Top Basic Mini-Split:

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.

Best Premium Ductless Unit:

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.

World's Best Mini-Split Unit:

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.

Other Ductless AC Ratings

We continue our ductless ac ratings with an alphabetical list of manufacturers and reviews of their products. 

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

ACSON-------<1*-------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in Malaysia by OYL MANUFACTURING CO and is available in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The S SERIES offers basic units that use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant but they are for cooling only. The SIGNATURE SERIES offers units with changeable skins for the wall-mounted air handler. They have a built-in ionizer to improve air quality and the units are pretty quiet when operating. They can be purchased online through their website but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

ACTRONAIR-----NA-------1*-----------2* 

These heat pumps are made and sold in Australia. The SERENE wall splits have coated coils to inhibit corrosion and are self cleaning. They have four way automatic swinging louvers for good air circulation and a "follow me" function where the remote control acts as the thermostat. They have DC indoor and outdoor fans for quiet efficient operating and a HEPA-bio air filter for improved air quality. The units are demand response enabled so that you can save money with PeakSmart options from electricity providers but their warranty is not as good as other brands on the market. The MultiElite multi-split heat pumps can serve from two to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit and are backed by a pretty good guarantee.

AERMEC-------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is a part of the RIELLO GROUP and the units are available worldwide through more than seventy distributors. The SE models are premium heat pumps with all of the standard features while the SK models also have Wi-Fi ability. The MKM range offers multi-split units with a plasmacluster filter for improved indoor air quality. They can serve from one to five indoor units with a single outdoor unit. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

AERONIK-------<1*------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are made and sold in Russia. The LEGEND series offers heat pumps with inverter compressors and coated coils for durability while the STANDARD series offers lower cost basic units. The units are distributed by CHERBROOKE but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

AFTRON--------<1*-------NA-----------NA

This brand is an AL-FUTTAIM GROUP company and is available in the Middle East and Africa. They offer basic tropicalized units with electrostatic and active carbon air filters for better indoor air quality. They offer both heat pumps and cooling only models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

AICOOL---------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are made and sold in Indonesia. They offer basic cooling only models in sizes from 7000 to 30000 btu/hr with a variety of indoor unit options. The automatic air sweep louvers help to better distribute the air throughout the room and they have a filter cleaning indicator to let you know when to do the routine maintenance on the unit. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

AIR-CON  --------NA------<1*----------<1*

This brand is made in China and is distributed by AIR-CON INTERNATIONAL INC. They offer heat pumps with anti-bacterial filters, inverter compressors, and efficiencies of 15 or 22 SEER. Their multi-split units can serve from two to four indoor units and have a 16 SEER efficiency. The units can be purchased directly through their website but their fine print reveals the fact that they must be installed by a licensed HVAC contractor or the factory warranty is void. The guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands.

AIRCOOL--------NA------<1*----------<1*

This brand is available in Europe and offers heat pumps with all of the standard features and inverter drive compressors. Their website is not any help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

AIRFEL----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in Turkey and is part of DAIKIN GLOBAL. The Green Series offers basic heat pumps with four fan speeds and auto swing louvers for better air circulation while the INVERTER SERIES offers premium heat pumps. Their website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand is only available through their authorized dealer network.

AIRLUX-----------NA-------1*-----------2* 

These units are made by GREE and are available in Canada and the United States. They have a quick cool (turbo) mode as well as a dehumidifying (dry) mode. The units are only available in three sizes but can be purchased directly online and are backed by a decent guarantee. The multizone units are available for either 2, 3, or 4 indoor units.

AIR TEMPO-----NA------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners feature photo-catalytic filters and auto-cleaning of the coil. The Hercules models are 16 SEER units while the GAIA models have a 22 SEER efficiency. The CRONOS SERIES offers units with a 27 SEER efficiency rating and are very quiet during operation. The SMART SERIES offers units with a lower profile indoor unit to better blend into the decor of the home. The MULTI MIX multi-splits can serve up to five indoor units while the SUPER MULTI MIX can serve nine. The brand is available in Canada and is designed to operate even in low ambient air situations but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

AIRWELL------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is a part of ELCO HOLDINGS but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. The HMF models are basic high wall units with photocatalytic and antibacterial filters. The HKD models are single and multi-split units that are Wi-Fi capable. The HND units are premium models with electronic expansion valves and advanced inverter compressors for energy savings.

AKAI-----------<1*------<1*-----------NA

This brand offers basic cool only units as well as heat/cool models with inverter compressors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

AKIRA----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Singapore and are sold mostly in Asia. They have bio-filters for improved air quality and a refrigerant leak monitoring system for reliability. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

ALONSA---------<1*------NA-----------NA 

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.

AMERICAIRE---<1*-----<1*----------<1* 

This brand offers 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. 

AMERICAN STANDARD--3*--NA-------2* 

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.

AMVENT--------<1*------<1*-----------NA

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. 

ARCOAIRE--------5*-------4*-----------4*  

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.

ARGO-----------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners are made in Italy and are available in Europe. The brand is a part of AER.FI GROUP. They offer a variety of models including cool only and heat pump with standard technology or dc inverter drive. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ARISE----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in India but only through their very limited dealer network. They offer basic units that use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. 

ARISTON--------NA------<1*----------<1* 

The KYRIS models feature inverter drive fans and compressors as well as occupancy sensing for energy savings. They have a temperature sensing remote control for increased comfort but they are only available in two sizes. The VENUS DUAL is a basic multi-split unit with the ability to serve only two zones. The NEVIS models have a self cleaning function to control mold and mildew on the indoor coil. Their "follow me" temperature sensing remote control provides enhanced comfort and the indoor units feature an aromatherapy diffuser. The units monitor the refrigerant system and give a warning if and when a leak is detected. The NEVIS QUAD can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit.

ARVIN----------<1*-------NA-----------NA

This brand is available in Europe and Asia. They offer a wide selection of basic air conditioners and their premium series offers units with advanced air filtering. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee on their products.

AR THERM------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These heat pumps are made in Italy and are sold in Europe and Russia. The ALTEA models are premium heat pumps with wiFi capability. The multi-split units are available for from 2 to 5 indoor units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ATMA-----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is a part of the NEWSAN GROUP in Argentina and offers basic cool only units as well as heat pumps. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

AUX------------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

The 16 SEER models are heat pumps that feature a self cleaning evaporator with a hydrophilic coating for corrosion resistance. They also offer a 22 SEER model but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. The brand is made in China and is available worldwide.

BALLU----------<1*------<1*----------<1*

This brand offers units with all of the standard features including an iFeel remote and a four part air filtration system for enhanced air quality. The guarantee on the units (especially the compressor) is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand is made and sold in Russia and can be purchased through their online store.

BAYMAK--------<1*-------1*-----------NA 

This brand is a part of BDR THERMEA. The ELEGANT PLUS range offers premium units with inverter compressors and temperature sensing remotes for enhanced comfort. They have auto cleaning technology and an ionizer for improved indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the products is not as good as other brands.

BCO-------------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners use inverter compressors and have efficiencies of 13 to 23 seer. They are available in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia but their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not as good as many other brands. 

BD---------------NA------<1*-----------NA 

These units are available in cool only or heat pump models. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

BGH------------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

The SILENT AIR GEMS models are premium units that can be controlled by phone through WI-FI. They feature multi-stage air filtration for improved indoor air quality but the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands.

BLUERIDGE----NA------<1*-----------NA   

The BMKH model heat pumps have all of the standard features and can be purchased online through ALPINE HOME AIR PRODUCTS. The unit has a coated condenser coil for corrosion protection but the warranty on parts other than the compressor is not very good.

