Payne Air Conditioner Reviews And Prices 2023


Note: If you’re just beginning your research into central ac units, then our Central AC Ultimate Guide is the best place to start. Also, our AC Sizing Calculator can help you find a relatively accurate size quickly. Many issues are caused by an oversized or undersized AC.

As a manufacturing company, Payne has existed in the market for more than seventy-seven years. Payne has been providing heating and cooling solutions to consumers to meet their specific needs. Their fundamental dedication is to deliver quality services and products at ridiculously affordable prices. As a consumer, there some factors to consider before deciding on the brand and model of an AC. The capacity, size, efficiency, and price are just but a few considerations to carefully make. Some of the air conditioners models made by Payne include the Payne PA16NA and the Payne PA13NA. Each of these models is energy star rated and also affordable.

Payne Features (Not Exclusive)

(We used to talk about the unique features of each brand in this part but Payne actually have few unique features to talk about because of the low price, then we regard Price as a big Feature 😛 )

Low Price

Payne air conditioners are among the most affordable ACs in the market. The quality of a unit matters to a consumer and this at many times is related to price. Price is a key consideration when buying an air conditioner. Payne offers not only quality but also affordability. A 16 SEER Payne PA16NA goes for only $1,359. This is cheaper as compared to its Goodman equivalent that costs $2,649. When it comes to pricing, Payne offers a far much better alternative.Accessory electric heaters A wide variety of accessory electrical heaters are in place for the Payne PA16NA units. Such reliable heaters are comprised of a separate module heater that is well mounted on the blower inlet. Additionally, remote controls are also installed in the box control unit to make control easy.

Durable Compressors

The compressors on most Payne ACs are designed for maximum efficiency. Every compressor on the Ac is completely sealed to prevent contamination thus promoting durability of the unit. It also improves the overall dependability of the air conditioner. Vibration is isolated to make sure that the unit operates without much noise. Also, internal protection on overcurrent is ensured.

Quiet Performance

You can be lest assured that your Payne AC will operate with little or no noise at all. Amana air makes this possible acoustically engineering their air conditioners systems with enhancements. Such improvements comprise of a compressor sound-decreasing cover which is made of high-density foam. Also, the top of the AC specially designed for sound control purposes

Convertible Duct Configuration

The configuration of the duct system is necessary for an air conditioner. Payne units are intended to use both horizontal and downflow applications. Each AC can be converted from downflow to flat, and this includes covers on the horizontal duct. Downflow function is taken care of the field to permit the connections on vertical ductwork. The base pan seal on the underneath guarantees a positive seal in the vertical airflow manner. Permanent split capacitorThis makes sure that the amount of energy consumed is as minimal as possible. They also help in the cooling operation up to forty degrees in the outside temperatures. Squat power consumption in an Ac is necessary for an attempt to lower utility bills as well as getting value for money.

Payne Model Analysis

ModelSEERCompressorNoise LevelEnergy Star

Note: Higher SEER is not Better. Finding the best SEER is a bit tricky but our SEER Savings Calculator can help you find a suitable SEER based on your location.

Payne PA13NA

This is among the most affordable AC models offered by Payne. The model is made of the cabinet which Heavy-gauge galvanized steel thus providing sustainable security to the coil and other components. This model like all other Payne units uses environmentally friendly and safe R-410A refrigerant.

Payne PA16NA

This model is the second best AC from Payne. This is because of the high efficiency as indicated by the 16 SEER energy rating. This model like all other Payne units uses environmentally friendly and safe R-410A refrigerant. Also, the outside coil of the AC is well protected.

Best Cost-Effective Payne Models For You

As we have discussed in our central air conditioner guide, the SEER is the most important parameter deciding the initial equipment cost and future energy savings.

Higher SEER Models can not always pay your money back. We developed a SEER Savings Calculator to help find a better balance between equipment cost and electricity cost. This tool can automatically load your local power rate and yearly cooling hours when using Chrome explorer. You can also adjust these inputs manually to get a more accurate result.

What Contractor Say About Payne AC

Payne focus on a few models with less ad promotion and that’s why you can obtain good unit price(not installation price). There is no need to worry about the quality of unit. Payne offers good units as long as the installation process is carried out by someone who perfectly knows what exactly they are doing. The error that most users make is to install a unit on their own. Without the help of a skilled person, the possibility of poor installation is always high. The unit, therefore, begins to have problems too early. Proper installation of any unit is essential if you want an AC to last long enough.

-Charles From Chicago Reehub Comfort

Payne Air Conditioner Prices By Model

In order to offer an objective and equal comparison, we set the baseline below:

Each model includes: 2.5 ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 CFM air handler, programmable air conditioner thermostat.

ModelsSystem OnlySystem Installed
Payne PA17NA$1,400$3,780
Payne PA16NW$1,230$3,410
Payne PA16NA$1,120$3,260
Payne PA15NC$1,010$3,190
Payne PA14NC$860$2,940
Payne PA13NA$750$2,810

Payne Air Conditioner Prices By Size

Before installing your air conditioner, an HVAC contractor needs to size your system by “Manual J” calculation. This will take into accounts factors like where you live, how much insulation you have, windows types and directions, and everything else. Then you will get a right-sized central air conditioner ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton.

Each Unit includes: Payne 2.5-ton 15 SEER outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 CFM air handler, programmable thermostat.

AC Unit SizeHome SizeSystem OnlySystem Installed
1.5 ton600 - 1000 sf$880$2,710
2 ton1001 - 1300 sf$960$2,800
2.5 ton1301 - 1600 sf$1,020$2,930
3 ton1601 - 1900 sf$1,080$3,040
3.5 ton1901 - 2200 sf$1,220$3,240
4 ton2201 - 2600 sf$1,310$3,420
5 ton2601 - 3200 sf$1,530$3,860

The “Home Size” column is a very rough estimate. The warmer your climate is, the bigger the AC must be relative to house size. You can use our AC Sizing Calculator to get a suitable size in a minute.

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How to Get the Best Payne Air Conditioner Prices?

Firstly, When you looking for the best deals for Payne AC, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for residential HVAC project.

  • So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates as we talked above.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for your local contractor, and this estimate already takes government rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: Homeowners Tactics When Negotiating with HVAC Dealer to get the final best price.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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4 thoughts on “Payne Air Conditioner Reviews And Prices 2023”

  1. From my original Facebook post:

    To anyone considering replacing their air conditioner or heat pump, you need to read this first. I have one of each. The A/C is my original 20 year old unit (American Standard brand) and my heat pump is four. The heat pump, made by Payne, broke down a couple of weeks ago due to the fan motor and capacitor dying.

    The tech called Payne since it still had a year under warranty (parts, not labor) and they were out of motors and they were on back-order until January. So he asked if he could install a generic motor until then to get me by and they said no but I was welcome to put one in at my own expense (about $200). Shocked, he asked if they were really willing to let my unit be down through winter but they apparently didn’t care and had no problem with that.

    Fortunately, the tech had an app on his phone that allowed him to search for Carrier parts around the country. Carrier, Payne, Heil, Tempstar and a few others are now all part of a company called ICP. This is not to be confused with the musical group called Insane Clown Posse, although right now I’m not so sure. It stands for International Comfort Products, LLC.

    Anyway, the tech found me the correct motor and ordered it. ICP wouldn’t even pay the shipping, which fortunately was only about $20 since it was fairly close by. This took care of the problem and we are back in good shape, thanks to a good, caring tech.

    Moral of the story: If you’re shopping for a new unit, pick one that cares if you’re going to be broken down for a few months or not. And stay away from ICP (the company, not the group. I’m kidding. Stay away from the group, too!)


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