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Carrier 25TPA7 Heat Pump Review (Benefits, Features, and Cost)

The 25TPA7 has cooling efficiencies of up to 17 SEER2 and up to 801 HSPF with Performance two-stage compression, which offers homeowners added comfort, quiet, and peace of mind. Continue reading to learn more!

Carrier 25TPA7 Heat Pump Review (Benefits, Features, and Cost)

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Roger Bakies


March 14th, 2024

Picture this: it’s the dead of winter, and you’re hosting an event for family and friends when your heat decides to go out. While you may think this is a one-off situation, it happens more often than one may think. That said, a new HVAC system is a significant investment that should last 10-15 years (with proper maintenance), so it only makes sense to check out your options before pulling the trigger. 

Fire & Ice has been in the HVAC industry in Columbus, Ohio, for the past 20 years. Furthermore, we have helped thousands of homeowners find the perfect HVAC system for their homes while staying on budget. 

In this article, we will go over several aspects of the Carrier Performance (25TPA7) Heat Pump, including, but not limited to, its benefits and features, compatible systems/accessories, if this HVAC system fits your needs, and how to invest in a Carrier Heat Pump from Fire & Ice. 

Let’s get started! 

What are the Benefits and Features of the Carrier Performance (25TPA7) Heat Pump?

Carrier designed this unit to be a mid-range HVAC system that can provide homeowners with peace of mind and year-round comfort. Below are several benefits and features of this heating and cooling unit. 

Energy Efficiency

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Several factors, including its SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2, come into play when determining an HVAC system's energy efficiency. 

  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)- used to measure the overall cooling efficiency of a residential HVAC unit.
  • Energy Efficiency Rating (EER)- a measurement used to determine a unit's steady energy efficiency rate 
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF)- is the level your HVAC system can properly operate with the lowest amount of energy consumption. 

Good ratings depend on which region of the US you live in; however, a good rule of thumb to follow for a good rating is a SEER2 of at least 15, an EER2 of 12+, and an HSPF2 of 7.5 or higher. According to Carrier, this unit boasts a SEER2 of 17, an EER2 of 13, and an HSPF2 of 8.1. 

Additionally, this unit has a two-stage compressor, which helps with humidity, comfort, and overall performance. A two-stage HVAC system has more settings than on or off, which helps with runtime, cycling, and sound performance. In fact, this heat pump has a sound level of 70dB, which is comparable to the background noise of a TV.

Think about it: if your HVAC system has to start and stop every time your home needs conditioned air, it takes much more power and puts more wear and tear on your system. Which, in turn, decreases the unit's life expectancy. 

Reliability & Durability

As mentioned before, an HVAC system should last 10-15 years with proper yearly maintenance. Carrier takes every opportunity to make their HVAC systems reliable and durable, including using Puron Refrigerant, having a Limited Warranty, and being equipped with WeatherArmor’s™ Ultra Protection Package.

Puron Refrigerant- also known as Freon or R-410A, is more eco-friendly than other refrigerants such as R-22. Puron Refrigerant was carefully designed to eliminate ozone depletion and is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a suitable replacement for R-22

R-22 is a commonly used flammable refrigerant used in HVAC systems installed before 2010- these are considered less environmentally friendly.

Limited Warranty- the warranty period for this unit is five years for the compressor and one year for all other parts. Keep in mind that this warranty does not include labor costs, and your new HVAC system must be registered on Carrier’s website within 90 days of installation and can only be used by the original owner of the unit. 

Ultra Protection- Carrier has worked diligently with WeatherArmor™ to create an outdoor HVAC unit that can handle harsh weather conditions no matter where you live. As part of WeatherArmor’s™ Ultra Protection Package, it’s equipped with:

  • Solid and durable sheet metal
  • A steel louver cover guard
  • Complete outer coverage with a baked-on powder paint

Compatible Equipment

An air handler does exactly what its name implies: it “handles” your air. 

When you invest in an HVAC system, specifically a heat pump, you also purchase an indoor unit called an “air handler.” However, this is sometimes referred to as a “Fan Coil.” Nevertheless, it completes the same goal: moving the conditioned air throughout your air ducts and into your home. 

An air handler houses several components, including heat strips. Many HVAC professionals compare heat strips to the heating elements inside a toaster. These heat strips are vital to your HVAC system, especially if you don’t have a furnace. When weather permits, you can turn on the heat strips, and it will distribute warm air throughout your home. 

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The Carrier Performance 25TPA7 Heat Pump is also compatible with several HVAC accessories, including but not limited to the:

Are You a Good Fit for the Carrier Heat Pump (25TPA7)?

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While we’d like to say that all HVAC systems are one-size-fits-all, that is simply not the case. There are certain homeowners and home types that would be a good fit for this unit and those that wouldn't. Let’s look at what type of homeowners would (and wouldn’t) be a good fit for this unit. 

A Good Fit 

This HVAC unit would be good for a homeowner planning on staying in their home for a while and looking for a mid-tier system that will get the job done without spending extra money for all the bells and whistles a variable speed system offers.

Furthermore, homeowners with temperature differences (upstairs vs downstairs) will find this unit a saving grace. Its two-speed operation will help with humidity and keep a consistent temperature throughout your home since it's not working at 100% capacity on every cycle.  

A Bad Fit

On the other hand, this unit would be a bad fit for a landlord who rents their house, uses it as an Airbnb, or if you’re not planning to stay in your home long term. If this is the case, you may not get a return on your investment and lose money in the long run.

Also, if you notice that your home has a severe influx in temperature (typically more than 10 degrees), which typically happens in split-level or homes over 2000 SQ FT if ths is the case for you and your home, you should invest in an HVAC system that is the next step up, such as the Carrier Infinity (25VNA4) Heat Pump

How Much Does the Carrier Perfomance 25TPA7 Furnace Cost?

The big question remains: How much does the Carrier Performance 25TPA7 cost? The range is anywhere between $7,000 - $12,000. This includes installation and related fees. It does not include ductwork ventilation/modification or indoor air quality add-ons.

How To Invest in a Carrier Heat Pump from Fire & Ice

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At Fire & Ice, we know how important your home comfort is and how all the options can seem daunting. Nevertheless, we hope this article has helped shed some light on your different heating and cooling options regarding your home comfort. 

Ultimately, you know what’s best for you, your home, and your budget. That said, we’re here to help with the specifics. 

Are you ready to start your HVAC journey with Fire & Ice? If so, enter your zip code in the map below to ensure you’re in our service area and schedule a free in-home estimate with one of our residential comfort specialists. 

We look forward to making your day better!


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