American standard is a top HVAC manufacturer that specializes in the manufacture of different models of Air conditioners. There are models specifically meant for residential use while other can be used both for commercial and residential applications. Consumers highly recommend models from this company because they are energy savvy and would reduce your overall energy consumption. All their models are designed to operate with minimal energy unlike other brands in the market that consumes a lot of energy. American standard air conditioners are priced depending on their efficiency and configuration. The high efficiency models that also come with superior specifications tend to cost more. Central air conditioners from this company are manufactured under three main categories; the Platinum, Gold and Silver. The models prices range from $1300-$4500.
The Platinum Series:
Products under this category are the most efficient and reliable. Their specifications cannot be compared to those of the Gold or Silver series. The two main models under this category are the Platinum ZM and Platinum XM air conditioners. The Platinum ZM model has modern communication technology features, is a dual cycle cooling model and as such operates using the dual compressor. Another important feature is the durable Spine fin coil. These two models are very efficient and have high end communication features. The ZM model is superior to the XM model in terms of performance.
The prices for the ZM and XM models depend on the ton capacity that ranges from 2-5 ton. The price ranges from $2780-$4070 and the compressor has a 12 year warranty. All the other functional parts including the outdoor coil have a ten year warranty.
The Gold Series:
Under the Gold category we have two major models the Gold XI and the GOLD SI. These models are single stage cooling and the major differences between them are their SEER ratings. The XI model has a 15 SEER while the SI has a 13 SEER. The models are known for their silent operations and the fact that they are eco-friendly. They operate using the duration compressor and a highly durable spine Finn coil. They have a strong rust resistant construction that makes them highly durable. The XI model costs more than the SI mainly because of the SEER rating.
The prices of the two models depend on the ton capacity which ranges from 2-5 ton. The pricing of the models ranges from $2200-$2800. The compressor has a twelve year warranty and all other parts have a ten year warranty.
The Silver Series:
Models under this category are recommended for people looking for affordable but highly efficient cooling. The models are suitable for minimal cooling. The models from this category include; the silver XI, SI and SI-2. The three models are single stage operational and operate using the highly durable spine fin coil. The Silver SI model is superior to the other two in terms of efficiency ratings given that it has a 14 SEER rating. The SI and SI-2 models have a 13 SEER rating and the only major difference between them is the footprint that allows for easy installation. This feature is contained in the SI-2 model.
The prices of these models depend on the tonnage capacity which ranges from 1.5-5 ton. Their cost ranges from $1300-$1900. The compressor has a 12 year warranty and the outdoor coil has a ten year warranty.