Ductless AC ratings part 5 continues our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Alonsa, AmericAire, American Standard, Amvent, and Arcoaire brands.
This brand is available in the Middle East. They offer basic cool only or heat pump models but they use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.
These units are 13 seer units that are available in cool only or heat pump models and they can be purchased directly through their website. They have cold catalyst air filtration, a sleep mode, three dimensional swing louvers, and a dry mode. The multisplit units are only available in two sizes and can only serve two fan coil units. The premium models are available as heat pumps with built-in low ambient controls for continued operation even down to temperatures of 19F but the standard warranty on the brand is not very good.
This brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND and is sold through authorized dealers in the USA. They offer basic 16 seer cooling only models as well as heat pumps. The 4TXM6 is a multi-zone model that can serve up to five zones and has a 16 seer efficiency. The brand does not use advanced compressor technology and the guarantee on the units is only average.
The ELEGANCE models are heat pumps with a 13 SEER efficiency and quick connect fittings for easy installation but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The ELITE series offers basic cool only units but their website is not much help.
This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE SERIES units are basic 13 or 16 seer models available as cool only or heat pump. They have auto swing louvers for improved air circulation but only offer conventional compressor technology. The 16 SEER models are backed by an industry leading guarantee. The DURACOMFORT DELUXE SERIES offers premium and multi-split units that are Wi-Fi enabled. All of the systems are backed by a very good guarantee but they are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada.
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