Heat Pump Ratings part 7, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Heat pump ratings part 7 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Comfort-Aire, Comfortmaker, Comfortstar, and Concord brands.

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

Comfort-Aire  ---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. 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 but their warranty in this category is not as good as other brands.

COMFORTMAKER--1*--------1*---------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 13 (N4H3) models are basic heat pumps that use a wire grille to protect the condenser coil which doesn't actually do much and they only have an average guarantee. The SOFTSOUND DELUXE 16 (CCH6) units are premium models but their guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. The units are available in the USA and Canada but only through authorized dealers

COMFORTSTAR---1*---------NA---------NA

This brand features basic models with fully louvered metal panels to protect the condenser coil from physical damage. The ADH2 models are a part of their "Quantum" series, have a 14 seer efficiency rating, and are backed by an average warranty. 

CONCORD---------1*-------<1*---------NA

This brand is from ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES INC which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL and the units are sold in the USA through a dealer network. The 4HP13B models are basic units with all of the standard features but the warranty is not very good. They have a wire guard to protect the condenser coil which doesn't actually protect it very much. The 4HP16LT models are premium units with an efficiency of 16 seer and a heavy duty compressor blanket for enhanced noise control. The units have louvered metal panels to protect the coil which does a much better job than the wire guards. They have a swept wing fan for sound control but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

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