Geothermal Ratings part 7, Reviews of the Northern Heat Pump, Sakura, Spectrum, & Tetco brands

BRAND------------------BASIC----PREMIUM

NORTHERN HEAT PUMP-----<1*--------2*

This brand is a part of ELECTRO INDUSTRIES INC. and is made in Canada.

The NorthStar Series of units feature durable stainless steel cabinets that have a lifetime guarantee. The models have a variable speed fan motor for quiet efficient operation and offer an optional two stage compressor.

The units are sold through their dealer network in North America but it is limited and their website is not much help.

Northern Heat Pump NorthStar Series

SAKURA---------------------<1*---------NA

These units are made in China and are available in both 50 and 60 hz units.

They offer a variety of units to fit most applications and have basic features. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SPECTRUM--------------------3*---------NA

These units feature two stage compressors, variable speed blowers, and a four inch thick air filter to improve indoor air quality. The units are available in both upflow and downflow configurations and have a compressor blanket, triple compressor isolation, and automotive grade insulation for quieter operation.

They are backed by a good warranty but are only available through dealers in the USA & Canada.  

TETCO----------------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is manufactured by ENERTEC GLOBAL LLC and is sold through dealers in the USA. The ES5 is a multi-position unit that features an anti-microbial plastic drain pan to eliminate corrosion, durable Copeland scroll two stage compressors, and digital controls. A desuperheater for domestic hot water heating and a variable speed blower motor is standard as well. The ION SERIES offers compact units for installation in those tight spaces. The warranty on the brand is not very good when compared to others. All of the units feature all aluminum microchannel coils to minimize the risk of corrosion and future refrigerant leaks. They also have a condensate overflow sensor to protect against damage to the home due to a clogged condensate drain.

Tetco Ion Series

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