Ductless AC ratings part 14 continues our expert reviews with a look at the Daitsu, Dawlance, and Day & Night brands.
These units are only available in Europe (50HZ) but they have an electrostatic air filter and use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. Their X-Fan function runs the fan to dry the condensate from the operation in cooling mode to prevent the buildup of mold on the coil. The heat pumps have intelligent defrost operation so that they only go into defrost when it is absolutely necessary which save on energy costs.
The multi-split unit can only serve two indoor units but the indoor units are available in floor, ducted, and ceiling models as well as high wall units. The remote control buttons are visible in the dark and the units have a dry mode as well as a turbo mode for quick cooling. The standard warranty is not very good but can be improved if you purchase a service contract.
This brand is made and sold in Pakistan and the units are available in 1, 1.5, and 2 ton sizes. The units have turbo and sleep modes as well as a dual programmable timer where the on and off times can be programmed. The units are tropicalized for the extreme summer temperatures and can also provide heating in the winter. The units offer a child lock function on the remote control. The H ZONE models include an ionizer, evaporator cleaning feature, and a filter clean reminder for better indoor air quality. The INVERTER SERIES offers premium heat pumps but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
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This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic units that are backed by a very good guarantee. They are available as cooling only or heat pump models and have auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation.
The CONSTANT COMFORT SERIES offers premium 22 seer models while the DELUXE units are multi-splits that can serve up to nine indoor units. They are all backed by a good warranty but are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.
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