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Ductless AC Ratings

In comparing ductless mini split brands, you should consider things such as their warranty, efficiency, construction features, technology used, and their price. This can be a lot of work but, here, HvacRepairGuy has already done it for you!

With our ductless air conditioner ratings, you can compare mini split units side by side using our Head To Head tool. You can compare over 180 models from 57 brands in over twenty categories such as warranty, efficiency, construction, availability, & where they are made. You can also read the individual reviews of each brand below. Our simple rating system gives each brand a color code and a star rating. If the card is green, then, that is one of the top picks from HvacRepairGuy. If the card is yellow, then, that would be a budget pick from HvacRepairgGuy. If the card is red, then, the brand is not recommended by HvacRepairGuy. It truly is like you were taking a repairman shopping with you!

HvacRepairGuy's 2024 Top Pick

ACHAZEL

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers basic single zone heat pumps with an 19 SEER cooling efficiency and an 8.5 HSPF heating efficiency. The units use old single speed compressor technology and R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality. The units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through smart home systems and they have an iFeel remote control for enhanced comfort. The guarantee on the brand is not very good when compared to other brands that are available and they do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

ACiQ

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

These heat pumps are available in the USA and can be purchased and installed as a DIY project. The units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through their smartphone app or with Alexa and Google voice commands. All of the units feature smart remote controls as well as coated coils to resist corrosion. The Single Zone Series offers basic 19 SEER efficient heat pumps but they are relatively loud as they use old rotary compressor technology. The Energy Star Multi Zone models are premium mini splits with a 24.6 SEER efficiency and the ability to serve from two to five air handlers from a single outdoor unit. The units can be purchased online through Amazon and are backed by a pretty good warranty.

AIREASE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This is a brand that is made in the USA by Allied Air Enterprises which is a part of Lennox International. The units are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network and the warranty on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The 4DHV models are single zone heat pumps that are used with high wall indoor units. They have a cooling efficiency of up to 19 seer and both the indoor and outdoor units are very quiet. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control. The Follow Me function allows the remote control to act as a thermostat to control the room temperature. The remote features a sleep mode for energy savings as well as a turbo mode for quick heating or cooling. The 4DHP2 models are premium heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25.5 seer and the ability to serve up to five zones. They offer both ceiling cassette and high wall indoor units with three speed operation and an occupancy sensing remote for energy savings. The indoor units are extremely quiet with a sound rating below that of a whisper. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

AIREFORCE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These mini splits are made for the Blue Hawk buying group and the units are only available through a very limited network of dealers in the USA. The heat pumps feature state of the art inverter compressor technology but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The 3BRS models are premium heat pumps with a 20 SEER cooling efficiency while the KULA models have a 25.5 SEER cooling efficiency. They are for high wall indoor units and feature seven indoor fan speeds with swing louvers and an auto clean function but they only use basic washable filters that do not do much to improve the room's air quality. The KULA models have built-in Wi-Fi for integration with smart home systems. The MBRS models are multi-zone units that can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit and they have a 21 SEER cooling efficiency.

AIRQUEST

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

AIRTEMP

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These air conditioners are made in China by Nortek Global HVAC which is a part of Madison Industries for R.E. Michel Company which is a wholesale distributor. The units are only available through a limited network of dealers in the USA. They all have coated coils for corrosion resistance as well as intelligent defrost for energy savings but use standard washable filters that don't do very much to improve the home's indoor air quality. The LSKDL models are basic single zone heat pumps while the K4DH units can serve up to five zones from a single outdoor unit. The LK4DH units are premium heat pumps with a 23 seer efficiency rating and the KSK4DH models are ultimate heat pumps with a 30 seer efficiency. The KSK4DH units are Wi-Fi enabled so that they can be controlled from a smartphone. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands that are available.

ALLIED

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This is a brand that is made in the USA by Allied Air Enterprises which is a part of Lennox International. The units are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network and the warranty on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The 4DHVS models are premium single zone heat pumps that are used with high wall indoor units. They have a cooling efficiency of up to 21.5 seer and both the indoor and outdoor units are very quiet. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control. The Follow Me function allows the remote control to act as a thermostat to control the room temperature. The remote features a sleep mode for energy savings as well as a turbo mode for quick heating or cooling. The 4DHP2 models are premium heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25.5 seer and the ability to serve from one to five air handlers from a single outdoor unit. They offer both ceiling cassette and high wall indoor units with three speed operation and an occupancy sensing remote for energy savings. The indoor units are extremely quiet with a sound rating below that of a whisper. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

AMERICAN STANDARD

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is a part of Trane Technologies and the units are made in the USA through a joint venture, METUS, with Mitsubishi Electric. For this year, it looks like they have really simplified their offering as many of the basic models have been discontinued. The NAXSMT models are basic 18 SEER single zone heat pmps while the NAXMMX models are premium multi zone heat pumps with a 22 SEER efficiency. The NAYSST cooling only and NAXSST heat pump units are both premium units that can serve single zones and have washable allergen filters. The NAXSPB models are their entry in the ultimate category with a 33.1 SEER efficiency but they are single zone units. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee but it can be somewhat complicated.

AMERISTAR

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is from American Standard which is a part of Trane Technologies and the units are made in the USA through a joint venture, METUS, with Mitsubishi Electric. The units are only sold by factory authorized dealers in the USA. All of their units feature active carbon and anti-bacterial air filters for improved indoor air quality. They have coated coils for corrosion resistance, a durable powder coated outdoor unit, and base pan heaters to prevent ice buildup in the units. The M4THM15 are basic multi zone heat pumps that can serve up to five indoor air handlers from a single outdoor unit while the M4TVS17 models are basic single zone units. The M3MHW22 is a premium heat pump that uses 115 volt power which allows more flexibility in installation while the M4THS23 has a 23 SEER efficiency and uses 208/230 volt power. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee but it does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

AMVENT

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and is imported and sold in the USA by Ramsond Corporation. The A74GW2C model is a basic heat pump with a 16 seer efficiency rating while the A55GW2C is for cooling only. They use inverter compressors but are relatively noisy and their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They have auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The units can be purchased online through Walmart with all of the things to install the system. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

