Daikin Heat Pumps

Updated August 12, 2020

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A heat pump uses outside air to heat up your home in the winter and cool it down in the summer. A heat pump is generally more energy-efficient and less expensive than a furnace. While furnaces perform better in colder climates, a heat pump works best in mild climates. 

Since heat pumps don’t use combustion, they don’t produce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, improving air quality in the process. However, a gas-fired furnace typically has a longer lifespan than a heat pump. While furnaces can last 20 years or more, a heat pump typically lasts 15. 

Daikin Heat Pumps are top-of-the-line, whole-house heat pumps engineered to provide long-lasting, energy-efficient heating for the entire winter season. If you’re looking for an affordable, yet quality solution for warming up this winter, a Daikin Heat Pump might work for you. Take a look at a few Daikin heat pump models, prices and warranties to determine whether this brand is right for you.

 

Types of Daikin heat pumps

Daikin offers heat pumps ranging from luxury to affordable. In each case, the company organizes its pumps by cooling, heating and efficiency measurements, including Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE). 

 

Daikin heat pump models

In this section, we’ll take a look at some of the top models of Daikin heat pumps.

 

VRV Life

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The Daikin VRV Life model includes built-in intelligence that gives you the power to heat independent zones. This model allows provides reduced power consumption; quiet operation; a compact design; and custom, selectable and programmable temperature control that allows you to switch from heat pump to gas heat. Year-round energy savings provided by combining VRV and VRT technologies compared to traditional split systems.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 18
  • AFUE Rating
  • 80% to 97%
 

SkyAir Inverter Ducted

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The SkyAir model can operate in conjunction with a Daikin gas furnace or air handler for greater efficiency. Features include specialized time-delay defrost technology, acoustically engineered high-density sound control blanket for quiet operation, and Copeland CoreSense advanced diagnostics that monitor the system for potential issues.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Certification
  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019
 

Daikin DZ20VC

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The Daikin DZ20VC is another whole-house heat pump that can pair with a Daikin gas furnace. The system has an energy-efficient compressor and time-delay defrost technology. Other features include refrigeration-grade premium copper tubing, an aluminum fin condenser coil, a factory-installed in-line filter drier, a baked enamel finish that protects the system from the elements, and a heavy-gauge galvanized steel cabinet with a sound-control top.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 21
  • Certification
  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019
 

Daikin DZ18VC

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The Daikin DZ18VC is a variable-speed heat pump that offers Inverter technology, which can help prevent common temperature swings typically experienced with non-inverter HVAC systems. Features include Daikin Inside Intelligence that constantly monitors the system for potential problems, a quiet, three-speed condenser fan motor, and refrigeration-grade premium 7mm copper tubing and aluminum fin condenser coil.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Offers efficient and economical heating and cooling
 

Daikin DZ18TC

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The Daikin DZ18TC model is a whole-house heat pump that can combine with a Daikin gas furnace or air handler to increase energy efficiency. Features include a high-efficiency, two-speed scroll compressor, specialized time-delay defrost technology, Copeland CoreSense advanced diagnostics that monitor your system for issues, and a factory-installed heater band and accumulator.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 19
  • Certification
  • ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2019
 

Daikin DZ16TC

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The Daikin DZ16TC is a two-stage, high-efficiency, AHRI-certified heat pump that’s compatible with the Daikin One+ smart thermostat and other Daikin communications equipment. It has a heavy-gauge galvanized steel cabinet with a sound-control top, a baked enamel finish to protect it from the elements, a factory-installed heater band accumulator, a 5mm condenser coil, SmartShift Defrost technology and a two-ton to five-ton capacity.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 17
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR Partner
 

Daikin DZ16SA

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The Daikin DZ16SA is a high-efficiency model that provides even better efficiency when paired with a Daikin gas furnace or air handler. Its powder-paint finish over heavy-gauge galvanized steel provides excellent protection from UV rays. It comes with a great warranty and a 1.5 to five-ton capacity. Features include a factory-installed muffler, an acoustically engineered sound control blanket that provides quiet operation, specialized time-delay defrost technology, and Copeland CoreSense advanced diagnostics that help monitor your system for any problems.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 16
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR Partner
 

Daikin DZ14SA

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The Daikin DZ15SA is a low-cost, whole-house heat pump with an energy-efficient scroll compressor. It’s AHRI-certified and comes with a great warranty. Features include a steel louver coil guard, single-panel access to control with space for field-installed accessories, copper tube with enhanced aluminum fin coil, time-delay technology to ensure quiet operation, dehumidification control, and easy access to gauge ports.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 15
  • Energy Efficiency
  • ENERGY STAR Partner
 

Daikin DZ14SN

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The Daikin DZ14SN model is an energy-efficient, split-system heat pump that meets the 2010 requirements for hurricane-type winds when properly anchored. Built with a single-speed condenser fan motor, this unit is AHRI-certified and comes with an excellent warranty. Features include a factory-installed bi-flow liquid line filter drier, a factory-installed high-capacity muffler, a suction line accumulator, and high and low pressure switches.

  • SEER Rating
  • Up to 15
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Offers efficient and economical heating and cooling
 

Daikin heat pump pricing

Lower end Daikin heat pump models cost $1,800 to $2,900, while higher-end models cost $3,000 to $4,000. Factors such as installation, unit size and your type of home affect final pricing. The best way to get accurate pricing information is to contact a local HVAC professional.

 

Daikin heat pump warranties

Daikin offers a limited warranty on all of its heat pumps for up to five years. For a 12-Year Parts Limited Warranty, you have to register your pump online within 60 days of installation.

 

Daikin heat pump reviews

You can learn more about Daikin Heat Pumps by reading Daikin Heat Pump product reviews on HVAC.com.

 

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Daikin heat pump cost?

A Daikin heat pump costs $1,800 to $4,000 with installation. The quickest and easiest way to get an accurate estimate is to contact a local HVAC professional.

Where can I buy a Daikin heat pump?

You can buy a Daikin heat pump from Daikin’s website. You can also buy them from your local HVAC professional at HVAC.com.

How long will a Daikin heat pump last?

Your Daikin Heat Pump will generally last about 10 to 20 years as long as you perform routine maintenance and get any problems fixed right away.