Heil Air Conditioner Reviews and Buying Guide

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Heil offers a wide variety of reliable air conditioners, having been in the market for more than a half a century now. Over this period, Heil has been able to acquire and retain customers in the market. The prices of Heil ACs vary from one unit to another depending on the capacity and the efficiency of each unit. However, irrespective of the price, Heil air conditioners offer reliable performance and are widely accepted by consumers all over. Heil focuses majorly on the comfort provided by the air conditioner as well as the efficiency. The warranties from Heil are as well exceptional. The main series of ACs from Heil include the Heil DXT+, HC4A, Heil DX, and Entry models

Unique Features

Efficiency

Its SEER rating measures the effectiveness of any air conditioner. The SEER of the AC is the measure of its cooling efficiency. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient a unit is. Heil offers air conditioners of up to 19. The Heil Quiet Comfort DXT+ Observer Air series of ACs are an example that has an energy rating of 19 SEER. These are the top best air conditioners from Heil. They offer high efficiency and save utility bills by huge margins.

Communication System 

Heil air conditioners are equipped with Observer communicating technology. This type of technology enables the components of the system to coordinate their processes properly. As a result, efficiency is maximized as well as the overall durability of the unit. This technology is beyond standard thermostats, the technology by design adjusts for best performance as well as efficiency. It also gives a signal during maintenance time and or when filters need changing.
Cooling capacityThe size of any air conditioner is measured by the tonnage of the unit. As the load increases so does the size of the AC. Heil air conditioners have a broad range of capacity ranging from one to five ton. The higher the capacity of a unit, the higher the price as well as the efficiency. To know the right size for your home a Heil contractor must do a load calculation to determine the proper sizing.

Model Analysis

SeriesModelSEERSound LevelCompressorCondensor Fan MotorCommunicating
DeluxeHVA91956VariableVariableYes
DeluxeHCA91965Two-StageVariableYes
DeluxeHCA71770Two-StageTwo-speedYes
QuietComfortHSA6 HXA61470Single-StageOne-speedYes
QuietComfortHSA51374Single-StageOne-speedYes
QuietComfortH4A31371Single-StageOne-speedNo
PerformanceN4A61670Single-StageOne-speedNo
PerformanceN4A5 NXA41475Single-StageOne-speedNo
PerformanceN4A31374Single-StageOne-speedNo

Model Recommendation

Heil Entry AC

This series is the preferred choice for 1000-2500 sqft house. With a SEER of between 2 and 5, Heil Entry ACs offer different capacity and performance. The prices of the Heil Entry series are quite affordable. The units offer single stage cooling thus explaining the low price. Additionally, the units are backed up by a ten-year warranty on the compressor and parts. This warranty is good for an entry level. The units are of 16 and 13 SEER hence are efficient in performance for small to medium size of residential house.
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Quiet Comfort DXT+

This is a two-stage series of ACs that offer excellent efficiency. This model is among Heil’s top selling high efficient models that are mostly suitable for warm weather conditions, areas where extreme temperatures are rather rare. It is prudent to pair the two-stage cooling of this unit with a variable speed blower to achieve to maximum comfort. The 16 SEER energy level of this model explains its high efficiency and saving of utility bills for consumers. .This model is available in different tons of between 2 ton and 5 ton. The differences between them are the pricing and the capacity.

Contractor Feedback

Heil air conditioners are durable because most of them are made of galvanized steel. Heil offers air conditioner unit for any price range that one can manage to pay for. The company has manufactured rather cheap yet unfailing solutions for all their customers. This is convenient especially for consumers who desire comfort but their budget and purchasing power is a bit low. Also the warranty terms of Heil are reasonable and much favorable as compared to warranties from other brands in the market. This is helpful especially to consumers buying the top notch Heil’s air conditioners.

-Charles, 10 years Heil dealer 

Heil is not that famous in the heating and cooling market. People know Trane, Carrier, Goodman but seldom talking about Heil, Ruud and Armstrong which actually are all trusted brands. Heil rarely do any marketing promotion and that’s why the Heil’s price is lower. If you can choose a good contractor to do a qualified installation, it can runs normally for 10-20 years. Finding a trusted installation contractor with rarely promoted brands is always a good choice.

-Shane from hvactalk Forum

Heil Air Conditioner Prices By Model

In order to offer an objective and equal comparison, we set the baseline below:

Each model includes: 2.5 ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable air conditioner thermostat.

