Maytag Heat Pump Prices, Reviews and Buying Guide 2020

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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.

The Maytag Company offers high-efficiency heat pumps ranging from 13 SEER 7.7HSPF to 22 SEER 10 HSPF. There are also few selected Maytag heat pumps that offer R-410A refrigerant. Maytag offers its customers a wide range of HVAC equipment with very friendly warranties. Their heat pumps come with iQ Drive® capacity that modulates the system from a 40 percent rating to 118 percent rating depending on demand. The Maytag heat pumps are widely known to be very efficient, but homeowners are advised to get a proper contractor to do the installation. They have very excellent and unique features that require a contractor with proper skills on heat pump installation.

Some of the unique features in the Maytag heat pumps are:

The Intelligent Thermostat

The iQ Drive Controllers will offer you several home comfort features. The Intelligent thermostat features allow the units to be programmable. The iQ Drive is a unique feature that enables you to know when the unit is damaged or when maintenance is needed. The Thermostat coordinates your heat pump with the air handle helping to achieve maximum efficiency.

Modulated Rotatory Compressor

iQ drive units require capacity modulation if they are to work efficiently. These units have a modulated rotatory compressor programmed to run in almost every climate. The units use an inverter driven rotatory compressor to modulate between capacities of 40% to 118%. These modulations make it possible for the heat pumps to manage its cooling and heating in your home with ease.

Ultimate Sound Reduction

The iQ Drive heat pumps all come with very low sound levels a feature that makes them a good choice for many homes. The units have very low rpm that enables them to produce very little sound. The low sound levels are made possible with an additional insulated cabinet and compressor blanket. Even the motor is permanently lubricated and does not produce any loud sounds. Most of these Maytag heat pumps operate at sound levels of 59 dBs downwards.

Model Analysis

PSH4BI2210VariableM1200iQ Drive
PSH4BG199.2VariableM1200iQ Drive,57 db
PSH4BF169Two-StageM1200Detect Problems
MSH4BF169Two-StageM120Detect Problems
MSH4BE158.5Single-StageM1200Detect Problems
PSH4BE158.5Single-StageM120Detect Problems
PSH4BD148.5Single-StageM1200Discontinued 2015

Quick Take-Aways for Models

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective heating, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:


Suggested SEER and HPSF
Cost-effective Models
Zone 1 & 2 (hot) 18-19 SEER/9-10 HSPF
Zone 3 & 4 (moderate) 14-15 SEER/8.5 HSPF
Zone 5 (cool) 15-17 SEER/8.5-9.5 HSPF
Zone 6 (cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) PSH4BI or (AC + Furnace)
Zone 7 (very cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) PSH4BI or (AC + Furnace)
Plan to move in the next few years 13-14 SEER/8 HSPF PSH4BD


Note: In Zones 6 and 7, the coldest zones, a system with an efficient gas furnace and a small central air conditioner is also a good option.

Contractor Review of Maytag Heat Pumps

The Maytag heat pumps are Nordyne Units. Nordyne is well known to make units like Tappan, Westinghouse and Frigidaire. These are all similar but Maytag is known to use the galvanized stainless steel. The stainless steel is a good selling point as it makes the unit very durable. Maytag heat pumps can resist corrosion and rust in almost all types of weathers.

-Bart HVAC Contractor

We have installed many Maytag heat pumps without any major complains. We have had very few issues with only two heat pumps recalled in the whole of last year. The two had small issues with their motors which were easily covered by the warranty.


Maytag is curently one of the modern manufacturing companies you can find in USA. When making a purchase of the heat pump, it is highly recommended that you look at the quality of the company and not just the brand or unit.


The choice when choosing a heat pump comes down to the consumer. Any heat pump will almost handle all your heating and cooling needs. It all comes down to the climate conditions that a heat pump can handle. Maytag heat pumps are built with very strong and reliable materials. All parts undergo approximately 144 inspections before the pumps are released to the market.

