FHP RT Model Rooftop Water Source Heat Pump

FHP-RT-modelWhen a business needs to maximize its available floor space for customers or manufacturing the best option for HVAC installation is on the roof. After all, customers are unlikely to visit this space, and few employees want to work there. If you’re in the market for new rooftop units to maintain interior air comfort, check out this geothermal heat pump review of the RHP RT Model Rooftop Water Source Heat Pump.

Pros

  • The FHP RT Model is a heat pump system, so it can provide both heating and cooling in one single package. It uses an integral energy recovery wheel to provide, in FHP’s view, a “high quality, engineered alternative for 100% outdoor air applications.” This can be a better choice than relying on custom-built equipment.

  • The FHP RT Model features a coaxial water-to-refrigerant heat exchanger, chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant, refrigerant drier, serviceable refrigerant reversing valves, overload protected compressor motor, integral service/charging ports, hot gas bypass for low load control, and refrigerant accumulators for additional protection against potential compressor damage.

Cons

  • Rooftop units like the FHP RT Model can, depending on your climate, experience a lot of inclement weather. This can result in substantial corrosion, so be sure to factor that into long term cost calculations.

  • Rooftop applications are mostly relied upon when attempting to heat and cool a large interior space like a warehouse store. If you don’t fit the criteria, another type of HVAC system may be a better option.

Bottom Line

The FHP RT Model Rooftop Water Source Heat Pump is a medium range system specially designed for rooftop applications. Its reasonably energy efficient and comes with quality features. If you need a rooftop installation, this is not a bad choice.

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