Heat Pump Ratings part 10: Everrest Extreme Comfort, Franklin, & Fraser-Johnston

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

 EVERREST EXTREME COMFORT-1*-5*--NA

These units are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL and are sold through dealers in the USA. 

The GSZ14 models are basic 15 seer heat pumps with an average warranty. They have louvered metal panels to protect the outdoor coil and use smartshift technology for quieter operation. The DSZC16 series offers premium heat pumps with the ability to communicate with the rest of the home's HVAC systems and a two speed condenser fan for quieter operation. They are backed by a very good warranty that includes lifetime coverage for the compressor which is the heart of the system. They do not offer a unit that fits the criteria for our ultimate category as they do not offer a unit with a variable speed compressor.

Everrest Extreme Comfort DSZC16

FRANKLIN------1*----------5*----------5*

These heat pumps are made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GSZ14 is a basic unit with their smartshift technology for quieter operation when going into the defrost mode. It also has a compressor blanket for noise control and louvered metal panel construction to protect the condenser coil from mechanical damage.

Franklin DSZC16

The DSZC16 is a premium model that features a two speed condenser fan and the ability to communicate with the rest of the home's hvac systems to maximize comfort and efficiency. The AVZC20 model is their entry in the ultimate category and they have a two speed condenser fan as well as the latest in compressor technology for energy savings and very quiet operation. The warranty on the basic models is not as good as other brands but the guarantee on the premium and ultimate units leads the industry. The brand is only available through authorized dealers and, since it is a relatively new brand, the network is limited.

FRASER-JOHNSTON --1*-----5*---------NA

This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS and the units are available in the USA through factory authorized dealers. The THJD Gen 7 units are basic heat pumps with a compact footprint but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The HL8B models are premium units with the ability to communicate with other parts of the home's heating/cooling systems. They feature their whisper quiet system and computerized defrost control as well as a very good warranty and they have an ECM fan motor for energy savings and durability. All of the units feature slotted metal panels to protect the coil from damage but they do not offer a model that fits the criteria for the ultimate category.

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