Best Basic Geothermal Heat Pumps:

Our top pick in the category is the HPX SERIES from MIAMI HEAT PUMP which is available in both horizontal and vertical models to match your installation requirements. The units are available in North and South America and have a stainless steel cabinet and cupro-nickel heat exchangers for durability. They have stainless steel insulated drain pans to eliminate leaks from corrosion and sweating and offer many options including a desuperheater for domestic hot water production. The warranty on this brand is very good and they have an online store where they can be purchased by consumers which results in a huge cost savings. 

World's Best Premium Geothermal Units:

Our selection for top geothermal heat pump is the Evolution Series units from HYDRON MODULE. This brand is from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC. and offers aluminum micro-channel air coils to eliminate corrosion and a composite anti-microbial drain pan to inhibit mold growth. They are very quiet due to their quadruple compressor isolation system and variable speed fan motors. Featuring Copeland UltraTech compressors and stainless steel cabinets helps the units last for a long time. They have multi-position cabinets for easy conversion to match any installation situation.  

The units have a built-in condensate overflow sensor to protect the home from water damage and the brand is backed by an industry leading warranty but they are only available through factory authorized dealers.

Other Geothermal Brand Ratings

We continue our geothermal ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

AMERICAN STANDARD-------1*---------4*

This brand is a part of INGERSOL RAND and the units are actually manufactured by Waterfurnace International. The GOLD XI is a basic model with coated coils and a polymer drain pan to minimize corrosion and bacterial growth but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. The PLATINUM AVGX is a premium model with a variable capacity compressor and variable speed blower for maximum energy savings.It is also backed by a very good guarantee but the units are only sold/installed by authorized dealers

BARD--------------------------1*---------NA

This brand is available in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico but are only sold through their dealer network. The GEO-TRIO series units have two stage scroll compressors and ECM blower motors. The warranty has been substantially improved and the units are very friendly for the installer as they come in three separate pieces for ease in handling. The GV GEOTECH series units are traditional packaged units with a two stage compressor, ECM fan motor, and standard domestic hot water heat exchanger. 

BOREAL----------------------<1*---------3*

This brand is made in Canada. The AHW units are premium units that are backed by a pretty good guarantee. The basic models are available in either active or passive cooling models and feature a two speed scroll compressor and an ECM blower motor. They have a standard desuperheater to produce hot water for domestic use and offer optional stainless steel cabinets for durability. The standard warranty on the basic unit is not very good. 

BOSCH------------------------3*---------NA

The CDi series offers two stage operation while the i SERIES BP model is a basic single stage geothermal heat pump. They have a durable stainless steel drain pan and a two inch thick air filter for better air cleaning. The units have freeze protection as well as condensate overflow safety switch protection and they are backed by a very good warranty. The SV model is a budget friendly basic unit that is designed for the replacement market but their guarantee is not as good as the other models. All of the units have their floating base pan technology for quieter operation but they are only sold and installed by their "Accredited Bosch Contractors". 

BRYANT-----------------------3*---------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is sold through their authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. The GC series units have a two stage compressor as well as a variable speed fan motor for energy savings. The units have two inch MERV 13 filters for better indoor air quality and corrosion resistant coils for durability. They have a compressor blanket for quieter operation and are backed by a good guarantee. The GB units are single stage heat pumps with traditional multi-speed blower motors so they are a less expensive option. 

CARRIER----------------------3*---------NA

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. and is sold through their authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. The GC series units have a two stage compressor as well as a variable speed fan motor for energy savings. The units have two inch MERV 13 filters for better indoor air quality and corrosion resistant coils for durability. They have a compressor blanket for quieter operation and are backed by a good guarantee. The GB units are single stage heat pumps with traditional multi-speed blower motors so they are a less expensive option. 

CENTURY----------------------2*---------NA

This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. The HZ models feature intelligent controls with a gateway to display operational and diagnostic data on a communicating thermostat. They have two stage scroll compressors as well as a variable speed fan and loop pump for added energy savings. All of the water circulation components are built into the unit so it is easier to install. The units are backed by a good guarantee but they are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA. 

