American Standard Silver 13 Review
SEER:Up to 14.75
ENERGY STAR ®:No
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$3500 - $5000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:17,000 to 58,500
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As an entry-level unit, this air conditioner is efficient at cooling down your home and is an affordable first step into the home comfort market. The Silver 13 has a 14.75 SEER rating, which is the minimum requirement for Canadian standards. It will save you at least 30% on your energy bills if you’re upgrading from an older air conditioner.
American Standard strives toward reliability and affordability with this model. They offer a reasonable warranty so that you’re not left stranded in a hot Canadian summer.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $3500 - $5000
- Spine Fin™ coils
- SEER rating of 14.75
- Heavy-duty steel louvered panels
The Bottom Line
The Silver 13 is a reliable air conditioning unit that will win you over with years of cooling your home. It is efficient and packed with useful features that will help you maintain your unit as a good homeowner. There’s a proportionate size for most homes, as the Silver 13 ranges from 1.5 tons to 5 tons.
American Standard Silver 13 Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- Element protection with rust-resistant screws, paint finishing and basepan protection
- Spine Fin™ coil made of aluminum to be efficient and long-lasting
- Heavy-duty steel panels to protect from damage and debris
- Runs quietly during operation to be unobtrusive
- Environmentally-friendly refrigerant that does not impact the ozone
The American Standard Silver 13 is a good value investment for your home. It cools efficiently and circulates air well throughout your home. Design touches make it a durable unit that will last you a long time and prevent deterioration by having adequate airflow and rust-resistance.
More Key Features
- 71-75 dB noise level (average conversation is about 60 dB)
- Appliance-grade finish preventing corrosion
- Single-speed fan motor to provide consistent cooling
- Rust-resistant screws to preserve the longevity of the unit
American Standard offers a few warranties and options to provide you with the best coverage for your air conditioning unit. The Silver 13 comes with a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, a 10-year limited warranty on the coil, and a 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts, provided that you register your unit within 60 days of installation. If not, the warranties default to 5 years. However, you’re also able to purchase extended warranties and if you think you may be moving in the future, you can purchase a transferability for your warranty to incentive a future buyer.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Features - American Standard Silver 13 versus American Standard Silver 14
The American Standard Silver 13 and the Silver 14 are similar models that both use a single-stage compressor to cool your home. These are reliable, entry-level models that operate quietly and are made to withstand the elements that could rust and corrode it. The Silver 14 has a slightly higher SEER rating of 16. It also runs with slightly less noise.
Model Comparison by Tier - American Standard Silver 13 versus American Standard Silver 16
A few steps up the American Standard line is the Silver 16. This unit is a reliable, efficient unit that has a higher SEER rating of 17. It is designed to save more on your energy bills and runs quietly but not noticeably softer than the Silver 13. Both units are protected from the elements and feature screws that are rust-resistant and a basepan that resists damage. The warranties are the same.