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Payne PH3P Heat Pump Overview

The Payne PH3P is a single-packaged heat pump offering up to 13 SEER and 7.1 HSPF. According to information dating to 2008, this model was designed for ground and rooftop installation and can be used for both residential and light commercial applications.

Available in 2 to 5 ton units, the PH3P is manufactured in six different models. Although the models vary in size and heating and cooling capacities, each is equipped with the same standard features. A direct-drive, multi-speed PCS blower motor, insulated scroll compressor, indoor and outdoor coils, and a PCS condenser-fan motor are among the standard components.

Operation noise levels as low as 72 decibels and easy-to-service cabinets with single-panel access are additional features of this unit. The PH3P uses R-22 refrigerant.

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Payne PH3P Heat Pump Reviews

"6 years and no problems"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I replaced one of 2 rooftop Carrier heat pumps in 2008 with a Payne 3T, 13 SEER unit (PH3P model). I see from this site that the line was discontinued; I probably would have balked at that, had I known. Doing my research again (have to replace the other one, over 20 years old), I realize folks tend to be on here when they have problems, not when all is well. So I have to say we have had zero issues with this unit, and it's on a rooftop in the Phoenix, Arizona sweltering summer heat. We change the filters – that's it. I hoped to get the Carrier technology/components at an economical price; that has been our experience.


Phoenix, AZ


5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I have been installing Payne for the last 3 years. I have never had any call back or complaints front any of my customers. Unfortunately there are many unqualified techs out there. Payne is a good product and affordable. Unqualified techs give this great product a bad reputation.

Jose Abarca

Alexandria, VA

Other PH3P Reviews

This builder-grade heat pump has received mixed reviews across the web. Homeowners on forums such as like the low price point of the PH3P, but are concerned it may not give the same long-lasting performance as higher-grade units. Those who have had the unit state it’s obviously not a high-end heat pump, but has served them well for years and should continue to do so with proper care.

Contractors also see Payne as a “budget brand” but note the units are built with quality components. Posters on recommend this product to consumers searching for a less expensive unit lacking the bells and whistles. They mention the system should provide solid performance as long as it is installed correctly and maintained regularly.

Payne PH3P Model Numbers

The PH3P is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number SEER / HSPF BTUs per Hour
PH3PNA024-A 13.2 / 7.7 0
PH3PNA036-A 13.2 / 7.7 0

PH3P Warranty

Payne offers a nontransferable 10-year limited parts warranty on the PH3P for units registered within 90 days of installation. Failure to register the unit with Payne results in a decreased warranty term of 5 years. The heat exchanger carries a 10-year warranty either way.

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