American Standard Silver 14 Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 72
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:17,000 to 56,000
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This air conditioning unit is a reliable performer from the American Standard line. The Silver 14 has a SEER rating of 16, making it a very efficient unit that will last you summer after summer. It operates quietly and has been designed to withstand the elements and the pressures of working to cool your home. A fair warranty and some extra options keep you covered in the event of any hiccups. The Silver 14 works hard to provide a comfortable home environment for your house.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $6000
- SEER rating of 16
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- Aluminum Spine Fin™ coil
The Bottom Line
The American Standard Silver 14 is a hard-working unit that will provide years of service if you maintain it well. It is a softly-operating air conditioner that keeps your home temperature consistent and cool while also saving you at least 43% on your energy bills.
American Standard Silver 14 Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- Uses environmentally-friendly refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone
- Spine Fin™ aluminum coil that is made to last longer and work more effectively at transferring heat
- Steel louvered panels that provide protection from debris and damage while still allowing air to flow freely
- Powder-coated louvers to prevent rust and corrosion
The American Standard Silver 14 is a great model if you’re looking for something affordable that still delivers on quality and performance. It is a reliable unit backed by thorough warranties, that you can upgrade if you wish. The Silver 14 can be properly sized to your home in order to cool efficiently while saving you money on energy.
More Key Features
- 72-73 dB noise level (average conversation is about 60 dB)
- SermaGuard™ rust-resistant screws
- Durabase™ basepan to prevent rust and cracks
- Single-speed fan motor to run consistently
American Standard backs their Silver 14 with a few good warranties. First, they offer 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. There is also the option to upgrade your warranty and extend the length of time that it covers and an option to get transferability if you’re thinking of selling your home in the future.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Price - American Standard Silver 14 versus American Standard Silver 13
The American Standard Silver 13 is very similar to the Silver 14. Both models are efficient and affordable, using a single-stage fan to circulate air consistently. The coil is made of aluminum to increase longevity and withstand more pressure. The Silver 13 has a lower SEER rating of 14.75 and is a slightly louder unit, but overall both units are created similarly.
Model Comparison by Features - American Standard Silver 14 versus American Standard Silver 16
The American Standard Silver 16 is a model that also features a single-stage fan to push cool air through your home. It produces about the same level of noise at the Silver 14, and both air conditioning units feature element-resistant screws, basepan and panels in order to extend the life of your unit and ensure that it remains durable over time.
Model Comparison by Tier - American Standard Silver 14 versus American Standard Gold 17
Above the Silver 14 is the American Standard Gold 17, which is a higher SEER rated unit at 18. The Gold 17 has two compressor stages in order to maximize efficiency by alternating between 70% and 100% of full capacity. It has about the same noise level as the Silver 14. However, it has a slightly better warranty, covering the compressor for an extra 2 years.