CLIMATEMASTER-------------1*---------NA

This brand is a subsidiary of LSB INDUSTRIES. The TRILOGY 45 Q-MODE series units are variable capacity units with an inverter compressor, variable speed fan and a variable speed loop circulation pump for added energy savings. They also feature advanced "iGate" controls, a stainless steel drain pan, and coated air coils for durability. The units are backed by a good overall warranty but the labor part is not very good when compared to some of the other brands. The TRANQUILITY range offers more basic single or two stage units but do not have dedicated full time domestic hot water generation. The units are available in Canada as well as the USA but only through their authorized dealer network.

COMFORT-AIRE--------------3*---------NA

This is another brand from HEAT CONTROLLER which is a part of MARS. The HZ models feature intelligent controls with a gateway to display operational and diagnostic data on a communicating thermostat. They have two stage scroll compressors as well as a variable speed fan and loop pump for added energy savings. All of the water circulation components are built into the unit so it is easier to install. The units are backed by a good guarantee but they are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA. 

DAIKIN----------------------<1*---------NA

The SMARTSOURCE range offers single stage and two stage units as well as units with advanced inverter compressors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. 

DENTWITON----------------<1*---------NA

This brand is a part of ZHEJIANG MATERIALS INDUSTRIAL GROUP and is made in China. The WA series heat pumps are available in six sizes to match the needs of the home and feature variable speed blowers for quiet & efficient operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

DUAL AIR------------------<1*---------NA  

The CFX heat pumps feature durable stainless steel cabinets. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

GEOCOMFORT-----------------1*---------4*

This brand is from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC and is only sold through its dealer network in the USA. The NAVIGATOR SERIES offers two stage units while the ELEMENT SERIES offers either single or two stage models and a more compact unit. All of the units have aluminum micro-channel air coils to eliminate corrosion and a composite anti-microbial drain pan to inhibit mold growth. They are very quiet due to their quadruple compressor isolation system and variable speed fan motors. They feature Copeland UltraTech compressors and appliance grade cabinets. The standard warranty on the units is not very good but they offer an optional lifetime extension on the coils and compressor.

GEOCOOL---------------------4*---------NA

These heat pumps feature stainless steel cabinets and variable speed fans. Their install kit contains everything that is needed to get the unit up and running and they are backed by a good parts warranty. They have a limited dealer network but the units can be drop shipped through CLARKSVILLE HVAC (hvac-distributing.com). 

GEOFURNACE-----------------1*---------4*

The MAGNUM SERIES heat pumps feature scroll compressors and stainless steel drain pans for durability. They use a desuperheater to assist in domestic hot water production and the units have a variable speed motor. The MC models are premium units that are available with either a single or two stage compressor.

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

These units are made by WATER FURNACE INTERNATIONAL and feature scroll compressors and stainless steel heat exchangers for durability. The Aston series units are available in single or dual stage models. They have coated air coils and a corrosion proof drain pan for durability. The Cypress series units are designed for heating/cooling with radiant heating. The SYCAMORE units are variable capacity with their inverter drive compressors, variable speed blower, & variable speed loop pumps. The standard warranty on the units is well below the industry normal and they are only available through their dealer network.  

HYDRON MODULE------------4*---------5*

This brand is from ENERTECH GLOBAL LLC. The REVOLUTION series of geothermal heat pumps offers aluminum micro-channel air coils to eliminate corrosion and a composite anti-microbial drain pan to inhibit mold growth. They are very quiet due to their quadruple compressor isolation system and variable speed fan motors. They feature Copeland UltraTech compressors and stainless steel cabinets for durability. The EVOLUTION SERIES offers two stage compressors for better comfort and efficiency. The ORIGIN SERIES offers basic units with a more compact footprint so they can be installed in those areas with less available floor space. They offer a standard PSC blower with an optional upgrade to an ECM as well as an optional desuperheater for domestic hot water production. The brand is backed by an industry leading warranty but is only available through their dealer network.

