Watch the warranties

Manufacturers are turning out a wide variety of new heat pumps with many features to improve the comfort of your home while lowering your utility bill.

Here’s a look at some of the newest heat pumps, thanks to
a list compiled by http://www.achrnews.com/articles/135661-new-residential-heating-products.

One area we have singled out here is the warranty information, which varies from one manufacturer to another. A clearly written, specific warranty will bring you peace of mind. Call us at Freedom Heating and Cooling (205-444-4444) if you want more information on these heat pumps or if you have any issues involving heating, ventilation or air conditioning at your home. Our staff has more than 200 years of experience.

Bosch Thermotechnology
Model: Climate 5000 ductless mini-split heat pump systems
Footprint (in inches): 1-ton unit: 13 (length) by 32 (width) by 22 (height)
Serviceability features: These mini-split heat pumps are designed with fan motors for quick removal and replacement and a universal internal control design to reduce maintenance time and component complexity. In addition, the units have an easily detachable air handler as well as quick access to system components.
Warranty information: With the limited residential warranty, homeowners receive replacement parts protection for up to five years and seven years for the compressor. This standard offering covers all components incorporated into the units at the time of manufacture. Unless otherwise stated, other components or parts purchased from Bosch and installed in the field have a one-year replacement parts warranty from proof of certificate of occupancy date or proof of certified start-up date.

Broan
Model: FSH1BF heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 32 (length) by 32 (width) by 45 (height)
Serviceability features: New removable jacket panels allow for easier service. This includes a panel that allows easy access to the compressor.
Warranty information: A five-year limited parts warranty is available. A one-year Quality Pledge warranty will replace the unit if the compressor fails within the first year. If the product is registered within 60 days of purchase, the coverage increases to 10-year limited parts and a 10-year Quality Pledge. Extended warranties are available through contractors’ Preferred Protection Plans.

Champion
Model: Momentum™ Series variable-capacity heat pumps, HL024-060
Footprint (in inches): 3 ton unit: 32 (length) by 35 (width) by 40 (height)
Serviceability features: The unit’s Charge Guard™ feature simplifies servicing. A touchscreen provides a read-out of the system condition as well as head pressure and suction pressure while calculating superheat and sub-cooling. A swing-open electrical box provides corner access to the unit’s interior. The Wi-Fi Hx™ thermostat supports a service app for remote service and monitoring.
Warranty information: A limited lifetime compressor; 10-year limited parts; and fee-free, one-year labor limited warranties are available upon registration. Extended warranties are also available.

Model: Echelon variable-capacity heat pumps, HC024-060
Footprint (in inches): 3 ton unit: 32 (length) by 35 (width) by 40 (height)
Serviceability features: The unit’s Charge View feature simplifies servicing. A touchscreen provides a read-out of system condition as well as head pressure and suction pressure while calculating superheat and sub-cooling. A swing-open electrical box provides corner access to the unit’s interior. The Wi-Fi Hx thermostat supports a service app for remote service and monitoring.
Warranty information: Limited lifetime compressor; 10-year limited parts; and fee-free, one-year labor limited warranties are available upon registration. Extended warranties are also available.

Daikin Ductless
Model: AURORA single- and multi-zone heat pump systems
Footprint (in inches): 34 (length) by 12 (width) by 28 (height)
Serviceability features: Space-saving indoor unit installation options include wall and floor mounts, a concealed slim-duct, and ceiling cassette. Built-in diagnostics with a digital display and potentially hundreds of fault codes can help diagnose performance and other issues. Its outdoor coils feature anti-corrosion treatment, auto restart after power failure, and a handheld remote provides easy system control.
Warranty information: Complete warranty details are available via a local dealer or at www.daikincomfort.com. To receive the 12-year parts limited warranty, online registration must be completed within 60 days of installation.

Daikin
Model: EMURA wall-mounted indoor heat pump, CTXG_QVJUW/S
Footprint (in inches): 39 (length) by 8 (width) by 12 (height)
Serviceability features: Its 8-by-12-by-39-inch size and weight of only 26 pounds makes the EMURA very easy to install and service.
Warranty information: Complete warranty details are available via a local dealer or at www.daikincomfort.com. To receive the 12-year parts limited warranty, online registration must be completed within 60 days of installation

Day & Night
Model: CVH8 Constant Comfort™ Deluxe 18 variable-speed heat pump with SmartSense™ technology
Footprint (in inches): 23-31 (length) by 23-31 (width) by 32-42 (height)
Serviceability features: When installed as part of a complete Observer communicating system, including the Observer wall control with Wi-Fi capability, the CVH8 Constant Comfort heat pump offers precise system control with remote access and text-based diagnostics. The contractor’s information is also displayed. The unit is small, light, and offers easily accessible service valves.
Warranty information: A 10-year limited parts warranty, including the compressor and coils, is available to the original homeowner upon timely registration. The limited warranty period is reduced to five years for parts if the unit is not registered within 90 days of installation. Restrictions apply; see the warranty certificate for details. This product qualifies for the Day & Night’s 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty. (If the compressor or covered coil fails within 10 years from installation date, ICP will provide a one-time replacement outdoor unit at no charge.)

