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Manufacturers of air source heat pumps

Last updated 5/23/2022

Many of the companies making air source heat pumps today will sound familiar to you. Heat pump manufacturers like Mitsubishi, Panasonic, and Carrier also make other heating and cooling technologies or household appliances, such as air conditioners, microwaves, and televisions. Most of these manufacturers offer both ducted and ductless systems.

There are a few companies that stand above the rest when it comes to air source heat pumps. It’s important to do your research before purchasing, and speak with qualified HVAC contractors or plumbers to make sure you’re getting the best air source heat pump for your needs. Learn how to compare air source heat pumps here.

The top manufacturers of air source heat pumps sold in the United States include:

Mitsubishi

  • Established: 1870
  • Types of heat pumps offered: Ducted, ductless mini splits
  • Known for: Cold-climate heat pumps, Diamond Contractors

Mitsubishi is one of the leaders in air source heat pump sales in the the United States. They carry many types of air source heat pumps, including a variety in both outdoor and indoor units. Their wall-mounted heads can also come in multiple colors if aesthetics are a concern including white, black, and silver. In addition to wall-mounted mini splits, Mitsubishi offers indoor units that can be mounted on the floor or horizontally ducted. They’re also known for their hyper-heating technology, which uses a compressor system that can deliver heat at outside temperatures as low as -13 degrees F.

In 2018, Mitsubishi Electric Trane (METUS) was formed joining Mitsubishi Electric and Trane to include these brands: Mitsubishi Electric, Trane, and American Standard. Mitsubishi has an extensive network of qualified professionals, known as Diamond Contractors, that go through additional training, demonstrate exceptional customer service, ensure an extended warranty, and install a large amount of Mitsubishi heat pumps.

Carrier

  • Established: 1902
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, ductless mini splits
  • Known for: Greenspeed Intelligence

Carrier has a three main lines of cooling products that include their air source heat pumps, in the Infinity Series, the Performance Series, and the Comfort Series. Their Infinity series is their premium line with a SEER rating up to 42 and HSPF rating up to 15 and Greenspeed Intelligence, a label given to their products that are the perfect combination of high efficiency and quiet. Carrier also partners with Toshiba for many of their large residential and light commercial ductless products. Bryant is owned by Carrier and is known mostly for being a more budget-friendly option.

Daikin

  • Established: 1924
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, ductless mini splits
  • Known for: Daikin Comfort Pros and 3D Dealers

Daikin manufactures a good amount of both ducted and ductless systems. Similar to Mitsubishi’s Diamond network, Daikin boasts of a dealer network — Daikin Comfort Pros. These contractors go through training and keep their certifications by achieving good customer service, including maintaining an excellent rating with their local Better Business Bureau (BBB). In 2012, they acquired Goodman Manufacturing, another leading air source heat pump manufacturing brand. As of April 2022, Goodman was officially renamed Daikin Comfort Technologies North America.

Rheem

  • Established: 1925
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, ductless mini splits
  • Known for: A focus on sustainability and innovation

Rheem is an established leader in heating, cooling, water heating, pool heating, and thermostats for residential solutions as well as HVAC and water heating for commercial buildings. They have several brands in their portfolio, including Ruud and other international labels. Their website touts that Rheem mini split homeowners report up to a 24% savings in utility bills.

Fujitsu

  • Established: 1935
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, Ductless mini splits
  • Known for: Cold climate heat pumps

Fujitsu carries lines of both central, ducted systems and mini split systems. Their mini split systems are branded under the Halcyon name and, like Mitsubishi, have a number of types of mounting available for their indoor units, including wall mounted, floor mounted, compact cassette, and more. Fujitsu also offers a number of mini splits that work well in cold climates; their Extra Low Temperature Heating (XLTH) series have outdoor condensing units made to operate in temperatures as low as -15 degrees Fahrenheit, which is lower than any other mini split available today.

LG Air Conditioning Technologies

  • Established: 1958
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, ductless
  • Known for: Art Cool

Like Panasonic, LG is a big name: not only do they produce residential and commercial air source heat pumps, they produce many other home appliances. One unique offering from LG is their Art Cool line offering, where you can customize your indoor air source heat pump units with photographs or artwork to make the technology look more like a piece of art than a home HVAC system and provide an extremely stylish aesthetic.

Trane

  • Established: 1885
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, Ductless mini splits
  • Known for: Trusted, highly-efficient products

As previously mentioend, Trane officially merged with Mitsubishi. Trane offers air source heat pumps, mini splits, and also provides financing through Wells Fargo along with occasional 0% financing offers.

Bosch

  • Established: 1886
  • Types of heat pumps: Ducted, ductless, and split systems
  • Known for: Leading technology built for efficiency and low operating costs

Bosch Thermotechnology is a leading source of high quality water heating and comfort heating systems globally. The manufacturer water-to-water, water-to-air, and air-to-air heat pump systems.

How to find HVAC contractors near you for these top air source heat pumps

While you may research different companies who manufacturer heat pumps and what equipment they offer, your best bet to get started with understanding the best options and costs for adding heat pumps to your home is to reach out to trusted HVAC contractors or heat pump installers in your area.

You can find certified contractors who work with these top air source heat pump manufacturers and products by visiting their websites:

 


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