Consumer Reviews of WEATHERKING heat pumps
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Location: North Texas
"Works - loudly"
Until 20 years ago or so Weather King was an independent HVAC brand. Now they are Rheem's low end brand. Our 2 1/2 year old unit works somewhat well and heats and cools quickly enough. Cons: The outside unit is loud in a low rumbling/humming sort of way. The worst part is the annual start/run capacitor sacrifice. As I mentioned, it's 2 1/2 years old and on its 3rd one. I now just keep a couple extra in the garage for the inevitable time the wife tells me the A/C isn't working anymore.
Years owned: 2
As soon as outside temps dip to freezing, my heat pump turns to one big ice cube. My neighbors all have the same system and theirs thaw out. Installers answer is to turn off when temps drop below 40. While the efficiency drops considerably, that is not the issue. The system is suppose to have a defrost cycle, that apparently doesn't work. I don't have a manual to support my position before stating this problem again with my installer. Can't find the manual online either. I googled Weather King and only got comparisons, blogs, and installers.
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