This is a 2-stage, 17 SEER dual fuel heat pump and part of Carrier’s top line. The Infinity Series ranks in the top 3 series in the industry. The efficiency of this one makes it suitable for all but the hottest climates. The Hybrid Heat performance makes it a good choice for use in a dual fuel split system where winters are extremely cold. If you’re looking for comparisons, see our HVAC reviews of Lennox Signature, Trane XL and American Standard Platinum models.
This Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 heat pump review gives you the details needed to evaluate this model for your own heating and cooling needs.
Top Features of the Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 Heat Pump
Two-stage heat pumps run on low capacity most of the time – switching to high only when a boost in heating or cooling is needed or called for at the thermostat. The low-capacity cycles are longer, so they are quieter and they produce more gentle temperatures with little variance.
The Hybrid Heat performance allows the heat pump to be used with a gas furnace. The heat pump does the heating until the temperatures fall to near or below freezing. Then, the furnace takes over automatically, returning to the heat pump when outside temperatures rise again. Here are all the details.
- 17 SEER and 9.6 HSPF are Energy Star rated.
- 2-stage, scroll compressor.
- Sound blanket and Silencer System II top reduce operating noise to 67dB.
- Filter drier protects the compressor from moisture and sediment in the refrigerant.
- Uses the top-rated Carrier Infinity WiFi controller and can be controlled with a smart device.
Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 Heat Pump Price
Carrier Infinity heat pumps are among the best available; they are also quite a bit more expensive than most. You’ll find the best prices by comparison shopping among Carrier dealers in your area. It makes sense to get at least three competing estimates. Here are average prices for this heat pump. They may vary slightly when you get estimates.
2 ton Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 heat pump: $2,899
3 ton Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 heat pump: $3,369
4 ton Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 heat pump: $3,879
5 ton Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 heat pump: $4,289
Carrier Infinity 16 25HNB6 Heat Pump Warranty
Carrier heat pumps, from the top to the least, are covered by a 10-year warranty. That’s fairly standard for the industry. Several brands including Amana, Trane, American Standard, Heil and Goodman offer better warranties on their top heat pumps.
Go Pro with Installation
A heat pump, even a Carrier Infinity, can be harmed by faulty installation. Only when an experienced and qualified contractor does a proper job can you be assured you’re getting the efficiency, performance and durability you should expect. When you get your estimates, make your choice based on the quality of the installer and not just the price.