Heat Pump Ratings part 6, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump ratings part 6 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Century, Champion, and Coleman brands.

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

CENTURY---------2*--------<1*---------NA

This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS and the units are sold in the USA by authorized dealers.The HRG14 units are basic units with demand defrost and reliable scroll compressors. Their louvered metal jacket provides good protection for the condenser coil. They also have a composite base pan for quieter operation and are backed by a decent warranty. The HRG16 units are premium units with all of the standard features. Although the compressor is backed by a good guarantee, the warranty on the rest of the unit's parts in this category is not as good as other brands.

CHAMPION--------1*---------5*---------NA

This brand is made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS COMPANY but the units are only available through their dealer network in the USA. The THJD models have basic features and a 14 seer energy efficiency rating. They feature microchannel construction for a compact unit and are backed by an average warranty. The HL8B models are premium units that feature their Whisperdrive system which includes a swept wing condenser fan, isolated compressor compartment, and base pan made of a composite material. They also use demand defrost for more efficient operation. They have an 18 SEER efficiency and the warranty is very good when the units are installed as a matched system. 

COLEMAN---------1*---------5*---------NA

This brand is made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS COMPANY and is sold through dealers in the USA and Canada. The THJD models are a part of their LX series and have basic features with a 13 seer energy efficiency rating. They feature microchannel construction for a compact unit and are backed by an average warranty that requires online registration. The HC8B models are premium units that feature their Whisperdrive system which includes a swept wing condenser fan, isolated compressor compartment, and base pan made of a composite material. They also use demand defrost for more efficient operation. The warranty is very good when the units are installed as a matched system.

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