The Aire-Flo 4AC13L24P central AC unit provides affordable, basic cooling. It is a single-stage unit that offers a 13 SEER. This brand is Lennox’s budget brand of HVAC units. You can expect this unit to perform well for 12 to 15 years. This review will provide information about efficiency, features, and pricing.
Operating Cost Efficiency Rating (1/5): With a 13 SEER, this is not a very efficient unit. It is the lowest SEER allowed by the US government and is not a good choice for warm climates. If you live in a warm climate, spend a bit more on a unit with greater efficiency and the unit will pay for itself quickly. In cool climates, or in vacation homes that are not often occupied, a unit like this will work well. It’s also a good short-term AC solution if you plan to be in your home for five years or less.
Feature Rating (2/5): This unit is admittedly basic. Here are a few of its key features:
- A single-stage, durable compressor.
- CIT cools using eco-friendly R-410A refrigerant.
- It has a direct-drive fan for quiet, balanced operation.
- The copper tubing and fin design produce faster transfer of heat for more effective cooling.
- The unit is covered by a powder coated steel cabinet for longevity and looks.
- It is run-tested at the factory assure performance.
- There are seven sizes available, from 1.5-ton capacity to 5.0-ton capacity.
Reliability Rating (4/5): The Aire-Flo 13 SEER 4AC13L24P AC is a reliable unit. It provides surprisingly dependable service and has a repair record that is above average for the industry, despite its budget status. With regular maintenance, the unit can provide more than 15 years of cooling.
Manufacturer’s Warranty Rating (2/5): Aire-Flo backs this model with a 5-year compressor and parts limited warranty. This is lower than the industry standard of 10 years, but an extended 10-year warranty is available for an additional cost.
Overall Rating (2/5): Don’t let this overall rating distract you, this unit is dependable and will keep you home cool, it will just do it by using a great deal of energy. The bottom line is that it is not a good choice if you are looking for high-performance or precise indoor comfort control. If standard performance is what you want and you live in a moderate climate, this may be the unit for you.