Airease Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer RatingsAirease Heat Pump Reviews | Consumer Ratings - Airease offers split system heat pumps from single-stage up to variable capacity high-efficiency models that offer premium performance. HSPF ratings for Airease heat pumps range from 8.5 for their baseline model up to 10 HSPF for the premium model.

HSPF is a way of measuring heat pump efficiency and translates to Heat Seasonal Performance Factor. HSPF only measures the efficiency of the heat pump in heating mode. In cooling mode, SEER is used to measure the efficiency of the heat pump.

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Airease breaks their systems down into three basic models:

  • Variable-Capacity Performance offers the highest efficiency ratings
  • Two-Stage Performance offers mid-range efficiency levels
  • And Single-Stage Performance is the no-frills baseline model for Airease

Variable-Capacity Performance Model

The Variable-Capacity model offers an inverter driven scroll compressor that modulates based on demand. That offers precision control and results in energy savings from the standard single-stage models, which only runs at one speed, 100%. While single-stage air conditioners and heat pumps are the most common, they are also the least efficient. The systems will turn on and run at 100%, satisfy the thermostat (temperature setting), and then turn on again.

A lot of electricity usage happens on startup with single-stage systems. With variable-capacity inverter systems, this reduction of amperage (electricity use) through the soft-start control of the system, which results in less electricity usage. Additionally, a variable capacity system only runs at speed necessary to satisfy demand.

Airease Heat Pump Top SEER Rating

Airease Heat Pump Top HSPF Rating

Two-Stage Performance | Airease Heat Pump Reviews

While two-stage heat pumps are not as efficient as the variable-capacity models, they are more efficient than the single-stage models. At the heart of the two-stage system is the two-stage scroll compressor. The two-stage system will run at 100% only the heavy demand days or the hottest or coldest of days. At other times, when low demand will satisfy the setpoint temperature, the system will run at the lower stage saving in electricity usage. Of course, proper setup is necessary including a two-stage thermostat which should be installed with the new system.

Single-Stage Performance

For the budget-minded, there are the Airease single-stage heat pump models. Of course, this is for the budget-minded on initial system purchase. The single-stage system is not the most economical system when it comes to operating costs. Despite that, the baseline Airease heat pump does offer a 15 SEER efficiency rating, which is likely higher than the SEER rating of the current model you now own. That would be an improvement over what you are currently using for heating and cooling.

Air Source Heat Pump Tips | Dual Fuel Heating

Air source heat pumps have a backup heating source. In most installations, the backup heating source is electric heat strips. Electric heat strips are very cheap to install in most cases. However, while electric is generally regarded as a 100% efficient, producing it is more costly than other heating methods. For a more efficient heat pump, consider a dual fuel heat pump, or a heat pump with a gas furnace for the backup heat source. It will be more costly to install, but your monthly bills will be reduced.

Airease Heat Pump Model Comparison Matrix

Airease Heat Pump Model Comparison
Pro Series Variable Capacity (Premium Model)Pro Series Two-Stage (Mid-Range Model)Single Stage Series (Economy Model)
Efficiency offers up to 20 SEER and
Up to 10 HSPF
Up to 16 SEER and 8.5 HSPFup to 14 SEER and 7.7 HSPF With other models of various efficiency ratings available.
10-Year Parts Limited Warranty with extended warranty
available
10-Year Parts Limited Warranty with extended warranty
available
10-Year Parts Limited Warranty with extended warranty
available
High-efficiency ECM condenser fan motor.Information in literature/specifications is not clear about the type of condenser fan motor. It could be a multi-speed PSC or a variable speed ECM. The more efficient for you would be the variable speed ECM.Standard PSC motor.
Inverter-Driven Scroll Compressor - Variable CapacityTwo stage Scroll CompressorHigh-efficiency scroll compresso
Individual metal louvered panels with baked polyester paint finished over galvanized steelIndividual metal louvered panels with baked polyester paint finished over galvanized steelIndividual metal louvered panels with baked polyester paint finished over galvanized steel
for corrosion resistance
Comfort Sync Thermostat available with app remote access. Required with a matching indoor Airease system.Comfort Sync Thermostat available with app remote access. Option for conventioanl control.Conventional controls in specific models
Enhanced tube-and-fin coil design featuring MHT™ TechnologyEnhanced tube-and-fin coil design featuring MHT™ TechnologyEnhanced tube-and-fin coil design featuring MHT™ Technology
Meets ENERGY STAR Heat Pump qualificationsMeets ENERGY STAR Heat Pump qualificationsSelect models are Energy Star rated depending on the efficiency rating purchased
Thermostatic Expansion Valve - TXVThermostatic Expansion Valve - TXVMetering device component information not available in specifications
Dual-Fuel CapableDual-Fuel CapableN/A
Quiet Shift™ capable means quiet operation for reversing valveQuiet Shift™ capable means quiet operation for reversing valveQuiet Shift™ capable means quiet operation for reversing valve
Demand defrost equals better energy efficiencyDemand defrost equals better energy efficiencyConventional timed defrost
High and low pressure switchesHigh and low pressure switchesHigh and low pressure switches

Installation Considerations - Airease Heat Pump Consumer Ratings

It doesn’t matter which model or brand name you choose to purchase the most important part of buying a new HVAC system, even heat pumps, is a competent HVAC contractor. Proper installation is essential to the proper operation and longevity of the HVAC system.

It all begins with doing a proper load calculation and evaluation of the older components in the system. The duct work, electrical system, and refrigeration line set are considerations for upgrade and replacement when purchasing new equipment.

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