Ducane
Model: 4DHPM multi-zone ductless system
Footprint (in inches): 37 (length) by 18 (width) by 32-54 (height)
Serviceability features: Manufacturer did not specify.
Warranty information: Five-year parts and seven-year compressor warranties are available.

Nortek
Model: Q7RF packaged heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 49-63 (length) by 35 (width) by 30 (height)
Serviceability features: All components of this heat pump are close to the unit’s perimeter and behind convenient access panels. The uncomplicated evaporator is accessible via a small, divided top panel. A seven-segment display on the defrost board provides enhanced diagnostics. Simple blower motor connections allow for quick changes and troubleshooting.
Warranty information: A five-year limited parts warranty is available. A one-year Quality Pledge to replace the unit if the compressor fails within the first year is also available. If the product is registered within 60 days of purchase, the coverage increases to 10-year limited parts and 10-year Quality Pledge. Extended warranties are available through Contractors’ Preferred Protection Plans.

Fujitsu Airstage
Model: J-IIS Series heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 15 (length) by 38 (width) by 39 (height)
Serviceability features: Commissioning, troubleshooting, and serviceability are significantly simplified with the use of the Airstage service tool software and its easy-to-read seven-segment LED display. Furthermore, communication wiring verification using the Connection Check function further guarantees easy installation.
Warranty information: A 10-year parts and compressor warranty is available for systems that are installed and commissioned by a qualified contractor; see the warranty statement for full details.

Interphase Technologies
Model: ITHRC-AE-060-VS-01 heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 53 (length) by 34 (width) by 64 (height)
Serviceability features: The patent pending refrigeration management system is extremely serviceable and allows for 100 percent heat recovery while remaining simple in design. Its brazed-, flat-plate HX provides highly efficient energy transfer. An integrated islanding solar inverter allows for direct use of solar energy. Water/glycol connections on the heat pump transfer heat/cool energy to the conditioned space, and it features a sealed refrigerant circuit.
Warranty information: Manufacturer did not specify.

KeepRite
Model: CVH8 ProComfort™ Deluxe 18 variable-speed heat pump with SmartSense™ technology.
Footprint (in inches): 23-31 (length) by 23-31 (width) by 32-42 (height).
Serviceability features: When installed as part of a complete Observer communicating system, including the Observer wall control with Wi-Fi capability, the heat pump offers precise system control with remote access and text-based diagnostics. The contractor’s information is also displayed. Small and light in design, the unit also offers easily accessible service valves.
Warranty information: A 10-year limited warranty on parts, including the compressor and coils, is available to the original homeowner upon timely registration. The limited warranty period is five years for parts if it is not registered within 90 days of installation. Restrictions apply; see the warranty certificate for details. This product qualifies for the KeepRite’s 10-year No Hassle Replacement limited warranty. (If the compressor or covered coil fails within 10 years from the installation date, then ICP will provide a one-time replacement outdoor unit at no charge.)

LG Electronics
Model: Art Cool™ Premier heat pump, LA180HYV1
Footprint (in inches): Outdoor: 13 (length) by 24 (width) by 32 (height); Indoor: 10 (length) by 43 (width) by 13 (height)
Serviceability features: The Art Cool Premier Series is compatible with the Smart Inverter monitoring system, which makes it easier for HVAC professionals to monitor system performance and troubleshoot using factory guidelines should the need arise.
Warranty information: Standard five-year parts and seven-year compressor warranties are available. LG’s extended warranty provides an additional five years on parts, three years on compressors, and is available through LG Excellence contractors who can offer consumers a 10/10 limited warranty on this model and other qualifying LG duct-free systems in 2017.

