Coleman Central Air Conditioners

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Coleman Central Air Conditioner Overview

Coleman manufactures a range of HVAC products for residential and commercial applications. The company’s product line includes gas furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, air handlers, and evaporator coils.

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Consumer Reviews of Coleman

2.6

  • Very Satisfied
    16
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    2
  • Neutral
    4
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    2
  • Very Unsatisfied
    26
  • #11 of 67 Central Air Conditioners
  • 36% of customers recommended

Reviews by Central Air Conditioner Series

TCJD LX Echelon FRCS

Established in 1900, Coleman initially sold lanterns and camp stoves. The company entered the HVAC market in 1958 when it began designing units for mobile homes. Evcon Industries later acquired Coleman’s Heating and Air Conditioning division. However, in 1996, Evcon was acquired by Unitary Products Group (UPG) of York, a Johnson Controls Company. Since 1999, the UPG of York markets the HVAC products solely under the Coleman name.

Air conditioners overview

An air conditioner removes hot and humid air from your home and supplies cold air in return. The cooling is possible due to three major components: a compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator. A refrigerant flows through these components and cools down the warm air. The cold air then flows inside the rooms through a blower/fan.

Coleman air conditioner series and models

Coleman makes ductless and split-type air conditioners. The company markets its split-type air conditioners under two different series: Echelon and LX Series. The ductless single-zone and multi-zone AC systems are available under Z, X, R, P, W, and M Series.

We outline the top five Coleman air conditioners below so you can choose the best option for your home. 

Echelon AC21

Echelon AC21 is Coleman’s flagship air conditioner model, offering exceptional energy efficiency and powerful cooling performance all summer long. The unit was recognized as Most Efficient by ENERGY STAR in 2018. The AC uses a variable-speed compressor that adjusts cooling levels to match the level of comfort you need while helping you save on energy bills. The air conditioner also comes with a Climate Connect feature that adjusts the system according to the outdoor environment, ensuring optimum cooling even during the warmest days. The WhisperDrive system keeps the unit quiet with sound levels as low as 53 dBA during low-stage cooling. You can pair this model with Coleman’s smart thermostat for remote control and increased energy savings.

  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • SEER Rating: Up to 20.0
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces energy bills compared to older models with SEER ratings below 10
  • Refrigerant: Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant
  • Unit Dimensions: 32” to 34-1/2” (W) x 35-1/2” to 38-1/4” (D) x 40-1/4” to 46-1/2” (H)
  • Cooling Capacity: 2 to 5 tons
  • Pricing: For accurate pricing, consult a local HVAC professional

LX Series CC7

The CC7 is another ENERGY STAR-certified air conditioner model from Coleman. The unit uses a single-stage scroll compressor, offering reliable cooling performance while consuming limited energy. The AC also boasts a MicroChannel coil, which provides durability to the unit and keeps the cabinets compact. CC7 is quiet in operation, maintaining sound levels under 72 dBA.

  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • SEER Rating: Up to 17.0
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces energy bills compared to older models with SEER ratings below 10
  • Refrigerant: Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant
  • Unit Dimensions: 29-1/4” to 34-1/4” (W) x 29-1/4” to 38” (D) x 30” to 42-3/4” (H)
  • Cooling Capacity: 1.5 to 5 tons

LX Series TW4

This energy-efficient air conditioner uses a single-stage scroll compressor. TW4 comes with a quiet drive fan blade that keeps sound levels as low as 70 dBA. With a SEER of up to 14, the unit also meets the Southwest region’s energy-efficiency standards. The air conditioner comes with powder coat paint that gives it a high-quality, long-lasting finish.

  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • SEER Rating: Up to 14
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces energy bills compared to older models with SEER ratings below 10
  • Refrigerant: Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant
  • Unit Dimensions: 24” to 34-1/4” (W) x 24” to 38” (D) x 33-1/4” to 36-1/4” (H)
  • Cooling Capacity: 1.5 to 5 tons

LX Series TC3

This affordable Coleman AC unit is energy efficient and available in single- and three-phase variants. The single-stage scroll compressor ensures reliable cooling performance all summer long. The direct-drive fan keeps sound levels under 74 dBA. The air conditioner also comes with a MicroChannel coil that offers enhanced durability.

  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • SEER Rating: Up to 13
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces energy bills compared to older models with SEER ratings below 10
  • Refrigerant: Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant
  • Unit Dimensions: 24” to 29-1/4” (W) x 24” to 29-1/4” (D) x 26-3/4” to 36-1/4” (H)
  • Cooling Capacity: 1.5 to 5 tons

LX Series TCHE

Replace your old inefficient air conditioner with this ultra-compact and affordable model from Coleman. With a SEER of up to 14, you can save more on your energy bills while ensuring optimum cooling during the summer. The unit uses a single-stage scroll compressor and comes with space-saving MicroChannel coil technology that requires less refrigerant to perform the cooling operation. Additionally, the WhisperDrive system keeps sound levels under 70 dBA. 

