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With our ductless ac ratings, you can cut through all the sales hype and find value. We have searched the manufacturers' information and, by using our air conditioner repair experience, created our unique system of ratings. It truly is like taking a repairman with you while you shop!
Our top pick for basic mini-splits is the ARCOAIRE brand which is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE 16 units are basic 16 seer models available as cool only or heat pump. They have auto swing louvers with four fan speeds for improved air circulation and are backed by a very good guarantee. The units are only available through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.
Our top pick is the LV series units from DAIKIN which offers premium units with state of the art technology and an efficiency rating of up to 24.5 SEER. Their "intelligent eye" technology uses occupant sensing to save energy by going into saving mode when movement is not detected for twenty minutes. When movement is once again detected, the units will automatically go back to the original setting. They have built-in weekly programming with up to four settings for each day and the units are backed by the best warranty in the industry. The units are very quiet during operation but are only sold through factory authorized dealers in the USA and Canada.
The Daikin MXS series offers the best multi-zone units for up to four zones while the VRV III units can serve up to six or eight different zones. The indoor units are available in cassette, ceiling, ducted, and console units as well as high wall units. This brand has a "HOME LEAVE" feature that can set the temperature three to five degrees higher in cooling mode or lower in the heating mode for when you are not home. They also have an "INTELLIGENT EYE" feature where an infrared sensor will set back the temperature when you leave the room for more than twenty minutes. Both of those features can provide you with significant energy savings and the units are backed by a good warranty.
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