Luxaire Heat Pumps
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Luxaire is a subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc., a large international company that manufactures HVAC equipment, automotive accessories and batteries. Luxaire offers three series of heat pumps, with varying levels of efficiency.
Luxaire Acclimate Series Heat Pumps
The HL8B model in the Acclimate series can achieve a SEER score of up to 18 and an HSPF of 10. The HL6B model has a 16 SEER and a 9 HSPF rating. Luxaire claims that the Acclimate series heat pumps will save the homeowner more than 50 percent in energy costs compared to standard models. This series uses a high-tech compressor that is reported to be much quieter than traditional models.
Luxaire LX Series Heat Pumps
Three models can be found in the Luxaire LX series of heat pumps. The THJF has a SEER of 14.5, and an HSPF of 9. The THJD and THJR models carry a SEER rating of 13 and an HSPF rating of up to 8. All of these units contain a demand defrost system that means the unit defrosts only when that action is needed; this options reportedly provides additional savings in energy costs.
Luxaire Climasure Series Heat Pumps
Luxaire offers the THGF and THGD models in the Climasure series. The THGF achieves a 14.5 SEER and an HSPF rating of 9. The THGD model has a SEER of 13, and an HSPF of 9.1. The design of these heat pumps allows them to be installed in narrow locations.
Care and Maintenance of Luxaire Heat Pumps
Luxaire recommends a yearly tune-up by a professional HVAC technician. The contractor should inspect the system closely, run it through a heating cycle, clean the coils and check the refrigerant levels.
Luxaire offers a 10-year limited warranty on parts and 10 years on the compressor, providing the owner registers the unit online within 90 days of installation. If the heat pump is not registered, the warranty reverts to a 5-year limited parts warranty.