Which is the best brand and what size is best for 2-storey homePost created: 2013-01-31 Type of Equipment: Heat Pump Views: 48
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I am considering to buy a heat pump for the basement for two storey house wondering best size and brand to purchase.
On 2013-01-31 JB wrote:
There are some good listings here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/heat-pumps/reviews/ and here: http://www.atlanticheat.com/2012/04/2012s-best-heat-pumps/ and here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/heat-pumps/reviews/.
As you can see, Carrier, Trane, and American Standard make the list. I would add Heil, Rheem and Goodman. Sorry not to narrowit down further, but the selection of brand may come down to the size you need as well as other variables that are particular to your home and geographic location (warmer and colder climates have different needs).
Probably the first place to start is to figure out the size you need and determine if there are any variables in your home or regional climate that would cause you to lean one way or the other. In order to do a proper calculation you would need more than just that you have a two-story home. What are the sizes of the rooms, windows, R value of insulation, and so on must be taken into account. To do a proper calculation you need a certified HVAC tech to do a manual J.
Hope this helps.
To keep legal happy, let me just say that I am not an HVAC contractor, and you should never even look at your furnace without having a qualified, liability accepting HVAC contractor present. To keep sales happy, let me just say that you can find an HVAC contractor that's happy to take your money here: http://www.furnacecompare.com/perl/find_contractors.pl.