Ducane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer RatingsDucane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings - Ducane is known as a builders grade brand for HVAC equipment so you will not get all the bells and whistles you would with one of the bigger name brands such as Lennox or Trane.

Ducane, by the way, is owned by Lennox but Ducane has its niche producing heat pumps and other HVAC products that do not have the bells and whistles. Ducane heat pumps come in efficiency ranges from 13 SEER 7.5 HSPF to 18 SEER 9.2 HSPF. Ducane heat pump features the following in selected models:

Ducane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Select Features

  • All Ducane heat pumps are factory run tested
  • Solid-state defrost controls
  • High-efficiency 2 stages Copeland UltraTechTM scroll
    compressor. This adds efficiency and better humidity control for summer comfort factors.
  • Low-pressure switch to protect the compressor in the event of loss of charge or other problem that causes low pressures
  • Selected Ducane heat pumps come with coil guards
  • Variable speed condenser fan motor to match compressor speed.
  • Diagnostics control board for easier heat pump troubleshooting
  • Short cycle protection
  • 10-year limited warranty on all parts and extended warranty is available*
  • Warranties as Compared to Other Brands 85% 85%
  • Ducane Quality as Compared to Other Brands 85% 85%
  • Consumer Opinion based on Field Experience 92% 92%
  • Ducane Efficiency Compared to Other Brands 80% 80%
  • Overall Ducane Opinion from a Technical Perspective 90% 90%

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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.

Ducane Heat Pump Reviews - Consumer Ratings | Technical Details

Anyone who has owned a heat pump knows sometimes the heat pumps a lot of noise, especially when shifting from the heating mode to the defrost mode. Technically when the heat pump goes into defrost mode it goes from heating to cooling for the condenser while the air handler energizes the backup heat.

Speaking of backup heat, most heat pumps utilize electric heat strips for the backup heat. It may cost a little more but with a gas furnace as backup heat, you can save some money. It’s called dual fuel and a good economical heat pump uses gas rather than electric for the backup heat.

Ducane was found in 1947 in Union City, New Jersey, and was eventually purchased by Lennox. Ducane produces HVAC products for residential and light commercial applications including gas furnaces, oil furnaces, unit heaters, heat pumps, and air conditioners.

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