Armstrong 4SCU13LE Review
SEER:Up to 14
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Price:$2800 - $4500
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The Armstrong 4SCU13LE is a value model that will keep your home cool under moderate temperature demands. The durable design includes a sound blanket over the compressor, full metal louvered panels and pressure protection to ensure that your unit lasts a long time. It has a SEER of 14 and it’s backed by a warranty that will keep your unit performing well summer after summer.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $2800 - $4500
- SEER rating of 14
- Single-stage compressor
- MHT™ Technology
The Bottom Line
The 4SCU13LE is an affordable model that operates reliably and quietly. It is efficient at cooling your home during hot days and has some safety features to prevent your unit from performing unsafely and shortening the lifespan. The SEER rating is good for warm Canadian summers and can even be elevated when paired with a variable speed furnace.
Armstrong 4SCU13LB Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- MHT™ technology that transfers heat in order to cool your home efficiently, using rifled tubing for the coil for maximum refrigerant flow
- Microban®️ protection for drain pans that infuses them with an antibacterial agent to stop the growth of bacteria and mold
- Heavy-duty compressor blanket that reduces operational noise from the compressor and allows you to have a quiet outdoor environment
- Integrated compressor protection that keeps refrigerant at safe pressure levels so that performance stays consistent
- Aluminum fins and copper tubing to be efficient and perform well
Armstrong’s 4SCU13LE is a good value unit that operates well during a Canadian summer. As a 14 SEER unit, you will save money on your energy bills when upgrading from an older air conditioner and with a little maintenance, your unit should last years to come. It is designed to be durable with rust-resistance, bacteria control and safe-guards that prevent unwanted operation, damage and contamination.
More Key Features
- Coil guard protection made of metal louvers that can be removed for cleaning
- Cornered controls for optimal installation and service
- Baked paint finish for durability and rust prevention
Armstrong offers a warranty on the 4SCU13LE that will give you peace of mind when it comes to your air conditioner. The 4SCU13LE is covered by a 10-year limited warranty on parts and a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, if you register within 60 days of installation. If not, you’re still covered by the default 5-year limited warranty. However, you can also opt to get the extended warranty.
Comparable Models by Armstrong
Model Comparison by Price - Armstrong 4SCU13LE versus Armstrong 4SCU13LB
Though both units have a 14 SEER rating and a lot of the same qualities, there are a few features that the 4SCU13LE has over the 4SCU13LB that may make it a better contender. The 4SCU13LB is not as quiet due to the lack of compressor blanket that dampens some of the operational noise but it performs the same with reliable service to be efficient at transferring heat and killing bacteria in the drain pan.
Model Comparison by Features - Armstrong 4SCU13LE versus Armstrong 4SCU14LB
The 4SCU14LB is slightly more efficient as it has a higher SEER rating of 16. It is also ENERGY STAR® certified, so you will be using less energy to power your unit and in turn, paying less on your energy bills. The 4SCU14LB, however, doesn’t have the compressor sound blanket that the 4SCU13LE has, so it is a little louder. Both units use a single-stage scroll compressor and have the same warranties.
Model Comparison by Tier - Armstrong 4SCU13LE versus Armstrong 4SCU16LE
The 4SCU16LE also has a compressor sound blanket, so both models have about the same level of noise. Each unit uses a single-stage compressor, has Microban®️ protection in the drain pan, and has a pressure failsafe that stops the unit from reaching unsafe pressure levels. The 4SCU16LE, however, has a higher SEER of 16 and it is ENERGY STAR® certified.