Ductless ac ratings part 40 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the TCL, Teco, Tempstar, Thermal Zone, Thermocore, and Tili brands.
This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. The TCL CLOUD SMART air conditioner is connected to the internet and can use voice controls. They have smart body sensing technology to change the operation based on what is being done in the room. The website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
This brand offers units with all of the standard features and a decent warranty. They have hydrophilic coated coils to minimize corrosion for a longer unit life. The brand is only available through authorized dealers in Australia and New Zealand.
This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic units that are backed by a very good guarantee. The SMARTCOMFORT SERIES offers premium units with auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room. The SMARTCOMFORT DELUXE B offers multi-zone heat pump systems that can serve up to nine indoor zones from a single outdoor unit. They are Wi-Fi enabled so they can be controlled from a smartphone. The brand is only sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.
These air conditioners are made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. The units have an iFeel temperature sensing remote and low ambient control as well as automatic freeze protection which is perfect for vacation homes. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.
This brand offers heat pumps that feature refrigeration leak detection technology and the ability to provide cooling even in low ambient situations. They have a "follow me" temperature sensing remote for enhanced comfort and can be purchased directly through their website. The multi-zone models can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the guarantee on the brand is not very good when compared to others.
These units are made in China and are imported by NORTH AMERICAN HVAC PRODUCTS LTD. The units have a dry mode, auto swing function, and a sleep mode but they only have a basic washable air filter so they do not do much to improve the home's air quality. They offer both 15 and 20 SEER premium units as well as multi-split units with a 16 SEER efficiency. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.
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