Aire-Flo is a budget line produced by Lennox. Models like the 4HP13L18P heat pump provide basic, reliable service. This unit won’t provide precise temperature control and advanced performance like a Lennox model, but it will provide quality heat for 10 to 15 years. This unit provides minimum efficiency available on new heat pumps. It is not ideal for very warm or very cool climates, but with its low up-front cost, it would work well in a temperate climate. It is a popular short-term solution for homeowners who plan to sell their home within five years. This rating guide provides information about efficiency, features, reliability, and the warranty for this unit.
Operating Cost Efficiency Rating (1/5): If efficiency is important to you, consider models with higher SEER and HSPF ratings. The 4HP13L18P heat pump has a 13 SEER and 7.7 HSPF. These ratings will result in higher energy bills in warm and cool climates. This would be a suitable unit for a temporary residence like a vacation home or cottage that isn’t used often.
Feature Rating (3/5):The features for this unit are quite basic and include:
- A single-stage compressor with built-in short-cycle protection to enhance longevity.
- It uses eco-friendly R-410A refrigerant.
- The defrost control can be adjusted to your climate.
- It is made with efficient copper-tube coil to quickly cool down while cooling.
- It is covered by a heavy-duty galvanized cabinet with a durable powder-coated finish.
- It is run-tested at the factory to ensure quality.
Reliability Rating (4/5): Aire-Flo does surprisingly well in HVAC ratings on reliability, despite being a budget brand. If the unit is installed properly, it should serve your home quite a few years beyond its warranty.
Warranty Rating (2/5): This unit comes with a 5-year compressor and parts limited warranty, which is significantly below the industry average. Homeowners can purchase a 10-year extended warranty This is a good option if you plan to stay in your home for 10 years or more.
Overall Rating (2.5/5): Overall, this the Aire-Flo 4HP13L18P heat pump compares well to other units in the budget category. It is good quality, durable, and includes a warranty to protect your investment.