ArcoAire Heat Pump Reviews – ArocAire offers several models of heat pump systems with various efficiency ratings. Their top tier heat pump offers 19 SEER and 11 HSPF while their economy model offers 13 SEER and 7.7 HSPF. ArcoAire heat pumps offer cooling in the summer and heating in the winter. ArcoAire heat pumps are also compatible in a dual fuel setup. Dual fuel, typically, is a heat pump with a gas furnace used as backup heat. Typically is used in the last sentence because it can also be setup with an oil furnace and methods of heating systems. (more…)
Carrier Versus Rheem Heat Pumps – In this comparison matrix rundown we compare the mid-grade heat pump models from Carrier to Rheem. We selected similar models with similar efficiency ranges for comparison of the technical components side by side. This is not an exhaustive list of technical components or features from one manufacturer to the next. Instead, we offer basic features and components for a side by side comparison to help you understand. Detailed explanations for these items are listed below the comparison matrix table. (more…)
Lennox Versus Carrier Heat Pumps. Whenever we compare any type of equipment we need to compare similar models between the brands. In this case we are comparing Lennox to Carrier which are major brands that compete for your business. All the major manufacturers make similar models with various levels of efficiency. They also have various levels of bells and whistles. These bells and whistles make the equipment more efficient and easier to troubleshoot with advanced diagnostics.
Of course there are more categories for bells and whistles and we will endeavor to explain everything here. This is written from the perspective of a licensed HVAC Master who has several years of field experience and not a journalist. I have also been to manufacturer’s training course and worked on these products. (more…)
Update – Unfortunately Acadia’s parent company has folded for various reasons. Some of their heat pumps have some problems and looks like someone has a fix for those problems. You can find out more information about Acadia Heat Pumps and the fix here at this link to the Bangor News.(more…)
Airco Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings – ECR International is the maker of Airco Heat Pumps in the USA and Canada. That is, ECR International was the manufacturer of Airco heat pumps as they have discontinued their line of heat pumps. The Airco line of heat pumps were produced by ECR International in the size range from 1 and 1/2 tons all the way to 5 tons making the Airco heat pumps perfect for residential and light commercial applications. It is only conjecture but we can only surmise ECR International discontinued their line of Airco heat pumps because they wanted to focus on their core line which is gas and oil furnaces. If you have an Airco heat pump please make a review so we can track whether the Airco heat pump was a good heat pump or not. Perhaps some good reviews of the Airco heat pump will encourage ECR International to continue the Airco line of heat pumps.
Airco Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings
Airco Heat Pump Reviews
Amana ASZ18 Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings . The Amana ASZ18 Heat Pump is Amana’s premiere heat pump. The ASZ18 has an efficiency of 18 SEER for air conditioning mode and 9.5 HSPF for heating mode. One of the best features for the Amana ASZ18 heat pump is the warranty that comes with the compressor. Amana offers a lifetime limited warranty for the compressor. The remaining parts covered are by a 10-year limited warranty. The ASZ18 Amana heat pump uses R410-A. High Performance HVAC recommends you purchase a new heat pump or air conditioner with R-410-A versus R-22 units. (more…)
Amana Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings – Amana offers several heat pumps in the Amana heat pump line-up. The top of line model Amana 21 SEER 10 HSPF AVZC20 Heat Pump is the most efficient. The economical Distinctions heat pump model gives you 13 SEER and 7.7 HSPF. Many heat pumps in the Amana product line use the new R-410-A refrigerant. High Performance HVAC does not recommend to consumers to purchase the R-22 heat pumps at this time. Lastly, many manufacturers of heat pumps do not produce units that utilize R-22. R-22 complete phase-out date is in 2020. (Currently Amana does not offer any R-22 units). (more…)
American Standard Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings . American Standard currently offers several heat pumps of various capacities. These heat pumps have efficiency ranges between 13 SEER 9 HSPF to 20 SEER 10 HSPF. American Standard uses the name Platinum/Gold/Silver to describe their models of heat pumps. The high-efficiency Platinum 20 Communicating Heat Pump is the premium model. The Silver 13 Heat Pump is their economy model. American Standard uses Platinum for their top of the line heat pump. For more economical models they use Silver and Gold. The Platinum models being the most efficient with all the bells and whistles. The economy model is the 13 SEER Silver. The Silver is the basic model and most economical to purchase. Finally, the Platinum model is the most feature rich. The Platinum is also the most expensive model available from American Standard. (more…)
Armstrong Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings – Armstrong heat pumps come in various capacities with efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.7 HSPF to 20 SEER 10 HSPF and selected heat pump units that use R410A refrigerant. Armstrong is owned by Lennox so some of the technology going into Lennox heat pumps also find their way into Armstrong heat pumps. (more…)
Broan Heat Pump Reviews – Consumer Ratings – Broan is a major manufacturer of of home ventilation systems and offers very high efficient line heat pumps. The Ultra Efficient Broan Heat Pump and air handler has efficiency ratings up to 22 SEER and 10 HSPF efficiency rating. HSPF or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor is how heat pumps are rated for efficiency. How does an air source Broan Heat Pump get rated at a higher efficiency than some geothermal systems for the air conditioner side of the efficiency ratings? Broan calls it the IQ Drive System and technically it is an inverter duty compressor that gets the high efficiency ratings. The Broan heat pump with IQ Drive is actually manufactured by Nordyne but sold and marketed through Broan. (more…)