Heat Pump Ratings part 12, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump ratings part 12 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Guardian, Heil, Keeprite, and Kelvinator brands.

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

GUARDIAN--------1*---------NA---------NA

This brand is made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The RHP14L models are basic heat pumps with demand defrost for energy savings. They feature louvered panel construction to protect the outdoor coil from physical damage but their website is not much help and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

HEIL---------------1*---------1*---------2*

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and the units are available in Canada and the USA but only through their dealer network. 

The PERFORMANCE 14 (N4H4) units are budget friendly basic units but their guarantee is not as good as other brands. Their wire grille does not do much to protect the condenser coil from damage. The QUIETCOMFORT DELUXE 16 (HCH6) is a premium model with a compressor blanket and quiet shift technology for quieter operation. The QUIETCOMFORT DELUXE 18 model is their entry in the ultimate category of heat pumps. They have a variable speed fan and compressor for quiet efficient operation and they are backed by a pretty good guarantee.

KEEPRITE---------1*---------1*---------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 (N4H4) units are budget friendly basic units but their guarantee is not as good as other brands. Their wire grille does not do much to protect the condenser coil from damage. 

The PROCOMFORT DELUXE 16 is a premium model with a compressor blanket and quiet shift technology for quieter operation. The PROCOMFORT DELUXE 18 model is their entry in the ultimate category of heat pumps. They have a variable speed fan in addition to the variable speed compressor for added efficiency and quieter operation. The units are available through factory authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.

KELVINATOR-----2*--------<1*---------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer basic heat pumps that are backed by an average warranty. They have a louvered metal jacket to protect the coil from damage but their website is not much help and they are only sold through dealers.

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