Top Basic Model: 

Maytag takes the top spot in our basic category with their PPH3RE models. The brand is made by Nordyne and has all of the standard features as well as an outstanding warranty. The unit can be converted for either horizontal airflow (for ground installation) or down-flow (roof installation).

  Best Premium Model:

The APH16H models  from AMANA are premium units that have a variable speed compressors and fan motors for efficiency and quieter operation. The brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL and the units are backed by a very good guarantee. amana-hac.com

Other Packaged Heat Pump Ratings

We continue our packaged heat pump ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products.

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

AIREASE----------------------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 are compact models. They have quiet shift technology to minimize noise associated with entering the defrost mode but the warranty on the compressor is not as good as other brands. airease.com

AIRTEMP---------------------<1*--------NA

These units are made by Nordyne. The VQ7RD models have a corrosion resistant drain pan and a standard outdoor thermostat for energy savings. They only have a 13 SEER efficiency rating and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. airtemphvac.net

AMANA-------------------------1*--------5*

This brand is licensed to GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The APH14H models are basic models that are backed by a good warranty. The APH16H models are premium units that have variable speed compressors and fan motors for efficiency and quieter operation. The premium units are backed by a very good guarantee. amana-hac.com

AMERICAN STANDARD--------1*--------2*

This brand is a division of INGERSOLL RAND. The GOLD 14 units have a variable speed blower motor for quieter operation but the warranty on the unit is not very good when compared to other brands. The PLATINUM 16 units are premium units with a two stage compressor but their warranty is not as good as other brands. americanstandardair.com

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.

COMORTMAKER----------------1*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 models are basic heat pumps with all of the standard features but the warranty is not as good as other brands. The PHR5 units a two stage compressor and a 15 SEER efficiency. comfortmaker.com

CONCORD----------------------1*--------NA

This brand is a part of ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRHP14 units are basic heat pumps but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. concord-air.com

DAIKIN-------------------------3*--------4*

The DP14HM models are basic multi-position units while the DP16HM models are premium units. They have a two stage compressor and a variable speed blower motor and are backed by a good warranty. daikincomfort.com

DAY & NIGHT------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 models are basic heat pumps with all of the standard features and but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. dayandnightcomfort.com

DIAMONDAIR----------------<1*--------NA

These units are basic 13 seer heat pumps with a guarantee that is not very good. diamondaircorp.com

DUCANE------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The PRHP14 units have all of the basic features but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. ducanehvac.com

EVERREST ELITE SERIES------1*--------5*

These heat pumps are made by GOODMAN. The APH14H is a basic heat pump with a variable speed blower but the guarantee is not as good as other brands. The APH16H models are premium heat pumps with all aluminum coils to inhibit corrosion. They have a variable speed blower motor and are backed by a very good guarantee. everresteliteseries.com

EVERREST EXTREME COMFORT--1*-----NA

These heat pumps are made by GOODMAN. The GPH14M is a basic heat pump with a variable speed blower but the guarantee is not as good as other brands. everrestextremecomfort.com

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

This brand is made by GOODMAN MANUFACTURING which is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The GPH14M is a basic heat pump with an ECM blower motor for energy efficiency and long lasting comfort. The GPH16M is a premium unit that has a two stage compressor for added comfort and energy savings. All of the units have a louvered panel cabinet to protect the condenser coil but they are only sold through authorized dealers. franklinhvacsystems.com

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

This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS and is available in Canada and the USA. The BHQ models are basic units with all of the standard features but the guarantee is not as good as other brands. fraserjohnston.com

FRIGIDAIRE--------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. The Q7RE is a basic model with a warranty that is not as good as other brands.  frigidaire.net

GIBSON------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. They offer basic 14 seer heat pumps in standard units as well as small footprint models. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not as good as other brands. gibsonhvac.com

GOODMAN---------------------1*--------1*

The GPH14M units are basic models with a variable speed fan motor all aluminum coil construction. The GPH16M models are premium units with a two stage compressor. The brand is a part of DAIKIN GLOBAL but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. goodmanmfg.com 

GRANDAIRE-----------------<1*--------NA

This brand is manufactured by INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS for BAKER DISTRIBUTING COMPANY. The WJH4 unit is a 13 seer slab mounted unit with a very good warranty. grandaireac.com

GUARDIAN-------------------<1*--------NA

These heat pumps are made by Johnson Controls and are basic 14 seer units. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. guardianhomecomfort.com

HEIL----------------------------3*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 units are basic heat pumps with all of the standard features but only an average warranty. heil-hvac.com

KEEPRITE----------------------3*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 units are basic heat pumps with all of the standard features but only an average warranty. keeprite.com

KELVINATOR-------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. They offer basic units with all of the standard features. Their website is not much help and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. kelvinatorhvac.com

LENNOX------------------------1*--------NA

The LRP14HP is a basic heat pump but their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good. lennox.com

LUXAIRE-----------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS. The BHQ units are good basic units with all of the standard features but the warranty is not as good as other brands. luxaire.com

MAYTAG------------------------5*--------NA

This brand name is licensed to NORDYNE. The Q6SD models are good basic units with an industry leading warranty. The PPH3RE units are basic heat pumps with all of the standard features and a very good guarantee. maytaghvac.com

NUTONE------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is manufactured by NORDYNE. The Q7RE units are basic heat pumps and the guarantee on the units is not as good as some of the other brands.  nutonehvac.com

PAYNE------------------------<1*--------NA

The brand is from CARRIER which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. They only offer units with a 13 SEER efficiency. payne.com

PHILCO-------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is made by Nordyne and offers standard as well as compact units. The warranty on the units is not as good as other brands. philcohvac.com

REVOLV----------------------<1*--------NA

These heat pumps are made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. They are for STYLECREST manufactured housing and are basic 13 seer models. The warranty is not very good compared to other brands. stylecrestinc.com

RHEEM-------------------------1*--------1*

This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The RQNL series offers basic units with a durable scroll compressor for reliability. The RQRM models are premium units that are designed for horizontal installations only. The brand is backed by a pretty good warranty. rheem.com

RUUD---------------------------1*--------1*

This brand is a part of the PALOMA GROUP. The RQNL series offers basic units with a durable scroll compressor for reliability. The RQRM models are premium units that are designed for horizontal installations only. The brand is backed by a pretty good warranty. ruudac.com

TAPPAN------------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. The Q7RD models are basic units with a compact footprint and all aluminum micro channel coils which have greater corrosion resistance than standard coils. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands. tappan.net

TEMPSTAR---------------------1*--------NA

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS (ICP) which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PHD4 models are basic units with all of the standard features but only an average warranty. tempstar.com

TRANE--------------------------1*--------1*

The XL14c models are basic units with all of the standard features. The XL16c is a premium unit with a 16 seer efficiency, a two stage compressor, and a variable speed blower motor but the warranty on most parts is only average. The brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND. trane.com

WESTINGHOUSE--------------1*--------NA

This brand is from NORDYNE. The Q7RE is a basic unit with an average guarantee. westinghousehvac.com

WHIRLPOOL--------------------1*--------NA

The WGPH45 is a basic model with a good warranty. The brand is made by GOODMAN for TRADEWINDS DISTRIBUTING. whirlpoolcomfort.com

YORK---------------------------1*--------1*

This brand is owned by JOHNSON CONTROLS. The PHE4 models are basic units with an average warranty. The BHX model is a premium unit with a 16 seer efficiency but the warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. york.com