ARCOAIRE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

ARMSTRONG AIR

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This is a brand that is made in the USA by Allied Air Enterprises which is a part of Lennox International. The units are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network and the warranty on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The 4DHVS models are premium single zone heat pumps that are used with high wall indoor units. They have a cooling efficiency of up to 21.5 seer and both the indoor and outdoor units are very quiet. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control. The Follow Me function allows the remote control to act as a thermostat to control the room temperature. The remote features a sleep mode for energy savings as well as a turbo mode for quick heating or cooling. The 4DHP2 models are premium heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25.5 seer and the ability to serve from one to five air handlers from a single outdoor unit. They offer both ceiling cassette and high wall indoor units with three speed operation and an occupancy sensing remote for energy savings. The indoor units are extremely quiet with a sound rating below that of a whisper. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

AUX

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and the J Smart series offers basic single zone heat pumps with a 17 SEER cooling efficiency. The units use state of the art inverter compressor technology but R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They have an anti-bacterial air filter to improve the home's air quality and a FollowMe remote control for enhanced comfort. The guarantee on the brand is not very good when compared to other brands that are available and they do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

BLUERIDGE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased online through Alpine Home Air. The units have a three speed fan with oscillating louvers for better air distribution throughout the room. They are Wi-Fi enabled for control through smartphone app and they use state of the art inverter compressor technology. They are pretty quiet when operating and they are backed by a good guarantee but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The BMX DIY models have a 20 SEER efficiency and include everything to install the system. The refrigerant lines are shipped under vacuum to protect the refrigerant system from the effects of moisture and they have quick connect fittings for easy installation. The 9,000 and 12,000 BTU models use 115 volt power for more flexibility in installation. The BMY DIY models have a 22 SEER cooling efficiency but they are a little bit more expensive. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

BONAIRE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in Australia by Climate technologies Pty Ltd and the units can be purchased through The Home Depot and Amazon in the USA. The Durango ductless systems are premium heat pumps with a 22.5 SEER efficiency and they are available in three sizes (12,000, 18,000, & 24,000 BTU). The units have a three speed fan with oscillating louvers for better air distribution throughout the room. They are Wi-Fi enabled for control through smartphone app and they use state of the art inverter compressor technology. They are pretty quiet when operating and they are backed by a good guarantee but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

BOSCH

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

The Climate 5000 systems offer heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25 SEER. They are very quiet and are available for single and multi zone applications. The units can work with a wired wall mounted control and feature an occupancy sensor to save energy. They are backed by a very good warranty but can only be installed by factory authorized dealers. The heat pumps have refrigerant leakage detection but use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The units are compatible with the Bosch Wi-Fi thermostats for remote monitoring and control. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

BRYANT

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in Mexico by Carrier and is sold by dealers in the USA. All of the units feature a durable baked on finish for the outdoor units as well as refrigerant leak detection. They are backed by a very good guarantee when promptly registered. The Legacy Line 38MHRCC models are air conditioners with a 20.5 seer rating while the 38MHRCQ models are heat pumps with a 21.5 seer. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and are used with the high wall indoor units. The indoor units have four fan speeds and a coated coil to resist corrosion. The remote control can be used as a temperature sensor and includes a Turbo Mode for quick cooling. The Preferred Series 38MGRB models have a 23.9 SEER efficiency and can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit and the 38MGHB models are high heat models with a 26 SEER rating that are optimized for providing heat even when the outdoor air temperature is at 5 degrees. They can be used with either high wall or ceiling cassette indoor units. The Evolution Series 38MPRB models are premium heat pumps with a 28.5 SEER efficiency rating and they are very quiet in operation. The indoor units have a built-in occupancy sensor for energy savings as well as built-in Wi-Fi so they can be controlled by smart phone. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

C & H

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

These heat pumps are available worldwide in a wide selection of models and are manufactured in China by GREE. They feature IFEEL remote controls and many options for air filtration as well as a refrigerant leakage detection system for enhanced reliability. The Mia NY Series offers single zone units for either 115 volt or 230 volt power for flexibility in installation. They have coated coils for corrosion resistance and are Wi-Fi compatible. The ES Series offers premium multi zone heat pumps that can serve up to five indoor air handlers from a single outdoor unit. Their Hyper models are available for single zone or multi zone and the units are optimized for heating even when outdoor air temperatures are at -22F. They are available on Amazon but require professional installation for warranty purposes and their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

CARRIER

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in Mexico and is sold by dealers in the USA. All of the units feature a durable baked on finish for the outdoor units as well as refrigerant leak detection. They are backed by a very good guarantee when promptly registered. The Comfort Series 38MHRCC models are air conditioners with a 20.5 seer rating while the 38MHRCQ models are heat pumps with a 21.5 seer. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and are used with the high wall indoor units. The indoor units have four fan speeds and a coated coil to resist corrosion. The remote control can be used as a temperature sensor and includes a Turbo Mode for quick cooling. The Performance Series 38MGRB models have a 23.9 SEER efficiency and can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit and the 38MGHB models are high heat models with a 26 SEER rating that are optimized for providing heat even when the outdoor air temperature is at 5 degrees. They can be used with either high wall or ceiling cassette indoor units. The Infinity Series 38MPRB models are premium heat pumps with a 28.5 SEER efficiency rating and they are very quiet in operation. The indoor units have a built-in occupancy sensor for energy savings as well as built-in Wi-Fi so they can be controlled by smart phone. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

CELIERA

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and is imported and sold in the USA by Ramsond Corporation. These heat pumps are sold online through The Home Depot, Lowes, and other places but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The 26GWX models are basic single zone heat pumps that have a 16 SEER efficiency and use 115 volt power. They come with an easy installation kit and the indoor unit has three fan speeds but they are relatively loud when compared to other brands. They do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

CENTURY

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from Heat Controller Inc. which is a part of MARS and the units are made in America but only sold through their dealer network in the USA. They have random swing louvers which give the effect of a gentle breeze and temperature compensation which takes into account the difference in temperatures from floor to ceiling in a room. Their nano silver filter eliminates bacteria for improved indoor air quality. The brand is competitively priced but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The SVH-B models are basic single zone heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 18.5 SEER that are available for 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems. The VMH UltraV Series models are premium heat pump units with a "follow me" temperature sensing remote and a low ambient kit for cooling operation down to 5F. They are designed to provide heating as well as cooling in areas where the outdoor temperature gets as low as 0F. They are available for single zone as well as up to five indoor units for a single outdoor unit but the outdoor units are rather loud when compared to some of the other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

