Despite the name, this is a 16 SEER, Energy Star heat pump ideal for warm climates – though not suited to very warm regions with long cooling seasons. It’s a single-stage model, so the cost is lower than 2-stage models from Carrier but the unit doesn’t provide the same level of comfort when heating and air conditioning.
This Carrier Performance 13 heat pump review is designed to give you the research needed to make an informed decision. It’s easy to compare this model to similar heat pumps using our HVAC reviews. They include pricing information as well.
Top Features of the Carrier Performance 13 Heat Pump
This is a single-stage model. That means it runs at full capacity whenever providing heat or air conditioning. As a result, it runs louder than two-stage Carrier models and may produce noticeable temperature fluctuation. The value of choosing a single-stage model is that it costs less, so it makes sense for those who want good efficiency and value lower cost over precise climate control.
Here are the key features this unit offers.
- 16 SEER cooling and 8.8 HSPF heating are Energy Star rated
- Single-stage, reliable scroll compressor
- Filter drier and pressure switches protect the compressor
- 70 decibel operation is about average
- WeatherArmor protection includes a louvered coil guard
- Units available from 1.5 ton to 5.0 ton capacity
Carrier Performance 13 25HCB3 Heat Pump Price
This is part of Carrier’s second best line – comparable to the Lennox Elite or American Standard Gold Series. It might also be worth looking at Armstrong, Goodman or Rheem Classic models for comparison.
These prices are averages. For the best prices, consider getting multiple estimates from Carrier dealers who know they are competing for the job. That’s the best way to find the lowest prices while interviewing contractors. You can start that process by clicking on our estimate service on this page. It is free, and there is no obligation
2 ton Carrier Performance 13 heat pump: $2,079
3 ton Carrier Performance 13 heat pump: $2,449
4 ton Carrier Performance 13 heat pump: $2,779
5 ton Carrier Performance 13 heat pump: $3,129
Carrier Performance 13 25HCB3 Heat Pump Warranty
Carrier offers a 10-year warranty on all its heat pumps. That’s about average for the industry.
Protect your Investment
Using a qualified contractor with a good reputation is the best way to protect your investment. Then, have your heat pump serviced every 1-3 years to keep it running well. When you do, this heat pump should provide you with 17-20 years of reliable heating and cooling.