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Frigidaire FT4BE Heat Pump

#1 of 3 Frigidaire Heat Pumps

Updated: Mar 27, 2015

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Overview of the FT4BE

The Frigidaire FT4BE is a split-system heat pump with an efficiency of 15 SEER and 8.5 HSPF. Specific matches and sizes of the FT4BE heat pump meet Energy Star efficiency requirements. The unit features high- and low-pressure switches and a liquid line filter dryer to increase compressor life. The corrosion-resistant, all-aluminum coil is protected by a metal louvered condenser guard. A galvanized steel cabinet is coated with a corrosion-resistant polyester urethane finish and features a removable top grille assembly for ease of service. The FT4BE used R-410A refrigerant.

Consumer Reviews of the Frigidaire FT4BE

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Date created: 2013-07-20 Name: D. JONES
Location: Longview, TX 75604

Satisfaction Rating:

1 of 5 stars

"Lemon Unit"
Have had this unit for 2 years and 10 months. Have had to have it repaired 4 times costing me $736.00 in labor charges and have been told by the authorized service company that it still needs more parts. Called Frigidaire and was given the runaround. Told to call Nordyne, Nordyne told me to call Frigidaire. Nordyne also told me to call the installer. The installer has nothing to do with the building of the unit. This unit is a "lemon" and no one will stand up and take responsibility for all of the problems I am having with it.

Date created: 2012-07-10 Name: R. White
Location: Hot Springs, AR

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

Very good equipment. Our energy bills are great, our comfort level is very good and we've had no problems with the service and operation of the system. Highly recommend this brand.

Date created: 2011-09-21 Name: B ELLIS
Location: CLINTON,TN
Years owned: 2

Satisfaction Rating:

5 of 5 stars

We had a new Frigidaire FT4BE-042K heat pump installed early last year. Contractor recommended this model FT4BE-042K because it qualified for a energy tax credit. It has saved us approximately 30% on our monthly energy bills and has made our home feel more comfortable due to that fact it has a 2 stage compressor and can de-humidify as well as cool the home. In the winter it heats well and the air feels very warm compared to our old heat pump, overall we are extremely pleased with frigidaire and the warranty of 10 years just adds more peace of mind.

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Other FT4BE Reviews

A consumer on hvac-talk.com stated that his FT4BE went into the defrost cycle too often. He was advised by multiple contributors to reset his defrost timer, which solved the problem. A professional member wrote that the FT4BE is a great working unit that he'd been installing for 15 years with no problems.

Frigidaire FT4BE Model Numbers

The FT4BE is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
FT4BE-018K 14 / 8.5 0
FT4BE-024K 14 / 8.5 0
FT4BE-030K 14 / 8.5 0
FT4BE-036K 14 / 8.5 0
FT4BE-042K 14 / 8.5 0
FT4BE-048K 14 / 8.5 0

FT4BE Warranty

Product registration is required for maximum warranty coverage. The warranty for the Frigidaire FT4BE heat pump is comprised of the following:

  • 10-year all-parts warranty
  • 10-year Comfort Quality Pledge to replace the entire unit if the compressor fails

Labor costs are not covered by the warranty. Extended labor protection plans are available to cover labor costs associated with repairs.

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