CHAMPION

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in America by Unitary Products Group which is a part of Johnson Controls and the units are sold in the USA through their dealer network. All of their units feature indoor coil freeze protection and an iFeel temperature sensing remote control but they only have standard washable filters that don't really do much to raise the indoor air quality. The M Series models are basic 16 SEER multi-zone heat pumps while the W Series offers premium, 22 SEER multi-zone units. The P Series offers single zone cool only or heat pump models rated for either 115 volts or 208/230 volts. The R Series features single zone heat pumps with a 20 SEER efficiency while the X Series has 23 SEER ratings. The Z Series models are their quietest heat pumps with an indoor unit sound rating below that of a whisper. They have a seven speed indoor fan and a 28 SEER efficiency for comfort and energy savings. The standard warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands but an optional extended warranty is available for purchase. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

COLEMAN

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in America by Unitary Products Group which is a part of Johnson Controls and the units are sold in the USA through their dealer network. All of their units feature indoor coil freeze protection and an iFeel temperature sensing remote control but they only have standard washable filters that don't really do much to raise the indoor air quality. The M Series models are basic 16 SEER multi-zone heat pumps while the W Series offers premium, 22 SEER multi-zone units. The P Series offers single zone cool only or heat pump models rated for either 115 volts or 208/230 volts. The R Series features single zone heat pumps with a 20 SEER efficiency while the X Series has 23 SEER ratings. The Z Series models are their quietest heat pumps with an indoor unit sound rating below that of a whisper. They have a seven speed indoor fan and a 28 SEER efficiency for comfort and energy savings. The standard warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands but an optional extended warranty is available for purchase. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

COMFORT-AIRE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is from Heat Controller Inc. which is a part of MARS and the units are made in America but only sold through their dealer network in the USA. They have random swing louvers which give the effect of a gentle breeze and temperature compensation which takes into account the difference in temperatures from floor to ceiling in a room. Their nano silver filter eliminates bacteria for improved indoor air quality. The brand is competitively priced but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The SVH-B models are basic single zone heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 18.5 SEER that are available for 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems. The VMH UltraV Series models are premium heat pump units with a "follow me" temperature sensing remote and a low ambient kit for cooling operation down to 5F. They are designed to provide heating as well as cooling in areas where the outdoor temperature gets as low as 0F. They are available for single zone as well as up to five indoor units for a single outdoor unit but the outdoor units are rather loud when compared to some of the other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

COMFORTMAKER

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

COMFORTSTAR

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The brand is available internationally and all of their heat pumps feature a bypass mode where the unit will continue to operate even if a non-critical part such as a sensor fails. They have refrigerant leak detection technology and a Follow Me temperature sensing remote control but their guarantee is not as good as many other brands. The Alegria Gold Series CGS heat pumps have efficiencies of up to 21.7 SEER with the ability to provide heating when outdoor temperatures are as low as 5 degrees. They have a three speed fan in the outdoor unit and are pretty quiet with a sound level less than that of normal conversation. They are available in both 115 volt and 208/230 volt models. The Alegria Platinum Series offers single zone heat pumps (CHF models) as well as units (CMZ models) that can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. Their guarantee is better than the gold series but still is not as good as many of the other major brands. They can provide heat even when the outside temperature is as low as negative 13 degrees. The units are made in China and they are only available through a limited distribution network. The Brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

COMMERCIAL COOL

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is a private label brand from Equity Brands that is made in China and sold at home improvement stores as well as online at Walmart, BJ's, and Amazon. The CSAH models are basic 17 SEER heat pumps that have an iFeel feature where the remote control is used to sense the room temperature to control the unit. They also have a turbo mode for quick cooling as well as a sleep mode for energy savings. They use standard washable filters that do not actually do much to protect the evaporator or improve indoor air quality but they have an iClean feature that allows the unit to clean the dust off of the indoor coil. This may seem good but the dust and dirt that is washed off of the coil can clog the condensate drain and cause the unit to drip water into the room. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and they do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

CONCORD

★ ★; ☆ ☆ ☆

This is a brand that is made in Mexico by Allied Air Enterprises which is a part of Lennox International. The units are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network and the warranty on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The 4DHVS models are premium single zone heat pumps that are used with high wall indoor units. They have a cooling efficiency of up to 21.5 seer and both the indoor and outdoor units are very quiet. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control. The Follow Me function allows the remote control to act as a thermostat to control the room temperature. The remote features a sleep mode for energy savings as well as a turbo mode for quick heating or cooling. The 4DHP2 models are premium heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25.5 seer and the ability to serve from one to five air handlers from a single outdoor unit. They offer both ceiling cassette and high wall indoor units with three speed operation and an occupancy sensing remote for energy savings. The indoor units are extremely quiet with a sound rating below that of a whisper. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

CONFORTOTAL

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers a basic single zone 12,000 BTU heat pump. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32 and their guarantee on the brand is not very good when compared to other brands that are available. They do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

COSTWAY

★ ★; ★ ☆ ☆

This brand offers inexpensive units that are available through many online outlets such as Walmart and Amazon. The heat pumps have a turbo mode for quick cooling as well as sleep and eco modes and feature an iFeel temperature sensing remote control. They have an iClean feature for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control and they only have a basic washable filter which does not do much to improve the indoor air quality. The units use R32 refrigerant which is more earth friendly than brands that use R410a. They have auto swing louvers as well as four speeds for the indoor unit for enhanced air circulation throughout the room. They are available in efficiencies from 17 to 21 SEER and are backed by a pretty good warranty but the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

DAIKIN

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is available through authorized dealers in the USA & Canada. All of the units feature a titanium photocatalytic air purifying filter that controls allergens and odors as well as coated coils for corrosion resistance. The Entra models are heat pumps with an 18 SEER efficiency and they are very quiet in operation with the indoor noise level that is equivalent to less than a whisper. The CB-19 basic heat pumps have a 19 SEER efficiency and are backed by one of the best warranties in the industry for ductless units. The Polara model units have a 17.5 SEER efficiency and the ability to cool even when the outdoor temp is negative 22 degrees. They have 3D airflow where the lovers swing both vertically and horizontally to provide more consistent temperatures throughout the room. They also have a built-in occupancy sensor to save energy when there is nobody at home as well as the ability to work with the Daikin One smart thermostats. The MXS Series offers premium multi-zone heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 20.6 SEER and the ability to serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The Atmosphera single zone heat pumps have a 27.4 efficiency, 3D airflow, and built-in Wi-Fi so they can be controlled from a smart phone. They use the most environmentally friendly R-32 refrigerant and have a very good guarantee. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

