Heil Heat Pump 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.

What is Heil?

The Heil Company offers one of the widest variety of heat pumps. The company has been in existence for over half a century. Over that period, it has managed to win the trust of its customers. United Technologies, which owns the Carrier brand, also owns the Heil Company. Consequently, most HVAC products form Carrier and Heil use the same technologies. Other brands owned by the United Technologies are Clare, Arcoaire, KeepRite, Tempstar and Comfortmaker. This unique owner of so many brands under the same roof has enabled the company to be a market leader. This is because they are able to combine technologies form such a wide pool. No matter what one’s price range is, they will undoubtedly find a good heat pump from Heil.

Features

A unique feature about this particular brand is their warranty terms. Only a few companies offer as suitable terms for heat pumps as this one. Like other brand’s high end models, two-stage compressor is built in Deluxe Series which allows the compressor to run at two different speeds. This ensures better temperature and humidity control, especially for people who live near the sea. One of the greatest features about this brand is its ability to combine quality and economics. The company’s economy class heat pumps come at a very low price. In addition, they offer great quality and efficiency. Few brands manage to combine this level of efficiency with affordability.

Another awesome feature about the Heil heat pumps is the high level of efficiency. The two stage heat pumps have a maximum SEER rating of 19 which is rare in heat pump industry. This feature is not just hype and is verified by the Department of Energy (DOE) through the Energy Star Certification program.

Heil Deluxe heat pumps is built with the communicating technology. This relatively new technology allows the various climate control devices to communicate in the home. Consequently, temperature and humidity regulation is more efficient. People mainly buy this function for reason of heightened level of comfort. In addition, the humidity control ensures that problems such as mold are eradicated.

Model Analysis

SeriesModelSEERHSPFCompressorOtherPrice
DeluxeHCH91910Two-StageGreenspeedUpdate Later
DeluxeHCH617.510Two-Stage
QuietComfortHSH5169Single-Stage
PerformanceNXH5158.5Single-Stage
PerformanceN4H4149Single-Stage
PerformanceN4H4**C148.2Single-StageCoastal
PerformanceNH4H4137.7Single-StageCompact

As we talked many times, 14-16 SEER is the best range for heat pump. We personally suggest you think about HSH5 and NXH5. HCH9 is the flagship product with many new features but will cost you twice the price. If you think the comfort is the first thing when choosing heat pump, this one is the best option. All in all, the installation is the most important thing as we have emphasized it for many times. Pay more money to find a better contractor can save you long term repairing or replacing fee.

Contractor’s Reviews and Feedback

The warranty terms of most heat pump manufacturers usually tend to be just ten years. Beyond this, customers are on their own. However, Heil goes a step further and offers what can be termed as an incentive to maintain the heat pump.

Under this program, all one has to do is show proof of annual maintenance. If one does this, then they automatically qualify for Heil’s No Hassle Replacement warranty. However, one has to make a special request in order to qualify. With this warranty, the replacement for various parts becomes free or almost free. This is quite thoughtful of Heil, especially for consumers looking for an extra incentive to purchase the company’s top-tier models.

-Charles, 10 years Heil dealer

Durable with Great Pricing

The heat pumps by Heil are durable. This is because they are made mostly from galvanized steel. This ensures that the heat pump can last for long even close to the sea. The sea spray tends to reduce the durability of heat pumps by causing corrosion. However, galvanized steel can withstand any possible damage from the salty sea spray.

The Heil heat pumps have a unit for whatever price range one can afford. The company is able to come up with cheap, yet reliable solutions for all its customers. This is great for customers who want to stay comfortable but do not have fat pockets.

-Bart, HVAC contractor for Heil, Carrier, Ruud and Amana

Heil 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.

Heil Models
System Only
System Installed
QuietComfort Deluxe  VH8$2,535$6,995
QuietComfort Deluxe  HCH9$2,140$6,470
QuietComfort Deluxe  HCH6$1,960$6,120
QuietComfort  15 HSH5$1,890$5,830
QuietComfort  14 HSH4$1,625$5,550
Performance  15 NXH5$1,725$5,495
Performance  14 N4H4$1,530$5,050
Performance  13 N4H3$1,325$4,755

Heil Heat 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: Heil 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$1,220
$4,130
2 ton1001-1300 sf$1,450
$4,450
2.5 ton1301-1600 sf$1,655
$4,975
3 ton1601-1900 sf$1,850
$5,850
3.5 ton1901-2200 sf$2,110$6,230
4 ton2201-2600 sf$2,520$6,430
5 ton2601-3200 sf$3,065$6,995

Heil Heat Pump Shared Prices and Reviews By Reader

Price
Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$4,230Comfort DXT+ 3 tonAustin, TX3000 sqft
The 3 ton 18 SEER is one of the efficient Heil pumps I have found in the online market. I have had this heat pump for three years, and I am yet to have any issues with its performance. It does give not only good value for your money as to the question of price but also efficient in performance. The one challenge I experienced was during installation. The pump has a quite complicated system, and unless you one of the certified HVAC technician, you need not be installing the unit all by yourself. You better off hire a qualified and experienced professional to do the work. If I need to purchase another pump, I will purchase from Heil again, I would highly recommend this.
$3,600Comfort DXT+Dallas, TX2200 sqft
My 2 ton Heil DXT+ heat pump works well. I bought this one after my neighbor recommended that I purchase this brand. I bought my Heil DXT+ pump about five years ago, and it is still working efficiently. It performs a great job by keeping my house warm in winter and also cooling the room during summer. I have not done any repairs or replacements so far. I recently added some heating and cooling central air system because I wanted an upgrade.
$4,200Comfort DX 3Florida1900 sqft
So far it has shown great performance and I like it. It comes with a five-year compressor warranty and the parts warranty. It is so mute compared to other units that I had before and also more efficient and reliable. It uses up little space and can perfectly fit into spaces that some units cannot. It is energy star rated making it the best option because the energy star rating is an assurance that this is an excellent product. I would recommend this to my friends and family, and If I were to buy another heat pump, I would buy this exact model.
$7,200Comfort DXT+CA3200 sqft
Bad experience. My neighbor installed Trane XR15 for less than $7000 and my contractors ask me $3500 for the installation.
$3,930HC4H Horizontal 4 tonQuakertown2800 sqft
This unit has brought down my electric use as compared to the old 16 seer system I had before.
$8,8005 ton Heil 16Cincinnati, OH3900 sqft
My ten-year-old 5 ton Heil entry heat pump is still running efficiently. The only part I ever replaced was the blower motor once in the ten years it has served me. The outdoor unit has not been replaced yet .If you have the heat pump installed by a qualified technician especially an HVAC technician, then your heat pump will last longer, and you will not have to replace or repair the unit now and then. Proper installation is essential for any heat pump. Also, buy from a well-known company like Heil and any brand will obviously last.

How to Get the Best Heil 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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