BLUE STAR----<1*------<1*----------<1*

This brand is manufactured and sold in India. The O SERIES offers basic units with coated coils for corrosion resistance. They have a temperature sensing remote (iFeel) for better temperature control and overall comfort. The multisplit unit is available to serve only two fan coil units. They are available in high wall, cassette, floor (console), and ducted models but only in 50HZ. The units can be purchased directly through their website.

BRIVIS----------NA-------1*-----------2*  

These heat pumps are made in Australia and are also sold in New Zealand and South Africa. The brand is a part of RINNAI and features units with advanced inverter drive compressors. They have a slim design so that the indoor unit blends into the decor of the home better and a "super fine" air filter for enhanced indoor air quality. The multi-split units can serve up to five zones and and are backed by a good guarantee but they are only sold by authorized dealers.

BRIZE----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is from KOMECO and is available in Brazil. They offer basic cooling only and heat pump units but their website is not much help. 

BRYANT--------NA--------4*---------4*

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and is sold through their dealer network. The MA series offers premium heat pumps with a 15 SEER efficiency and oscillating louvers with a temperature sensing remote control for increased comfort while the F series offers higher efficiencies (up to 30 SEER). The K series multi-zone units can serve up to nine zones while the T series can serve up to five and all of the units are backed by a good guarantee. 

C & H-------------4*-------2*-----------3*  

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 units can be purchased online through Amazon and are backed by a very good warranty. 

CARRIER---------NA-------4*-----------4*  

This brand is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP and is only sold through their authorized dealer network. The COMFORT SERIES 38MFQ models are premium heat pumps with a 15 SEER efficiency and they are available in 115 volt or 208/230 volt models for flexibility in installation. They are backed by a very good guarantee and are budget friendly. The 38GRQ models (part of their INFINITY SERIES) offer efficiencies as high as 30 SEER and are for single zones while the 38GJQ models can serve multiple zones of the home. They can serve up to nine independent zones from a single outdoor unit and have a 22 SEER energy efficiency.

CELIERA-------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These heat pumps are sold online through HOME DEPOT, LOWES,  and other places. They are basic 13 seer units and are made for the DIY market with quick connect refrigerant lines and wiring. The warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

CENTURY------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is from Heat Controller Inc. which is a part of MARS. The D SERIES offers basic 15 SEER air conditioners and heat pumps. 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. They are competitively priced but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. The VMH models are premium heat pump units with a "follow me" temperature sensing remote and a low ambient kit for cooling operation down to 5F. The InverterFlex models are multisplit units that can serve up to four indoor air handlers but the warranty is not as good as other brands. The VMH ULTRA V SERIES units are designed to provide heating as well as cooling in areas where the outdoor temperature gets as low as oF. The units are available in the USA but only through their dealer network. 

CHAMPION------1*-------2*----------<1*

This brand is made by UPG which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS and is sold in the USA through their dealer network. The DCMF models are basic 16 SEER cooling only units while the DHMF models are heat pumps. They have a variable speed fan for quiet and efficient operation but their guarantee is only average. The X SERIES offers premium heat pumps with a 22 SEER efficiency while the Z SERIES offers units with up to a 30 SEER rating. The X SERIES units are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt models for installation flexibility. The DHMF multi-zone heat pumps have a 16 SEER efficiency while the W SERIES units are 22 SEER and can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit.

CHIGO---------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These units are made in China and are available in cool only or heat pump models. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

COLEMAN------1*-------2*----------<1* 

This is another brand that is made by UPG and it is sold through dealers in the USA and Canada. The DCMF models are basic 16 SEER cooling only units while the DHMF models are heat pumps. They have a variable speed fan for quiet and efficient operation but their guarantee is only average. The X SERIES offers premium heat pumps with a 22 SEER efficiency and they are available in either 115 volt or 208/230 volt models for installation flexibility. The DHMF multi-zone heat pumps have a 16 SEER efficiency while the W SERIES units are 22 SEER and can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit.

COMFEE---------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These units are heat pumps with all of the standard features and a biofilter for improved air quality. They are available in  standard models as well as quick connect units. The multi split can only serve three indoor units. The units are made in China and are sold in Europe but the warranty on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

COMFORT-AIRE--<1*----<1*----------<1* 

This brand is from Heat Controller Inc which is a part of MARS and the units are sold by dealers in the USA.  The D series units are basic models with three stage air filtration for improved indoor air quality and a 15 SEER efficiency. Their random swing function simulates a gentle breeze by constantly adjusting the louvers on the indoor unit. They are available in cooling only or heat pump models but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The VMH series units are premium heat pumps with inverter drive compressors and a 23 SEER efficiency as well as a temperature sensing remote control. The InverterFlex systems can serve up to four different zones in the home and have a self-cleaning feature to prevent mold growth on the indoor coil.

COMFORTMAKER--5*-----4*-----------4*  

This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE SERIES units are basic 16 seer models available as cool only or heat pump models. They have auto swing louvers for improved air circulation throughout the room but only offer conventional compressor technology. The SOFTSOUND DELUXE A SERIES offers premium units with efficiencies of 30 SEER while the SOFTSOUND DELUXE B units are multi-split units with the ability to serve nine indoor units. They are Wi-Fi enabled and backed by a very good guarantee. The brand is available in the USA and Canada through factory authorized dealers.

COMFORTSTAR--NA-----<1*----------<1* 

The ALEGRIA SERIES offers units with inverter compressors and multi-zone units. They have efficiencies of up to 20.5 SEER and are available as cooling only as well as heat pump models. The units have refrigerant leak detection technology as well as a temperature sensing remote control. The FlEX-Mount units are heat pumps for multi-zone applications and feature low ambient heating ability all the way down to an outdoor temperature of -13F. They also offer an optional high wall indoor unit that is Wi-Fi enabled  so it can be controlled from anywhere through your smartphone. The brand is available internationally but their website is not much help.

CONDURA------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is from CONCEPCION INDUSTRIES/CARRIER in the Philippines and they are available through authorized dealers. The PRIMA models feature activated carbon and electrostatic filters for improved indoor air quality. They are for cooling only and only have a 10 SEER efficiency. They have coated coils for resistance to corrosion and refrigerant leak detection for reliable operation but they use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out.. Their inverter models have 3D airflow and an iFeel remote for enhanced comfort as well as using environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

CONSUL--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made by WHIRLPOOL and are sold in Brazil. They offer cool only and heat pump models that feature HEPA air filtration. The units use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out worldwide. They can be purchased directly from the manufacturer but the warranty on the units is not as good as other brands.

COOLINE-------<1*------<1*-----------NA

This is the international brand from Zamil Air Conditioners whose headquarters are in Saudi Arabia. These units are available in the Middle East and Africa and offer a tropical series that is designed for the extreme heat that is common there. The E2 Climax units have a standard carbon filter and an anti-bacterial filter but a standard compressor. The E2 Extreme units have three stage filtration and an inverter compressor but are available in 50HZ heat pump models only.

