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Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

Homeowners may wonder which product — a new air conditioner or heat pump — works best for their region.

Difference between air conditioners and heat pumps:

  • Heat pumps can both cool and heat with no additional equipment.
  • When a furnace (AC) is used, it does not require auxiliary heating for frigid temperatures.
  • Generally, a heat pump heats best down to about 40 degrees, however when temperatures go lower, most heat pumps shut down and use emergency heating.
  • Heat pumps heating source is better for the environment.

Air Conditioners

The weather in Southern Florida, California and Texas is hot for most of the year. A heat pump’s warming ability would see little use each year. Plus, because you run your air conditioner so much, you want to invest in the most energy efficient air conditioner with a high seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER).

Heat Pumps

A heat pump might be an ideal system for moderate climates like the Mid-South. Tennessee, for example has moderate spring and autumn seasons, and very hot summers. So, a heat pump cools in the summer, then provides inexpensive electric heat in the spring and fall.
These set-ups, sometimes referred to as hybrid heat dual fuel split systems, are smart enough to know when it’s cold enough to heat with a furnace, and when it can use the heat pump.

The USDA provides a handy, interactive national temperature zone map that may help you determine whether an air conditioner or heat pump would best suit your climate.

 

Save on Energy Costs

energystarThere are both air conditioners and heat pumps that meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. ​“Though these products can be more expensive to purchase up front, the cost difference will be paid back over time through lower energy bills.” – ENERGY STAR website

How Heat Pumps and Air Conditioning Work

It is important to know just how air conditioners and heat pumps operate, before making any final decisions, Howstuffworks.com provides a concise walkthrough for the basic operation of air conditioners and heat pumps.

Infinity® 21

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 21 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 65 decibels
  • Superior humidity and temperature control
  • Two-stage compressor operation for ultimate comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

PerformanceTM 16

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 16.5 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 72 decibels
  • Single-stage operation
  • Compressor sound blanket
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty 

PerformanceTM 13

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 15 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 66 decibels
  • Single-stage operation
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty 

Infinity® 16

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 16.5 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 66 decibels
  • Single-stage operation
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 17

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 18 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 69 decibels
  • Superior humidity and temperature control
  • Two-stage compressor operation for ultimate comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 21

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 21 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 65 decibels
  • Superior humidity and temperature control
  • Two-stage compressor operation for ultimate comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

ComfortTM 13 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 15 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 8.5 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 72 decibels
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

PerformanceTM 15 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 16 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 9 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 68 decibels
  • Compressor sound blanket
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

PerformanceTM 13 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Ultra compact for small spaces
  • Up to 15.5 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 9 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 68 decibels
  • Single-stage compressor operation
  • Compressor sound blanket and built-in muffler
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 15 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 16 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 9 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 68 decibels
  • Single-stage compressor operation
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 19 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 19 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 10 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 65 decibels
  • Superior humidity and temperature control
  • Two-stage compressor operation for excellent comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 16 Heat Pump

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 17.2 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 9.6 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 67 decibels
  • Superior humidity and temperature control
  • Two-stage compressor operation for excellent comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty

Infinity® 20 Heat Pump With GreenspeedTM Intelligence

    STANDARD FEATURES

  • Up to 20.5 SEER cooling efficiency
  • Up to 13 HSPF heating efficiency
  • Sound: as low as 58 decibels
  • Greenspeed intelligence
  • Optimal humidity and temperature control
  • Variable-speed compressor operation for ultimate comfort and quiet
  • Compressor sound blanket and Silencer System IITM design
  • Filter drier system protection from moisture and contaminants
  • Ideal Defrost heating operation with Infinity control
  • WeatherArmorTM Ultra protection
  • Non-ozone depleting Puron® refrigerant
  • 10-year parts limited warranty