Last updated on July 2nd, 2024 at 03:31 pm

A heat pump can help you stay comfortable while reducing your monthly energy costs. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably ready to invest in one for your home. But first, you want to know: Is this a bad time to buy? You don’t want to overpay for your new HVAC appliance.

At Paragon, we can tell you about the best times to buy a heat pump. We will also introduce you to some of the best heat pump models for Pacific Northwest homes.

When Should You Buy a Heat Pump?

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The ideal time to purchase a heat pump is during the off season or in mild weather conditions when demand is lower. Spring and fall are often the best seasons for heat pump installation, as HVAC companies tend to have more availability. By planning ahead and purchasing a heat pump before the peak season, you can secure timely installation.

However, we don’t recommend waiting if you’re worried about summer heat waves. Hot weather can cause serious health risks, and while there are ways to cool down without air conditioning, they’re not always enough. You want to have your heat pump ready when you need it most.

In summary, we recommend buying a heat pump at these times:

  • In the off season (spring or fall)
  • Before summer heat waves

The Best Heat Pumps for PNW Homes

Coleman Echelon™ Series Split System Heat Pumps

Coleman’s Echelon™ series heat pumps offer exceptional energy efficiency. They’re a great choice for homeowners looking to save on energy costs. With ENERGY STAR® certification, these models deliver 15-25% higher energy efficiency than most other heat pumps.

The HC19 has a two-stage compressor and Coleman’s WhisperDrive™ Comfort System for quiet operation. It also comes with a Lifetime Compressor Limited Warranty, a 10-year Parts Limited Warranty, and a 10-year labor warranty when purchased through Paragon. Your HVAC contractor can help you decide if this makes sense for your home.

Coleman LX Series Split System Heat Pumps

The LX Series by Coleman is reliable in all seasons. It includes several models tailored to meet different needs:

  • The CH6 is ENERGY STAR® certified and features a single-stage compressor with a tube-in-fin coil.
  • The HMH7 uses inverter-driven modulating technology to keep the temperature more consistent.
  • The THE2 is available as a 2 stage heat pump.

All models in the LX series come with a 10-year Compressor Limited Warranty, a 10-year Parts Limited Warranty, and a 10-year labor warranty when purchased through Paragon.

Daikin Single Zone (Ductless) Heat Pumps

Daikin’s single zone heat pumps are ideal for heating and cooling small spaces, especially in areas without ductwork. Daikin offers several ductless heat pump models we recommend for PNW homes:

  • The 19 Series Wall Mount Heat Pump is ENERGY STAR® certified and designed for primary living areas, home additions, and spaces with poor airflow.
  • The AURORA Floor Mount Heat Pump is ENERGY STAR® certified and an excellent replacement for radiant heat systems or window units.
  • The LV Series Wall Mount heat pump received the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Mark in 2017. It’s still quite efficient even by 2023 standards.

Get Your Heat Pump Installed Soon

Now is the perfect time to install a heat pump. Your new heat pump will reduce your energy costs and improve your comfort, especially during heat waves.

At Paragon, we work to provide exceptional HVAC solutions in East King and Snohomish Counties. With our expertise and top-quality heat pump options, you can enjoy better comfort than ever while lowering your energy bills. Our experienced technicians will guide you through the selection process and install your heat pump with care.

Ready to take the first step toward a more comfortable, energy-efficient home? Contact us today to schedule a consultation.