Packaged Heat Pump Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Packaged heat pump ratings part 2 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Ameristar, Arcoaire, Armstrong Air, Broan, Bryant, Carrier, Century, Champion, Coleman, and Comfort-Aire brands.

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

AMERISTAR------------------<1*--------NA

These heat pumps are basic units that are only for horizontal installation. The brand is from INGERSOLL RAND and only offers 13 SEER models. ameristarac.com

ARCOAIRE---------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 series offers basic units with durable scroll compressors but the warranty is not as good as other brands. arcoaire.com

ARMSTRONG AIR--------------1*--------NA

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRPHP14 heat pumps have scroll compressors for durability and have "QUIET-SHIFT" technology during the defrost cycle. The guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. armstrongair.com

BROAN-------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK. The Q7RE units are basic heat pumps but the warranty is not as good as other brands. broanhvac.net

BRYANT------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PREFERRED SERIES offers basic units with either single or two speed compressors but the warranty is not as good as other brands. The PH4Z BASE LINE units are basic heat pumps that are economically priced. bryant.com

CARRIER-----------------------1*--------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 14 units have all of the standard features but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.  carrier.com

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

The TPRG model units feature a variable speed blower and can be connected with side or bottom discharge. The brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS but the units only have a 13 SEER efficiency. century-hvac.com

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

This brand is made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The PHE4 is a compact unit but the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. championhomecomfort.com

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

This brand is owned by JOHNSON CONTROLS. The BHQ/BHX/BHZ models are basic 13 and 14 seer heat pumps that are backed by a good warranty. colemanac.com

COMFORT-AIRE--------------<1*--------NA

The TPRG model units feature a variable speed blower and can be connected with side or bottom discharge. The brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS but the units only have a 13 SEER efficiency. comfort-aire.com

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