Heil Models
System Only
System Installed
Deluxe 19 HVA9 $3,050
$6,000
Deluxe 19 HCA9 $2,680
$4,500
Deluxe 17 HCA7 $2,545
$4,305
QuietComfort HSA6 16 $2,450
$3,970
QuietComfort HXA6 16 $2,290
$3,800
QuietComfort HSA5 $1,990 $3,690
QuietComfort H4A3 $1,850 $3,470
Performance N4A6 $1,760 $3,390
Performance N4A5 $1,555 $3,155
Performance NXA4 $1,520 $3,099
Performance N4A3 $1,495 $3,055

Heil Air Conditioner Prices By Size

Before installing your air conditioner, a HVAC contractor needs to size your system by “Manual J” calculation. This will take into accounts factors like where you live, how much insulation you have, windows types and directions, and everything else. Then you will get a right sized central air conditioner ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton.

Each Unit includes: Heil 2.5-ton outdoor condenser, Trane 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable thermostat.

Heat Pump Size
Home Size
System Only
System Installed
1.5 ton 600-1000 sf $795
$1,795
2 ton 1001-1300 sf $920
$2,150
2.5 ton 1301-1600 sf $1,070
$2,370
3 ton 1601-1900 sf $1,150
$2,550
3.5 ton 1901-2200 sf $1,360 $2,750
4 ton 2201-2600 sf $1,550 $2,970
5 ton 2601-3200 sf $1,960 $3,550

Submitted Prices and Reviews by Readers

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Price
Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$3,050 Heil HC4A Indian Trail, NC 2990 sqft
The Heil I have hasn’t given me any trouble and I have had it for 6 months now. I replaced the Carrier I had which I used for 17 years and this is a perfect replacement. The cooling is good and I haven’t had to deal with any repairs so far just routine checks to make sure everything is okay.
$1,109 unit only Heil DX 1300 Alpharetta, GA 2670 sqft
I like Heil air conditioners because you don’t have to worry about anything if it is installed right. The one I have now runs so noiselessly and I like the fact that the utility bill stays low. Thank you Heil the ac is just what I thought it would be.
$2,350 QuiteComfort DXT+ 15 SEER Brownsburg, IN 2100 sqft
When I moved in to this new house one of the first things I changed was the air conditioning. The I found here was not working right so the cooling couldn’t go below 770. Now I have Heil and everything is working perfect. It’s been 7 months since I got it and so far am pleased with its functionality. It hasn’t given me any headaches. I read reviews about the air conditioner breaking down or malfunctioning in some way after 3 months. I guess I got a sweet deal from Heil.
$2,730 installed Heil DX 16 SEER Chicago, IL 2350 sqft
Anyone who wants a new air conditioner installed in their home should check out what they can get from Heil. I can assure you that you will like what you get. I have had my current ac system for a year and a half and I’ve only called the repair guy once and the problem was due to poor installation. Heil is a brand I stand behind because their customer service is great, they deal with customer queries fast. It took under a week to come and fix my problem and I haven’t had any complains since then.
$2,190 installed QuiteComfort DXT+ Tallahassee, FL 2200 sqft
The value of a good ac system is not in the price it’s in the performance. When I was looking for a replacement for my old Trane I looked through the internet to see what people were saying about the models out there. Heil came highly recommended and so I did a little more research so I could make an informed choice. So far the purchase has proved to be worth it. Our old system couldn’t cool the house efficiently after years of service so I had to replace it. Heil has provided me with something that does a better job at cooling, am looking forward to the next summer.
$3,690 HC4A 14 SEER Springfield, IL 2900 sqft
The ac has a problem; it’s probably poor installation because I bought the unit 5 months ago surely it still has some years left in it. It functioned well for the first 2 or so months and then it just couldn’t cool the house below 720. It’s hot and the air coming through my vents is not helping much to make the place cooler. I hope the company or the dealer can do something about this because it is covered by the warranty.
$749 Unit DX 1300 Antioch, TN 1900 sqft
Don’t bother buying these air conditioners, get anything else but Heil. I bought the unit I have about 2 years ago and since then it has cost me well over $1,000 to fix. The coil is the most recent part I have had to fix. Poor design.

How to Get the Best Heil Air Conditioner Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for air conditioner project. So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
  • Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
  • Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already take rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: homeowners tactics when negotiating with HVAC dealer to get the final best price.

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