HYDRO TEMP---------------<1*---------NA

This brand features custom built units that have an excellent control board with built in zone damper controls. They offer three stage units that have two compressors in them as well as models with variable speed compressors for the ultimate in comfort. They provide domestic hot water through either a desuperheater or a priority heater to match the hot water needs of your family. The units are only sold through their limited dealer network and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

MIAMI HEAT PUMP-----------5*---------NA

These heat pumps are available in North and South America. The HPX series units are basic forced air units with a stainless steel cabinet and cupro-nickel heat exchangers for durability. They have stainless steel insulated drain pans to eliminate leaks from corrosion and sweating and offer many options including a desuperheater for domestic hot water production. The warranty on this brand is very good and they have an online store where they can be purchased by consumers which results in a huge cost savings. 

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

The GeoSync units are two speed heat pumps with microchannel air coils which provides enhanced heat transfer. They have either two or four inch filters which provide better indoor air quality and feature variable speed blowers for quiet operation. The units are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada but it is a limited network. 

NORDIC---------------------<1*---------3*

This brand is made in Canada by MARITIME GEOTHERMAL LTD and the units are sold in North America and Europe. The R SERIES models are water to air units that feature two stage scroll compressors and a variable speed fan for added comfort and efficiency. They have a stainless steel condensate drain pan for durability but the warranty is not as good as many brands.  The TF SERIES features premium units and the warranty stacks up better with the competition but the brand is only sold by factory authorized dealers.

NORTHERN HEAT PUMP-----<1*--------2*

This brand is a part of ELECTRO INDUSTRIES INC. and is made in Canada. The NorthStar Series of units feature durable stainless steel cabinets that have a lifetime guarantee. The models have a variable speed fan motor for quiet efficient operation and offer an optional two stage compressor. The units are sold through their dealer network in North America but it is limited and their website is not much help.

SAKURA---------------------<1*---------NA

These units are made in China and are available in both 50 and 60 hz units. They offer a variety of units to fit most applications and have basic features. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

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

These units feature two stage compressors, variable speed blowers, and a four inch thick air filter to improve indoor air quality. The units are available in both upflow and downflow configurations and have a compressor blanket, triple compressor isolation, and automotive grade insulation for quieter operation. They are backed by a good warranty but are only available through dealers in the USA & Canada. 

TETCO----------------------<1*--------<1*

This brand is manufactured by ENERTEC GLOBAL LLC and is sold through dealers in the USA. The ES5 is a multi-position unit that features an anti-microbial plastic drain pan to eliminate corrosion, durable Copeland scroll two stage compressors, and digital controls. A desuperheater for domestic hot water heating and a variable speed blower motor is standard as well. The ION SERIES offers compact units for installation in those tight spaces. The warranty on the brand is not very good when compared to others. All of the units feature all aluminum microchannel coils to minimize the risk of corrosion and future refrigerant leaks. They also have a condensate overflow sensor to protect against damage to the home due to a clogged condensate drain.

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

This brand is a part of INGERSOL RAND and the units are actually manufactured by Waterfurnace International. The TGVX model is a state of the art variable capacity heat pump. The unit has a coated air coil for corrosion prevention as well as a corrosion resistant drain pan with electronic overflow protection. The T2GX model is a two stage unit with an efficiency of 29.4 while the T1GX model is a single stage unit. The brand is only available through their factory authorized dealer network.

WATERFURNACE--------------1*---------4*

This brand is available worldwide and offers a wide variety of units using the latest technologies. The 7 series models are state of the art variable capacity heat pumps with an efficiency rating of 41. It has a variable speed compressor as well as a variable speed blower motor and circulator pump. The unit has a coated air coil for corrosion prevention. They are backed by a good overall warranty but the compressor does not have a lifetime warranty. The 5 series offers either single speed or two stage models with an efficiency of 30. The SYNERGY 3D is a premium heat pump with integrated radiant heat capability and it is backed by a very good guarantee.