Ductless AC Ratings part 21, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless ac ratings part 21 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Galanz, General, General Climate, German Pool, and Gibson brands.

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

GALANZ--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. The GALAXY models are basic on/off models while the VIVA and KUDO series units are premium cooling only units. The GALAXY series is avaialable with either R-22 or R-410a refrigerant but the R-22 units are not recommended as that refrigerant is being phased out. The premium models have DC fan motors on both the indoor and outdoor units for quieter/more efficient operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

GENERAL-------<1*------<1*----------<1*

This brand is made and sold in India through a joint venture by ETA-ASCON STAR and FUJITSU. They offer cooling only as well as heat pump models and the units have coated outdoor and indoor coils for corrosion resistance. The basic units have a compressor blanket for quieter operation while the multi-split model can serve up to nine indoor units from a single outdoor unit. They are only available through the factory authorized dealer network in India.

GENERAL CLIMATE--<1*---<1*------<1*  

This brand is made and sold in Russia and offers a variety of basic heat/cool units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

GERMAN POOL---NA------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are sold in Hong Kong but only through thgeir dealer networkThe SAC models are premium heat pumps that can be controlled through a smartphone with their "cloud control" technology. The guarantee on the compressor is pretty good but for other parts of the unit it is not as good as other brands.  

GIBSON----------NA-------2*-----------3*

This brand is manufactured by NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer air conditioners and heat pumps with all of the standard features as well as a single zone solar hybrid powered heat pump that can save you money on operation by using energy from the sun. The units are backed by a pretty good warranty but are only sold through their registered dealers. 

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