  • Fuel Type: Electricity
  • SEER Rating: Up to 14
  • Energy Efficiency: Reduces energy bills compared to older models with SEER ratings below 10
  • Refrigerant: Environmentally friendly R-410A refrigerant
  • Unit Dimensions: 29-1/4” to 34-1/4” (W) x 29-1/4” to 38” (D) x 30 to 42-3/4” (H)
  • Cooling Capacity: 2 to 4 tons

Pricing

Coleman AC units typically cost between $3,000 and $5,500 with installation; however, prices vary by unit size, type of home, location, and installation difficulty. For accurate pricing information, consult a local HVAC professional. 

Care and maintenance

Performing the following maintenance will ensure the longevity and performance of your AC unit.

  • Clean and replace the air filters regularly.
  • Make sure that the outside condensing unit is free from dust and debris.
  • Do not block the indoor air supply vents with furniture.
  • Check the ducts for leakage periodically.
  • Do not turn on the AC if the outside temperature drops below the manufacturer’s recommended value.

Coleman air conditioner warranties

The Echelon series air conditioner models come with a limited lifetime warranty on the compressor and a limited 10-year warranty on all parts upon registration. The LX Series AC models feature a limited 10-year warranty on the compressor, a 10-year limited warranty on parts, and a 10-year limited warranty on supplemental electrical heat. You’ll also get a limited one-year labor warranty for both models once you register the product.

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Coleman Central Air Conditioner Reviews

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"Texas design flaw"

2.0 rating
Somewhat Unsatisfied

Sorry, I don't understand the design of this unit. I live in Texas. The unit was 10-months-old; come to find out, if the area around the circuit board gets too hot, the unit turns itself off with a circuit breaker, so almost everyday I have to go outside take cover off and switch the circuit breaker. I paid this much money for the unit so that it won't cool in the Texas summer unless I babysit it every day of summer. Someone please explain the design idea to me.

Kelly Anderson

Texas

"It's all about the installation."

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Most air conditioning and heating equipment is very comparable brand to brand. It is the installation and how well it has been maintained over the years that makes the difference. If you have a new system installed and right away you begin having problems.. It is very likely that it is due to the installation. Every contractor has a little trouble with an install once and a while.. It's part of doing business. But, he or she should always fess up to the real problem at hand and take care of it. All major manufacturers test each unit before they ship it for defects. I have been installing these systems for more than 20 years and I have only found a "new" system to be defective a handful of times. When someone says they are a tenant and they had someone come out to fix there old existing ac unit that never worked and now that it works their electric bill is through the roof. It's most likely because they have an old in-efficient system from the 70's or 80's and now that it does work and they are using it every day they are seeing the effects of an old in-efficient system… High energy draws. If you want to run your a/c and have a moderate bill… Keep your thermostat above 75 and change your filter every three months. And or buy an efficient system (16 seer and up). It is the responsibility of whoever lives in the home to replace the filter… No one else's!! Just because your a/c or heater does not work the way you think it should doesn't mean Carrier or Coleman or Trane or Goodman make sub-par systems. There is a lot more to it than the brand. When considering any home improvement (tenants excluded), you should always get three estimates. After getting your estimates. You should have a pretty good idea of which contractor knows what they are doing and who doesn't. If you're still not sure after three, get three more. Estimates are free!! Don't go with the cheapest estimate!!! They either don't know what they're doing or they're going to cut corners to keep the cost down. Either way, it's not in your best interest, plain and simple. Go with the middle guy (granted your gut is in agreeance, important!!). I can go on for days, the simple fact is, the manufacturers are all doing "about" the same thing. There are no trade secrets (especially with standard efficiency equipment 14 seer 80% efficient furnaces). As long as it is installed PROPERLY it will last 10-15 years as it should. Pay the money, have it installed properly and you will enjoy it for many years. DON'T BASH THE MANUFACTURERS FOR THE INSTALLERS POOR WORKMANSHIP!!!

John Doe

California

"Great install."

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Beautiful installation detail: neat and very well done. The team also did a remarkable clean-up. System runs flawlessly, too. Highly recommend the Coleman system, and Advance Temperature Solutions to install it.

Lyle Otremba

Bloomfield Hills, MI

"sPECIALIZES IN MANUFACTERED HOMES"

3.0 rating
Neutral

I selected my unit and contractor because of the recommendation of Clayton Homes of Santa Rosa where I purchased my home. I like the fact that Scott specializes is installs for manufactured homes, easily pulled my permit, and got the work done quickly and efficiently. I do wish the price had been a little lower, after doing some research it seems I was a bit overcharged, but not by much. Scott was patent, thorough, and took a lot of time with me explaining my unit and my new thermostat. The install was accomplished quickly (in about 3.5 hours) and they cleaned up after themselves quite well. There have been no hot days since my install so I haven't had a chance to use the unit yet.

Debra Roy

San Rafael, CA

"Contractor"

3.0 rating
Neutral

K&S Heating and Air Conditioning did an outstanding job. It only took 1 1/2 days to replace the heating and air conditioning systems. This was also a change over from oil to natural gas. I am neutral on the system because it has only been installed for less than 45 days. So no drastic heat or cold experienced yet.

H West

Waterford Works, NJ

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