COOLWAVE-----<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are from GIBCA AIR CONDITIONING and are available in the Middle East. They offer cool only or heat pump models with wall, floor, cassette, or ducted indoor units. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

CORONA--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Japan. They offer both cool only and heat/cool units but their website is not much help. The W SERIES offers both standard units as well as cold weather heat pumps which can operate in temperatures down to -25 C. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

CRUISE--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is manufactured and sold in India. The EASYQOOL models are basic units while the VARIOQOOL (VQ) units are premium models with iFEEL temperature sensing remote controls.  Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

DAIKIN-----------NA-------5*-----------5* 

The SKYAIR range offers both heat pumps and cool only units with an ultra-low ambient kit which allows for cooling operation at outdoor temperatures down to -40 degrees. The LV series offers premium units with state of the art technology and an efficiency rating of up to 24.5 SEER. The 15 SERIES and 19 SERIES models are premium units that are backed by a very good guarantee. 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 an industry leading warranty. The MXS series multi-zone units can serve up to eight indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the brand is only available through their authorized dealer network.

DAIKOOL--------<1*-------<1*-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made in Pakistan and they are also available in the Middle East. They offer cool only or heat pump units that use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. The INVERTER RANGE offers units that have anti-bacterial filters and auto swing louvers for better air quality and distribution. They have a temperature sensing remote and a fresh air intake to bring in outside air for improved indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

DAITSU---------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These units are only available in Europe (50HZ) but they have an electrostatic air filter and use environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant. Their X-Fan function runs the fan to dry the condensate from the operation in cooling mode to prevent the buildup of mold on the coil. The heat pumps have intelligent defrost operation so that they only go into defrost when it is absolutely necessary which save on energy costs. The multi-split unit can only serve two indoor units but the indoor units are available in floor, ducted, and ceiling models as well as high wall units. The remote control buttons are visible in the dark and the units have a dry mode as well as a turbo mode for quick cooling. The standard warranty is not very good but can be improved if you purchase a service contract.

DAWLANCE----<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Pakistan and the units are available in 1, 1.5, and 2 ton sizes. The units have turbo and sleep modes as well as a dual programmable timer where the on and off times can be programmed. The units are tropicalized for the extreme summer temperatures and can also provide heating in the winter. The units offer a child lock function on the remote control. The H ZONE models include an ionizer, evaporator cleaning feature, and a filter clean reminder for better indoor air quality. The INVERTER SERIES offers premium heat pumps but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

DAY & NIGHT-----5*-------4*-----------4* 

This brand is a part of INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is owned by UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic units that are backed by a very good guarantee. They are available as cooling only or heat pump models and have auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The CONSTANT COMFORT SERIES offers premium 22 seer models while the DELUXE units are multi-splits that can serve up to nine indoor units. They are all backed by a good warranty but are only sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. 

DEFY-----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These heat pumps are made and sold in South Africa and the brand is a part of the ARCELIK GROUP. The units have antibacterial filters for improved indoor air quality and the outdoor units have an anti-corrosion finish but the guarantee on the compressor (the heart of the unit) is not very good when compared to other brands.

DEMIR DOKUM--<1*----<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in Turkey and is a part of the VAILLANT GROUP. They offer basic units that are available with either R-22 or R-410a refrigerant. They offer options such as an I FEEL function, vitamin c filter, ionizer, and HEPA filter. The premium units have three stage air filters for enhanced air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

DENKA---------<1*-------NA-----------NA

These units are made in China and are available in the Middle East. They feature basic units in cooling only or heat/cool models. They offer models with tropical compressors and coated coils for corrosion protection but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

DiamondAir---<1*------<1*----------<1*  

This brand is manufactured for sale on the internet and the units are relatively inexpensive. They offer basic heat pumps with a 13 seer efficiency as well as 20 seer inverter models. The units have"gold fin" coil coating to minimize corrosion as well as a refrigerant leakage detection system. The cold catalyst filter can help to improve the home's indoor air quality and the temperature sensing remote can improve the comfort level. 

DIRECT AIR-----2*-------2*-----------3*  

The MS11D units are basic 15 SEER heat pumps while the MSVI models are 20 SEER premium units. The MS11M models have a 24 SEER efficiency and can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The HEATEXTREM models offers heat pumps that will continue to provide heating even down to outdoor temperatures of -35 C. The brand is backed by a good warranty but they are only available through dealers in Canada. 

DUCANE-----------NA-------2*----------3*

This brand is from ALLIED AIR ENTERPRISES which is owned by LENNOX INTERNATIONAL. The 4DHPS models offer premium heat pumps with a SEER rating of up to 24.5 and they are backed by a good guarantee. The 4DHPM multi-zone units can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. They are available in four sizes and feature electronic expansion valves which allow for efficient heating operation down to temperatures of -13F. The brand is only available through their factory authorized dealer network.

DUCTLESSAIRE--<1*----<1*-----------NA

These heat pumps are available in the USA and Canada through the Home Depot stores. The units have anti-corrosion coated coils and the premium models have a HEPA air filter. They are equipped with a refrigerant leak detection system but the guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

EASY COOL-----<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Sri Lanka. They are basic cooling only units with R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ECA TECHNOLOGY--NA--<1*---------<1* 

The FEEL LINE offers both single zone and multizone models. The units have a temperature sensor in the remote control to control the temperature you feel more accurately. The brand is made in Italy and is available throughout Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ECOAIR--------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is available in the U.K. The BRAVO range offers both basic and premium units but the multisplit units can only serve up to four indoor units. They have an auto clean function as well as oscillating louvers for improved air circulation. The units can be purchased directly through their online store but the warranty on the units is not very good. 

ECOX----------<1*------<1*-----------NA  

These air conditioners are available in the USA, Latin America, & the Caribbean. They offer basic cooling only or heat pump units in either 16 or 19 seer efficiencies. They have a limited number of distributors and their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

ELBA------------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are from FIAMMA SDN BHD and are made and sold in Malaysia through authorized dealers. They feature a three speed fan and vertical auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. They are available in cool only and four sizes but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. They use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and is being phased out. 

ELECTRIQ--------NA-------1*-----------NA 

These heat pumps feature quick connection and advanced inverter drive compressors. They are available in the U.K. and are backed by a good warranty. They can be purchased through several online retailers in the U.K. but their website is not much help. 

ELECTROLUX--<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is available in India. The EURO range features multi-point refrigerant injection technology for faster cooling and their ten minute auto-clean cycle keeps the evaporator coil clean for efficient operation. They have five stages of air cleaning for improved indoor air quality but use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly and their guarantee is not as good as other brands.  

EMMETI---------NA------<1*----------<1* 

The X-ECO range offers units that can serve from one to three indoor units and features I-FEEL temperature sensing remote controls for greater overall comfort. The brand is made in Italy but their website is not much help and the guarantee (especially on the compressor) is not very good when compared to other brands.

EnviroAir---------NA------<1----------<1*

This brand is from EMI which is a part of ECR International and is only sold through their dealer network. These units are available in cool only or heat pump models but only in North America. They have efficiencies of 15 to 17 SEER and follow me remote sensing technology as well as a factory installed low ambient kit for cooling in colder temperatures. The standard warranty is not very good but can be extended by purchasing a "COMFORT PLUS" extended warranty. 

ESKABE--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

The CLIMACOOL range offers four sizes of units with digital controls. They are made and sold in Argentina and feature a remote control that has a built in thermostat for "I FEEL" operation. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

EUROM---------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is available in Europe and offers basic units with either standard or quick couplings. They offer both cooling only and heat pumps but their website is not much help. 

EUROPACE-----NA-------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is available in Singapore and can be purchased directly through their website. They feature three stage air filtration for better indoor air quality and an iFeel remote for increased comfort. The multi-split units can only serve 2, 3, or 4 indoor units and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

FAIR--------------NA-------1*-----------2* 

This brand is made in Italy and is available throughout Europe. The COOLING SERIES A++ offers premium heat pumps with all of the standard features and they are backed by a good guarantee. They have a temperature sensing remote control as well as a self-cleaning function for better indoor air quality. The multi-split models can serve 2, 3 , or 4 indoor units.

