Ductless AC Ratings part 4, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless AC ratings part 4 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Airlux, Air Tempo, Airwell, Akai, and Akira brands.

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

AIRLUX-----------NA-------1*-----------2* 

These units are made by GREE and are available in Canada and the United States. They have a quick cool (turbo) mode as well as a dehumidifying (dry) mode. The units are only available in three sizes but can be purchased directly online and are backed by a decent guarantee. The multizone units are available for either 2, 3, or 4 indoor units.

AIR TEMPO-----NA------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners feature photo-catalytic filters and auto-cleaning of the coil. The Hercules models are 16 SEER units while the GAIA models have a 22 SEER efficiency. The CRONOS SERIES offers units with a 27 SEER efficiency ratings and are very quiet during operation. The SMART SERIES offers units with a lower profile indoor unit to better blend into the decor of the home. The MULTI MIX multi-splits can serve up to five indoor units while the SUPER MULTI MIX can serve nine. The brand is available in Canada and is designed to operate even in low ambient air situations but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

AIRWELL------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is a part of ELCO HOLDINGS but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. The HMF models are basic high wall units with photocatalytic and antibacterial filters. The HKD models are single and multi-split units that are Wi-Fi capable. The HND units are premium models with electronic expansion valves and advanced inverter compressors for energy savings.

AKAI-----------<1*------<1*-----------NA

This brand offers basic cool only units as well as heat/cool models with inverter compressors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

AKIRA----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Singapore and are sold mostly in Asia. They have bio-filters for improved air quality and a refrigerant leak monitoring system for reliability. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

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