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Gibson JT5BD Heat Pump Overview

Ranging in size from 1.5- to 5-ton capacity units, the Gibson JT5BD is a R-22 heat pump reaching up to 13 SEER/8 HSPF when paired with complementing air handlers. The system can increase an additional 1 SEER and .5 HSPF if matched with the appropriate variable-speed air handler or blower kits.

This series is promoted by the manufacturer for its quiet, durable performance, in part thanks to a composite base pan that absorbs sound and resists corrosion, as well as a galvanized steel cabinet with a polyester urethane finish and a metal wrapper that protects the unit coil from being damaged.

The JT5BD also is designed for simple maintenance with easily accessible gas values and a removable top grill assembly, a permanently lubricated fan motor requiring no maintenance, and a five minute restart time delay designed to prevent compressor problems when the unit shuts down.

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Gibson JT5BD Heat Pump Reviews

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"Poor construction"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Had it for 3 yrs. Replaced a capacitor first year. This year the fan blades that are tack welded on just fell off and were sitting in the bottom of the unit. This is a piece of junk.

L. Dees

Gulfport, Ms

"Lemon Laws for heat pumps?"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The above unit was installed in 2008. We replaced the compressor under warranty in 2010. The warranty is no longer valid and the compressor went out again. This unit is barely 4 years old. We just replaced the unit because with another brand. Also, it was extremely loud.

M. Smith


Other JT5BD Reviews

According to reviews from around the web, the Gibson JT5BD, manufactured by Nordyne, is designed as a builder-grade model. Contractors on note this may be a fine choice for homeowners more concerned about price than quality. With proper installation, contractors say, the unit should offer solid heating and cooling.

However, other contractors warn shoppers against this unit, stating buyers will get poor performance because of the unit´┐Żs low quality. Contractors on forums such as suggest paying more for a more reliable and well-known brand. A review on also notes this is a standard, low-tier unit, and the warranty may not be as competitive as other brands.

GIBSON JT5BD Model Numbers

The JT5BD is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
JT5BD-018K 13 / 8 0
JT5BD-024K 13 / 7.7 0
JT5BD-030K 13 / 7.7 0
JT5BD-048K 13 / 8 0

JT5BD Warranty

The JT5BD is equipped with a limited 5-year parts warranty and 5-year compressor warranty. Homeowners much register their unit on Gibson’s site within 60 days of installation or 60 days of residence in a newly constructed home to receive the full warranty benefits.

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