One, Two and Variable Speed Air Conditioners – Part 2 of 3

Different a/c models have different air conditioner compressor speeds.

Increased energy efficiency, comfort, & humidity removal ability come with additional air conditioner compressor speeds.

Al’s Plumbing, Heating and A/C sells & installs American Standard (our premium brand) + Coleman  &  Ameristar HVAC brands.  We describe 3 American Standard models below (more than 3 models are available).

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american standard platinum gold silver series hvac

American Standard Central Air Conditioners with different a/c compressor speeds:

The Platinum 20 A/C provides the best efficiency by adjusting compressor speed to match current cooling demand.

  • Up to 21 SEER
  • Variable-speed cooling provides the best comfort and humidity control
  • A Nest Thermostat has the ability to measure and control both temperature and humidity level.
  • The Nest Thermostat lowers both compressor speed & furnace blower speed for better humidity removal.*

* Requires a furnace with variable-speed blower capability.

The Gold 17 A/C two-stage cooling provides better efficiency by running the compressor at low or high speed, depending on cooling demand.

  • Up to 18 SEER
  • Two-Stage cooling provides better comfort and humidity control than one-speed.
  • The Nest Thermostat can lower compressor speed & furnace blower speed for better humidity removal.*

* Requires a furnace with variable-speed blower capability.

The Silver 14 A/C Single-Stage cooling provides good efficiency by running compressor at one speed. **

  • 14 SEER
  • Single-stage cooling provides good cooling and humidity control.  It cannot adjust compressor speed based on cooling demand.
  • The Nest Thermostat can lower the cooling temperature (lower than pre-set temp) to increase humidity removal. **

** Variable-speed furnace blower capability not required.

 

The Platinum, Gold and Silver series HVAC systems from American Standard are similar to GM’s Cadillac, Buick and Chevrolet.  While all are very good, the higher priced models come with more features, such as more a/c compressor speeds, which increase energy efficiency, comfort and humidity removal ability.

You can see American Standard’s entire HVAC Systems offerings at: https://www.americanstandardair.com/