Payne PA13 Central Air Conditioners

Payne PA13 Air Conditioner Overview

The Payne PA13 is a discontinued air conditioner with a cooling efficiency of up to 13 SEER. The unit had a single-stage compressor which was protected by internal pressure relief valves and a terminal plug. The steel cabinet featured a galvanized coating and a zinc phosphate finish which resisted corrosion. It had a capacity of 1 ½ to 5 tons and used R-22 refrigerant. Payne’s current 13 SEER air conditioning unit is the PA13NA.

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Consumer Reviews of Payne PA13


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  • #3 of 5 Payne Air Conditioner
  • 7.69% of customers recommended

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Payne PA13 Air Conditioner Reviews

Showing 11-13 of 13 reviews

"This Unit Worked For a Week Then Stopped"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

This unit worked for a week then stopped. We then have to pay the company to run wires on the outside of the house. Worked for a month then stopped again. Now it's leaking somewhere.

Lorraine Johnson


"China Pain/Payne"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Replace the whole unit on 4/06/2009 and it stopped cooling in September 2012. Was told I needed a new outdoor condensor coil which has a 10 year warranty. However, it cost me $650 in labor to replace the coil. When I inquired as to why the life on the coil was only 3 and half years I was told because of the cheap China aluminum being used in the manufacture of this brand.What a PAIN,shame on Payne. Buyer beware, find yourself another brand!

C Arnold

Cocoa Beach, FL

"2 Days After Warranty, It Stoped Working"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The compressor went out 2 days after warranty went out ,the a/c never keep my house cool and was very noise from day one . I tell everybody that I can payne is junk

g. hogan

indianapolis in 46203

Other PA13 Reviews

Consumers on two posts on asked for advice about which is the better unit between the PA13 and comparable units from Carrier, Goodman and American standard. One reply stated that because Payne is a Carrier product, there is almost no difference between them. Other answers stated that all are good, reliable units, with a couple of professional members saying they would go with Payne / Carrier.

PA13 Warranty

Product registration is required for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Payne PA13 air conditioner is comprised of the following:

  • 10-year limited compressor warranty
  • 10-year limited parts warranty

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