Many of the top manufacturers load their premium-tier air conditioners with an array of innovative features. These technological add-ons include things such as noise reduction, durability, overall efficiency, self-diagnostics and maintenance, and much more.
By contrast, entry-level units won’t often include many of the more novel features, and will instead focus on streamlining maintenance and improving durability. If you’re looking at a premium-grade air conditioner, then here are some of the top innovative features and technologies that might interest you.
Note the features and models below are meant to highlight different technologies available, however every brand and model might have a variety of unique or compelling features.
✔ Rheem Achiever Series model RA17: The RA17 is equipped with a special two-stage Copeland Scroll Ultra Tech compressor that offers the best efficiency and superior temperature, humidity, and noise control.
✔ Bryant Preferred Series model 127A: Can be equipped with Perfect Humidity technology to keep your home cool and dry all summer long, even on the muggiest days.
✔ Coleman LX Series model CC7: WhisperDrive system that uses a composite base, swept-wing fan blade design, and sound enclosure to ensure quiet operation.
✔ Comfortmaker SoftSound Series model CSA6: Can be controlled using the Wi-Fi enabled Observer communicating wall control that allows you to manage and monitor the system remotely, and gives you access to diagnostics and performance metrics.
✔ Heil QuietComfort Series model HSA5: Additional protective features that increase durability and longevity, such as protective corner posts, tight wire grille panels, corrosion-resistant components, galvanized steel cabinet, and a baked-on powder coat finish.
✔ Amana model ASX16: Comes with an advanced diagnostics system called CoreSense Diagnostics that will monitor the system to locate problems and reduce failures.
✔ Trane model XL16i: Manufactured with a simple two-wire connection that makes installation easier, faster, and consequently cheaper.
✔ Carrier Performance Series model 24ACC6: This model is designed to improve the air quality in your home with the Air Cleaner system, evaporator coil UV lamp, and built-in ventilation.
✔ Lennox Elite Series model XC16: Has iComfort technology that works in conjunction with a smart thermostat to learn your family’s routine and match cooling settings to your needs.