Ductless AC Ratings part 38, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless ac ratings part 38 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Sharkaire, Sharp, Shinco, Sinclair, Siragon, SKM, and Solstar brands.

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

SHARKAIRE----<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These heat pumps have a 13 SEER efficiency and an iFeel remote. They can be purchased directly through their website but the warranty is not as good as other brands. 

SHARP----------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand has a unique reversing louver system for directing the air up in cooling season and down in the heating season for maximum comfort. Their self cleaning function prevents the buildup of mold and mildew on the indoor coil and the outdoor coil is coated to protect against corrosion. The multi-zone models can serve from two to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

SHINCO--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in China. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SINCLAIR-------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is sold through dealers in Europe. The ZOOM SERIES offers units with built-in Wi-Fi capability and they have an iFeel temperature sensing remote control. The multi-split units have state of the art compressors and can serve up to five indoor units but the warranty is not very good. 

SIRAGON--------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand offers units with inverter compressors but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature triangular indoor wall unit construction which results in more airflow but they only offer two sizes of units. 

SKM------------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is sold in the Persian Gulf States as well as in Africa. The DECORATIVE UNITS are basic air conditioners with R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out due to its environmental impact. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SOLSTAR------<1*--------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Singapore. The B SERIES use R-22 refrigerant and are not recommended while the G SERIES uses R-410a. They have activated carbon air filters for better indoor air quality but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

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