 FAIRLAND------<1*------<1*---------<1* 

These units have a dry mode and are available in tropical units. Optional BIO DUST filters are available and the indoor units are available in console models as well as high wall units. The units have auto swing louvers, 12 hour on/off timer, sleep mode, and a dry mode. The multi split units are available to serve up to four indoor units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

FAMILY---------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

The SURFACE models are basic units while the DESIGN models have inverter compressors. The PREMIUM models have automatic cleaning function. The units are available in Europe and Africa as well as Israel but the guarantee on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

FEDDERS------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is now a part of the AIRWELL GROUP and offers basic heat pumps as well as the DCI series which offers units with inverter compressor technology. The CMV units are multi-split units but they are ugly and would be out of place in the landscaping of most homes. The units are made in Singapore but the manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

FRASER-JOHNSTON--NA--<1*-------<1*  

This brand is from UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DCMF is a premium model with a 16 SEER efficiency while the DCPM has a 22 SEER efficiency. The units have oscillating louvers and a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort but the units are only sold through factory authorized dealers in the USA.

FRESH------------3*-------NA-----------NA 

These are basic air conditioners that are backed by decent warranty. They are made in Georgia and are sold in Europe, Africa, & Asia. The PREMIER units have a tropicalized compressor for those very hot areas of the world. 

FRIEDRICH-------NA-------2*-----------3* 

The FLOATING AIR units are available in cooling only models as well as heat pumps and in single zone or multi-zone models that can serve up to four indoor units. They have continuous air sweep louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room but the brand is only sold through factory authorized installation contractors.

FRIGIDAIRE------3*-------NA-----------NA

This brand is made by Electrolux and offers cool only or heat pump models. They are basic units with an antibacterial air filter and are backed by a good warranty. The units are only sold/installed by authorized dealers.

FRIKKO--------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners are made and sold in Mexico. They offer basic cool only units or heat pumps. The multi-split units can only serve three indoor units and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

FRIZAIR--------<1*-------NA-----------NA

This brand is made and sold in India. The units feature a tropicalized compressor for operating in extreme temperatures and also have an auto fan speed selection function for enhanced comfort. The units are for cooling only and the warranty on the units is not as good as other options. 

FROSTAIRE---<1*------<1*-----------NA  

This brand is made and sold in Sri Lanka but the basic units use R-22 which is being phased out. They also offer premium units with advanced compressors and environmentally friendly refrigerant. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

FUJIAIR-------<1*------<1*-----------NA  

These air conditioners are available in Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania. They are made in Singapore and offer a variety of models with many filtering options. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

FUJIAIRE-------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in Malaysia and features 50HZ units (not suitable for USA) and the units use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. They offer cool only or heat pump models but the manufacturer's website is not much help. The units can be purchase directly through their website but the warranty on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

FUJITSU----------NA-------5*-----------5* 

The RLB/RLXB models are their entry level heat pumps with ion deodorization and apple-catechin filters for better indoor air quality. They have a 16 - 19 SEER efficiency while the RLS3 series offers higher efficiency (25 - 33 SEER) units. The energy saving program (ESP) on the RLS3 models has a sensor to tell when the room is unoccupied so that the operation can be adjusted for energy savings. The RLS3H models are designed to provide heating even in extreme temperatures down to -15F. The HALCYON HYBRID FLEX models are multi-split systems that can serve from two to eight zones from a single outdoor unit. The units are backed by a very good warranty when they are installed by their "Elite Contractors" in the USA and Canada. 

FUNIKI---------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is from Vietnam and offers basic heat pumps in wall mount or floor standing console units. They have a deodorizer and anti-bacterial filters but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee on the units. 

GABARRON-----NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in Spain and is sold throughout Europe offering units with inverter drive compressors. The multi-split unit can only serve two indoor units. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. 

GALANZ--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. The GALAXY models are basic on/off models while the VIVA and KUDO series units are premium cooling only units. The GALAXY series is available with either R-22 or R-410a refrigerant but the R-22 units are not recommended as that refrigerant is being phased out. The premium models have DC fan motors on both the indoor and outdoor units for quieter/more efficient operation. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

GENERAL-------<1*------<1*----------<1*

This brand is made and sold in India through a joint venture by ETA-ASCON STAR and FUJITSU. They offer cooling only as well as heat pump models and the units have coated outdoor and indoor coils for corrosion resistance. The basic units have a compressor blanket for quieter operation while the multi-split model can serve up to nine indoor units from a single outdoor unit. They are only available through the factory authorizedealer network in India.

GENERAL CLIMATE--<1*---<1*------<1*  

This brand is made and sold in Russia and offers a variety of basic heat/cool units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

GERMAN POOL---NA------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are sold in Hong Kong but only through their dealer networkThe SAC models are premium heat pumps that can be controlled through a smartphone with their "cloud control" technology. The guarantee on the compressor is pretty good but for other parts of the unit it is not as good as other brands.  

GIBSON----------NA-------2*-----------3*

This brand is manufactured by NORDYNE which is a part of NORTEK GLOBAL HVAC. They offer air conditioners and heat pumps with all of the standard features as well as a single zone solar hybrid powered heat pump that can save you money on operation by using energy from the sun. The units are backed by a pretty good warranty but are only sold through their registered dealers. 

GLOBAL----------NA------<1*-----------1* 

This brand offers heat pumps with all of the standard features and a 20 SEER efficiency. The brand can be purchased directly online but the warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

GMC AIRCON--<1*-----<1*-----------NA  

These air conditioners are sold through dealers in South Africa. The S SERIES offers basic units while the VG SERIES offers premium heat pumps. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

GMG-----------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

This brand is made in South Korea but their website is not much help. They offer basic heat pumps but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. 

GODREJ--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in India but only through their dealer network. They offer a wide selection of basic units but their website is not much help and the standard guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

GOLDAIR-------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These heat pumps are only available in three sizes so may not match the needs of the home. The units can be purchased online in Australia and New Zealand but the warranty on the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

GREE-------------4*-------2*-----------3*

This brand is available worldwide and offers a wide selection of models. The U GRACE models are basic ductless units that are available for cooling only or as heat pumps. They have an iFeel temperature sensing remote and fresh air supply for better indoor air quality. The ADMIRAL series offers basic models but they use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. The CROWN models are premium heat pumps that have a 30 SEER efficiency rating and intelligent defrost. They have the ability to provide reliable heating even down to temperatures that are below zero degrees. The multi-split units can serve up to nine indoor units from a single outdoor unit and the brand is backed by a good warranty. The multi-split units are available with either a 16 or 21 SEER efficiency but the brand is only available through authorized installers in the USA.

HACEB---------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in China and is sold in Colombia. The ASSENTO LINE offer basic units with activated carbon and catechin filters for better indoor air quality. The units are only available in one size and their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

HAIER---------<1*-------2*-----------3*  

The EASY SERIES offers basic 13 SEER units in cool only models. They have automatic swing louvers and a self-cleaning evaporator for better indoor air quality as well as a coated evaporator coil for corrosion resistance. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands in the category. The ADVANCED SERIES offers premium heat pump units with a 23 SEER energy efficiency while the ARCTIC SERIES offers premium heat pumps that can effectively provide heat down to a -15F outdoor temperature. The FLEXFIT SERIES multi-splits have a 16 seer efficiency and a built-in drain pump for easy installation. They are also backed by a very good guarantee but the units are only sold through their authorized dealers and they can only serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit. 