DANBY

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and is available in the USA & Canada as well as the UK and Mexico but their warranty is very minimal when compared to other brands. The DAS models are available in single zone or two zone units and feature inverter compressors for quiet & efficient operation. They have a 21 SEER efficiency and an active carbon filter for improving the home's air quality. They feature refrigerant leak detection to protect the compressor in the event of loss of charge and have a quick connect model for easy and fast installation. The units have a turbo mode for quick cooling as well as a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. These heat pumps are able to provide heating even when the outdoor temperature is as low as -4F. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

DAY & NIGHT

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

DENALI AIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and is available at Menards home improvement stores in the USA but their warranty is very minimal when compared to other brands. The DNMSHQC models are single zone heat pumps that feature inverter compressors for quiet & efficient operation. They have a 22 SEER cooling efficiency with a 10 HSPF2 heating efficiency but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as units that use R32. They have a seven speed indoor fan with auto swing louvers for good air circulation throughout the room and they are Wi-Fi enabled to be controlled through their ConnectLife smartphone app as well as with a standard remote control. The units are made for the DIY market and feature quick connect fittings so that purging & evacuation of the refrigerant lines is not required during installation. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

DIAL

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The 19.5S models are basic single zone heat pumps with an 18.5 SEER2 cooling efficiency and a 8.5 HSPF2 heating efficiency. The units are WiFi enabled for control through smartphone app and feature a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. The units have four way swing louvers for enhanced air circulation and offer HEPA air filters for improved air quality. The 23S models are premium mini splits with a 22.5 SEER2 cooling efficiency and a 8.6 HSPF2 heating efficiency. The brand also offers multizone models but they are only available in two sizes serving either three or four zones. The brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee but they are only sold through a very limited dealer network. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

DORTALA

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on their Amazon store and offers basic single zone heat pumps. The brand uses R32 refrigerant which is more environmentally friendly than brands that use R410a. The units use state of the art inverter compressor technology but they use a basic washable air filter that does not do much to keep the AC coil clean or to improve the room's air quality. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee but they do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

DUCANE

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This is a brand that is made in Mexico by Allied Air Enterprises which is a part of Lennox International. The units are only sold through a factory authorized dealer network and the warranty on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The 4DHVS models are premium single zone heat pumps that are used with high wall indoor units. They have a cooling efficiency of up to 21.5 seer and both the indoor and outdoor units are very quiet. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil to prevent any odors or mildew but it requires manual initiation from the remote control. The Follow Me function allows the remote control to act as a thermostat to control the room temperature. The remote features a sleep mode for energy savings as well as a turbo mode for quick heating or cooling. The 4DHP2 models are premium heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 25.5 seer and the ability to serve from one to five air handlers from a single outdoor unit. They offer both ceiling cassette and high wall indoor units with three speed operation and an occupancy sensing remote for energy savings. The indoor units are extremely quiet with a sound rating below that of a whisper. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

EMI

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This is a brand from ECR International which is a division of Granby Industries. The heat pumps are sold through dealers in the USA & Canada and feature refrigerant leak detection to protect the compressor from damage as well as coated coils for corrosion resistance. The units have a turbo mode for quick cooling or heating and a sleep mode for energy savings. The Advantage Series offers basic single zone units that are very quiet when operating but they only have the standard washable air filters which do not do much to improve the home's indoor air quality. Their warranty is very minimal and requires professional installation. The Maximum Series offers premium single and multi-zone heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 28 SEER. They can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but are a little louder than some of the other brands. Their guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

FRIEDRICH

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This brand is a part of Rheem Manufacturing which is a subsidiary of Paloma Group. The units are made in Mexico and sold in the USA through factory authorized installers but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. All of the units have an auto clean function as well as corrosion resistant coil coatings but they only have a basic washable filter. They offer optional accessories to improve the indoor air quality such as their FreshAire purifier and germicidal lights. The Floating Air Select heat pumps are available in 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and have an efficiency rating of 18 SEER. The Floating Air Pro models are available to serve from one to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. They have built-in Wi-Fi so they can be controlled by a smart phone or through voice control with Alexa or Google Home. The indoor units are whisper quiet in low speed and the outdoor units have a sound rating that is roughly equivalent to the hum from a refrigerator. The Floating Air Premium heat pumps have four way swing louvers for good air circulation and an efficiency of up to 28 SEER as well as built-in Wi-Fi and voice assistant control. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for inclusion in the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

FRIKKO

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These mini splits are made and sold in Mexico through retail stores as well as online at Amazon. They offer cool only units or heat pumps with efficiencies of from 17 to 21 SEER but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The Inverter Fit 17 models are basic units with a 17 SEER efficiency and a white indoor unit while the Inverter 19 units have a 19 SEER rating and a black indoor unit. They are available for either 115 volt or 208/230 volt power and have an iFeel temperature sensing remote and supercool/superheat functions. The Inverter Pro 21 models are premium heat pumps with a 21 SEER efficiency rating and built-in Wi-Fi so that the units can be controlled from a smart phone. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies as an HvacRepairGuy ultimate mini split.

FUJITSU

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Japan and is available internationally. Their warranty policy is somewhat confusing but the units are backed by a pretty good warranty when they are installed by their "Elite Contractors" in the USA and Canada. The Airstage range offers premium and ultimate units in single and multi-zone models. They feature inverter compressors but the indoor wall units are only available in one standard beige color. The units can improve the home's indoor air quality thanks to their Apple-Catechin filter which is a static electricity filter that traps and destroys micro-organisms as well as with their deodorizing filter. The XLTH units have a outdoor base pan heater as well as a large heat exchanger and high capacity compressor so that they can provide heating even when outside temperatures are -15F. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy basic category.

GE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in America by GE Appliances which is majority owned by the Chinese company Haier. All of these heat pumps feature coated coils to resist corrosion and they are backed by a very good guarantee. The Caliber Series offers basic single zone units with cooling efficiencies of up to 17.5 SEER and they are available in 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems. The indoor units are whisper quiet while the outdoor units have a sound level that is less than that of the hum from a refrigerator. The Endure Series features 20 SEER units that are optimized to provide heating even when the outdoor temperature is -31F. The Endure Series offers models that can serve from 1 to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and they are still relatively quiet while doing so. The Altitude Series offers Premium single zone heat pumps with a cooling efficiency of up to 23.5 SEER. The units are only available through authorized installers in the USA & Canada. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

GLACER

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is for sale on their Amazon store and offers premium single zone heat pumps. The brand uses R32 refrigerant which is more environmentally friendly than brands that use R410a. The units use state of the art inverter compressor technology but they use a basic washable air filter that does not do much to keep the AC coil clean or to improve the room's air quality. The indoor unit has an iClean function to clean the AC coil and an iFeel remote control that senses the air temperature at the remote's location instead of at the unit on the wall which improves the overall comfort. The brand is inexpensive and backed by a good guarantee but they do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

