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Century Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Century Heat Pumps are produced in sizes from 1.5 tons to 5 tons for the residential market and come with the new environmentally friendly refrigerant R-410A. Century is a part of Heat Controller and produces a full line of HVAC products for residential and commercial applications. Century Heat Pumps come in efficiency ranges of 13 SEER to 16 SEER.
Century Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Select Features
The top of the line Century heat pump requires you to match the outdoor condenser with a new indoor air handler to gain the efficiency rate on the product. The terms and conditions in the warranty also require you to match the outdoor unit with the indoor unit. Of course, we can agree with matching the indoor unit with the outdoor unit because the two systems work better together when engineered together.
Various features of selected Century heat pumps include:
- Century Heat Pumps have copper coils for durability
- Century heat pumps utilize demand defrost which improves efficiency
- Mufflers on compressor discharge minimize noise on Century Heat Pumps
- The louvered metal jacket protects coils from damage on Century Heat Pumps
- Two-speed scroll compressor for select models
- Century heat pump offers a 12-year warranty (limitations apply) on the compressor and other parts
Century Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Additional Information
Century Top SEER Rating
Air Source Heat Pump Tips | Dual Fuel Heating
A dual fuel heat pump is a heat pump with a gas furnace for backup heating rather than electric heat strips.
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 electricity is generally regarded as 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.
Century recommends you match the new heat pump condenser with one of Century’s air handlers and matching coil for the Century Heat Pump condenser. The warranty requires proof of purchase, regular preventive maintenance, and other terms and conditions, however, a 12-year warranty is more than most and the terms are not really that difficult to comply with and are not out of the ordinary for any other warranty. If the basis of your purchase is the warranty make sure you completely understand it.
For more information about Century and the HVAC products they offer including their latest efficiency ratings please see the Century website.
Century Heat Pump Reviews