Split System Geothermal Ratings part 2, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Split system geothermal ratings part 2 completes our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Enviroteq, Geocomfort, Geofurnace, Geostar, Hydron Module, Modine, Spectrum, Tetco, Trane and WaterFurnace brands.

BRAND----------INDOOR----OUTDOOR

CLIMATEMASTER----3*----------4*

This brand is a subsidiary of LSB INDUSTRIES. The outdoor models have all of the standard features and are a good choice for replacing an existing conventional air conditioner. They are backed by a good warranty. The indoor split models have all of the standard features but their warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. The TRANQUILITY DIGITAL models feature variable speed loop pumps and communicating controls. climatemaster.com

COMFORT AIRE -----2*----------NA

This is another brand from HEAT CONTROLLER. The HTS series offers two stages of compressor operation for efficiency and are backed by a decent warranty. comfort-aire.com

ENVIROTEQ--------<1*----------NA

These heat pumps are designed to be used with the air handlers from other manufacturers. They have oversized heat exchangers for efficiency and have two compressors for staging and energy savings. The brand is a division of SUNTEQ LTD and the warranty is not very good. geothermalheatpump.com

GEOCOMFORT-------4*----------3*

This brand is from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC. The COMPASS series heat pumps are two stage models and feature Copeland UltraTech scroll compressors and appliance grade cabinets. They offer an optional desuperheater for domestic hot water and the outdoor unit has built-in freeze protection. geocomfort.com

GEOFURNACE--------2*----------NA

These heat pumps feature scroll compressors and stainless steel cabinets for durability. They use a desuperheater to assist in domestic hot water production. geofurnacemfg.com

GEOSTAR ----------<1*----------2*

These units are made by WATER FURNACE INTERNATIONAL. They ASTON split models offer all of the standard features but their website is not much help and does not have a clear warranty policy. geostar-geo.com

HYDRON MODULE-----5*----------5*

This is another brand from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC. The REVOLUTION series units are available in either single or two stage models and feature Copeland UltraTech scroll compressors. They offer an optional desuperheater for domestic hot water and are backed by an industry leading warranty. hydronmodule.com

MODINE--------------3*----------NA

The GEOFINITY SERIES offers units with oversized heat exchangers for increased capacity. They are backed by a solid guarantee but their website is not much help. modinehvac.com

NORTHERN HEAT PUMP--<1*-------NA

This brand is a part of ELECTRO INDUSTRIES INC. and is available throughout North America. The NorthStar Series features a stainless steel cabinet for durability and a two stage compressor but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. northernheatpump.com

SPECTRUM-----------3*-----------NA

These heat pumps are available in the USA & Canada. They feature two stage compressors and are backed by a good guarantee. spectrumgeothermal.com

TETCO---------------3*-----------4*

This brand is manufactured by ENERTEC GLOBAL LLC. The ES4 series units feature a stainless steel drain pan to eliminate corrosion and durable Copeland scroll compressors. tetcogeo.com

TRANE---------------3*-----------4*

The T2GE model is designed for outdoor installation and is a simple single stage unit with a good warranty. The T2GN units are mounted indoors and are two stage heat pumps. trane.com

WATERFURNACE------3*-----------4*

The 5 SERIES units have all of the standard features and are backed by a good guarantee. waterfurnace.com

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