HANABISHI------<1*-----<1*---------<1*

This brand is available in the Philippines and can be purchased directly through their website. The HSTAC models are basic units while the HSTINV units have state of the art inverter compressors. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

HARBOR POINT--NA-----<1*-----------1*  

These units are imported to the U.S.A. from China and the units can be purchased through their website. They can be shipped or picked up at their stores in California or Florida but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The units have three dimensional swing louvers for better air circulation and coated coils to resist corrosion. The multi-split units can only serve two indoor air handlers from a single outdoor unit. 

HARVEST---------2*------<1*-----------1* 

This brand is made in China and is sold in Europe, Asia, and South America. They offer a variety of units including solar air conditioners that do not require grid electrical power. The brand is backed by a decent warranty but their website is not much help. 

HASAWI--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Kuwait and are sold throughout the Middle East. They are basic heat/cool units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for them. 

HEIL--------------5*-------4*-----------4*  

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic units in either cool only or heat pump models. The QUIETCOMFORT SERIES offers premium 22 SEER units with automatic swing louvers for enhanced circulation of the air throughout the room. The QUIETCOMFORT DELUXE B units are multi-split models that can serve up to nine zones from a single outdoor unit and they are Wi-Fi enabled so that they can be controlled from a smartphone. The brand is sold through dealers in the USA and Canada and is backed by a very good guarantee. 

HIMGIRI-------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made and sold in India. They are for cooling only and use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

HISENSE-----<1*-------<1*----------<1* 

This brand offers a variety of models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for them. 

HITACHI--------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is available in Europe and Asia but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They have dc fan motors as well as inverter compressors for energy savings and carbon and anti-bacterial filters to improve the indoor air quality. 

IFB-------------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand offers basic air conditioners as well as premium heat pumps that are made and sold in India. They have six stage air filtration for better indoor air quality and can be controlled through WiFi. They can be purchased directly online but the guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

INNOVA----------NA------<1*-----------NA

This brand is made in China by Midea. They sell and install their own brand in southern California and offer the units elsewhere for sale. They have active carbon filters for improved indoor air quality but their guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good. 

INTEC----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made and sold in India. They are basic units with automatic swing louvers for better air circulation throughout the room. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

INVENTOR-------3*-------1*-----------2*  

This brand offers units with either R-22 or R-410a refrigerant but the R-22 models are not recommended. The SPIRIT series offers premium heat pumps and has a self cleaning operation where the indoor fan runs to dry out the evaporator to prevent mold growth. The NEMESIS series offers Wi-Fi enabled units that have advanced HEPA air filtration, 4-way swing louvers, and a temperature sensing remote control for better indoor air quality. They have inverter drive fan motors for quiet and efficient operation but only an average guarantee when compared to other brands. The units use 50 HZ power so they are not for use in North America.

IVT-------------NA-------3*-----------NA

This brand is a part of the BOSCH GROUP and is made in Sweden but they are only available through certified dealers. The units use electronic expansion valves and DC fan motors as well as inverter drive compressors for energy savings. The SILVER LINE features their coanda air diffusion technology which delivers warm air to the floor in heating mode and cool air to the ceiling in the cooling mode. This allows for more uniform temperatures throughout the room and better overall comfort. The units can be controlled through your smartphone and are backed by a very good warranty.

JOANNES-------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is a part of FINTERM SpA and is sold throughout Italy. They offer premium units with all of the standard features as well as multi-splits for up to four indoor units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. 

KAUSS MANN----2*------<1*-----------NA 

These heat pumps feature active carbon filters and are backed by a good warranty. The brand is available in the USA and Canada and can be purchased online through AMAZON. 

KEEPRITE---------5*-------4*-----------4* 

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic cool only or heat pump units that are backed by a very good warranty. The PROCOMFORT SERIES offers premium 22 SEER units with auto swing louvers for better air circulation throughout the room. The PROCOMFORT DELUXE B units are multi-splits that can serve up to nine indoor units from a single outdoor unit. They are Wi-Fi enabled and are backed by a good guarantee but are only sold through their dealer network in the USA and Canada.

KELVINATOR-----NA-------1*-----------NA 

This brand is from ELECTROLUX and is available in Australia through their authorized retailers. They offer heat pump models with advanced air filtering options and the coils are coated to prevent corrosion. The units have a "follow-me" command where the remote senses the temperature and they are backed by a good warranty. 

KIMATSU------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made in India and are sold in Europe, Asia, & Africa. They offer basic units with tropicalized compressors and automatic swing louvers for better air circulation but their website is not much help. The guarantee on parts (other than the compressor) is not very good when compared to other brands. 

KLIMAIRE-------NA------<1*----------<1* 

The KSIB series offers premium units that have a 16 seer efficiency while the KSIM multi-split units can serve 2, 3, or 4 indoor units. These units have a dry mode and a turbo mode and the indoor units are available in console, cassette, and ducted models as well as the standard high wall models. They are available in cool only as well as heat pump models. They have a three speed fan as well as an auto swing function for better air circulation throughout the room. The warranty is not as good as some brands and they are only sold through a limited dealer network in the USA.

KOLIN-------<1*-------<1*----------<1*  

This brand is made in the Philippines and sold there through their accredited dealer network. The KSG models are basic units for cooling only and the indoor units are available in wall, ceiling, or floor models. They feature automatic swing louvers and an anti-bacterial filter for better indoor air quality. The KSM range offers premium cooling only models with a temperature sensing remote control for better overall comfort. The FLEXMATCH multi-zone units have advanced inverter compressors and can serve up to four indoor units with a single outdoor unit. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the warranty on the units is not as good as many brands. 

KOMECO--------NA-------NA----------<1* 

These units are sold in Brazil and can serve up to three indoor units. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

KOPPEL--------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made and sold in the Philippines. The basic units use R-22 refrigerant and are not recommended. The premium models have an iFeel temperature sensing remote as well as better filters for improved indoor air quality. They have coated coils and an self clean function to inhibit mold growth on the indoor coil. Their refrigerant leakage detection system sounds an alarm and can help to identify a problem before it gets worse. The iMATCH units are multi-split units that can serve from 2 to 4 indoor units. Their website does not have a stated warranty policy for their products.

KORYO--------<1*------<1*-----------NA  

This brand is made and sold in India. It offers a variety of units that are for cooling only and they have an auto cleaning function as well as a refrigerant leak detector. Their website is not much help and the warranty on their products is not very good when compared to other brands. 

KUL-----------<1*--------NA-----------NA 

This brand is a part of CONTINENTAL ELECTRIC and it offers three sizes of basic heat pumps. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units.

LAMBORGHINI--NA------<1*----------<1* 

These units are available in Europe. The I-BREEZE units are premium single zone models that feature inverter compressors for quiet efficient operation while the MULTI-HOME models are for multiple zones. The manufacturer's website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.

LAMINOX-------NA------<1*----------<1*  

The FSH class features units with inverter drive compressors but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

LENNOX----------NA-------1*-----------2* 

This brand offers premium units with a 22 seer efficiency rating in either cool only (MS8C) or heat pump (MS8H). The units have all of the basic features and are backed by a decent warranty. The MS8Z units are multi-split heat pumps with a 16 seer efficiency. They can serve up to four indoor units and have the latest in compressor technology. The units are only sold through their dealer network and their warranty is not as good as some of the other brands. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through their factory authorized contractors.

