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  1. #1
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    This left me scratching my head: HP comparisons

    5=best
    1=worst

    BRAND--------------WEB ADDRESS------BASIC--PREMIUM--ULTIMATE

    ACADIA-------------gotohallowell.com-<1*-----NA-----NA-- This brand is from Hallowell International. It is a heat pump that is designed for use in colder climates. It has four stages of heating and 2 stages of cooling using "OPTI CYCLE" technology. They are in a court battle over the patents for the technology. The unit is only able to achieve a SEER rating of 14.

    AIRCO--------------olsenhvac.com-----<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL. The units are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. Only available in North America.

    AIREASE------------airease.com--------1*----<1*-----4*------- This brand is from LENNOX INTERNATIONAL.The units come with an anti bacterial drain pan.

    AIREFLO------------aireflo-hvac.com--<1*-----NA-----NA------- The units are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    AMANA--------------amana-hac.com------4*------3*----4*------ This brand is licensed by GOODMAN. The 16 and 18 SEER units have a total unit replacement gaurantee if the compressor fails during the warranty period. They also have COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    AMERICAN STANDARD-americanstandard.com -1*---<1*-----3*---- This brand is being acquired by INGERSOLL RAND.

    ARCOAIRE-----------arcoaire.com-------2*------1*-----NA------- This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. They include a "no hassle replacement" gaurantee. If the compressor fails during the warranty period, the entire unit is replaced. They include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    ARMSTRONG----------armstrongair.com---1*-----<1*------4*---- This brand is from LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The units include anti bacterial drain pans.

    BRYANT-------------bryant.com---------1*-----<1*------3*---- This brand is from CARRIER INTERNATIONAL. The EVOLUTION series control monitors humidity as well as ventilation.

    CARRIER------------carrier.com--------1*-----<1*------3*---- The INFINITY series control monitors humidity as well as ventilation.

    CENTURY------------heatcontroller.com--3*----NA-----NA------- This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER. The units are only available in 13 SEER units with R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    COLEMAN------------colemanac.com------1*-----<1*-------3*---- This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS.

    ComfortAire--------heatcontroller.com-3*------NA-------NA---- This brand is from HEAT CONTROLLER. The units are only available in 13 SEER units with R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    COMFORTMAKER-------comfortmaker.com---2*------1*-----NA------- This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. They include a "no hassle replacement" guarantee. If the compressor fails during the warranty period, the entire unit is replaced. They also include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    COMFORTSTAR--------comfortstarusa.com-<1*-----NA-----NA------- These units are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    CONCORD------------concord-air.com----<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are also only available in sizes up to 4 tons.

    DUCANE-------------ducanehvac.com-----<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are also only available in sizes up to 4 tons.

    FEDDERS------------fedders.com--------<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is now a part of the AIRWELL GROUP which is a French company owned by ELCO HOLDINGS. These units are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    FRIGIDAIRE---------frigidaire.net-----4*-------2*-----4*------ This brand is from NORDYNE. The 23 SEER unit includes IQ DRIVE which combines state of the art compressor technology with advanced humidity control.

    GIBSON-------------nordyne.com--------1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from NORDYNE. The units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are only available in sizes up to 4 tons.

    GOODMAN------------goodmanmfg.com-----4*------4*-----NA------ The premium 16 SEER unit includes a lifetime compressor warranty.

    GRANDAIRE----------grandaireac.com----4*------2*----NA-----

    HAIER--------------haieramerica.com--<1*-----NA-----NA------- The units are only available in 13 SEER with R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    HEIL---------------heil-hvac.com------2*------1*-----NA------- This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. These units include a "no hassle replacement" guarantee. If the compressor fails during the warranty period, the entire unit is replaced. The units also include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    KEEPRITE-----------keeprite.com-------2*------1*-----NA------- This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. The units include a "no hassle replacement" guarantee. If the compressor fails during the warranty period, the whole unit is replaced. They also include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    KELVINATOR---------nordyne.com--------1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from NORDYNE. The units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are only available in sizes up to 4 tons.

