Best Split ACs

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 7, 2017
Got tired of a fan noise? Have no opportunity to install a window air conditioner? The best way to create a perfect indoor atmosphere is to install a Split AC. Besides being multifunctional, this device is noiseless. Read this Split AC review and make your choice! ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
MODES
CAPACITY
ROOM SIZE
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
MOISTURE REMOVAL
AIRFLOW RATE
FILTERS
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
EXTRAS
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
WARRANTY
 
PROS
Automatic swing louver changes the air direction. The appliance is also very quiet and easily mountable.
CONS
Airflow rate is rather low.
OUR VERDICT
This appliance has a self-cleaning system for effective performance and long lifespan.
detailed parameters
MODES
Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation
CAPACITY
12000 BTU
ROOM SIZE
194-320 sq.ft.
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
1340 Watts /110~120 VAC
MOISTURE REMOVAL
25~30 pints / day
AIRFLOW RATE
300 CFM / hour
FILTERS
Washable air filter
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
15 SEER
EXTRAS
24-hour programmable timer, Auto Restart, Auto Mode, Night Mode, LED display on the front panel, Remote control
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
42'' x 24'' x 42''
WARRANTY
30 days
PROS
Besides being super effective for large premises, this air conditioner is very simple in installation and requires no additional costs.
CONS
It's hard to define its air dehumidification capacity.
OUR VERDICT
Such air conditioning split system is perfect for maintaining a comfortable temperature in large premises both in winter and summer.
detailed parameters
MODES
Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation
CAPACITY
18000 BTU
ROOM SIZE
1000-1500 sq.ft.
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
1920 Watts / 208-230 VAC
MOISTURE REMOVAL
Not specified
AIRFLOW RATE
441 High / 388 Medium / 283 Low CFM
FILTERS
Active Carbon filter
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
15 SEER
EXTRAS
LED motion display, High quality remote control, Sleep Mode, Turbo Mode, Auto Restart, Timer, Temperature Compensation, Safety control
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
35.63'' x 7.8'' x 10.83''
WARRANTY
3 years for parts, 5 years for compressor
PROS
If you opt for an air conditioner that will be easy to adjust and operate, Innova Ductless Mini split air conditioner is just what you need! It is not only easy to handle but also very compact. Owing to a high airflow rate the, device can boast an A-class performance.
CONS
Unaided installation requires using special tools.
OUR VERDICT
This split air conditioner is simple-to-use and maintain. No tricky skills are needed to keep it run and set right out-of-the-box.
detailed parameters
MODES
Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation
CAPACITY
12000 BTU
ROOM SIZE
300-400 sq.ft.
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
1350 Watt / ~115 VAC
MOISTURE REMOVAL
28.8 pints/day
AIRFLOW RATE
580 High / 500 Medium / 400 Low CFM
FILTERS
Active Carbon filter
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
15 SEER
EXTRAS
Inverter technology, Ultra-quiet operation, Auto Restart, Two-directional air flow, Turbo Mode, Sleep Mode
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
30.31'' x 7.40'' x 10.04''
WARRANTY
1 Year Limited Parts
PROS
The appliance is shipped to the customer with an installation kit that includes 16-foot long cooper tubes and other accessories. The device is very quiet.
CONS
The price is high but the appliance is worth this money.
OUR VERDICT
This powerful Split AC with a heat pump is absolutely great for cooling and heating large premises. Its stylish design will fit any dwelling.
detailed parameters
MODES
Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation
CAPACITY
9000 BTU
ROOM SIZE
200-300 sq. ft.
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
850 Watts / 208-230 VAC
MOISTURE REMOVAL
Up to 50 pints / day
AIRFLOW RATE
440 CFM / hour
FILTERS
Washable air filter, Charcoal filter, Catechin filter, Photo catalyzer filter
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
23.5 SEER
EXTRAS
24-hour programmable timer, Auto Mode, Night Mode, Auto Restart, LED display on the front panel, Remote control
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
33'' x 7.8'' x 11''
WARRANTY
30 days
PROS
A combination of compact dimensions and high capacity makes this appliance a great choice for large premises.
CONS
Since the installation instruction is not detailed, you'd better call a professional.
OUR VERDICT
This Split AC is a quintessence of a good performance and a moderate price.
detailed parameters
MODES
Cooling, Heating, Dehumidification, Ventilation
CAPACITY
9000 BTU
ROOM SIZE
1000-1500 sq.ft.
POWER CONSUMPTION/ VOLTAGE
1000 Watts / 208-230 VAC
MOISTURE REMOVAL
Up to 48 pints / day
AIRFLOW RATE
280 High / 250 Medium / 190 Low CFM
FILTERS
Silver Ion air filter
SEASONAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY RATIO
15 SEER
EXTRAS
Self-diagnosis system, Turbo Mode, Inverter technology, Two-direction air flow, Whisper technology for quiet operation
INDOOR BLOCK DIMENSIONS
26.77'' x 7'' x 10''
WARRANTY
5 years