GREE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and sold through authorized installers worldwide but their guarantee is only average when compared to other brands. The LIVO GEN 4 models are premium 20 SEER heat pumps with built-in Wi-Fi control and an iFeel temperature sensing remote. The units feature a turbo mode for quick cooling as well as a sleep mode for energy savings at night and a freeze guard mode to protect the home when away for extended periods of time. They have coated coils to resist corrosion and the ability to provide heating even when outdoor temperatures are -4F. The VIREO GEN 3 models have a 25.5 SEER efficiency and the ability for smart home integration as well as an auto clean function and a seven speed indoor fan. They are also backed by a better warranty than the LIVO models. The MULTI GEN 2 models are premium heat pumps that can serve from two to five indoor air handlers from a single outdoor unit. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

GOODMAN

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Malaysia by Daikin for sale on Amazon but the units require professional installation to get the manufacturer's warranty coverage. The e Series offers basic single zone heat pumps with an 18 SEER cooling efficiency. The units use state of the art inverter compressor technology and they have a deodorizing air filter to improve the home's air quality. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

HAIER

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in America by GE Appliances which is majority owned by the Chinese company Haier. All of these heat pumps feature coated coils to resist corrosion and they are backed by a very good guarantee. The Tempo Series offers basic single zone units with cooling efficiencies of up to 16 SEER and they are available in 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems. The indoor units are whisper quiet while the outdoor units have a sound level that is less than that of the hum from a refrigerator. The Advanced Plus Series offers Premium single zone heat pumps with a cooling efficiency of up to 21.5 SEER while the FlexFit models can serve up to five indoor units. The Arctic Series features premium heat pumps with a 28 SEER cooling efficiency and they can serve from two to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The units are only available through authorized installers in the USA & Canada. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

HEIL

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

HESSAIRE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

The H Series models are single zone heat pumps that are available in either basic 17 SEER or premium 23 SEER models. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and they only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality. The premium models are Wi-Fi enabled for control through a mobile app. The units are available through The Home Depot but the guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

HITACHI

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is available through a joint venture of Hitachi and Johnson Controls and the units are available in the USA & Canada but only through authorized installers. All of these heat pumps feature coated coils for corrosion resistance as well as a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep them looking good for many years. They all have built-in Wi-Fi with geolocation to automatically change the unit operating mode based on your smart phone's location and optional voice controls through Alexa & Google Assistant. The units have activated carbon filters with a stainless steel pre-filter to enhance the home's air quality as well as four way auto swing louvers on wall-mounted indoor units for good air circulation and more uniform temperatures throughout the room. They feature eco and sleep modes with occupancy sensors for energy savings and are backed by a very good guarantee when they are registered. The H Series offers single zone units are available in 22.5 SEER2 efficiencies (500 models) and 20.5 SEER2 (700 models). The units have a unique FrostWash system where they cause the moisture on the coils to freeze and then they thaw it out with the water flushing dirt and bacteria from the coil. The system automatically senses the room occupancy and initiates cleaning at regular intervals. While this technology might actually kill mold, bacteria, and viruses washing the dirt from the coils in this manner is ineffective and could result in clogging of the condensate drain. The M400 Series have a 22 SEER efficiency and offers multi-zone outdoor units that can serve from two to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

HOTPOINT

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers basic single zone heat pumps with an 18 SEER cooling efficiency and an 9.5 HSPF heating efficiency. The units use state of the art inverter compressors and R32 refrigerant which is more earth friendly than brands that use R410a. They only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality. The indoor coils have a hydrophilic coating which spreads the moisture uniformly over the coil to enhance heat transfer and condensate removal. The units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through their SmartHQ app. The guarantee on the brand requires registration and it still is not very good when compared to other brands that are available and they do not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

HYKOLITY

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and offers basic single zone heat pumps with a 19 SEER cooling efficiency and an 8.5 HSPF heating efficiency. The units use state of the art inverter compressors and R32 refrigerant which is more earth friendly than brands that use R410a. They only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality. They have a temperature sensing remote control and 4 way auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room as well as a self cleaning function to minimize the buildup of mold on the indoor unit. The units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through smartphone app or voice commands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

KEEPRITE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

KLIMAIRE

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China and can be purchased through their Amazon store. All of the units feature refrigerant leak detection as well as coated coils for corrosion resistance but their guarantee on the units is only average when compared to other brands. The KIWQ Series models are part of their DIY series and they are premium 20 SEER heat pumps with a 10.5 HSPF heating efficiency. They have a three speed fan as well as an auto swing function for better air circulation throughout the room. The units have a self cleaning mode as well as turbo for quick heating & cooling, and a sleep mode. The units have an iFeel temperature sensing remote control and can provide heating even when the outdoor temperature is 5F. Their healthy filter has six stages of air cleaning for enhanced air quality and the units are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volts for flexibility in installation.

LENNOX

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in the USA and is available in the USA and Canada but only through their factory authorized contractors. The MCB models are basic single zone units for cooling only. They have 19 SEER2 efficiency and the indoor units are super quiet to where they blend into the background while the outdoor units have about the same noise level as a refrigerator hum. The guarantee on those units is not very good when compared to other brands. The MHB Series units are premium single zone heat pumps with a better guarantee while the MPC and MLB models can serve from 1 to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The MPC and MLB models are backed by an outstanding warranty and feature variable speed fans as well as variable speed compressors for quiet and efficient operation. The brand uses basic washable filters that do not do much to improve the home's indoor air quality and they do not offer a model that meets the standard for the ultimate category.