Luxaire
Model: Acclimate™ Series, 20 SEER, variable-capacity, heat pumps, HL024-060
Footprint (in inches): 3-ton unit: 32 (length) by 35 (width) by 40 (height)
Serviceability features: This heat pump’s Charge Smart feature simplifies service. A touchscreen provides a read-out of system conditions as well as head pressure and suction pressure while calculating superheat and sub-cooling. A swing-open electrical box provides corner access to the unit’s interior. The Wi-Fi Hx thermostat supports a service app for remote service and monitoring.
Warranty information: Limited lifetime compressor; 10-year limited parts; and limited, fee-free, one-year labor warranties are available. Extended warranties are also available to purchase.

Midea
Model: Premier Hyper high-wall, ductless mini split, MEHSU-24PHH2
Footprint (in inches): 43 (length) by 9 (width) by 13 (height)
Serviceability features: This product is backwards compatible to ease serviceability and parts as well as integration with older models.
Warranty information: Five-year parts and seven-year compressor warranties are available.

Mitsubishi Electric
Model: P-Series heat pump, four-way ceiling cassette, PLA-A12EA7, PLA-A18EA7, PLA-A24EA7, PLA-A30EA7, PLA-A36EA7, PLA-A42EA7
Footprint (in inches): 33 (length) by 33 (width) by 10 (height)
Serviceability features: The PLA’s corner-pocket design allows access through each of four grille corners to complete installation, maintenance work, and height adjustment. The unit has temporary hanging hooks that allow the grille to be installed by one person, and its screw holes for the corner panels and control box are slotted in order to negate the need to remove the screws for easy serviceability.
Warranty information: Five-year parts and seven-year compressor warranties are available to the original owner of the system from the date of installation. The parts and compressor warranty periods are increased to 12 years if the unit is installed and registered by a Diamond Contractor.

Modine GeoSync
Model: GPV/EPV Series water-source heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 27 (length) by 32 (width) by 56 (height)
Serviceability features: The vertical control is easily accessible and has separated high- and low-voltage sections. Additional features include standard 4-inch MERV-11 filters, a serviceable thermostatic expansion valve (TXV) body, a factory-standard auxiliary heat box for easy field installation of the auxiliary heat kit without removing blower, and easily accessible panels. Setup is easy as the unit requires no software configuration or dip switches.
Warranty information: A one-year parts warranty is available on commercial units, and 10-year parts and five-year labor warranties are available on residential units. A 10-year extended labor option is also available on residential units.

TempStar Model: PHR5 packaged heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 33-44 (length) by 48-49 (width) by 44-55 (height)
Serviceability features: Installs easily on a rooftop or on the ground. Three panels allow easy access for maintenance and installation. The unit easily converts to down discharge applications.
Warranty information: Five-year limited compressor and one-year limited parts warranties are available.

Nortek
Model: Q7RF packaged heat pump
Footprint (in inches): 49-63 (length) by 35 (width) by 30 (height)
Serviceability features: All components are close to the unit perimeter and behind convenient access panels. Evaporator access is uncomplicated via a small, divided top panel. A seven-segment display on the defrost board provides enhanced diagnostics, and simple blower motor connections provide for speed changes and troubleshooting.
Warranty information: The system includes a five-year limited parts warranty. A one-year Quality Pledge will replace the unit if the compressor fails within the first year. If the product is registered within 60 days of purchase, the coverage increases to 10-year limited parts and 10-year Quality Pledge. Extended warranties are available through Contractors’ Preferred Protection Plans.

York
Model: Affinity Series, 20 SEER, variable-capacity heat pump, YZV024-060
Footprint (in inches): 3 ton unit: 32 (length) by 35 (width) by 40 (height)
Serviceability features: Its Charge Assurance feature simplifies service. A touchscreen provides a readout of system condition as well as head pressure and suction pressure while calculating superheat and subcooling. A swing-open electrical box provides corner access to the unit’s interior. The Wi-Fi Hx thermostat supports a service app for remote service and monitoring.
Warranty information: With registration, limited lifetime compressor; 10-year limited parts; and fee-free, one-year labor limited warranties are available. Extended warranties are also available.

AirEase
Model: PRPHP16 dual fuel packaged unit, heat pump, air conditioner
Footprint (in inches): 47 (length) by 47-55 (width) by 37-41 (height)
Serviceability features: Precision Service™ technology provides thoughtful design and precise part location, which makes troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing issues faster than ever. Three forward-facing screws make the inducer motor easily removable for fast change-out and service. Gas valve access ports are positioned to quickly measure inlet and outlet gas pressure.
Warranty information: Limited lifetime aluminized steel heat exchanger and 10-year limited parts warranties are available.

For more information on these heat pumps as well as furnaces and water heaters., visit http://www.achrnews.com/articles/135661-new-residential-heating-products.