Below is a list compiled alphabetically of the top AC units and the price of them. On the far right column is the AC & Coil installation costs but this is highly subjective. Depending on where you live, the price will vary. If you are looking for central air unit prices, below is your guide.


High efficiency central air systems can save you a considerable amount of money on energy. Gone are the days of 7-10 seer home ac units, and the lowest efficiency central air conditioner units you can purchase from a manufacturer is 13 seer, and those are limited to specific units. In most cases today, you’ll get a 14-15 seer minimum efficiency unit. The highest efficiency central ac units are rated at 24 seer, and other brands use solar panels to assist in providing electricity during peak use. Of course, the AC unit prices with higher seer ratings are much more than their lower initial cost counterparts.

SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (Higher is better, like mpg in a car)

For the purpose of this SEER Efficiency Comparison, below used a 2.5 ton central air conditioner unit and matching evaporator coil. Manufacturers recommend you only install matched systems to achieve the ARI ratings listed.