International Comfort Products (ICP) acquired Comfortmaker in 1991, and today, both Comfortmaker and ICP are subsidiaries of Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation. Comfortmaker manufactures gas furnaces, oil furnaces, heat pumps, geothermal systems, packaged products and thermostats.
What are the 10 Best Central Air Conditioners?
Central air conditioners circulate, clean and dehumidify indoor air. The main parts of a central AC unit are the compressor, heat exchanger and cooling coil. Comfortmaker offers three lines of central air conditioners: SoftSound Deluxe, SoftSound and Performance.
The SoftSound Deluxe series includes units that excel in hot, sticky weather. These models come with Comfortmaker’s best warranties: a 10-year “no-hassle” limited replacement warranty and a 10-year limited parts warranty. Several SoftSoundDeluxe units are compatible with the Wi-Fi-enabled Observer communicating system. Comfortmaker also offers AC models in the mid-tier SoftSound series and the budget-friendly Performance series.
Comfortmaker air conditioner series and models
The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) represents a unit’s energy efficiency. Higher SEER ratings indicate more efficient units. Air conditioners with SEER ratings of at least 18 can qualify for Energy Star’s “most efficient” list. Comfortmaker offers many energy-efficient AC units SEER ratings higher than 18.
SoftSense Deluxe 19 CVA9
Comfortmaker’s flagship AC unit, this Energy Star-qualified model has a SEER rating of 19. The SoftSense Deluxe 19 features SmartSense technology, and the variable-speed system keeps indoor temperatures consistent. At 56 decibels, this is the quietest Comfortmaker AC unit available. The protective corner posts and tight wire grille resist debris and extreme weather, and the unit is compatible with Ion System Control, a Wi-Fi-enabled communication system. The CVA9 is available in sizes ranging from two to five tons. Contact a local HVAC professional for accurate pricing information.
SoftSense Deluxe 17 CCA7
The Energy Star-qualified SoftSense Deluxe 17 central air unit has a 17 SEER rating. This advanced central air conditioner features a two-stage compressor and a two-speed fan. The unit operates at a quiet 70 decibels, and the rugged, corrosion-resistant design features protective corner posts and a tight wire grille. The Wi-Fi-enabled unit is compatible with the Observer communicating system, for remote control and energy savings. The SoftSense Deluxe 17 CCA7 is available in sizes ranging from two to five tons. For the most accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.
QuietComfort 16 CSA6
This energy-efficient model has a SEER rating of 16. The single-stage unit features quiet operation, at 69 decibels, along with rugged corner posts and a tight wire grille. You can pair this air conditioner with the Observer communicating system for remote control and improved energy efficiency. The CSA6 is available in capacities ranging from 1.5 tons to five tons. For the most accurate pricing information for this model, contact a local HVAC professional.
Performance 17 N4A7
Comfortmaker’s Performance 17 air conditioner features a 17 SEER rating and quiet 71-decibel performance. The two-stage compressor and two-speed fan enhance temperature and humidity control. This corrosion-resistant AC unit meets the needs of budget-conscious homeowners. The Performance 17 N4A7 is available in sizes from two to five tons. A local HVAC professional can provide accurate pricing information.
Performance 14 NH4A4 (compact)
This compact, stackable air conditioner is ideal for homes without much exterior space. The unit has a SEER rating of 14 and delivers quiet 66-decibel performance. This single-stage model offers effective pass-through airflow, and the rugged housing stands up to adverse weather and debris. The compact Performance 14 NH4A4 is available in capacities ranging from 1.5 to five tons. For accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.
Comfortmaker air conditioner installation pricing
Many factors impact installation costs, including the unit size, home layout and existing ductwork. NerdWallet estimates that average overall installation costs range from $3,000 to more than $7,000. This includes the pre-installation evaluation, ductwork design and actual unit installation. Scheduling your installation during winter can help you get the best price. An HVAC professional can offer accurate pricing information for your home and AC model.
Comfortmaker AC care and maintenance
A trained HVAC technician should inspect your Comfortmaker air conditioner at least once a year, ideally in the spring. Regular maintenance helps maximize your unit’s efficiency, which reduces energy costs. Regular maintenance also ensures your warranty remains in force. Technicians often catch small problems early and prevent breakdowns. Annual maintenance can also extend the lifespan of your unit.
Choosing a service plan can ensure you remember to schedule regular maintenance. These agreements often include priority scheduling and discounts on repairs. Some even include extended warranty protection.
You should also make sure your unit remains free of debris. Trim surrounding shrubbery to at least 1.5 feet from the unit to allow for proper airflow.
Comfortmaker air conditioner warranties
Comfortmaker’s “no-hassle” warranty provides a one-time replacement of the compressor, coil or heat exchanger following a failure due to a defect. This warranty is available on select models and covers the unit for one, three, five or ten years, depending on the model.
The limited parts warranty lasts 10 years and applies to all SoftSound Deluxe, SoftSound and Performance air conditioners. If the unit is not registered within 90 days of purchase, the warranty period is five years. Some jurisdictions prohibit companies to link registration to the warranty term, in which case buyers automatically receive the 10-year warranty.