- Posted by ACE Home Services
- On February 22, 2017
- Amana, American Standard, Armstrong, Boilers, Bryant, Carrier, Coleman, Concord, Fall, Furnaces, Heat Pump, Home Advisor, Lennox, Lux, Payne, Spring, Summer, Tempstar, Winter
With Phoenix’s mild winters and cool but seldom frigid nights, a heat pump makes good economic and environmental sense for many homeowners.
Why Choose a Heat Pump?
Unlike furnaces or boilers, heat pumps can perform double duty. During fall and winter, a heat pump can pull warmth from outside air and bring it in; in spring and summer, the same heat pump can take warm inside air and force it outside. This makes for an economical alternative to central air conditioning and a complete heating plant.
A typical heat pump purchase and installation for a 2,000 square-foot home will run about $5,310, according to the experts at Home Advisor, which polled recent heat pump purchasers. The range is from $3,957 up to $6,737. An HVAC contractor may encounter many challenges or variations during installation, so final costs could be affected. Some models of heat pumps have features not available on others.
Though only a handful of manufacturers make heat pumps, they do so under many brand names. According to an HVAC contractor and resident expert at Angie’s List, 14 different brands roll out from only five manufacturers:
- Lennox, which also manufactures Armstrong and Concord
- Trane, also making American Standard
- Carrier, which also makes Payne, Bryant and Tempstar
- York, also churning out Lux and Coleman
- Goodman, which makes Amana
So if only a few companies produce all these heat pumps, how should a Phoenix homeowner select the right one? Talk to your HVAC installer and contractor. A heat pump is a simple, unfinished machine onto which the contractor adds necessary, but nearly universal, parts. A price quoted for your neighbor will not apply to you, since your homes and personal wishes are different.
In general, mini-split heat pump systems cost less to install while veteran brand names — Lennox, American Standard and Carrier — will be toward the higher end.
Heat Pump Installation Cost
- Air, geothermal or water source heat pump
- Heat pump location
- Location of the air handler
- Line set lengths
- Thermostat selection
- Calibration and system balancing
Partner with Professionals
A wholesale heat pump is an uncalibrated, unfinished product. Your trusted, local HVAC contractor is really the last step in the assembly line of your heat pump. Rely on your HVAC professional to complete the assembly and installation the right way.
Heat Pumps & Installations in Phoenix
You can certainly trust ACE Home Services to help with selection and handle heat pump installation. We have the experience, training and tools to do the job correctly and quickly. If you’re interested, contact us today by calling (602) 483-4172.