American Standard Silver 16 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:18,000 to 60,000
This mid-tier air conditioning unit performs reliably and gets the job done with efficiency when you need to keep your home cool. It is a single-stage air conditioner that has a SEER rating of 17. This unit is backed by a good warranty and has a few features that increase its longevity, so that you get a lot of value for your money. The Silver 16 is built to withstand a beating from the elements and endure the pressure of working to cool your home. You can rely on this unit for years of service.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $6000
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- SEER rating of 17
- Single-speed fan
The Bottom Line
The Silver 16 by American Standard is a good investment that will cool your home during hot summers. It is incredibly efficient, saving up to 50% on your energy bills by using less energy when you upgrade from an older unit. It operates quietly and is environmentally friendly so you can do your part as a responsible homeowner.
American Standard Silver 16 Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- May qualify for an energy tax credit when installed as a complete system
- Cools with a refrigerant that does not impact the ozone and is environmentally safe
- Spine Fin™ coil is efficient and reliable, made of aluminum to last a long time
- Duration™ compressor is powerful and effective at cooling your home to the right temperature
- Rust-resistant screws to preserve the longevity of your unit
The American Standard Silver 16 is packed with features that will help you to maintain your unit so that it lasts you years and years. The unit itself runs quietly and the single-stage fan ensures that your home is cooled consistently and quickly. The Silver 16 is able to accommodate big temperature changes, so when the hot days of summer hit, you’re prepared. Its SEER rating of 17 makes it an incredibly efficient unit, so you’ll save more money on your energy bills.
More Key Features
- Durabase™ basepan that is resistant to cracks and corrosion
- 71-74 dB noise level (average conversation is about 60 dB)
- Powder-coated painted louvers to withstand the elements
American Standard provides a good set of warranties for their Silver 16. Once you register within 60 days, you get a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, a 10-year limited warranty on the outdoor coil, and a 10-year limited warranty on parts. If you don’t register on time, you’re still eligible for the 5-year limited warranty. You’re also offered the chance to extend your warranty and purchase a transferability in case you’re thinking of selling your home.
Comparable Models by American Standard
Model Comparison by Price - American Standard Silver 16 versus American Standard Silver 13
The American Standard Silver 13 is an entry level model, but has a lot of similar features to the Silver 16. It is more affordable, but it is slightly louder when operationg. The Silver 13 has a lower SEER rating at 14.75, but both units use a single-speed fan and are designed to weather the elements with protected paint, rust-resistant screws and a treated basepan.
Model Comparison by Features - American Standard Silver 16 versus American Standard Silver 14
The American Standard Silver 14 is a similar model to the Silver 16. Both feature a single-stage fan that runs at 100% capacity to cool your home efficiently. The Silver 14 has a lower SEER rating of 16, which is not that much different. It is a little more affordable, but each unit is reliable and backed by the same warranties so that with a little maintenance, your air conditioner should last a long time.
Model Comparison by Tier - American Standard Silver 16 versus American Standard Gold 17
In the next model bracket by American Standard, the Gold 17 is a step above the Silver 16. Though both models have roughly the same noise level and they share features like the Spine Fin™ coil, treated paintwork, and the Duration™ compressor, the Gold 17 has two compressor stages. One stage runs at 70% capacity for normal use and the second stage runs at 100% capacity to meet the demands of an incredibly hot day.