Heat Pump Ratings part 13, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump ratings part 13 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Lennox, Luxaire, and Maytag brands.

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

LENNOX--------1*--------<1*---------1*

The 14HPX series units are basic heat pumps with scroll compressors for reliability but the standard warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.  The XP16 is a part of their ELITE SERIES and is their entry into the premium category while the XP25 is an ultimate heat pump with an efficiency of 23 SEER. 

The XP25 units use PreciseComfort technology to adjust the output in 1% increments to closely match the requirements of the home. The units are very quiet and have a modern rounded look and feel to them but the guarantee is not as good as other brands in the category. All of the units feature louvered metal panels to protect the coil from damage but are only sold through factory authorized dealers.

LUXAIRE----------1*---------5*---------NA

This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part JOHNSON CONTROLS and is available in Canada as well as the USA. The THJD models are basic builder grade units while the THJF model has a better warranty. The units use demand defrost which saves energy and they use slotted panel construction to protect the outdoor coil from physical damage. The ACCLIMATE HL8B units are premium units with SilentDrive features and a powder coated finish on the condenser cabinet for durability. They are backed by a very good guarantee but the units are only sold through their factory authorized dealer network.

MAYTAG-----------5*---------4*---------4*

This brand name is licensed to NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC and they are sold by dealers in the USA. 

The PSH4BE units are basic models with a 14/15 SEER efficiency and micro-channel construction for a compact unit footprint. They also have a sound blanket for the compressor, a swept wing fan for quieter operation, and are backed by an outstanding guarantee. The MSH4BF models are premium units with a 16 seer rating and two stage operation while the PSH4BF units have the stainless steel case and the compressor blanket/swept wing fan. The PSH4BI model is an ultimate unit with an inverter drive compressor and an efficiency rating of 22 seer. It also has a stainless steel case and is backed by a very good warranty.

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