Ductless AC Ratings part 41, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Ductless ac ratings part 41 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Timberk, Topaire, Tornado, Toyocool, Toyotomi, and Trane brands.

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

TIMBERK------<1*------<1*-----------NA  

These units are made in Russia. The STORM SERIES offers basic heat pumps while the STORM DC SERIES offers premium units. They have a "moon light display" which is like a night light as well as coated evaporator coils and a plasma filter  for better indoor air quality. The warranty on the brand is not very good when compared to other brands. 

TOPAIRE-------<1*------<1*-----------NA

This brand is a subsidiary of DUNHAM-BUSH MALAYSIA. The A4 series units are cool only with an active carbon filter while the N4 units have inverter compressors. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

TORNADO-------NA-------1*-----------2* 

This brand is made and sold in Israel. The LEGEND SERIES offers units with an iFeel temperature sensing remote and a self-cleaning indoor coil for mold prevention and better idoor air quality. The multizone units can serve up to four indoor units and they are backed by a pretty good guarantee. 

TOYOCOOL-----3*-------NA------------NA

This brand is made in China and offers basic cool only units or heat pumps. They have an antibacterial filter for improved indoor air quality and are backed by a pretty good warranty.

TOYOTOMI----<1*------<1*------------NA

This brand is made in Japan and is sold in Greece. The KURO range offers basic heat pumps that have Wi-Fi enabled access, a temperature sensing remote, and a refrigerant leakage detection system. The KENZO SERIES offers premium models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.

TRANE-----------3*-------NA-----------2*  

This brand is owned by INGERSOLL RAND and the units are sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. The 4TYK6 model is a cooling only unit with a 16 seer efficiency and a decent warranty.The 4TXK6 unit is a 16 seer heat pump and the 4TXK8 has an efficiency of up to 22 seer but they use conventional compressor technology and only have an average warranty. The multi-split heat pump can serve from two to five indoor coils with conventional compressor technology and an average warranty. 

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