Where the summer is long and the heat is intense, a super-efficient heat pump is essential equipment for keeping energy costs low. Install one in your home, and your winter bills will drop dramatically too.
2014 Most Efficient Heat Pumps
Be ecofriendly and save money on heating and cooling costs with these most efficient heat pump models.
1. Lennox Signature Series XP25 Heat Pump
Lennox is showing the way these days in every HVAC category. The Lennox XP 25 delivers 23.5 SEER cooling and 10.2 HSPF heating. This dynamic unit accomplishes the efficiency with the use of a modulating or variable-capacity compressor that delivers exact heating and air conditioning, so there is very little waste.
The Lennox XP25 is also compatible with the brand’s SunSource solar energy technology that can be used to generate enough electricity to run the system where the climate allows it. Lennox offers a 10-year warranty on the Lennox Signature XP25 heat pump.
2. Maytag PSH4BI iQ Drive Heat Pump
Just a step behind the Lennox model is another variable-capacity heat pump, the Maytag iQ Drive heat pump. The efficiency ratings are 22 SEER cooling and 10 HSPF heating, so you’ll enjoy lower energy use and costs in all seasons.
Maytag has the best warranty among the elite brands with a 12-year warranty that includes unit replacement if the compressor fails during that time.
3. Carrier Infinity 20 Heat Pump with Greenspeed Intelligence
Also known as the Carrier Infinity 25VNAO heat pump, this is a variable-capacity model that delivers the highest heating HSPF on the market. The 20.5 SEER cooling is very good; the 13 HSPF heating is phenomenal. You get a 10-year warranty with this Carrier heat pump. The top models are dual-fuel compatible; they can be installed in cold climates in a system that also employs an efficient gas furnace.
Variable Capacity Heat Pumps
The modulating or variable-capacity compressors in these models are the keys to their efficiency ratings. The compressors operate at capacity between 40 and 100 percent based on the exact demands of the thermostat. The result is amazing temperature balance all year and improved dehumidification in the summer.
Others to Consider
- Trane XV20i Two-stage Heat Pump: 20 SEER, 10 HSPF
- Heil DXT+ Two-stage Heat Pump: 19 SEER, 10 HSPF
- Goodman DSZC 18 Two-stage Heat Pump: 18 SEER, 9.5 HSPF
Get Competitive, Quality Installation
Choose a reliable and qualified contractor for the installation to ensure safety and maximum efficiency. You’ll find the right contractor when you get several competitive estimates from pros in your area.