American Standard has created a lineup with something for everyone, including very high-efficiency models like the American Standard Platinum ZM Allegiance 20 central air conditioner. This unit sports one of the highest SEER ratings currently available and will reduce the amount of energy most homeowners use for cooling by up to 50% and possibly more, also producing a cost savings on utility bills. The American Standard Platinum ZM is a very good option in warm regions where the A/C gets a work-out. Monty in Biloxi, Mississippi offers this American Standard Platinum ZM Allegiance 20 central air conditioner price to add to our HVAC prices collection. We appreciate it!
“Down here the heat and humidity are horrible. I’m from Illinois and have been here 20 years, but I’ll never get used to how miserable it can be in the summer. When we bought a home last spring the first thing I did was to switch out the central air conditioning unit. They house has a newer American Standard gas furnace but for reasons I never found out the A/C unit had not been replaced and was easily 20 years old. Goodbye!
I called the American Standard dealer to give me central air conditioner prices on his most efficient models. To keep him honest I also called the local Trane and Rheem dealers too. The American Standard Platinum ZM Allegiance came in about middle of the road and that worked for me. Here’s what my costs were:
American Standard Platinum ZM 4 ton central air conditioner with coil, $2,469.
Installation: $1,250; Total: $3,719.
The energy bills last summer were higher than I expected them to be, though they were less than what they’d been – I checked with the utility company. I had the contractor out to look at the system and he did make some adjustments to the furnace set up and a pressure switch, so hopefully that will help. He did say, and I verified it with other contractors, that unless a system is installed all together with matching components it’s hard to get the highest efficiency the unit is capable of. I’m considering replacing the gas furnace this year with one that is fully compatible with the American Standard Platinum ZM A/C to get my money’s worth for the next 15 to 20 years, especially if the price of electricity goes up. Otherwise, the system works pretty well and it does keep the heat and humidity at bay.”
Monty makes a good point that to guarantee maximum efficiency it is best to install an entire system together, which is typically done anyway. By the way, here are some of the key specs on the American Standard Platinum ZM Allegiance 20:
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