Ductless AC Ratings part 13, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless AC ratings part 13 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Cruise, Daikin, and Daikool brands.

BRAND------BASIC-PREMIUM-MULTIZONE

CRUISE--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is manufactured and sold in India. The EASYQOOL models are basic units while the VARIOQOOL (VQ) units are premium models with iFEEL temperature sensing remote controls.  Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

DAIKIN-----------NA-------5*-----------5* 

The SKYAIR range offers both heat pumps and cool only units with an ultra-low ambient kit which allows for cooling operation at outdoor temperatures down to -40 degrees. The LV series offers premium units with state of the art technology and an efficiency rating of up to 24.5 SEER. The 15 SERIES and 19 SERIES models are premium units that are backed by a very good guarantee. 

The indoor units are available in cassette, ceiling, ducted, and console units as well as high wall units. This brand has a "HOME LEAVE" feature that can set the temperature three to five degrees higher in cooling mode or lower in the heating mode for when you are not home. They also have an "INTELLIGENT EYE" feature where an infrared sensor will set back the temperature when you leave the room for more than twenty minutes. Both of those features can provide you with significant energy savings and the units are backed by an industry leading warranty. The MXS series multi-zone units can serve up to eight indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the brand is only available through their authorized dealer network.

DAIKOOL--------<1*-------<1*-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made in Pakistan and they are also available in the Middle East. They offer cool only or heat pump units that use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. The INVERTER RANGE offers units that have anti-bacterial filters and auto swing louvers for better air quality and distribution. They have a temperature sensing remote and a fresh air intake to bring in outside air for improved indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

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