LG

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is available worldwide through authorized contractors. All of the units feature self cleaning coated coils for corrosion resistance as well as the ability to be controlled through a smart phone. They feature state of the art electronic expansion valves for refrigerant and they are backed by a very good guarantee. The HFV3 models are basic single zone heat pumps with a 17 SEER efficiency rating. They have four way auto swing louvers to provide better airflow and more consistent temperatures throughout the room. The HEV2 Mega Series offer single zone units with a 22.5 SEER that use 208/230 volt power while the HXV2 models are 115 volt systems. The Multi F and Multi F Max models are multi-zone units that can serve up to eight indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

LUORISE

★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers basic single zone heat pumps with a 19 SEER cooling efficiency. The units use 115 volt power for flexibility in installation. The units use state of the art inverter compressors but use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality but they have a clean function for the indoor coil to prevent the buildup of mold and to keep the coil clean. They have a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort and the units are Wi-Fi enabled for control through smartphone app or voice commands. The units are backed by a pretty good guarantee but the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

LUXAIRE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in America by Unitary Products Group which is a part of Johnson Controls and the units are sold in the USA through their dealer network. All of their units feature indoor coil freeze protection and an iFeel temperature sensing remote control but they only have standard washable filters that don't really do much to raise the indoor air quality. The M Series models are basic 16 SEER multi-zone heat pumps while the W Series offers premium, 22 SEER multi-zone units. The P Series offers single zone cool only or heat pump models rated for either 115 volts or 208/230 volts. The R Series features single zone heat pumps with a 20 SEER efficiency while the X Series has 23 SEER ratings. The Z Series models are their quietest heat pumps with an indoor unit sound rating below that of a whisper. They have a seven speed indoor fan and a 28 SEER efficiency for comfort and energy savings. The standard warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands but an optional extended warranty is available for purchase. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

MAGSHION

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers premium single zone heat pumps with a 22 SEER cooling efficiency. The 9,000 & 12,000 BTU units use 115 volt power for flexibility in installation. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They have a four in one air filter with activated carbon and photocatalyst to improve the home's air quality. The communication cable which connects the indoor and outdoor units and is required for operation is not included with the unit which is completely ridiculous. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy basic or ultimate categories.

MAINLINE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in China by Tosot which is a part of Gree Appliance Company for Hajoca Corporation which is a wholesale distributor of HVAC equipment. They are only available through their dealer network in the USA. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The units have an iFeel function where the remote control senses the room temperature for increased comfort but the units only have basic washable filters which do not do much to improve the home's air quality. The Premier 38 models are ultimate heat pumps with a 38 SEER cooling efficiency and a 15 HSPF heating efficiency. They are Wi-Fi enabled for control through a smartphone and they have an auto clean function to minimize the buildup of mold and mildew on the indoor coil. The HX multi zone models are premium 21 SEER units that can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The brand is backed by a very good guarantee.

MIDEA

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers internationally. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Standard Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The Advantage Series DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Max Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

MIRAGE

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand offers heat pumps that are made in Mexico and are available in the USA through a limited distribution network. The units feature coated coils for corrosion resistance and allergen filters for better indoor air quality but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The Ventus 19 models are basic heat pumps with three speed indoor fans and 3D air flow for more consistent room temperatures. The Ventus X models are premium single zone heat pumps that are available in 115 volt and 208/230 volt systems. The Ventus Multizone models can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the outdoor units are relatively loud when compared to other brands. The units use R410a rfrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

These units are available in the USA through METUS, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Electric and Trane Technologies but the units are only sold by their authorized contractor network. The MUY-GL models are basic single zone air conditioners while the MUZ-GL units are heat pumps with a 17 SEER efficiency. They feature a five speed indoor fan motor with coated coils to resist corrosion. They are available in 115 volt and 208/230 volt systems and can be controlled through a smart phone app. The SUZ models are premium heat pumps with efficiencies of 22.4 SEER and the ability to provide 100% of heating capacity even when outdoor temperatures are as low as 5F. The MXZ units are multi-zone heat pumps that can serve up to eight indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The brand is backed by a very good warranty and when installed by their "Diamond Contractors" the guarantee is extended to an industry leading twelve years. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

MOLLIE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers premium single zone heat pumps with a 21.5 SEER cooling efficiency. The 9,000 & 12,000 BTU units use 115 volt power for flexibility in installation. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They offer units with a standard washable filter as well as models that have a four in one air filter with activated carbon and photocatalyst to improve the home's air quality. The communication cable which connects the indoor and outdoor units and is required for operation is not included with the unit which is completely ridiculous. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy basic or ultimate categories.

MR COOL

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is available in the USA & Canada offering DIY models as well as models that are installed by contractors. The DIY E STAR 4th GEN units are quite simply the best mini split units for anyone that wants to do the installation themselves. While many brands will sell to the consumer but their warranty requires installation by a licensed contractor, MR COOL offers heat pumps that are specifically designed to be installed by homeowners. They feature patented EASY DIY installation as well as a DIYPRO cable that eliminates the need to run electrical conduit. The units feature state of the art technology in the indoor units with control by smart phone app as well as through Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. The units feature refrigerant leak detection as well as a Follow Me remote that senses the room temperature. The multi-zone models can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 20 SEER efficiency. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and they do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories. The brand is backed by an industry leading warranty even when the units are installed by a homeowner and they are available on Amazon.

NAPOLEON

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in Canada by Wolf Steel and is sold in North America through their dealer network. The NDCAS21 models are premium air conditioners while the NDHAS22 units are heat pumps. They are available for either 115 volt or 208/230 volt electrical power but are rather loud when compared to other brands. The NDHAS26 heat pumps feature Intelligent Eye technology which senses how many people are in the room and adjusts the system performance to meet the demand. They have hyper heat technology which allows for heating operation even when outdoor temperatures are -22F. The Multi-Zone Series offers basic heat pumps that can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit and the brand is backed by a pretty good guarantee. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and they do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

NEXGEN

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This brand is a private label brand that is available in California and is made in the USA. They offer basic models with titanium apatite photocatalytic air filters for purifying and deodorizing the indoor air for enhanced indoor air quality. The units feature coated indoor coils to keep the coils clean to maintain performance and the units can be controlled through their Comfort Control app. The X Builders 17 Series models are available as cool only or heat pumps while the X Comfort 19 Series offers basic single zone heat pumps. The units are sold and installed by the same company which eliminates the middle man which can reduce the cost. The units are backed by a very good guarantee but they do not offer units that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

OLMO

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Mexico by Midea and is sold through distributors in the USA. The ALPIC models offer efficiencies up to 16.8 SEER and are available for either 115 volt or 208/230 volt power. They have refrigerant leakage detection but only basic air filters which do not do much to protect the home's indoor air quality. The units are available through the "Olmo Store" on Amazon but require professional installation to get warranty coverage. The brand uses R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. They do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

