I'm evaluating new heat pump heaters. I have an AquaCal HeatWave SuperQuiet at a FL vacation property and it has operated perfectly for >3 years. I'm looking at another for a different property. AquaCal has two similar heating lines:
I'm wondering what the differences are. Maybe one is quieter than the other? The HeatWave SuperQuiet has a funky fan blade with serrations. I suspect that quiets the fan. It is truly quiet in operation. In this application, quiet vs. super quiet doesn't really matter.
Both appear to have Ti heat exchangers, going so far as to use the same brand name. The TropiCal line has a slightly larger 135K BTU (80/80/80) vs. a 126K BTU model for the HeatWave SuperQuiet line.
The brochures and website don't give much detail on the differences. The owners manuals show the controls to be similar, if not identical.
Can anyone shed light on this? TFP member 'poolsean' hasn't visited for a while. I'm going to PM him, poking for a response to this thread.
One more thing: An earlier thread says AquaCal leaves warranty travel expenses up to the owner. That seems a bit off.