The Best Heat Pumps

 

 Best Value

Frigidaire Compact Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

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  • Offers window and wall installation capabilities
  • Operates quietly
  • Includes Energy Saver mode and Sleep mode to help you save money
 Easiest to Install

Cooper and Hunter Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

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  • Includes an installation kit with a 16-foot copper line set and communication wires
  • Operates quietly with Whisper Technology
  • Also works as a dehumidifier
 Most Energy Efficient

MRCOOL Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

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  • 20 SEER
  • Uses hyper-heat technology for efficiency and effectiveness in extremely low temperatures
  • Offers sleep mode, auto restart, and louver position memory settings

5 Best Heat Pump Models

  • Frigidaire Compact Air Conditioner/Heat Pump with Remote Control

    Best Value

  • Cooper and Hunter Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

    Easiest to Install

  • MRCOOL Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

    Most Energy Efficient

  • MRCOOL Horizontal Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump

    Best DIY Heat Pump

  • PIONEER Air Conditioner and Multi Split Heat Pump

    Best Multi-Zone Heat Pump

Heat pumps typically are outdoor units that serve as air conditioners during the warmer months and heating sources during the colder months. Heat pumps extract heat either from the air or the ground outside and pump the heat into your home, which can be much more economical than gas or oil furnaces. Heat pumps may not be the most affordable heating option for some families, though, so it is important to determine whether your home is better suited to a heat pump, furnace, or ductless heat pump system.

Once you’ve determined that a heat pump is the best option for your home, there are a few questions you should consider before you make a purchase. One of the first decisions you need to make is which heat pump size you need to accommodate the size of your home or the space that you plan to heat. HVAC professionals often help homeowners to determine the heat pump size their home requires, as well as the optimal efficiency of the heat pump and the best brand to purchase.

Another option among heat pumps is a ductless heat pump. These heat pumps especially are appropriate for add-ons to homes or areas of the home that do not have a ducted heating system. Or, your home may require a small space heating system. Ductless heat pumps are popular because of their small size and flexible options for heating individual rooms.

Best Value

1. Frigidaire Compact Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

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The Frigidaire Compact Slide-Out Chassis Air Conditioner/Heat Pump works quickly and quietly to cools and heat rooms up to 350 square feet. With the full-function remote, you will be able to flexibly change the temperature and fan speed from anywhere in the room. Its customizable features also include three cool speeds, one heat speed, three fan speeds, sleep mode, and energy-saver mode.

Stand-out features include

  • 8,000 BTU cooling capacity, 7,000 BTU heat pump, 3,500 BTU supplemental heating capacity
  • For rooms up to 350 square feet
  • Full-function remote control included
Easiest to Install

2. Cooper and Hunter Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioner/Heat Pump

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The Cooper and Hunter Mini Split Ductless Air Conditioner/Heat Pump heats and cools your room instantly after easy installation. Its design and quiet operation makes it a great fit for bedrooms, living rooms, and commercial applications.

Stand-out features include

  • 9,000 BTU and 230V
  • 16 SEER
  • Low Ambient Kit enables it to function in temperatures as low as 5 degrees Fahrenheit
Most Energy Efficient

3. MRCOOL Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

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The MRCOOL Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump is designed to be energy-efficient and cost-effective while keeping your home comfortable. It heats and cools rooms quietly, so it will not disturb your sleep. Additionally, with settings such as a louver position memory that enables you to choose your desired settings, sleep mode, and auto restart, it works flexibly to fit your needs.

Stand-out features include

  • 18K BTU and 230V
  • Designed for rooms up to 750 square feet
  • Includes copper tubing, control wire, a 6-foot drain hose, and a wall sleeve

4. MRCOOL Horizontal Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump

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The MRCOOL Horizontal Package Air Conditioner and Heat Pump is easy to install and maintain yourself. It effectively cools and heats a variety of spaces, including homes, commercial offices, condos, and more. The all-in-one unit also includes a high-performance compressor and environmentally-safe, chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant.

Stand-out features include

  • 42,000 BTU
  • 14.5 SEER
  • Designed for DIY installation and maintenance

5. PIONEER Air Conditioner and Multi Split Heat Pump

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The PIONEER Air Conditioner and Multi Split Heat Pump is energy-efficient and effective. With several options at purchase, you can choose whether you want your system to  heat and cool 2, 3, 4, or 5 zones. Each zone can be independently controlled, enabling you to set the perfect climate for each area of your home.

Stand-out features include

  • 500 BTU/hr cooling capacity and 860 BTU/hr heating capacity
  • Decentralized and independently controlled zones
  • Includes a multi zone outdoor unit, matching wall mount indoor units, piping and accessory kits, and a remote control

Heat pumps offer a multitude of benefits to consumers, ranging from energy-efficient operation to environmentally friendly features that can help reduce indoor air pollution, ultra-quiet operation, and more. A careful evaluation of the features, functional capabilities, and other options, coupled with feedback from consumer reviews and consultation with a qualified contractor, will help you choose the best heat pump for your home.


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