LG----------------NA-------2*-----------3* 

The standard single zone units have plasma air purifying and a dry mode as well as advanced features including chaos swing (simulates natural breezes) and auto cleaning (drying after cooling operation). They have four way swing louvers for enhanced air circulation and a very good warranty. The MULTI F models are multi-split heat pumps that have inverter compressors and can serve up to eight separate indoor units. The brand is backed by a good warranty but is only sold through authorized contractors. 

LLOYD----------3*-------1*-----------NA  

These units are made and sold in India. They offer heat and cool units but they are only available in 1 and 1.5 ton sizes. The units have refrigerant leak detection to let you know that there is a problem before it gets worse. They can be purchased directly through their website but the guarantee is not as good as some of the other brands. 

LUXAIRE-------NA-------2*-----------3*  

This brand is made by UNITARY PRODUCTS GROUP (UPG) which is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The DHMF model is a premium single zone heat pump with a temperature sensing remote but it only has a 16 SEER efficiency and its warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. The Z SERIES model is a better option with a 30 SEER efficiency and a better guarantee. The DHMF multi-zone units can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the W SERIES multi-zone model has a better efficiency and warranty. The brand is available in the USA and Canada but only through their authorized dealer network.

MARSTAIR-------NA------<1*----------NA 

This brand is a division of TEV LTD and is made in the U.K. They offer cool only or heat pump models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

MATRIX---------<1*-------NA----------NA 

This brand is available in the Philippines and offers basic cooling only units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

MAXA-----------NA------<1*----------<1* 

These heat pumps are made in Italy and are sold in Europe and Africa. The SETTE & MEZZO models feature brushless DC fan motors as well as inverter compressors for quiet and efficient operation. They have an iFeel temperature sensing remote control as well as a self clean function for better indoor air quality. They have all of the standard features but the warranty (especially on the compressor) is not as good as many other brands. 

MEC-------------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is from FIMACO SDN BHD and is made/sold in Malaysia. They are very basic units and their website is not much help. 

MIDEA---------NA-------<1*---------<1*

The PREMIER SERIES offers heat pumps that are suitable for low ambient temperature operation. They have refrigerant leak detection technology and follow me remote temperature sensing but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. The multi zone models have an efficiency of 21 SEER and can serve five indoor units from a single outdoor unit.

MIKA-----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made and sold in Kenya. They have swing louvers for better air circulation and can be purchased through their website but it does not have a stated warranty policy.

MIRAGE----------NA------<1*----------NA  

These units feature auto clean evaporators for better indoor air quality. They are made in Mexico and are available in the USA as well. The guarantee on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands and their website is not much help.

MITSUBISHI-------4*-------2*----------3* 

These units are available as cool only or heat pump systems. They have all of the standard features and are backed by a good warranty but their website is not much help. The Deluxe single zone models have triple air filtration and an iSee sensor to detect hot and cool spots in the room and automatically adjust the operation of the unit. They can operate in the heating mode down to temperatures of -15 F but the units are only sold by their authorized contractor network.

MITSUI--------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is available in Europe and features a wide variety of models. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

MONITOR-------NA------<1*-----------NA  

The MHP series of heat pumps is available in three sizes and have efficiencies of either 18 or 19 seer. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

MR. COOL---------4*-------2*-----------3* 

This brand offers a variety of models from the DIY for homeowners to install themselves to multi-split units. The PREMIER units feature a temperature sensing remote control for enhanced comfort as well as cold catalyst filters for better indoor air quality. The units have built-in coolant leak detection technology to protect the system as well as coated condenser coils to resist corrosion. They are backed by a very good guarantee when installed by a professional but they have limited distribution right now. 

MUNDOCLIMA---NA-----<1*-----------<1* 

These air conditioners are sold in Europe, Latin America, and North Africa. The MUPR-H6 series offers heat pumps with a temperature sensing remote control and a self cleaning evaporator coil for better indoor air quality. They have refrigerant leak detection to protect the unit and are designed to operate even in extreme conditions. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

NAPOLEON-----<1*-------1*-----------2* 

This brand is made in Canada by WOLF STEEL and is sold in North America through their 

dealer network. The NC15 models are basic cooling only units that have a refrigerant leak detection system to protect the unit. They have a 15 SEER efficiency rating but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The NH21 models are premium heat pumps with a 21 SEER efficiency that are designed to provide heat even when outdoor temperatures are at -15F. They are backed by a much better warranty but it is still only average when compared to other brands. The NMZO-B is a multi zone heat pump that can serve up to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit. 

NIKAI----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand offers cooling only models that feature tropicalized compressors for operation in the extreme heat of the Middle East. They are available through dealers in Saudi Arabia, UAE, and India. They also have corrosion resistant coils as well as swing louvers for improved air circulation. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee policy. 

NIKO-----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are made and sold in Indonesia. They are very basic units for cooling only and they only offer floor standing console units. Their website is not much help and the warranty is not as good as many other brands. 

NIKURA---------<1*-------NA----------NA 

This brand is a part of NIKAI GROUP and is available in Africa & Asia. They offer both cooling only and heat pump models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

NIPPON--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is a part of BITTEL and is made in Bulgaria and offers heat pumps that can operate in low ambient conditions. They are available in Europe and can be purchased through their website but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

NISATO--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made and sold in Panama. They offer heat pumps with triple air filtration for better indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

NOBLEX--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Argentina. The SMART COOLING series offers units that can be controlled through a smartphone with their app while the MIRROR models are simple heat pumps. The units have auto swing louvers for better air circulation but the systems do not come with an installation kit and their warranty is not very good. 

NORDLINE------NA------<1*-----------NA  

The AUS range offers premium units but their website is not much help and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. The brand is made/sold in the Czech Republic and is available as cool only or heat pump models. 

NORTH COOL---NA------<1*----------<1* 

The KWHA models are premium heat pumps with a 15 SEER efficiency while the DLDI models have a 20 SEER efficiency. Their website is not much help and the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

NUSTYLE------<1*------<1*-----------NA  

This brand is made in China and offers cool only models as well as heat pumps. They have coated coils for corrosion resistance and an iFeel remote but their website does not have a stated warranty policy.

OLEFINI--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Greece and are sold in Europe and Asia. The DC models are premium units while the AC units are basic on/off units. They have four stages of air filtration but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

OLIMPIA SPLENDID--NA--<1*-------<1* 

This brand features models with a combination of electrostatic filter and activated carbon filters for enhanced indoor air quality. The units are made in Italy and all use 50HZ electrical power and therefore are not available in North America. 

ONIDA---------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in India and is sold through their dealer network throughout the country. They offer a variety of models including cool only units as well as heat pumps but the warranty (especially on the compressor) is not very good. 

PANASONIC----NA------<1*-----------NA  

The EXTERIOS XE series offers premium het pumps with a 28 SEER efficiency while the EXTERIOS E  series offers a 23 SEER rating. The heat pumps can operate in low ambient conditions and have an integrated drain pump for easier disposal of condensate. The ECONAVI functions include energy saving features such as occupancy and activity sensing. The units are only sold through their factory authorized dealer network.  

PAT-------------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made in India. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

PAYNE------------4*-------4*-----------NA 

This brand is from CARRIER which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. They offer 13 Seer (basic) or 15 SEER (premium) units in cool only or heat pump models. They have swing louvers for better air circulation throughout the room and an iFeel temperature sensing remote for better control. They are backed by a good warranty but are only sold through their dealer network in the USA and Canada.

PEL-------------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is from PAK ELEKTRON LIMITED which is a part of the SAIGOL GROUP of companies. The units are made and sold in Pakistan but their website is not much help. The units are available in cassette and floor standing models as well as the high wall units. The units have a deodorizer and anti-bacterial filter but use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out and the warranty on the units is not very good. 