-Maytag Contractor

Maytag 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.

Maytag Models
System Only
System Installed
M1200 PSH4BG with iQ Drive 19 SEER $2,130 $6,050
M1200 PSH4BF 16 SEER $1,840 $5,470
M120 MSH4BF 15 SEER $1,770 $5,390
M1200 PSH4BE 15 SEER $1,490 $5,225
M120 MSH4BE 15 SEER $1,125 $4,950

Maytag Heat Pump Prices By Size

Before installing your heat pump, an 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: Maytag 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 ton 600-1000 sf $1,240
2 ton 1001-1300 sf $1,450
2.5 ton 1301-1600 sf $1,650
3 ton 1601-1900 sf $1,850
3.5 ton 1901-2200 sf $2,160 $5,790
4 ton 2201-2600 sf $2,550 $6,070
5 ton 2601-3200 sf $3,060 $6,990

Submitted Prices and Reviews By Readers

Brand & Model & Size
Home Location
Home Size
$5,800 Maytag 1200 Series iQ Drive Minnesota 3650 sqft
I purchased this heat pump about three years ago for my old folks, and they are yet to experience any problems with the pump. During summer, the house is evenly cooled as well as being equally warmed during the winter season. We all know the 1200 series is quite expensive but according to my experience, the quality is worth its high price. Many expensive products tend to be of high quality and last longer. I would buy this product again and also I would, without a doubt, recommend it to anyone. My parents and my friends have often used the Maytag products which made me try them, and I hope that I will not be disappointed!
$3,600 Maytag PSH4BF Asotin, WA 2200 sqft
I chose 3 ton Maytag PSH4BF Energy Star heat pump due to its eligibility for utility rebates in my current area. I would without a doubt recommend this heat pump to any person buying a durable and efficient heat pump. I have used it for a little less than three years, and the best thing about the unit is that it does an excellent job of dehumidifying the house. The fact that it is quiet and very efficient makes it the best choice. The heat pump has not needed any repair or replacement, which is expected since it has a limited twelve-year warranty. If I ever want to buy another heat pump, I would consider another Maytag. The price is reasonable given the high performance of this unit
$5,200 Carrier IQ Drive FL 1900 sqft
Awful experience, I will never buy it again. Twice parts replacement in 2 years and we shouldn’t replace the old Goodman unit.
$4,200 PSH4BE Nashville, TN 3200 sqft
I installed this unit in early 2008 replacing a ten-year-old Rheem. I have done Replacement of a coil twice on my pump because of severe leaking. Maytag is stainless steel making it look attractive and sharp. My HVAC technician added zinc on the copper lines control the corrosion. So far I have no other problem but reasonable electric bills. The unit is soundless and uses little space.
$3,800 PSH4BD NC 2200 sqft
I bought this heat pump about a year ago. The heat pump was simple to install as the instructions were straightforward. Additionally, as seen in advertisements, it is extremely quiet. My prior heat pumps have all worked well, but most of them have been too noisy and disturbing. This unit also came with a remote, which offers convenience. The Humidifier and Air Purifier are an excellent bonus. However, this unit is highly priced but given the high performance; I cannot complain because I know that you get what you pay for. I have not replaced it or repaired my heat pump since I bought it a year ago. If I ever buy again, I will buy this unit, or recommend it to people.
$2,900 4 ton Maytag MSH4BE Texas 1900 sqft
I have owned this heat pump for just a few months now. It was very simple to install, and as I was told before by the contractor, it is silent. Concerning the price, it was expensive, but I do not believe there are better heat pumps which are cheaper. I will have to recommend this to my best friend.

How to Get the Best Maytag 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 your local contractor, and this estimate already takes 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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2 thoughts on “Maytag Heat Pump Prices, Reviews and Buying Guide 2020”

  1. When you quote the 4 ton, 2201-2600 sf, $2,550, is that just the compressor or does it also include a new air handler? You did not mention variable speed blowers — do you think they are a good option for high end AC units?


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