January 14, 2020
Founded in 1914, Payne Heating & Cooling has a long history of selling innovative heating and cooling products. Today, Payne offers a wide range of heat pumps designed to meet different needs. But with so many options, choosing the right solution for your home can feel overwhelming. We cover various Payne heat pumps below so you can find the best product for your home.
Types of Payne heat pumps
Heat pumps work by moving warm air from one place to another. This process warms your home during the winter and cools it during the summer. You can enjoy significant savings on your monthly energy bills with a heat pump, especially if you live in a mild climate. Heat pumps can also be used in areas with extreme temperatures, but your cost savings will not be as great.
There are two basic types of Payne heat pumps: conventional and ductless. A conventional heat pump is similar to an air conditioner but with a reverse cycle option. Some parts of the heat pump sit in a weather-resistant cabinet outside, while other parts are located in an interior cabinet. With this system, ducts move air throughout the house.
If your home doesn’t have ducts, consider a ductless system instead. Both single-room and multiple-room systems are available, making this an excellent choice for attics, home additions, or other spaces where it is impractical to add ductwork.
Payne heat pump models
Heat pumps have two energy-efficiency ratings: the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and the HSPF (Heating Season Performance Factor). The SEER is calculated by dividing the cooling output by the amount of electrical energy used by the heat pump, while the HSPF is calculated by dividing the heating output by the electrical energy used. With both ratings, the higher the number, the more energy efficient the product.
Conventional heat pumps
The PH16NA is Payne’s only two-stage conventional heat pump, which improves indoor comfort with precise climate control and humidity management. It has a SEER rating of 17 and an HSPF of 9.5. Like all conventional Payne heat pumps, the PH16NA is fully compatible with Payne gas furnaces for extra heating capability.
Payne’s single-stage, budget-friendly conventional heat pumps include the 16 SEER/9.0 HSPF PH16NC, the 15.5 SEER/9.0 HSPF PH15NB, and the 14 SEER/8.2 HSPF PH14NB. All of these models offer efficient heating and cooling at a reasonable price point.
Ductless systems – high tier
A ductless system is a great choice for places where it’s difficult to install ducts, such as an attic or home addition. Payne ductless systems are available in a variety of tiers, as well as single-zone and multi-zone types. A single-zone ductless system can heat and cool one room, while a multi-zone system works in multiple rooms.
The top-of-the-line high-tier system is the single-zone 38MPRA. This unit offers an extremely high SEER of 42 and an HSPF of 15. It operates effectively at outdoor temperatures between -22 F to 126 F, making it ideal for locations that experience extreme temperatures.
Ductless systems – mid tier
Mid-tier units provide a nice balance of heating and cooling capabilities at a moderate price point. Payne’s mid-tier options include the single-zone 25 SEER/12.0 HSPF 38MAR and the multi-zone 23.8 SEER/10.5 HSPF 38MGR.
Ductless systems – light commercial
If you need ductless heating and cooling for your store or other light commercial application, consider the 38MBR. This single-zone unit is designed for heavy use and has a SEER rating of 17.4 and an HSPF of 10.5.
Ductless systems – entry tier
Payne’s entry-tier ductless systems lack some of the features of higher-end models, but they provide efficient heating and cooling at affordable prices. Models include the single-zone 19.8 SEER/10.6 HSPF 38MHRBQ and the single-zone 17 SEER/9.0 HSPF 38MHRQ. Note that these models are ideal for moderate climates rather than those that experience extreme weather.
Payne heat pump pricing
The average price of a heat pump varies from a few hundred dollars for a small ductless system to $13,000 for the biggest conventional heat pump, not including installation. Installation costs depend on factors like home size, installation difficulty, and location. For the most accurate pricing information, contact a local HVAC professional.
Payne heat pump warranty
In general, Payne products carry a 10-year limited warranty on parts; however, warranties may vary by type and model. Extended warranties may also be available. Ask your dealer for specific information about your chosen product.
Payne heat pump reviews
To learn more about Payne heat pumps, read reviews on HVAC.com.
Frequently asked questions
The price of a Payne heat pump varies by type, size, model, and installation. Your local HVAC professional can provide an accurate estimate based on an in-home assessment.
Payne has a network of more than 400 distributors across the United States and Canada. Find a local Payne distributor here.
Heat pumps typically have a useful life of 10-15 years. To extend the life of your heat pump, perform regular filter changes and cleanings and get it serviced by a reputable professional once per year. A regularly maintained, infrequently used heat pump can last for more than 20 years.