Top 5 AC Brands

Replacing or buying a new central air conditioning system can be daunting. There are seemingly an endless amount of choices. They come in different sizes and colors, with different features and with differing amounts of power. Some are more energy efficient than others while some are better for the environment. There is a pretty wide price range when it comes to these AC units too. So where should you start? A good place to start is with the top brands of AC units. If you are in Conroe, TX, Montgomery, TX, Willis, TX or Huntsville, TX, you can find all these brand and more at T.C.S. A/C & Heating in Willis, TX.

1. Trane

Trane is one of the most well-known and dependable brands on the market. Their slogan is, “It’s hard to stop a Trane” and when it comes to how reliable, efficient and long lasting they are, this is more than just a slogan. It is a promise. They have been around for more than 100-years and it shows in their products. They partner with independent dealers (like T.C.S. A/C & Heating if you are in Montgomery County, Texas) to sell, install and service their products so you know the place you get it from will not only know the product but will know the local climate too and can make sure you are getting exactly the unit you need.

Trane offers CleanEffects™, an incredibly unique and groundbreaking air filtration which captures 99.98% of airborne allergens and over 99% of the flu virus for cleaner air for you and your family to breathe. They offer AC units with 13 – 20 SEER for a great range of energy efficiency and WeatherGuad tops to protect your unit from the elements. All-in-all, Trane is just top of the line in almost every category and the #1 overall brand.

2. American Standard

Another brand that has been around for 100+ years, American Standard has been making American homes more comfortable since its beginnings in the 1880s. In fact, they have a whole lot in common with the #1 brand on the list not only because of their longevity but also because American Standard acquired Trane in 1984 and only broke up in 2007. Together or separate, American Standard had always been all about making affordable and high-quality air conditioners.

You will find a lot of similarities between American Standard and Trane in energy efficiency, durability, reliability and amount of options. Their units are very energy efficient ranging from 13.25 SEER – 22.0 SEER. They offer all different sizes that work for all size homes. They range from 1.5-ton units all the way up to 5-ton units. As they are very similar to Trane, make sure you talk to your HVAC professional to see which one is a better fit for your specific needs.

3. Carrier

In 1902, one of the world’s biggest conundrums was, how can people fully control indoor temperature? Indoor heating had been around for a long time but, as the people of Texas well know, the question remained, how can you make a hot space as cool as you would like it? Enter William Carrier. He invented the modern air conditioning system and the company that bears his name, Carrier Corporation, has been producing high-quality air conditioning systems ever since.

They offer Base, Comfort, Infinity, and Performance models to provide any level of power and energy efficiency you are looking for. In fact, some of their models are so energy efficient, like the Carrier 24ACB7 Series air conditioner, that their 4 and 5-ton models qualify for the full $1,500 tax credit that the federal government offers for high-efficiency AC units. These units are very compatible with smart technology and even come with the option of an Edge® touchscreen thermostat that comes in programmable and non-programmable models.

4. York

York International, started in York, PA before being purchased by Johnson Controls in 2006. They are still designed, engineered and assembled right here in the USA. Their slogan is “Install Confidence” and when you buy a York AC unit you can be confident you are getting a very good product.

They come in three major models with 2 or 3 different options within each model to fit your specific needs. All 3 models have ENERGY STAR® qualified options to help reduce your energy bill. The Affinity™ Series split system air conditioners have the state-of-the-art QuietDrive™ Comfort System so they are exceptionally quiet units. The LX Series split system air conditioners have MicroChannel Coil technology which makes for more cooling but with a smaller footprint. Finally, the Latitude™ Series has the same MicroChannel Coil technology for a smaller footprint and is the most energy efficient of the bunch.

5. Comfortmaker

Comfortmaker is a brand that is part of Carrier, much like Trane and American Standard used to be, so you will find many similarities between the two brands. This is a very good brand on its own though and they also offer great heating systems as well so if you want to match your heating and cooling systems for ultimate control, efficiency, and value, Comfortmaker is a good brand to consider.

Comfortmaker AC units offer a lot of great features on their own too. They offer great filtration systems to improve the quality of the air you breathe. They enhance dehumidification and are very quiet units. They offer variable speed units and up to 6-zone controls so they are very efficient. They also offer remote access and programmable controls so they are in-step with all the latest HVAC smart technology.


There are other brands out there as well and some of them are very good. However, when you purchase and install a new AC unit from one of these Top 5 brands, you cannot go wrong. And remember, if you are looking for one of these brands in Conroe, TX, Montgomery, TX, Willis, TX or Huntsville, TX, check out T.C.S. A/C & Heating in Willis, TX. They have all these brands and more at affordable prices and provide top-quality service, repairs, installation and more.