lets initiate a class action lawsuit – I am on board"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

When we built our retirement home in 2010, our builder installed an American Standard HVAC system in our home. We were told this system was one of the best. In 2014, we called out the installer to service our system as it was not cooling properly. We were told that the evaporator coil needed replacing. The system was only 4 years old at this time. This was done under warranty and we paid for labor. Four years later in 2018 upon startup for the summer, we noticed it was not cooling properly, and the installer was called out and charged the system. However, in 2019 upon startup for the summer, we had to call out the installer again as the system was not cooling properly. He added freon back again, but it did not last but a little over a month. Upon this next visit, we were told the evaporator coil had a leak in it and that it needed to be replaced again, only this time not under warranty. That meant that the inside air handler would have three coils in less than 9 years. I called American Standard to see if they would replace this evaporator coil and they said it was no longer under warranty. I have owned several homes and have never had a system that was this defective. Every unit lasted at least 15 years or more. With this in my mind, I felt that the system must have been defective and was sure that American Standard would surely help with this third evaporator coil. However, after reading the majority of the comments listed here, this is a prevalent problem and the idea of a class action lawsuit against American Standard might make them appreciate what their consumers are going through. The problems are nationwide and as a few dealers commented that it was the installers fault, I do not believe this, since problems exit with their units everywhere. Surely, there are not that many installers that are not trained to install their units. The problem is with the product and they should be held accountable to the unsuspecting consumer that puts their trust their product.

Jerrold burroughs

Florida

"I agree with all the other reviews"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have owned this piece of crap for 8 years. Paid over $8000. for it. My wife and I have been living in such a humid environment ever since we had it installed. We have had several technicians over to adjust it and none have been successful. After hundreds of dollars, we gave up and had to get a dehumidifier in order to get the humidity out.

Francisco Sanchez

Fort Worth, TX

"Don�t know model but"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I inherited my house from my best friend in 2014. She replaced the central ac in 2011. This is the worst piece of crap that has ever existed. It's only 8 years old and I refuse to put one more penny into it! The last straw is a leak in the coil that they won't cover under any sort of warranty! This was built to fail! I'm taking the $1100 it would cost to replace the coil and buying a Bryant. Made in the USA and the company I've been using who has phenomenal Customer Service is installing it. I just put 2 lbs of 410a in it last week and as of right now it's set at 77 and shows 79. The temperature on my patio is currently 71. Don't buy American standard'. I doubt that it's made in America and it's below any standard of the product I want to be affiliated with!

JTisch

Florida

"3.5 years old, both coils are leaking"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Purchased new home in October of 2015 and ac kept short cycling. Technician came out and both sets of coils were leaking, stating that unit will need to be replaced. Waiting on 2 10 home warranty to determine route of replacement. Unreal, do not buy this crap!

Adam Guidry

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