American Standard Silver 14 Review In-Depth Analysis and Comparison

American standard is a known name in the HVAC industry. Every ac buyer must have heard of their name at some point. Now talking about the silver 14, this is their basic tier, affordable model.

Surprisingly silver 14 is one of the most searched models after silver 16. The silver 14 falls into the inexpensive and efficient category.

This model is certified by energy star and has a low noise level. The price range of this model is fairly similar to the silver 16. And In this article, I’ll do the American Standard Silver 14 Review.

On average the American Standard Silver 14 series can cost between $4,500 to $6,000 depending upon the capacity and installation charges.  

American Standard Silver 14 Features

Few Key Features:

  • American Standard Silver 14 has a 72-73 dB noise level.
  • American Standard Silver 14 comes with SermaGuard™ rust-resistant screws
  • American Standard Silver 14 has Durabase™ basepan to prevent rust and cracks

In-Depth American Standard Silver 14 Review

Capacity Of American Standard Silver 14

The Silver 14 has a good cooling capacity range from 17,000 to 56,000 BTU. This range is enough for most homeowners. This can cool a good amount of area without any stress.

If you want to get an accurate BTU number then you must consult a licensed professional HVAC technician. Because there are various factors that affect the cooling like home insulation, house members, location of the house, etc. 

SEER Rating And Energy Efficiency

The silver 14 has a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of up to 16. This is quite an impressive SEER rating considering this is a low-end model. American standard claims that you can save up to 43% on energy bills.

I don’t really know how they measure this but you can expect to save on energy bills. The energy efficiency can also fluctuate due to various factors like ductwork, house size, cooling capacity, etc.

Noise Level Of American Standard Silver 14  

The silver 14 has a noise level of 72dB which is quite low considering this is a low-end variant. This amount of noise will not disturb you in any way. If you’re planning on purchasing this system then to lower the noise you can try some DIY fixes.

Compressor Of American Standard Silver 14   

The silver 14 model has a single-stage compressor. This single-stage compressor is quite efficient and powerful.

The single-stage compressor is quite inexpensive and also weighs less which makes them a great choice for low-end models. Almost all the competitors have single-stage compressors in their basic tier models.

Extra Features:

  • The American standard has used a different type of refrigerant in this system which is eco-friendly. 
  • The overall pricing of this unit is quite the same as the silver 16. So if you’re considering buying the silver 16 models and if you get a good deal on silver 14. Then don’t hesitate to choose silver 14 because they’re almost identical.
  • Since this is a single-stage system the overall price of the parts is really inexpensive. And you can easily get parts from anywhere they’re easily accessible.
  • The overall coating (powder coating) of this unit is quite durable and rust-resistant. This system has SermaGuard™ rust-resistant screws
  • The silver 14 has a Spine Fin™ aluminum coil that is made to last longer and transferring heat more effectively.

Warranty Cover On American Standard Silver 14

The American Standard silver 14 has a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor, a 10-year limited warranty on the coil, and a 10-year limited warranty on internal functional parts. If you’re thinking of selling your house then you can also upgrade the warranty cover for an extended period.

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Pros And Cons

Pros
  • American Standard is a genuine and trusted brand with reliable service
  • The overall warranty cover is pretty good and secure.
  • The cooling capacity range is quite good and satisfying.
  • The part price of the silver 14 is quite inexpensive.
  • The silver 14 has good durability and sturdiness.
Cons
  • The silver 14 and silver 16 have the same price point and almost the same features. No major updates in silver 16 considering it is a higher model. If you get a good deal on silver 14 then you must prefer it over silver 16 since they’re both almost the same.
  • The main problem with the American standard is installation. Anyone can install the A.S units you don’t even have to be a professional licensed technician. I think this is the thing that’s keeping American standard behind the competition.

American Standard Silver 14 Model Comparison Table

American Standard Silver 14 vs Silver 13

Silver 14 Silver 13
Up to 16 SEERUp to 14.5 SEER
1 Cooling Stages 1 Cooling Stages
72-73 dB Noise 71-75 dB Noise
50%Energy Savings 50%Energy Savings
5-year base limited warranty on compressor, coil, and parts.
10-year available with product registration.
5-year base limited warranty on compressor and parts.
10-year available with product registration on compressor, coil, and parts.

American Standard Silver 14 vs Silver 16

Silver 16 Silver 14
Up to 17 SEERUp to 16 SEER
1 Cooling Stage 1 Cooling Stage
71-74 dB Noise72-73 dB Noise
54%Energy Savings 50%Energy Savings
5-year base limited warranty on compressor and parts.
10-year available with product registration on coil and parts
5-year base limited warranty on compressor and parts.
10-year available with product registration on coil and parts

American Standard Silver 14 versus Gold 17

Silver 14 Gold 17
Up to 16 SEERUp to 18 SEER
1 Cooling Stages2 Cooling Stages
72-73 dB Noise72-74 dB Noise
50%Energy Savings56%Energy Savings
5-year base limited warranty on compressor, coil, and parts.
10-year available with product registration.
5-year base limited warranty on compressor and parts.
12-year available with product registration, 10 years on coil and parts.
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