Coleman Heat Pump Reviews Buying Guide

Note: Before you dive into the specific brand review, we highly recommend you to read our elaborate Heat Pump Buying Guide in advance, there are several crucial steps you need to take before you even start to think about the brand.

Is Coleman Good At Heat Pump?

The company behind this sturdy brand was founded over a century ago in 1900. Initially, the company was specialized in the sale of camp stoves. However, it later branched into making HVAC systems for mobile homes. Since then, it has grown to become one of the leading HVAC companies in the world.Although the company produces some heat pumps for commercial buildings, its main focus is on residential heat pumps. People used to hear about more Coleman furnace than heat pump. The Coleman brands are quite similar to the York HVAC products. In fact, York officially owns the Coleman brand (check York buying guide).

Unlike other brands, which rely on hype to make sales, the Coleman heat pumps focus on high quality with low price.

Unique Features

One feature that makes these heat pumps truly stand out is the defrost feature. Consequently, one is assured that their heat pumps continue working even in winter. However, this feature is only available on the company’s high-end series only (If you want to choose a medium efficient defrost unit, Armstrong and Rheem are good choice). The units also have a unique compressor for increased durability. The compressor is fitted with a low and high-pressure switch. This ensures that the compressor is protected from damage in case of sudden changes in pressure.

For increased durability, the heat pumps are powder coated like York. This is the same type of coating used on automobiles. It ensures the heat pumps looks greater for longer. For quieter operation, the heat pumps have a rippled coil fins and WhisperDrive patent. This ensures that operating the heat pump is extremely quiet. For increased comfort, especially in winter the heat pumps have the ‘Warm to Touch’ feature. This ensures that it has a warm start up, which can be quite comforting in winter.

Model Analysis

SeriesModelSEERHSPFCompressorOtherPrice
EchelonHC8B1810Two-StageWhisperDrive,
Most Efficient 2015
Update Later
EchelonHC6B169Single-StageCommunicating
WhisperDrive
LXTHJF14.58.5Single-Stage
LXTHJD137.7Single-StageNot Energy Star

There are not so many options like other brands. The company offers its heat pumps in two unique lines. These are the Echelon, LX and Comforter series(discontinued in 2015). The Echelon HC8B is the only Coleman’s two stage heat pump which got the award of “Most Efficient 2015”. If you are a big fan of two stage, it is the only option. Both models of the Echelon series are communicating which will definitely cost you 1k-2k dollars more (see if you need it). LX THJF is our personal recommendation for the proper efficient ratings and affordable price. 14.5 SEER is enough for 70%-80% US Area.

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Reliable Compressor

Compressor reliability is crucial to any heat pump. In fact, most heat pumps, including Coleman heat pumps are built around the compressor. Consequently, it is quite encouraging to see some of the safety measures to protect the heat pump’s compressor. The compressor is fitted with high and low-pressure switches. This protects it from damage due to the high pressure of the refrigerant. For extra protection, the compressor is fitted with a filter. This feature ensures that refrigerant does not leak into the compressor. With these safety features for the compressor, one should expect to get reliable service for years to come.

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Warm Start-up Feature Is Awesome

This is a very awesome feature for any heat pump. Although some heat pumps offer the same level of efficiency as Coleman, not many offer the same of comfort. The ability to warm up the house quickly, especially on cold winters is quite welcome. This ensures a level of unprecedented comfort.

Coleman Heat Pump Prices By Model

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

Each model includes: 3 ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable heat pump thermostat.

Models
System Only
System Installed
LX Series  PHE6$2,130$6,080
LX Series PHE4$1,630$5,670
LX Series PHG4$1,570$5,430
Echelon BHX$1,495$5,125

Coleman Pump Prices By Size

Before installing your heat pump, 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 heat pump unit ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton.

Each Unit includes: Coleman 15 SEER 3-ton outdoor condenser, 1300-1400 cfm air handler, programmable heat pump thermostat.

Heat Pump Size
Home Size
System Only
System Installed
1.5 ton600-1000 sf$1,120
$4,120
2 ton1001-1300 sf$1,270
$4,450
2.5 ton1301-1600 sf$1,350
$4,920
3 ton1601-1900 sf$1,555
$5,255
3.5 ton1901-2200 sf$1,760$5,590
4 ton2201-2600 sf$1,955$5,775
5 ton2601-3200 sf$2,560$6,020

Reader Submitted Prices and Feedback

Price
Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$5,200Echelon HC8BDenton Texas3800 sqft
I have been using this unit for the last four years now, and it’s as quiet as the first time I purchased it. The remote operates without faults, and the thermostat is highly accurate. There haven’t been any issues at all, and it hasn’t seemed to run excessively. I have not kept exact records of my heating bill, but I am absolutely confident that it went down after replacing purchasing this Coleman piece of work. I would suggest this model to anyone who needs to replace their unit by any top notch unit. The only advice I would give the manufacturer is to suggest that the future versions include controls so that if you cannot locate the remote or it is destroyed then you will still be able to operate your unit.
$5,6805 ton HC6B 9.0 HSPFMississippi3600 sqft
We have had experience with our Coleman Echelon heat pump for about ten years now. At first, I wasn’t sure of what type of heat pump it was when we first thought of having one. After this ten years, though, I like how it functions and can’t buy any other heating or cooling units. It does a regular job of heating and evenly cooling. We are yet to repair or replace our unit. However, we keep up with some series of maintenance, which is like a must and normal for all heat pumps in order keep your heat pump functioning properly. I would confidently recommend this brand to anyone, and I would also purchase heat pumps from Coleman repeatedly.
$4,200LX Series THJFWilmington3000 sqft
I purchased my unit last month, and the unit performs perfectly well. If this unit is durable, it might help in knowing whether to buy this similar brand or not to. I do not mind paying for any expensive product provided that it will last long enough to give value for my money and with minimal replacements
$3,200LX Series THJDVirginia2000 sqft
I Installed my Coleman LX Series in November 2000. It works correctly each day from when it got installed. It is very effective, and it always heats the house to desired temperatures during the very cold days and cools to the needed temperature on the scorching days. The unit has not been repaired after all these years, and the fan runs throughout filtering and circulating the air. I am somehow irresponsible for not getting it serviced though I have changed the filters from time to time. I could not imagine any better system.
$3,9005 ton THGFHouston1900 sqft
I am completely satisfied with the minimal noise of my Coleman Comforteer unit. It is quite a comfort itself. My unit dealer understood the craft too well, and the controls are easy and straightforward to use, better than the old unit I replaced. I will purchase this brand again and highly recommend it to my friends. The installer was well experienced and did a perfect job, and I am very satisfied with the equipment. The price is reasonable compared to the durability and high efficiency.
$3,800 THJFCincinnati2700 sqft
The repair costs would have been quite high, since the warranty had already expired. What’s more the labor fee super high. abosuletly replace it with other brands.

 

How to Get the Best Coleman Heat Pump Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for heat pump 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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