Armstrong 4SCU14LB Review
SEER:Up to 16
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Price:$3500 - $5500
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The Armstrong 4SCU14LB is a reliable air conditioner that will cut back on energy usage and therefore save you money. It has a SEER rating of 16 and technologies that enhance efficiency and increase longevity in order to make your investment worthwhile. A good warranty covers your unit so that you don’t need to worry, and can expect your unit to provide years of cooling to come.
In a Nutshell
Average Price (with installation): $3500 - $5500
- ENERGY STAR® certified
- SEER rating of 16
- Single-stage compressor
- Microban®️ protection
The Bottom Line
Armstrong’s 4SCU14LB is a great model that can save on energy costs. It is efficient and perfect for Canadian summers, especially if the weather tends to be consistently warmer. Your unit can even be more efficient than its 16 SEER rating if you pair it with a variable-stage furnace. With a good warranty, you can expect years of service from this air conditioner.
Armstrong 4SCU13LB Specifications:
- Compressor type: Single-stage
- Compressor is grommet-mounted in order to minimize sound
- Raised coil to keep out dirt and debris to maintain consistent airflow
- Baked paint finish over steel to prevent rust and be aesthetically pleasing
- Microban®️ protection in the drain pans to stop mold and bacteria from growing
- MHT™ technology heat transfer that is efficient and effective by enhancing refrigerant flow and coil that is ideally exposed to disperse heat
The 4SCU14LB from Armstrong is an ideal investment for a homeowner looking for reliable performance from an air conditioner that can handle a hot summer. It is packed with features that ensure longevity and with a little maintenance you can count on years of service. Safety features like rounded corners and pressure switches help to keep performance stable and safe. ENERGY STAR certified means your unit will likely save you money on your energy bills.
More Key Features
- Easy-access service valves for quick installation and service calls
- High-pressure switch to prevent unwanted operation
- PVC-coated wire fan for durability
Armstrong backs the 4SCU14LB with a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor and a 10-year limited warranty on parts when you register within 60 days. However, the default warranty is 5-years limited and you are able to purchase an extended warranty past the 10-year limited if you wish.
Comparable Models by Armstrong
Model Comparison by Price - Armstrong 4SCU14LB versus Armstrong 4SCU13LB
These units are relatively the same, with the exception of the 4SCU13LB having a lower SEER of 14. The 4SCU14LB is also ENERGY STAR certified, which is not the case for the 4SCU13LB. However, both units are have rifled tubing in the coils and the coils are raised to avoid debris. They lack a compressor sound blanket, so they have about the same operational noise levels.
Model Comparison by Features - Armstrong 4SCU14LB versus Armstrong 4SCU13LE
The 4SCU13LB has a lower SEER rating of 14, but it does feature a compressor sound blanket to dampen the noise from the operation of the unit. However, both units have Microban®️ protection, a single-stage compressor and baked polyester paint over the panels for longevity. Each unit is covered by a 10-year limited warranty for the compressor and for parts.
Model Comparison by Tier - Armstrong 4SCU14LB versus Armstrong 4SCU16LE
The 4SCU16LE has the same SEER rating and a lot of the same features as the 4SCU14LB. However, the 4SCU16LE has a compressor sound blanket to cut back on noise. Each unit is ENERGY STAR certified, has compressor pressure protection and uses a single-stage compressor. The compressors are also grommet-mounted to reduce sound and the panels are painted to stop rust from forming.