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"GE heat pump"
Bought the house in 1994. The furnace was installed in 198 (per sticker on the furnace). So, the GE heat pump unit is 30 years old (assuming it was installed at the same time as the furnace). No maintenance was ever done on the GE heat pump since I've owned it (only use it as A/C). Sometimes it never shuts off (when it's extremely hot) but keeps on chugging and producing cool air. I am guessing it was undersized? Wish I knew the efficiency and tonnage of unit. There is a nameplate with a number on it but I have no idea what they stand for. Would like to replace the furnace but not so sure about the GE heat pump. Maybe I'll hang onto the GE heat pump till it breaks (if it ever does).
"An okay system that does what its meant to do."
I've owned this heat pump for about 15 years now. It's an okay system that is pretty reliable. Not the best in the world, but also not the worst. Had a few problems, but nothing too major. It's not the most efficient system in terms of electricity use. It can cost a pretty penny to keep running, and isn't too efficient in heat transfer. It's only ever needed one major repair, and that was when a tube inside cracked. It cost me about 100 dollars which I'd say is worth it considering how much use it gets. Next time, though, I think I'll get a professional to repair it if the same thing happens. I screwed up once. A pretty easy fix, but it was broken without it. That's another thing I like about it. It's easy to fix. You can do it yourself if you really need to. If it broke down, I probably wouldn't buy another one. I'd want something more energy efficient and a little stronger.
"Quit reading reviews no one makes them like this anymore"
I've seen these heat pumps in north florida for a long time. They were so well built GE quit making them. Here is some of the scenarios I've witnessed: 30 yr old heat pump, hooked up to inadequate ducting (poor install) dryer vent discharging into the condenser coil, appeared to have never been maintained…the day we took it out it had never had a part replaced. It was quieter than the new one. Another one I saw was forty years old (the oldest heat pump I have ever seen in florida)…it was installed so poorly, a duct ran in front of the air handler so you could not open it up to work on it. The duct system had a run that discharged into the attic for forty years. Poor guy bought a Goodman after that. You may as well buy anything because no one makes them like ge did until the 80s when they got out of the hvac business. Now they make cheap parts for disposable ac units.
If you are reading this review you are probably thinking the same thing I am thinking… should I replace my 30 year old Weathertron with a new energy smart hvac? After several months of research I would tell you no, keep that old ugly weathertron as long as you can. My house was built in 1952 and the weathertron was put manufactured in 1983…… still working with some minor fixes. Alot cheaper then a new unit. It is like most of the reviews in here, I wish they made things like they used to. I see several of these new units dying after 6 years… if u are lucky to get 6. Keep the weathertron till it dies……..
""TAKES A LICKIN & KEEPS ON TICKIN""
After reading quite a few of the reviews, I am now convinced that most, if not all new units just do not compare to the older ge quality standards! I had a two ton ge Weathertron "elite" heat pump installed in 1983; after eleven years, a compressor shorted out in 1994 and was replaced. And now,after another eighteen years of trouble-free service,I again need to replace the compressor; I agree with the person from Raleigh, North Carolina who said that it might be better to just replace the compressor, rather than buying a whole new system; I think that is what I am going to do!
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