Maytag Heat Pump Prices, Reviews and Buying Guide 2021

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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 years13-14 SEER/8 HSPFPSH4BD


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 ModelsSystem OnlySystem 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 SizeHome SizeSystem OnlySystem Installed
1.5 ton600 - 1000 sf$1,240$4,100
2 ton1001 - 1300 sf$1,450$4,450
2.5 ton1301 - 1600 sf$1,650$4,970
3 ton1601 - 1900 sf$1,850$5,450
3.5 ton1901 - 2200 sf$2,160$5,790
4 ton2201 - 2600 sf$2,550$6,070
5 ton2601 - 3200 sf$3,060$6,990

Not sure what size Maytag heat pump you need? Try our heat pump sizing calculator which is more accurate than most other calculators online.

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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 2021”

  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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