American Standard vs. Comfort Maker Air Conditioning Systems

Posted on: April 24, 2018

American Standard and Comfortmaker are two of the most popular brands for HVAC systems. However, with the mass amount of information out there, many homeowners become frazzled when it comes to making a buying decision.

We took some time to compare both brands to help you make a stronger-educated buying decision — because as HVAC experts, we understand the importance of this purchase.

American Standard

  • American Standard is popular for both commercial and residential properties.
  • American Standard Platinum Series, comes with advanced humidity controls, allowing you to control the humidity and temperature in your space separately.
  • All American Standard AC systems are Energy Star approved and have SEER Energy Ratings ranging from 13 to 20.

Check out all of our American Standard AC services at Midway Services, here.


  • Comfortmaker HVAC units are generally used for residential purposes.
  • Comfortmaker HVAC units are generally more silent while turned on compared to American Standard units. Why? Because American Standard units only use a single-stage cooling system while Comfortmaker units use a double-stage cooling system.
  • All Comfortmaker products are Energy Star approved and have SEER Energy Ratings ranging from 13 to 22.

Check out all of our Comfortmaker AC services at Midway Services, here.

Comparison Summary:

American Standard:

  • Smaller SEER range.
  • Single-stage system.
  • Both commercial and residential options.
  • Limited warranty.
  • Large units.
  • Humidity controls.
  • Energy Star approved.


  • Larger SEER rating range.
  • Double-stage system.
  • Quiet system.
  • Primarily residential.
  • Fewer control options.
  • Limited warranty.
  • Bulky.
  • Energy Star approved.

There’s no clear answer to the American Standard vs. Comfortmaker AC debate — both brands have their own strengths (as well as weaknesses). Find a local contractor (like Midway Services!) who can help you determine which features matter the most for your needs.

Before you hire a contractor, schedule an in-home consultation to learn more about product warranty options and how much it will cost to install the air conditioner. But keep in mind, when you factor in the no-hassle 10-year product protection plans offered by both brands, as well as the potential energy savings of up to 60 percent, your long-term costs could end up being much lower than expected!


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