Heat Pump Ratings part 12: Grandaire, Guardian, Heil, & Keeprite

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

GRANDAIRE------1*---------NA--------NA

These units are manufactured by INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS for BAKER DISTRIBUTING COMPANY which is a subsidiary of WATSCO INC. The WCH3 units are basic models that feature durable scroll compressors and an average warranty. The units use timed defrost instead of a demand based control and their wire grille doesn't do too much to protect the coil from damage. The units are only available in the USA through authorized dealers.

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. 

Guardian RHP14L

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

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 (HVH8) 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.

Heil HVH8

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. 

Keeprite CVH8

The PROCOMFORT DELUXE 16 is a premium model with a compressor blanket and quiet shift technology for quieter operation. The PROCOMFORT DELUXE 18 (CVH8) 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.

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