PANASONIC

★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in Japan and is available internationally but only through their factory authorized dealer network. All of the heat pumps feature coated coils for corrosion resistance as well as a powder coated finish for durability on the outdoor units. They all have built-in Wi-Fi and work with Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands. These heat pumps are very quiet operating and provide cold climate heating but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The YE Pro models use 115 volt power and have a 20 SEER efficiency while the RE Pro models are basic heat pumps that have a 16 SEER efficiency and use 208/230 volt power. The EXTERIOS XE series offers premium heat pumps with a 28 SEER efficiency while the EXTERIOS series offers a 23 SEER rating. The heat pumps can serve up to five zones from a single outdoor unit and can operate in low ambient conditions. They have an integrated drain pump for easier disposal of condensate. The ECONAVI functions include energy saving features such as occupancy and activity sensing. The ClimaPure XE heat pumps have built-in Nanoe X air purification technology and a 24.6 SEER2 efficiency rating. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

PASAPAIR

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers basic single zone heat pumps with a 19.5 SEER cooling efficiency. The units use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. They have a basic washable filter that does not do much to improve the home's air quality but they have an iClean function to minimize mold and mildew buildup on the indoor coil. The units are Wi-Fi enabled but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

PAYNE

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

This brand is made in Mexico by Carrier and is sold by dealers in the USA and Canada. All of the units feature a durable baked on finish for the outdoor units as well as refrigerant leak detection. They are backed by a very good guarantee when promptly registered. The Entry Tier 38MHRCQ models are heat pumps with a 21.5 SEER efficiency while the 38MHRCC units are for cooling only. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and are used with the high wall indoor units. The indoor units have four fan speeds and a coated coil to resist corrosion. The remote control can be used as a temperature sensor and includes a Turbo Mode for quick cooling. The Mid Tier 38MARB units are 28.1 SEER premium heat pumps that can serve one zone while the 38MGRB models can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. They can be used with either high wall or ceiling cassette indoor units. The High Tier 38MPRA models are premium heat pumps with a 28.5 SEER efficiency rating and they are very quiet in operation. The indoor units have a built-in occupancy sensor for energy savings as well as built-in Wi-Fi so they can be controlled by a smart phone. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimatr categories.

PERFECT AIRE

★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

These heat pumps are made in China and imported to the USA by Bigwall Enterprises Inc. The units have refrigerant leak detection to protect the unit from damage due to loss of refrigerant. They are Wi-Fi ready and can be controlled through their Smart Controller app with a smart phone. Their remote control can be used as a temperature sensor for improved comfort and the units can be purchased at many hardware stores. The 3PAMSH models are premium heat pumps that are available in standard models as well as hyper heat models for areas where heating is required even when outdoor temperatures are -22F. The units are pretty quiet and include an anti-bacterial air filter. The 3PAMSHQC basic heat pumps feature quick connect coupling for easy installation by a homeowner but they are relatively loud and their guarantee is very minimal. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

PETSITE

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This brand is made in China for sale on Amazon and offers basic single zone heat pumps with a 19 SEER cooling efficiency. The units use R32 refrigerant which is more earth friendly than brands that use R410a. They have a basic washable filter that does not do much to improve the home's air quality but they have an iFeel mode where the room temperature is sensed with the remote control for enhanced comfort. The guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands and the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy premium or ultimate categories.

PIONEER

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The brand is from Parker Davis HVAC International and the units are sold wholesale direct to the consumer. The units are made in Asia and feature refrigerant leak detection but only have standard air filters which do not do much to keep the unit clean or to help the home's indoor air quality. The units have coated coils for corrosion resistance and baked enamel paint on the outdoor units for durability. They use demand defrost which saves energy but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The WYS Series Inverter + & Inverter ++ models are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and have efficiencies up to 22 SEER. The YN Series offers premium multi-zone heat pumps that can serve up to five indoor units with a 21 SEER efficiency. All of the units are available through many online sites including Walmart & Amazon but the guarantee may differ from place to place. To receive warranty parts, the unit must be diagnosed and documented by a professional contractor. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGUy basic and ultimate categories.

PRIME

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This brand is made and sold in Mexico. They offer both cool only or heat/cool models and feature self cleaning coils for mold/mildew prevention. The brand offers basic single zone units but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The on/off models have a 12 SEER efficiency rating and are available for either 115 volt or 220 volt power systems. They use old compressor technology while the inverter models use state of the art technology and have an 18 SEER efficiency. The units have an iFeel remote where the remote control senses the room temperature and controls the unit which provides enhanced comfort. They use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32 and the brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

RAMSOND

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This brand is made in China and is imported and sold in the USA by Ramsond Corporation. You can purchase the units online directly from their USA website or at The Home Depot and they feature quick connect electrical fittings between the indoor and outdoor units for faster and easier installation. The heat pumps feature a seven speed indoor fan with auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room. The 37SEG models are basic 17.9 SEER single zone units wile the 25V50 models can serve two indoor units from a single outdoor unit and they have a 16 SEER efficiency. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands and they do not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

ROVSUN

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This brand is made in China by Midea and is sold online in the USA through the Rovsun website as well as on Amazon. They offer basic heat pumps with a 19 SEER efficiency that use R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as brands that use R32. The units have inverter compressors and are available in four sizes from 9 thousand to 24 thousand BTU. They have turbo and sleep modes for energy savings as well as four way swing louvers for good air circulation throughout the room. They offer models that are enabled for Wi-Fi so they can be controlled through the SmartHome app. They offer either white or black indoor wall units and either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems. The units can serve from one to three indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The 23 SEER models are premium single zone heat pumps that are Wi-Fi enabled. The warranty on the units is minimal when compared to other brands but they are very inexpensive yet still include the installation kit. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

RUN TRU

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This brand is from Trane Technologies and is sold by factory authorized dealers in the USA. All of their units feature active carbon and anti-bacterial air filters for improved indoor air quality. They have coated coils for corrosion resistance, a durable powder coated outdoor unit, and base pan heaters to prevent ice buildup in the units. The brand is backed by a good guarantee when promptly registered but uses R410a refrigerant which is not as environmentally friendly as R32. The M4THS17 are basic heat pumps while the M4TCS17 units are cooling only models with both having a 17 SEER efficiency rating. The M4THS23 is a premium heat pump that has a 23 SEER cooling efficiency with a 11 HSPF heating efficiency rating. The M4THM15 units are multi-zone heat pumps that can serve up to five indoor high wall units. They use electronic expansion valves which are state of the art refrigerant controls but the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

