The most common configuration of a heating and cooling system is a split-system with an AC and a heater. However, a Garrison heat pump is another option that does the job of both products, often more efficiently.
A heat pump works by taking heat out of the air for home cooling or uses energy to release heat in the air.
Heat pumps are optimal if you live in an area without severe cold or extreme hot weather. If your location experiences severe weather, then you would likely be better off with a split-system that has a dedicated air conditioner for cooling and heater for heating.
Garrison is in the process of updating its website with information for all of its HVAC products. Currently, the Garrison heat pumps listed online are the:
- 13 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rated heat pump.
- 14 SEER heat pump.
- 16 SEER heat pump.
The higher the SEER number, the more energy efficient the product is. Similarly, the higher the SEER, the higher the cost of the unit.
Contacting a licensed contractor to provide you with product and installation prices.
The 13 SEER Garrison heat pump comes in a variety of sizes. It ranges from 23 inches in height and 1.5 tons in weight to 43 inches in height and 5 tons in weight. The correct size for you will depend on your heat pump air conditioning needs, which will vary based on the size of your home.
The 14 SEER heat pump and the 16 SEER heat pump models are larger than the 13 SEER, although they are quite similar. The 14 SEER models range from 2 to 5 tons with a 43 inch height.
The 16 SEER models range from 2 tons with a 39-inch height to 5 tons with a 43-inch height.
The power requirements for each heat pump air conditioner increase as the SEER rating and size increases.
It is best to hire a contractor to install your Garrison heat pump. Regardless of the heat pump you choose, it comes with a 10-year warranty for all parts and a one-year warranty to replace the entire unit if the compressor fails within the first year.
In order to take advantage of the warranty, the product must be installed by a licensed contractor. Many contractors will give you a no-commitment, free estimate so it can be beneficial to shop around.
If you live in a moderate climate, without extreme hot or cold weather, a Garrison heat pump may be sufficient for your home cooling needs. Contact a contractor to find out the correct unit for your home and to get an estimate on the installation.