    LENNOX-------------lennox.com----------1*----<1*------4*----- The 19 SEER unit which is part of the "DAVE LENNOX SIGNATURE COLLECTION" includes onboard diagnostics.

    LUXAIRE------------luxaire.com---------1*----<1*-------3*---- This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS.

    MAYTAG-------------maytaghvac.com------5*-----5*-------5*---- This brand is from NORDYNE. The M1200 PLUS series has the best warranty in the industry. The 23 SEER unit includes IQ DRIVE which combines state of the art compressor technology with advanced humidity control.

    NYLE---------------nyletherm.com-------<1*----<1*------NA-- Their "COLD CLIMATE HEAT PUMP" uses state of the art technology to maintain efficiency in the heating mode even down to 0F. They are currently in a court battle over the patents for the technology.

    OLSEN--------------olsenhvac.com------<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL. They are 13 SEER units using R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are only available in North America.

    ONEIDA ROYAL-------oneidaroyal.com----<1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from ECR INTERNATIONAL. They are 13 SEER units using R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are only available in North America.

    NAPOLEON--napoleonheatingandair.com---<1*----NA-----NA------- The AIRamus series units are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out.

    PAYNE--------------payne.com-----------4*-----NA-----NA------- These units are only available in North America.

    PHILCO-------------nordyne.com---------1*-----NA-----NA------- This brand is from NORDYNE. The units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The units are only available in sizes up to 4 tons.

    RHEEM--------------rheemac.com---------2*------3*----NA------- The 16 SEER units include unit replacement gaurantee if the compressor fails during the warranty period. They also include COMFORT CONTROL SYSTEM onboard diagnostics.

    RUUD---------------ruudac.com----------2*------3*----NA------- This brand is from RHEEM MANUFACTURING. The features are the same.

    TAPPAN-------------tappan.net----------4*------2*----4*------- This brand is from NORDYNE. The TECH3 series 23 SEER units include IQ DRIVE which combines state of the art compressor technology with advanced humidity control.

    TEMPSTAR-----------tempstar.com--------2*------1*-----NA------- This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. They include the "no hassle replacement" guarantee. If the compressor fails during the warranty period, the entire unit is replaced. They also include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    THERMO PRIDE--------thermopride.com----1*-------NA-----NA---- These units use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The "PREMIER" series includes onboard diagnostics.

    TRANE--------------trane.com-----------1*-------2*-----4*----- This brand is being acquired by INGERSOLL RAND.

    WESTINGHOUSE-------westinghousehvac.com-4*------2*-----4*---- This brand is from NORDYNE. The ultimate units are 23 SEER with IQ DRIVE which includes state of the art compressor technology with advanced humidity control.

    WHIRLPOOL----------whirlpoolhvac.com----1*-----<1*-----NA----- The GOLD series 16 SEER units include COMFORT ALERT onboard diagnostics.

    WINCHESTER----hamiltonhomeproducts.com-<1*-----NA-----NA------ This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS. They are 13 SEER and use R-22 which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. The warranty is only two years but you can order them online.

    YORK---------------york.com-------------1*-----<1*------3*---- This brand is from JOHNSON CONTROLS. The AFFINITY series units are available in seven colors/college logos.
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    Without knowing rating criteria, its meaningless.
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    How many times must one fix something before it is fixed?

  3. #3
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    Sounds pretty subjective to me

    Quote Originally Posted by beenthere View Post
    Without knowing rating criteria, its meaningless.
    It looks like its: Technology+Warranty+Freon+ Nebulous reliability

    not sure tho.

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    Places that rate units, seldom have any reliability in their rating method to give a true idea.
    Of what the rating should be used for. And how it applies to an individual application.
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    The matched "system" consisting of condenser and indoor coil needs to be considered, not just brand names.

    - For low operating costs: 12 EER, 9 HSPF, regardless of SEER.

    - Because the heat pump is for primary heating: full btu's at the 47F rating, max possible btu's at the 17F rating (especially in an all-electric home).

    - Demand defrost vs time-initiated defrost.

    - Installation contractor.

    - Warranty.

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