PENSONIC------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made in Malaysia and is sold throughout Asia and the Middle East. They offer four sizes of units with really basic features and their website is not much help. 

PERFECT AIRE--NA------<1*----------<1* 

These heat pumps are made in China and imported to the USA by BIGWALL ENTERPRISES INC. They offer a 15 seer single zone unit as well as a 16 seer multi-zone model and the units have refrigerant leak detection to protect the unit from damage due to loss of refrigerant. They also offer a heat pump with quick connect fittings for easy installation but the guarantee on the compressor is not as good as many other brands. 

PERFECT COMFORT--NA--<1*--------<1*  

This brand is available in the USA and Canada and are designed to operate effectively in low ambient situations. The heat pumps feature inverter drive compressors and have efficiencies of up to 19 SEER. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

PETRA----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These mini splits are made in Jordan and are available in many countries but not in the USA. They offer basic models with wall, floor, or ceiling mounted indoor units. They offer units with carbon and electrostatic filters but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

PIONEER-------<1*------<1*----------<1*

The WAF (cooling only) and WYF (heat pump) models are units with all of the standard features. The brand is from PARKER DAVIS HVAC INTERNATIONAL and the units are sold wholesale direct to the consumer. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

PITSOS----------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is a part of BSH HOME APPLIANCES and offers premium heat pumps. They have a thermostatic remote and advanced air filters for better indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products.

POLYSTAR------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are for cooling only and are available in Nigeria. They are very basic and their website is not much help. 

PREM-I-AIR----NA------<1*------------NA 

This brand features units with inverter drive compressors and quick connect installation. They have an active carbon filter for better indoor air quality. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

PREMIUM------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

This brand is available in Venezuela. Their website is no help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

PRIDIOM---------2*------<1*-----------1* 

These units are available in a variety of models and are backed with a decent warranty. The LANDMARK SERIES offers basic models with all of the standard functions while the ELITE SERIES offers premium units. The Elite SERIES has built-in refrigerant leakage detection and a temperature sensing remote control. All of the units have coated evaporator coils for prevention of mold and mildew.  

PRIME----------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

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. Their website is not much help and their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.

PROFILO--------<1*------<1*-----------NA

This brand is a part of BSH HOME APPLIANCES and offers heat pumps that are made in China but are sold in Turkey. They have a refrigerant leakage detection system to protect the units from damage due to operating with less than normal amounts of refrigerant. Their website has a dealer locator but does not have a stated warranty policy.

QLIMA----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are from PVG INTERNATIONAL and are sold in Europe through authorized dealers. They offer basic heat pumps but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

RAMSOND-----<1*-------NA----------<1* 

This brand offers single zone units with either 13 or 14 seer efficiencies. The units feature environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant, dual swing louvers for enhanced air circulation and advanced condenser fan blade design for quieter outdoor unit operation. The multizone models have a 15 or 16 seer efficiency rating and use inverter compressors but they can only serve two indoor units. You can purchase the units online directly from their USA website and they feature quick connect electrical fittings between the indoor and outdoor units for faster and easier installation. The warranty on parts other than the compressor is not very good when compared to other brands. 

RECONNECT---<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made and sold in India. The basic units use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. The Inverter models have an iFEEL remote that is programmable and they use environmentally friendly refrigerant. They also have an "iFavour" function that allows you to store a program on the remote to customize the operation of the unit and to allow you to quickly reset it to your preferred settings. They have an anti-bacterial filter but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

REMKO----------NA------<1*----------<1* 

The RVT units are for heating & cooling and have a built-in condensate pump for flexibility in installation. They also feature 3D swing louvers for better air circulation throughout the room. The MVT SERIES multi-splits can serve up to four indoor units. This brand is available in Europe but their website does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ROTABERG----<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These heat pumps are available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

SAGA-----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is made and sold in Israel by TORNADO LTD. They offer basic heat pumps but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

SAKURA-------<1*------<1*----------<1*

This is a Japanese company but the units are made in Thailand and they feature units with mostly basic features. The multi-split units can serve up to three indoor air handlers from one unit. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SAMSUNG-----NA-------4*-----------4*

This brand offers heat pumps that have compressor and controller protection systems for use in countries/areas with unstable power supply. The PEARL and WHISPER models are Wi-Fi enabled and can be controlled from your smartphone. The FREE JOINT MULTI units can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. All of the units feature their patented triangular design for the wall-mounted indoor unit which provides larger inlets and outlets for increased airflow. The units are backed by a very good guarantee but can only be purchased and installed  by authorized contractors.

SATURN-------<1*-------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is made in China and is available in Eastern Europe. They offer indoor units in wall hung, floor standing, or ceiling cassette models. They offer enhanced air filtering options and can be purchased directly from the manufacturer's website. The warranty on the units (especially the compressor) is not very good. 

SCANFROST----<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are sold in Nigeria. They offer basic units but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

SEARS------------NA-------2*-----------NA 

This brand is made by INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS. They offer both cool only and heat pump models that are backed by a pretty good guarantee. 

SEA BREEZE--<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. They offer basic cool only and heat pump models with an average guarantee. Their multi-zone units have inverter compressors but can only serve two indoor units and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands in the category. They have a store locator on their website and they are available in over five hundred stores.

SENVILLE-----<1*------<1*----------<1*  

The LETO SERIES offers basic 16 SEER units while the AURA SERIES has heat pumps with 19-23 SEER ratings. They have a built-in low ambient kit for operating in cooler temps and a refrigerant leak detection system to protect the unit from damage due to operating without sufficient refrigerant.  A temperature sensing remote provides greater comfort as it actually measures the temperature wherever the remote control is located. They have a self cleaning function for the indoor coil which prevents mold and mildew for better indoor air quality.  The multi-zone units can serve up to four indoor units but the warranty on parts other than the compressor is not very good. The brand is from Canada but the units can be purchased throughout North America from the manufacturer as well as through many online stores. 

SHARKAIRE----<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These heat pumps have a 13 SEER efficiency and an iFeel remote. They can be purchased directly through their website but the warranty is not as good as other brands. 

SHARP----------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand has a unique reversing louver system for directing the air up in cooling season and down in the heating season for maximum comfort. Their self cleaning function prevents the buildup of mold and mildew on the indoor coil and the outdoor coil is coated to protect against corrosion. The multi-zone models can serve from two to four indoor units from a single outdoor unit but their website does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

SHINCO--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in China. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SINCLAIR-------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is sold through dealers in Europe. The ZOOM SERIES offers units with built-in Wi-Fi capability and they have an iFeel temperature sensing remote control. The multi-split units have state of the art compressors and can serve up to five indoor units but the warranty is not very good. 

SIRAGON--------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand offers units with inverter compressors but the guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. They feature triangular indoor wall unit construction which results in more airflow but they only offer two sizes of units. 

SKM------------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

This brand is sold in the Persian Gulf States as well as in Africa. The DECORATIVE UNITS are basic air conditioners with R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out due to its environmental impact. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

SOLSTAR------<1*--------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in Singapore. The B SERIES use R-22 refrigerant and are not recommended while the G SERIES uses R-410a. They have activated carbon air filters for better indoor air quality but the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

SPRINGER------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made through a joint venture between Midea and Carrier. The units have triple air filtration for improved indoor air quality and a favorite function on the remote that remembers your settings. The outdoor unit features a compact footprint with vertical air discharge which allows installation in more confined areas. They are available in Brazil and are available in cool only or heat pump models but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the units. 

