Best ACs for Cooling Your Home

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If your Air Conditioner (AC) system is over 10 years old, it is time to get a new one. As per the US Department of Energy, a new AC system can save you 30%+ (cooling energy costs). Also See our guide on choosing the best AC for your home.

Size of the AC (in ton) and its Efficiency (in SEER) are two important selection criteria

The two most important criteria that you should be considering when purchasing an AC are its size (measured in ton) and its efficiency (measured in SEER). Our intelligent design generator, generates the best AC (the most cost-effective AC with the highest impact) custom designed specifically for your home.

Here are the best ACs available in the market today, based on our analysis, and feedback from customers and contractors:

Company Lennox Pioneer Goodman Rheem Kelvinator
Rating* 9.5 9.2 9 9 8.8
Price** $808 $1,136 $930 $1,875 $3,905
Size (ton) 1.5 ton 2 ton 2.5 ton 3.5 ton 4 ton 
Efficiency (SEER) SEER 18 SEER 15 SEER 16 SEER 15 SEER 14
Model Details Single Zone Mini Split outdoor Heat Pump Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split Inverter AC with Heat Pump GSX160301 Split System Central Air Conditioner, ENERGY STAR
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* Smart Zero Home overall rating based on customer and retailer feedback and our 5 parameter market analyses
** Price is the best price available online, and may include discounted/bargain prices that may not be available everywhere

Also see our pick of the best Furnaces and the best Whole House Fans in the market.