Coleman Echelon Series Model AC8B 18 SEER Central Air Conditioner Review
The Coleman Echelon Series AC8B is an Energy Star, 2-stage air conditioner that will reduce cooling bills by 40% or more while producing a very comfortable home. With the 2-stage compressor, you’ll get better humidity control and more balanced cooling than a single-stage model can provide. The higher SEER and 2-stage operation make this a more expensive model. If you live in a cooler climate, you probably don’t need an 18 SEER AC. If you prefer 2-stage cooling, the Echelon AC5B is a 15 SEER, 2-stage model. Trane and Amana are among other brands that make 2-stage models in the 15-16 SEER range. On the other hand, there are quite a few single-stage ACs with efficiency as high as 17 SEER.
This Coleman Echelon Series Model AC8B air conditioner review provides you with unbiased information you can use to evaluate this model. See our long list of central air conditioner reviews for similar models to compare with this one.
Top Features of the Coleman Echelon Series AC8B Central Air Conditioner
- 18 SEER efficiency is Energy Star qualified.
- 2-stage cooling offers better humidity reduction and temperature control.
- Pair with an Echelon variable-speed furnace for enhanced comfort control.
- Whisper Drive system uses sound-reduction technology.
- High- and low-pressure switches protect the compressor and improve longevity.
- Powder-coated, galvanized cabinet offers good protection and air flow.
- Sizes available to 5-ton/60,000 BTU capacity.
Coleman Echelon Series Model AC8B Central Air Conditioner Price
This AC is competitively priced among 18 SEER models. It’s more affordable than Carrier Infinity or Performance, Trane XL, American Standard Platinum or other top-tier 18 SEER units. We include prices in our HVAC reviews so you’ll have everything you need to make a good decision on your next AC. Here are prices for the most popular sizes.
2 ton Coleman Echelon AC8B air conditioner: $3,049
3 ton Coleman Echelon AC8B air conditioner: $3,359
4 ton Coleman Echelon AC8B air conditioner: $3,689
5 ton Coleman Echelon AC8B air conditioner: $3,979
Echelon Series AC8B Central Air Conditioner Warranty
Coleman backs this model with a solid 10-year compressor and parts warranty. That’s about average for quality AC units. This model, with proper maintenance, should give you 16-20 years of service, possibly longer.
Maximize Durability and Performance
To get the best from your Coleman AC in the years ahead, start by having a professional install it. A qualified contractor will have the skills and experience to set it up properly so that it runs at peak efficiency with fewer mechanical issues. Then, keep your Coleman Echelon Series Model AC8B air conditioner maintained by having a professional clean and check it every few years.