American Standard has a proven track record of innovation and quality that dates back to the 19th century. Their American Standard Platinum ZM Heritage 20 carries on the tradition as one of the most efficient heat pumps currently offered. There’s a lot to like with this Energy Star appliance as this letter from Clint in Reno, Nevada points out. He offers the American Standard Platinum ZM Heritage 20 heat pump price and other details.
“We are old hippies I guess you’d say who try to be as eco-friendly as possible, so when it came time to replace our old HVAC system I looked into high efficiency heat pumps and liked what I saw. Among the heat pump prices I got from sales people were the Trane XL20i and the American Standard Platinum ZM Heritage 20 since both offer 19 SEER and 9.0 HSPF. The difference in price favored the American Standard and since both companies checked out equally well with references, that’s the model I chose. The total cost was:
American Standard Platinum ZM Heritage 20, 3 ton / 36,000 Btu heat pump with air handler, $7,999.
We went with the air handler over a furnace so we could be totally electric. Our electricity comes from a hydraulic plant and not fossil fuels, which is one reason we live where we do. The literature mentions these features – all I know is it does the job and is very energy-efficient:
The heat pump easily handled the summer/fall heat and has worked well to heat our home in cold weather. It’s a great unit I highly recommend.”
Thanks for the post Clint. We appreciate all the HVAC prices we get and are happy to pass them along. When you purchase a new heat pump it’s always a good idea to have it professionally installed rather than to try and do it yourself. Hiring a qualified contractor will ensure proper installation and validate the warranty. Plus, you’ll have the confidence that you are getting the maximum performance and energy savings from your system – and it will show up on your energy bill from the very first month. Quality installation is the essential second half of a winning equation along with a great unit like the American Standard Platinum ZM Heritage 20 heat pump.