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HydroSolar Heat Pump

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Has anyone heard of this brand? I typically follow a "you get what you pay for" approach to life and this one seems too good to be true. All year I've been looking for an air-to-water heat pump to power my radiant floors and to act as backup forced heat/air but they are hard to come by in America. I was pretty well settled on the Spacepak monobloc system but recently found this HydroSolar company. They are not monobloc so I would need a HVAC person for the refrigerant, however, the unit is several thousand dollars cheaper than any other brand I've come across, and since it is a split unit I wouldn't need a glycol mixture which means I wouldn't have to upsize the radiant pumps like I would with other units. They also have a five year warranty which is much better than some other brands such as Arctic. I'm just nervous that I've never heard of them through months of research and that they cost 50% less than any other brand. The warranty and the fact that they use a Panasonic EVI which is the same as Spacepak and others is why I'm considering them. Thoughts?

Oh, and this unit is 7ton which means I would not need a backup boiler on the coldest night of the year, which I would need for another other brand (Man J says 45k btu heatloss, at 4°F all the other brands on a 5ton unit only provide 36k-41k). No boiler mean even more savings. Too good to be true, right?

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  • Larry Weingarten
    Larry Weingarten Member Posts: 3,324
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    Hi, I had not heard of them, so snooped around. One thing I found is this page: https://hydrosolar.ca/collections/hydro-solar-air-to-water-heat-pump It says they have both monoblock and split systems in seven tons. Also found that they have been in business only since 2018. Sometimes companies with a short track record can take out something like an insurance policy, for the purpose of enforcing any warranties they have given. This protection remains in force, even if the company goes out of business. I might ask them about this in order to get some comfort in buying their product. Lastly, their warranty seems pretty restrictive about who can install their equipment. I'd look into that before hitting the buy button!

    Yours, Larry
    Eric_U