It’s difficult to find an efficient heat pump with 5-ton capacity for less than $2,000, but there are a few quality heat pumps on the market hat are worth a try. These heat pumps would be a great solution for a home in a mild climate with few temperature extremes. In these areas, efficiency isn’t quite as important. Lower-efficiency models can also work well for a homeowner who plans to move in the next several years, or in a home that does not get heavy use like a vacation home or cottage. Below is a list of the best heat pumps under $2,000.
1. Trane XB14 Heat Pump
The 5-ton model costs about $2,100. It is Energy Star- rated with a 15.5 SEER/8.5 HSPF. It has a single-stage compressor and other important components like high- and low-pressure switches, a filter drier and a composite base pan that won’t rust.
2. Lennox Elite Series XP13 Heat Pump
This is an Energy Star-rated heat pump with a 14.5 SEER/8.7 HSPF. It is part of Lennox’s second-tier series. With regular maintenance, it will provide quality heating and cooling for many years. It can be used in a dual-fuel system to alternate heating with a gas furnace.
3. Goodman GSZ13 Heat Pump
Goodman is a well-known budget brand that offers affordable units with good quality. This unit is not Energy Star-rated with a 13 SEER/8.0 HSPF. It is backed by a 10-year parts warranty.
4. York Latitude THGF Heat Pump
This heat pump has a 14.5 SEER/9.0 HSFP and is Energy Star-rated. It comes with a 10-year warranty.
5. Maytag 1200 Series PSH4BD Heat Pump
Maytag is known to be a reliable manufacturer of HVAC equipment. This model is single-stage and with a 13 SEER/ 8.0 HSPF, is not Energy Star-rated.
6. Aire Flo 4HP13 Heat Pump
This is a quality Lennox heat pump. It is features internal pressure switches and a crankcase heater to prevent freeze-ups.
7. Ducane 4HP13 Heat Pump
This is a well-built with a 13 SEER. It is not Energy Star-rated. It has a single-stage compressor and is basic, but will get the job done.
Summary: Check out our heat pump reviews and ratings for more information on these or any other model. Shop and compare to determine with unit is right for you. Get estimates from several HVAC contractors before choosing who will install your unit. Quality installation is paramount to ensure that the unit works as it should for many years to come. Don’t forget to maintain your heat pump by having it cleaned every few years. This will ensure that the unit maintains maximum efficiency and lasts as longs as possible.