American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 70
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,000 to 56,000
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This air conditioning unit by American Standard is the smaller counterpart to the Silver 16. It gets the job done while being more compact to fit in those space-constrained homes. It is ideal for condos or under decks. It is efficient and reliable, with a SEER rating of 17. It operates quieter than the Silver 16 and uses a single-speed fan in order to effectively and consistently cool your home. With a little maintenance, this unit can last you summer after summer.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $4500 – $6000
- Single-speed fan
- Compact size
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- SEER rating of 17
The Bottom Line
The American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile is a great option for tight spaces, especially if you’re still looking for an air conditioner that is efficient and going to provide consistent cooling. It’ll save up to 50% on your energy bills and uses a Duration™ compressor in order to cool your home to the perfect comfort level.
American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-Stage
- Exceeds government efficiency standards, so you may be eligible for a tax credit
- Small size in order to fit into a small space
- Plate-fin coil is efficient at dispersing heat and cooling your home
- Refrigerant is ozone safe and will not harm the environment
- SermaGuard™ rust-resistant screws
The American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile is an air conditioning unit that is designed to fit into a small space without giving up the features of a full-sized air conditioner. It’s based on the Silver 16, which also has a single-speed fan and a high-grade appliance finish to resist weathering. The 17 SEER rating means it’s very efficient at pulling heat from your home to cool down your indoor environment while also saving energy and money on your bills.
More Key Features
- Runs at 100% capacity
- 70-73 dB noise level (average conversation is about 60 dB)
American Standard offers the same warranty for the Silver 16 as it does for the Low Profile counterpart. They offer a 10-year limited warranty for the compressor, a 10-year limited warranty on the coil, and a 10-year limited warranty on parts. If you’re not able to register for these warranties within 60 days of installation, you’ll get the default 5-year limited warranty on all of them. However, there are also options to purchase an extended warranty or the ability to transfer warranties to another homeowner.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Price – American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile versus American Standard Silver 14
The American Standard Silver 14 is a value model with a lot of good features. It is similar to the Silver 16 Low Profile in the sense that both models are built to last for summers to come, with rust-resistant treatment on the screws and the finish. Both models use a single-speed fan, but the Silver 14 is a physically bigger model and has a lower SEER rating of 16. The Silver 14 also uses the Spine Fin™ coil, whereas the Silver 16 Low Profile uses the plate fin in order to minimize size.
Model Comparison by Features – American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile versus American Standard Silver 16
The American Standard Silver 16 and the Silver 16 Low Profile are fairly identical, with the same SEER rating and durable build. However, the Silver 16 is a full-sized model and uses the Spine Fin™ coil, and a basepan, and louvered panels. The size difference of the Low Profile is to accommodate small spaces. However, with a little maintenance, both units should last a long time and are covered by the same warranties.
Model Comparison by Tier – American Standard Silver 16 Low Profile versus American Standard Gold 17
Just above the Silver series is the Gold series, and the Gold 17 improves on the Silver 16 Low Profile in a few ways. The Gold 17 has a SEER rating of 18 and has a two-stage compressor to run at the 70% capacity for normal use and 100% capacity for very hot days. Like the larger units, the Gold 17 has a basepan and louvered panels which account for the main difference in size.