Hydronic heat pump ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Bluebox, Blueway, Boreal, Bosch, Bryant, Buderus, Calorex, Carrier, and Century brands.
These heat pumps are made in Italy and the brand is a part of SWEGON GROUP. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.
This brand offers basic units in seven sizes to match the needs of the home.They are for heating and cooling as well as domestic hot water production but their website is not much help.
BOREAL---- boreal-geothermal.ca ---<1*
The HW(W) series heat pumps are available in heating only models as well as heat/cool units. The IFW units are designed to be used with infloor heating systems. The warranty is not as good as many other brands.
BOSCH------ bosch-climate.us --------4*
The TW series offers heat pumps with two stage scroll compressors and ComfortAlert onboard diagnostics. The units have durable copper coaxial heat exchangers and are backed by a good warranty.
This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The GW models have durable two stage scroll compressors with sound blankets for quiet and efficient operation. They are backed by a good guarantee.
This brand is a part of BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY GROUP and is available in Europe. The LOGATHERM WPS-1 is for heating and cooling but the warranty on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands.
These units are available in five sizes to match the size of the home but are for central heating and domestic hot water production only (no cooling). The units are made in the U.K. and feature dual temperature controls. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.
The GW models are two stage units with a fully insulated cabinet, compressor blanket, and double isolation compressor mounting for quieter operation. This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is backed by a good warranty.
CENTURY--- century-hvac.com --------3*
This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER. The HWW series units are basic heat pumps and are only available in three sizes. The units have durable scroll compressors and electronic controls but the standard labor warranty is not as good as some of the other brands.