Choose One of These Heat Pump Systems for Maximum Efficiency

3 of the Highest Efficiency Heat Pump Systems for your Home  Heat pumps are becoming more efficient than ever, saving money on energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Many homeowners are choosing high-efficiency heat pumps for these reasons – to reduce utility bills in the face of rising energy prices and to reduce their impact on the environment.

Here are 3 of the highest efficiency heat pump systems on the market.

Carrier Infinity 25VNAO Greenspeed Heat Pump

Carrier’s latest heat pump is extremely efficient. Using a modulating compressor in place of a standard 2-stage rotary compressor, the Greenspeed delivers 22 SEER and 13 HSPF performance. When you replace a heat pump that is just 15 years old with this one, you’ll reduce energy use and costs by as much as 65%. The added benefit of the modulating compressor is that it produces better indoor climate control than a 2-stage model is capable of. It adjusts during each cycle to produce exactly the amount of heating or cooling required to maintain balanced, comfortable temperatures. In warm weather, one of Carriers heat pump options, the Infinity 25VNAO does a superior job removing humidity and enhancing home comfort.

Maytag PSH4BI iQ Drive Heat Pump

Maytag has really boosted their efforts in recent years to produce highly efficient heat pumps that also offer enhanced performance. The Maytag PSH4BI iQ Drive heat pump is another modulating heat pump that adjusts in increments of 1-2% during each cycle, guaranteeing minimal temperature fluctuation. The compressor runs between 40% and 100% capacity, typically staying between 40% and 65% when maintaining temperatures within your home. This produces longer cycles that heat and cool more gently. They are also more quiet because the compressor is running at lower power.

Dave Lennox Signature Collection XP21 Heat Pump

This is a very efficient heat pump with 19 SEER cooling and 9.5 HSPF heating. It should reduce costs by up to 50% when it replaces a heat pump that is 15-20 years old. There are 2 other reasons this model is one of the most efficient heat pumps available. First, it is a dual fuel heat pump that can be used in a split system with a gas furnace. Since this heat pump will cost less to run than even a 95% efficient furnace, the XP21 can be used in cool weather. When temperatures drop to the mid-30s, heat pumps lose effectiveness, so a gas furnace must be used. This Lennox heat pump gives homeowners in cold climate the opportunity to save money by using a heat pump in weather that is cool but not extremely cold.

Secondly, this heat pump is wired to accept Lennox’s SunSource solar energy modules that can produce enough energy in sunny climates to run the entire HVAC system. The equipment is expensive, but once it is in place, it may cut heating and cooling costs to zero!

There are several other high efficiency models that are worth a look. They include the Carrier Infinity 25HNB9 (19 SEER /10.0 HSPF), the American Standard Platinum ZM (19 SEER/9.0 HSPF) the Bryant Evolution 289B (19 SEER, 9.5 HSPF) and one of the York heat pumps, the Affinity YZH (18 SEER, 10.0 HSPF).

Any of these Energy Star product will help you keep energy costs under control in all four seasons.

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