Hydronic Air Handler Ratings, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

With our hydronic air handler ratings you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. It truly is as if you were taking a repairman (Hvacrepairguy) with you while you shop!

These reviews are for units that are connected to a duct system and have a water coil for heating and/or cooling. We have given you our top pick followed by a complete list of manufacturers and their ratings.

World's Best Hydronic Air Handler:

Our top choice for a hydronic air handler is from Lennox.

The CBWMV model air handlers are available in five sizes to match the requirements of any home. They are multi-position, have built-in freeze protection, a variable speed fan motor, and use state of the art electronic control.

They are backed by a very good warranty but are only available through their factory authorized dealer network.

Lennox CBWMV

Other Hydronic Air Handler Ratings

We continue our hydronic air handler ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

BRAND----------WEBSITE----------RATING

AAON------------aaon.com-------------4*

This brand is traditionally used more in commercial and industrial applications. The F1 series units are multi-position and offer a variable speed fan. They have a sloped corrosion resistant drain pan to eliminate standing water which can allow microbial growth and they have a good warranty.

AIRMAX---airmaxtechnologies.com----1*

These air handlers are made and sold in Canada. The MAXAIR LV is a multiposition unit but does not come with an ac coil. They are available in three sizes but only up to four tons of cooling and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

ASPEN----------aspenmfg.com----------4*

The AFM series units are multi-position units with a variable speed fan and a built-in evaporator coil for air conditioning. They are sold through wholesalers and offer wall and ceiling mounted units as well as the floor standing units.

CENTURY-----marsdelivers.com-------4*

This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER. The HWCG series features multi-position units with built-in freeze protection and an evaporator coil for air conditioning. The units are available with fixed speed or variable speed fans and have factory installed TXV control of the refrigerant system.

COMFORT-AIRE--marsdelivers.com--4*

This brand is a part of HEAT CONTROLLER which is a division of MARS. The HWCG series features multi-position units with built-in freeze protection and an evaporator coil for air conditioning. The units are available with fixed speed or variable speed fans and have factory installed TXV control of the refrigerant system.

ECOLOGIX-------ecologix.ca-----------<1*

These units are made in Canada and sold throughout North America. The EC SERIES units have a variable speed fan and includes the hydronic pump and check valve as well as the coil. They are multi-position units but they do not include a refrigerant coil for air conditioning as standard equipment. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

GEOFURNACE-geofurnacemfg.com--<1*

The MAGNUM SERIES HYDROCOIL units feature variable speed blowers, a built-in condensate trap, and a durable stainless steel drain pan. Their website does not have a stated guarantee for the units.

GEOSTAR-----  geostar-geo.com  -----<1*

The ASTON air handler features a variable speed blower for quiet and efficient operation. They offer an optional electric heat backup but are only available through authorized dealers in the USA. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

IBC------------ibcboiler.com-------------4* 

This brand is made in Canada through a partnership with NUTECH BRANDS. The air handlers feature full airflow modulation and use a standard A coil for air conditioning. They are backed by a good guarantee but their cooling capacity is limited to 3.5 tons which may not be adequate for many homes. They are available as a standard air handler or as a "clean air furnace" which has a built in heat recovery ventilator for providing fresh outdoor air for better indoor air quality.

LENNOX-------lennox.com--------------5*

The CBWMV model air handlers are available in five sizes to match the requirements of any home. They are multi-position, have built-in freeze protection, a variable speed fan motor, and use state of the art electronic control. They are backed by a very good warranty but are only available through their factory authorized dealer network.

LIFEBREATH----lifebreath.com-----------4*

This brand is a part of AIRIA BRANDS INC. and they are sold through dealers in Canada as well as the USA. The standard models do not include an evaporator for air conditioning and a basic three speed fan motor but they offer an optional ECM motor.

MULTIAQUA----multiaqua.com---------<1*

These units are for systems that use water for both heating and cooling. They offer optional backup electrical heat and are multi-position units for ease of installation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

NORDIC------nordicghp.com-------------3*

This brand is made in Canada by MARITIME GEOTHERMAL LTD. The AHW series is available as horizontal or vertical models but only in one size. They have a variable speed fan motor for quiet and efficient operation and a durable powder coated finish on the cabinet. They are available in the Ireland and Romania as well as the USA and Canada. They are backed by a good guarantee but are only sold through authorized dealers.

NU-AIR  ----  nu-airventilation.com  ----4*

The ENERBOSS units are available as heat only, heat/cool, or heat/cool/ventilate units. The EN models contain an integrated heat recovery unit and have a variable speed fan motor. The PCAH models are compact air handlers with just a hydronic coil and a blower assembly. The brand is backed by a good warranty but their website is not much help.

PRECISION METAL PRODUCTS--pmpairhandlers.com--<1*

This brand is a division of NORTHLAND DISTRIBUTING & MANUFACTURING INC. They offer basic units in seven sizes. They are multi-position for easy installation but do not have an evaporator for air conditioning. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

RHEEM--------rheem.com----------------4*

These air handlers (RW1T series) are a part of their "integrated system" and are low profile units that can fit into the tightest locations. They feature an integrated control board that controls indoor air quality products such as a humidifier or electronic air cleaner. They require an optional air conditioner coil but are backed by a good guarantee.

RUUD--------------ruud.com------------4*

These air handlers (RW1T series) are a part of their "integrated system" and are low profile units that can fit into the tightest locations. They feature an integrated control board that controls indoor air quality products such as a humidifier or electronic air cleaner. They require a separate coil for air conditioning but they have a stainless steel water pump. The brand is only available through authorized dealers in the USA but they are backed by a good guarantee.