SAMSUNG

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This brand is available internationally and is backed by a very good guarantee but can only be purchased and installed by authorized contractors. The units have built-in Wi-Fi and work with the SmartThings smart home system as well as Samsung's Bixby voice commands. The Max Heat 3.0 heat pumps have an efficiency of up to 24.5 SEER and the ability to provide 100% heating capacity when the outdoor temperature is 5F. They are designed to work with the WindFree wall mounted indoor units which have very small holes in the louver so that a very gentle breeze that is basically imperceptible continuously flows to mix the air in the room better. They have an AI auto mode which learns the operating conditions to deliver maximum efficiency and comfort. The Free Joint Multi units are basic multi-zone heat pumps that can serve up to five indoor units and have a 19.5 SEER efficiency. They are very quiet with indoor sound levels that are way below that of a whisper and the outdoor noise less than that of a refrigerator's hum. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

SEA BREEZE

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This brand is made in China and imported to North America by International Refrigeration Products. The Sea Breeze 19 Series offers basic single zone heat pumps while the Sea Breeze+ 24 Series offers both single zone and multi zone premium heat pumps that have a 24 SEER efficiency and built-in Wi-Fi with Alexa & Google Assistant compatibility. They have coated coils for corrosion resistance and a unique Intelligent Dusting Switch that reverses the airflow through the outdoor unit to blow dust and debris out of the unit. The Sea Breeze+ Peak Heat models have the ability to provide 100% of their heating capacity down to temperatures of 5F. The units are relatively loud compared to some of the other brands and their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

SENVILLE

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This brand is made in China and the units can be purchased throughout North America through many online stores. All of the units are Wi-Fi enabled and work with Amazon's Alexa. They have refrigerant leak detection to protect the compressor in case of loss of refrigerant and a temperature sensing remote for increased comfort. The units have a silver ion anti-bacterial filter to improve the home's indoor air quality. The SENL models are basic heat pumps with a 17.5 SEER efficiency while the SENA units are premium heat pumps with a 23 SEER rating. They are available in single zone systems as well as systems that have up to five indoor units. The warranty is not as good as other brands and, even though they are sold for the DIY market, the warranty requires a licensed HVAC installer. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

TEMPSTAR

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These units are made in China and are only sold through dealers in the USA and Canada by Carrier Midea North America a joint venture between Carrier Corporation and Midea Group. All of the units have a durable powder coat finish on the outdoor units to keep the units looking good for many years. They have refrigerant leak detection but only use standard washable filters which are not as good as many other brands. The DLCERBA units, a part of their Performance Series, are premium 20 SEER air conditioners while the DLCERBH models are heat pumps. Both have inverter compressors and they are backed by a good warranty. They are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt systems and both the indoor units and the outdoor units are very quiet. The QuietComfort DLCSRB models are premium single zone heat pumps with a 26.4 SEER efficiency while the DLCMRB models can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 23 SEER efficiency rating. The DLCPRB models, a part of their Deluxe Series, offer premium heat pumps with a 27 SEER efficiency rating but they only have the standard washable filters which do not effectively help the indoor air quality. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy basic and ultimate categories.

TOSOT

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This brand is a part of Gree Electric Appliance Company and the units are made in China. They are now only sold through a very limited dealer network. The heat pumps feature inverter compressors and coated coils for durability as well as built-in Wi-Fi for control. They have a seven speed indoor fan and a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. The Entry Level TWH**AT models are basic 19 SEER single zone heat pumps while the Mid Level TWH**AG models are premium heat pumps that have a 25 SEER cooling efficiency. The High Level TW**HQ models are ultimate heat pumps that have a 38 SEER efficiency rating. The Manhattan Series multi units are heat pumps that are optimized for heating and feature AI powered defrost control for enhanced efficiency and comfort. The units are backed by a very good guarantee but it is difficult to find an authorized installer.

TRANE

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These units are available in the USA through METUS, a joint venture between Mitsubishi Electric and Trane Technologies but the units are only sold by their authorized contractor network. The ST models are premium single zone units that are available as cool only or heat pumps with an efficiency of up to 24.6 SEER2. The ML units are basic single zone heat pumps for 208/230 volt power systems while the MT units are for 115 volt electrical power which provides for flexibility in installation. The PH units are ultimate single zone heat pumps with a 33.1 SEER2 efficiency and feature hyper heating where they can provide 100% of their heating capacity even when outdoor temperatures are as low as 5F. The MX models are premium multi-zone units that can serve up to eight indoor units from a single outdoor unit and have a 20 SEER2 efficiency.

WESTINGHOUSE

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This brand is made in China and is available in the USA through distribution by Fujitsu General America. The units use basic washable filters that do not do much to keep the unit clean or to improve the home's indoor air quality. The Entry Tier WHS models are basic single zone heat pumps that are available for either 115 volt or 208/230 volt electrical power. They use old rotary compressor technology and have a 16 SEER2 efficiency. The Mid Tier WHP heat pumps have a 21 SEER2 efficiency while their Premium Tier WHZ units have a 23.5 SEER2 rating and use modern inverter compressors. The WHP models are multi-zone heat pumps that can serve up to 5 indoor units from a single outdoor unit but use the rotary compressors. The warranty on the brand is only average but is improved when the units are promptly registered online but the brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

WHYNTER

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This brand is available at various retailers and online in the USA & Canada but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The MSFS models are basic heat pumps with a 16 SEER efficiency but they use R410a refrigerant which is not as earth friendly as brands that use R32. The units have three fan speeds with auto swing louvers for better air distribution throughout the room and they have activated carbon filters to trap odors to improve the home's air quality. They have a self cleaning mode which dries the evaporator coil to prevent mold growth and refrigerant leak detection to protect the compressor in case of loss of refrigerant. They have a turbo mode for quick heating and cooling as well as a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort. The units are very quiet in operation with indoor noise levels less than a whisper. The units can be purchased by anyone but, for the warranty to be honored, the units must be installed by a licensed HVAC professional. The brand does not offer models that qualify for the HvacRepairGuy premium and ultimate categories.

YORK

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This brand is made in America by Unitary Products Group which is a part of Johnson Controls and the units are sold in the USA through their dealer network. All of their units feature indoor coil freeze protection and an iFeel temperature sensing remote control but they only have standard washable filters that don't really do much to raise the indoor air quality. The M Series models are basic 16 SEER multi-zone heat pumps while the W Series offers premium, 22 SEER multi-zone units. The P Series offers single zone cool only or heat pump models rated for either 115 volts or 208/230 volts. The R Series features single zone heat pumps with a 20 SEER efficiency while the X Series has 23 SEER ratings. The Z Series models are their quietest heat pumps with an indoor unit sound rating below that of a whisper. They have a seven speed indoor fan and a 28 SEER efficiency for comfort and energy savings. The standard warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands but an optional extended warranty is available for purchase. The brand does not offer a model that qualifies for the HvacRepairGuy ultimate category.

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