This Napoleon air conditioner review will examine the brand’s models, efficiency ratings, features, prices, warranty, and more.
Average Price: $2700 – $3600
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Good: Napoleon offers a good warranty package that at 10 years protects consumers for the majority of their air conditioner’s life span. All central air conditioners are made in Canada, supporting the Canadian economy.
Want: Greater model selection with higher SEER. With only three central air conditioner models available, Napoleon offers the least variety in their mid-range brand tier. With a moderate-efficiency 16 SEER as their best model, they don’t stack up competitively next to their most closely priced, direct competitors whose maximum SEER rating is as follows:
Since they are a Canadian company, it is likely that they do not offer these higher SEER ranges because they are not as necessary for a Canadian climate. Another alternative would be for Napoleon to offer some more ENERGY STAR certified central air conditioner models, which can qualify for government rebates.
The Bottom Line: Napoleon delivers Canadian consumers with a well made, economy to moderate energy efficient central air conditioner. At a higher price point, they are more expensive than their direct competitors when it comes to their comparable models, however, they are a domestic product which accounts for their higher cost. When you buy a Napoleon central air conditioner you are supporting Canadian jobs.
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Final Score: 7/10
Efficiency/SEER – 6/10
With a maximum SEER of 16, Napoleon central air conditioners offer consumers low to moderate efficiency levels. Manufactured in Canada, Napoleon knows Canadian summers and their 13-16 SEER central air conditioners can easily handle Canadian heat in an effective and efficient manner.
- 13 SEER model – entry-level efficiency; greater energy savings than inefficient, outdated 10 SEER units
- 14 SEER model – entry-level efficiency; greater energy savings than 13 SEER
- 16 SEER model – moderate – efficiency; greater energy savings than 13 and 14 SEER models
Additional Features – 7/10
Napoleon offers several additional features that allow their central air conditioners to achieve an optimal home cooling and efficiency in the 13-16 SEER range.
- Permanent Split Capacitor motor
- Swept Fan Blade
- Micro-Channel Condenser Coil
- Copeland® Scroll Compressor
Pricing – 8/10
Designed and manufactured in Canada, the average cost of a Napoleon high-efficiency central air conditioners is between $2700-$3600. At this cost level, Napoleon falls into the Mid-Range price brand tier. Their direct competitors in this tier are: Amana, American Standard, Bryant, Rheem, Trane.
Price-wise they are well-matched with: Amana, American Standard, Bryant, and Rheem.
Price vs. Value:
Napoleon has a steep price point when you consider that their highest efficiency central air conditioner model is just 16 SEER. At $3,600 for a 16 SEER price point, consumers may take a closer look at the Economy-priced brand tier which offers a higher efficiency SEER central air conditioner at the same price point. Despite the expensive price, when you purchase a Napoleon high-efficiency central air conditioner you are getting a Canadian made and designed home cooling unit. If purchasing domestic, Canadian made products is important to you as a consumer, than Napoleon is the brand for you.
In addition to being made in Canada, Napoleon offers consumers an excellent warranty package for all three central air conditioner models that they offer.
Scroll compressor/Condenser fan motor – 6/10
Napoleon offers consumers entry level to moderate efficiency, Single Stage central air conditioners. A cost-effective home cooling solution, Single Stage air conditioners are most often seen in entry level to moderate SEER efficiency central air conditioners.
- Single Stage – All three of Napoleon’s central air conditioner models feature Single Stage operation.
- Two Stage – This feature is typically seen in high-efficiency central air conditioners that are 16 SEER or greater.
- Variable Speed – None of Napoleon high-efficiency central air conditioners feature Variable Speed. This operation is typically seen in other brand models that are greater than 16 SEER.
Noise – 7/10
Napoleon central air conditioners have several noise reducing features in order to keep their operational noise down. Napoleon’s Swept Fan Blade technology improves the flow of air through your central air conditioner, while the Copeland® Scroll Compressor minimizes operational noise.
Warranty – 8/10
Napoleon offers a standard limited 10 year compressor and parts warranty plan for their 13, 14, and 16 SEER models.
- 10 year compressor limited warranty
- 10 year parts limited warranty
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Napoleon Central A/C Model Breakdown & Comparison
A Canadian company, all of Napoleon’s air conditioners are designed and manufactured in Canada. Their line up of central air conditioners provides Canadian consumers with a domestic product that is well made and backed by their generous limited 10 year compressor and parts warranty plan for their economy and mid-range priced models. Napoleon central air conditioners are available in 1.5-5 tonnes.
Napoleon’s Economy Central Air Conditioners
Focused on affordability and efficiency, the central air conditioners in Napoleon’s economy priced model tier offer consumers Single Stage cooling with 13-14 SEER units.
Economy Tier Warranty Coverage: limited 10 year compressor warranty and 10 year limited parts warranty.
Napoleon’s Mid-Range Central Air Conditioners
Napoleon’s 16 SEER Single Stage central air conditioner is the highest efficiency they offer. A good option for consumers looking for a central air conditioner with a moderate level of efficiency.
Mid-Range Tier Warranty Coverage: same warranty coverage that’s available to Napoleon economy-priced 13 and 14 SEER models.
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