STIEBEL ELTRON--NA---<1*----------<1* 

These are basic units that are available in cool only and heat pump models. The multi split units can serve up to six fan coils. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for the products. 

SUNTEC--------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are available in Europe and offer both quick connect and standard units. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

 SUPER GENERAL--<1*---NA-----------NA

This brand is a part of ALBATHA and offers basic cool only air conditioners. They have tropicalized compressors but use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

SURREY--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

These heat pumps are made and sold in Argentina but only through a dealer network. The PRIA ECO units are basic models that have activated carbon and bio filters for improved indoor air quality. The inverter models also have refrigerant loss sensors and the SMART VITA units are Wi-Fi enabled so they can be controlled by a smartphone from virtually anywhere. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

SYNTEK----------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is from ECA TECHNOLOGY and offers premium heat pumps. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

TADIRAN------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These air conditioners are made and sold in Israel. They offer a variety of models and have a SAT function to prevent desecration of Shabbat. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.

TCL------------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in China and offers a variety of models. The TCL CLOUD SMART air conditioner is connected to the internet and can use voice controls. They have smart body sensing technology to change the operation based on what is being done in the room. The website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

TECO--------------3*-------1*-----------2* 

This brand offers units with all of the standard features and a decent warranty. They have hydrophilic coated coils to minimize corrosion for a longer unit life. The brand is only available through authorized dealers in Australia and New Zealand. 

TEMPSTAR-----5*-------4*-----------4*  

This brand is from INTERNATIONAL COMFORT PRODUCTS which is a part of UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. The PERFORMANCE 16 SERIES offers basic units that are backed by a very good guarantee. The SMARTCOMFORT SERIES offers premium units with auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation throughout the room. The SMARTCOMFORT DELUXE B offers multi-zone heat pump systems that can serve up to nine indoor zones from a single outdoor unit. They are Wi-Fi enabled so they can be controlled from a smartphone. The brand is only sold through authorized dealers in the USA and Canada. 

THERMAL ZONE--NA-----<1*-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made in China and imported to North America by INTERNATIONAL REFRIGERATION PRODUCTS. The units have an iFeel temperature sensing remote and low ambient control as well as automatic freeze protection which is perfect for vacation homes. Their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

THERMOCORE---<1*------<1*-----------<1*

This brand offers heat pumps that feature refrigeration leak detection technology and the ability to provide cooling even in low ambient situations. They have a "follow me" temperature sensing remote for enhanced comfort and can be purchased directly through their website. The multi-zone models can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but the guarantee on the brand is not very good when compared to others.

TILI------------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These units are made in China and are imported by NORTH AMERICAN HVAC PRODUCTS LTD. The units have a dry mode, auto swing function, and a sleep mode but they only have a basic washable air filter so they do not do much to improve the home's air quality. They offer both 15 and 20 SEER premium units as well as multi-split units with a 16 SEER efficiency. The warranty on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TQC---------NA----------<1*----------NA

This brand offers premium heat pumps but they are only available in two sizes so they might not match the load for many applications. They have active carbon filters as well as an auto clean function for better indoor air quality. The units can be purchased directly through their website using PayPal but their warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

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

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

TRISTAR---------NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand offers a variety of models but they are for cooling only. They are available in Europe but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

TURBO AIR----<1*------<1*----------<1* 

These units are available in cool only as well as heat pump models. They have a dry mode, anti-bacterial filter, and electrostatic filter as well as two way auto swing louvers for enhanced air circulation. The EHU/EHN series offers premium heat pumps with electronic refrigerant control to allow cooling operation even in low ambient conditions. The multi-zone unit can only serve two indoor units. They are sold through dealers in the U.S.A. but it is a limited network and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands. 

UNI-AIRE------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is manufactured in Thailand and is available in Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Macau through authorized dealers. The indoor units are available in floor console and cassette models as well as the standard high wall units. The unit has an electrostatic air filter, auto swing louvers, 24 hour timer, and sleep mode but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands.   

UNICAL---------NA------<1*----------<1*

These air conditioners are made in Italy and feature inverter drive compressors. The units have triple air filtration to improve indoor air quality and an iFeel remote for improved comfort as well as a self cleaning function to eliminate mold and mildew on the indoor coil. The CMX HE multi-split units can serve from two to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit but their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

UNION AIRE---<1*-------NA----------<1* 

The G+ series units are 13 seer models with a dry mode, sleep mode, and a 24 hour timer. They are available in cool only or heat pump models. The Golden Plasma Filter option offers three stage filtering for better indoor air quality. The multi split unit only serves two fan coils and the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands.

VESTEL---------<1*------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is made in Turkey and is a part of ZORLU HOLDING. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

VOLTAS--------<1*------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is a part of the TATA GROUP and the units are available throughout India. They offer a variety of models in cool only or heat pumps and have coated indoor coils for mold and mildew prevention. The ALLWEATHER units have state of the art inverter compressors but their website is not much help and does not have a stated guarantee for their products. 

VIDEOCON-----<1*------<1*-----------NA 

The ARYABOT units are Wi-Fi enabled and have some unique features such as a built-in camera in the indoor unit for home security monitoring, geofencing technology to control the unit, and the ability to control it with voice commands. The units allow you to plan and monitor your monthly energy usage and have an automatic temperature setting that is based on the outdoor temperature. They have an auto clean function as well as anti-bacterial, vitamin c, and TiO2 filters for better indoor air quality but they use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. The PENTA INVERTER units are premium air conditioners with environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant and coated coils for durability. The units are made and sold in India through various retail stores but their guarantee is not very good when compared to other brands. 

WALTON-------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

This brand is made in Bangladesh and features units that use R-22 refrigerant which is being phased out. The brand is available in Asia, Africa and the Middle East but the warranty is not very good when compared to other brands. 

WANSA--------<1*-------NA-----------NA  

These air conditioners are made by ALGHANIM ELECTRONICS. They offer basic cool only or heat/cool models. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

WEATHER CRAFT--<1*----NA-----------NA 

The units are made in India and are only available in 50HZ. Their site offers online buying and has cool only or heat pump models but it is not much help. 

WESTPOOL-----<1*-------NA-----------NA

These air conditioners are made in Singapore. They are for cooling only and use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. Their website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy.  

WHITE WHALE--3*-------NA-----------NA 

These air conditioners are made and sold in Egypt. They offer cool only or heat/cool units that are backed by a good warranty. The units feature an air swing mode and a three speed fan for better circulation of the air throughout the room.

WORCESTER----NA------<1*-----------NA 

This brand is from the BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY group and is available in the U.K. and Ireland. Their GREENSOURCE heat pumps are inverter drive units for efficiency. The standard parts warranty is ok but the compressor guarantee is below par. 

YORK----------NA---------2*-----------3* 

This brand is a part of Johnson Controls and is sold through authorized dealers. The P SERIES offers 18 SEER heat pump or cool only models while the Z SERIES offers models that have a 30 SEER efficiency. The W SERIES multi-zone models can serve up to five indoor units from a single outdoor unit. The units are backed by a pretty good guarantee.

ZAIKO----------<1*-------NA-----------NA 

These units are from SHANKAR'S GROUP based in Singapore. They are 50 HZ units (not suitable for North America) and use R-22 refrigerant which is not environmentally friendly. The units have an antibacterial filter for better air quality. The manufacturer's website is not much help and does not have a stated warranty policy. 

ZANTIA---------NA------<1*----------<1* 

This brand is available in Europe and Africa offering heat pumps with inverter compressors. Their website is not much help and the guarantee on the units is not very good when compared to other brands.