Payne currently offers two models of central and package air conditioning units — although they previously offered 10 and 12 SEER alternatives. For the most energy efficient option, consumers may want to consider the PA16NA for the only Energy Star qualified model in Payne’s product line. All models use the EPA-approved R-410A refrigerant for improved performance and its ozone friendly components.
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Payne PA16NA Air Conditioner
With Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 16, the PA16NA is Payne’s most energy efficient cooling system. This model comes standard with a dense grille for greater protection of the unit’s outside coil. The PA16NA also features a compressor with built-in protective features for quiet and reliable operation. Low maintenance and a durable, corrosion-resistant paint finish are additional benefits of this Energy Star approved model.
Payne PA13N Air Conditioner
The PA13N uses noise-absorbing isolation pads and specially designed fan blades for whisper-quiet operation. The unit carries a SEER rating of 13 and is equipped with a standard grill for coil protection with the option of a more dense grill. Similar to the PA16NA, this model features minimal maintenance, built-in compressor protection, and a durable paint finish.
Payne PA3H Packaged Air Conditioner
Payne’s most versatile cooling unit, the PA3H, can be installed as both a ground and rooftop air conditioning unit. It operaates with a SEER 13 cooling system and boasts extreme durability against severe weather with a rust-free composite base, and metal base rails for added stability and ease of maintenance. The PA3H also features an insulated cabinet for quiet operation and an optional electric heat accessory package.
Payne PA3Z Packaged Air Conditioner
The PA3Z offers an economical option for an energy efficient packaged air cooling system. Similar to the PA3H, this model has a SEER rating of 13 and a durable, rust-free foundation and body. The PA3Z also has a 32″ narrow cabinet design, ideal for small properties and zero lot line installations.
Care and Maintenance
Payne recommends cleaning or changing the indoor filter regularly to ensure the air conditioning unit is running at maximum efficiency. Homeowners should also clear the area surrounding the air conditioning unit to give it unrestricted airflow at all times.
In addition, air conditioning units should be inspected once a year, or at least once every other year, by a service technician. Routine dealer maintenance should detail a complete overview of the system’s components and any necessary repairs to adjustments.
Payne offers a 10-year, nontransferable limited warranty with all air conditioning units. The original homeowner must register the product within 90 days of installation to receive the full 10-year coverage. If a unit is not registered within 90 days, the warranty period is 5 years from the date of installation.