This single-stage, 16 SEER model is part of Carrier’s second-best line. It’s built with quality parts and is backed by a good warranty. The efficiency rating makes it a good choice for climates with warm summers, but not areas with long, extremely hot cooling seasons. If you live where’s it is very hot, take a look at Carrier Infinity models we review or similar high-efficiency models.
This Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump review gives you details you can use to evaluate this model for your heating and cooling needs. We have reviewed quite a few 16 SEER, single-stage models in our HVAC reviews, so you can compare the models you’re considering.
Top Features of the Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 Heat Pump
A single-stage heat pump runs at full capacity whenever it’s on. This may produce noticeable temperature swings and it won’t remove quite as much humidity when cooling versus a 2-stage heat pump. The upside is the lower price of a single-stage model. Carrier has several 2-stage, 16 SEER models that cost 20% to 25% more than this one for the extra comfort feature. Here’s a list of what this one offers.
- 16 SEER cooling and 9.0 HSPF heating are Energy Star rated.
- Single-stage performance.
- Compressor switches and filter drier protect longevity.
- Sound blanket reduces operating noise to 68dB.
- WeatherArmor Ultra cabinet protects internal components with heavy-gauge, galvanized steel.
Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 Heat Pump Price
Carrier has one of the top five service records in the industry. This is a quality heat pump, and it costs more than the industry average for similar models. It’s a good choice if you are looking for long-term durability and don’t mind paying for it. You’ll get the best pricing in your area by requesting several estimates from competing dealers. Here are current heat pump prices for this model.
2 ton Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump: $2,179
3 ton Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump: $2,499
4 ton Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump: $2,849
5 ton Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump: $3,259
Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 Heat Pump Warranty
Carrier covers all of its heat pumps with a 10-year compressor and parts warranty. That’s about average for top-tier models. Several brands including Trane, American Standard, Maytag and Heil offer better warranties on their top models.
Choose your Installer Carefully
All Carrier installers are certified by Carrier, so it’s not so much a problem with this brand. But you want to make sure your installer has good experience, so choose a qualified contractor with a good track record. When you do, you should get 20+ years of service from the Carrier Performance 15 25HCC5 heat pump.