Ductless AC Ratings part 15, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless AC ratings part 15 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Defy, Demir Dokum, Denka, DiamondAir, and Direct Air brands.

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

DEFY-----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These heat pumps are made and sold in South Africa and the brand is a part of the ARCELIK GROUP. The units have antibacterial filters for improved indoor air quality and the outdoor units have an anti-corrosion finish but the guarantee on the compressor (the heart of the unit) is not very good when compared to other brands.

DEMIR DOKUM--<1*----<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in Turkey and is a part of the VAILLANT GROUP. They offer basic units that are available with either R-22 or R-410a refrigerant. They offer options such as an I FEEL function, vitamin c filter, ionizer, and HEPA filter. The premium units have three stage air filters for enhanced air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

DENKA---------<1*-------NA-----------NA

These units are made in China and are available in the Middle East. They feature basic units in cooling only or heat/cool models. They offer models with tropical compressors and coated coils for corrosion protection but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

DiamondAir---<1*------<1*----------<1*  

This brand is manufactured for sale on the internet and the units are relatively inexpensive. They offer basic heat pumps with a 13 seer efficiency as well as 20 seer inverter models. The units have"gold fin" coil coating to minimize corrosion as well as a refrigerant leakage detection system. The cold catalyst filter can help to improve the home's indoor air quality and the temperature sensing remote can improve the comfort level. 

DIRECT AIR-----2*-------2*-----------3*  

The MS11D units are basic 15 SEER heat pumps while the MSVI models are 20 SEER premium units. The MS11M models have a 24 SEER efficiency and can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The HEATEXTREM models offers heat pumps that will continue to provide heating even down to outdoor temperatures of -35 C. The brand is backed by a good warranty but they are only available through dealers in Canada. 

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