What is a Split Air Conditioner

Those who have ever heard the fan noise most air conditioners produce should consider buying a Split AC. This unit consists of two separate blocks – indoor (evaporator) and outdoor (condenser). The blocks of such conditioners are interconnected with two electric wires and copper tubes. The indoor block is featured with a thin plastic tube (drainage) for pouring condensed moisture out. If the Split AC is switched to the cooling mode, coolant is supplied to the heat exchanger of the indoor block. After ventilation, the coolant comes out and refreshes the air in your apartment. On the other hand, if you need to heat air, the heat pump inside the conditioner will easily cope with this task. Note that such extra functions like air ventilation and dehumidification will also create a comfortable indoor atmosphere in your dwelling. As this device is noiseless, it gained a wide popularity among consumers all over the world. 

In case a split air conditioning system cannot be installed, it’s reasonable to pay attention to the Portable Air Conditioner and Window Air Conditioners reviews.

What Features to Compare

Performance

Having decided to purchase a Split AC, you should consider its performance first. This parameter is measured in BTU. BTU is the amount of thermal energy necessary to raise the temperature of 1 pound of pure liquid water by 1° F. In general, performance defines the area which can be cooled or heated by this appliance. Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) determines an average performance of air conditioner during one season. The higher this index is, the better energy efficiency the air conditioner has. Moreover, you should take into consideration whether your room is located on the sunny side of the building or not. This information will help you find an appropriate air conditioner model for your comfort.

Modes

You should also pay attention to air conditioner modes. For example, cooling mode is necessary when it's hot outside. As coolant changes its state from liquid to gaseous, it refreshes the air in your indoor environment. Thus, you can breathe fresh and cool air. Being switched to the heating mode, an air conditioner generates more heat by 300-400% as compared with the consumed electric power. In a nutshell, a heating mode is energetically feasible during spring and autumn. The ventilation mode can be switched on when the fan is working. If you have a central heating system, air ventilation will be great. If you live in a high humidity climate, air dehumidification without lowering or raising the indoor temperature will also be a very actual mode. It should be added that air dehumidification prevents the growth of mold and keeps the walls well dry. Furthermore, this mode is necessary for creating a comfortable atmosphere in your dwelling during rainy weather.

Extras

Finally, you should pay attention to the extras which outline a comfortable use of an air conditioner. If the model is featured with the remote, you will be able to control the device from across the room. Note that almost all modern Split ACs have a programmable on/off timer. Hence, the device can switch off automatically even when you are away. Many air conditioners are featured with Turbo Mode which allows 10-20% faster operation. It should be added that a Split AC cannot operate in this mode longer than 30 minutes. So, it works best for quick and effective cooling. Concerning Auto Restart function, it can memorize the settings of the appliance for 48 hours in case of power outage. To crown it all, consider air filters before purchasing the device. Removable and washable air filters are extremely suitable.

 

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Pioneer WYE012GLFI15RL

Performance

The Pioneer ductless air conditioner model has a high-quality compressor which cooling capacity is 12000 BTU. Consequently, you can cool rooms from 194 sq. ft. to 320 sq. ft. As the airflow rate is 300 CFM, it takes several minutes to provide effective cooling or heating of a small premise. The power consumption of this model is 1340 Watts/110 ~ 120 VAC, SEER is 15. We strongly believe that it's better to place this appliance in kitchens, nurseries, and other small rooms!

Review of Pioneer WYE012GLFI15RL Ductless Wall Mount

Modes

Pioneer Ductless split air conditioner can perform air cooling, ventilation, dehumidification, and even heating. Being switched to an air ventilation mode, the air conditioner can provide a constant air circulation and purification in your apartment. Take into consideration that the air dehumidification technology is great for consumers who reside nearly "in tropics". Since it's possible to reduce air humidity in your apartment, you and your family members will breathe fresh air. Concerning cooling and heating modes, they will be great for modulating a steady temperature in your apartment all year round. All in all, this split air conditioner will help you enjoy the comfort!

Pioneer WYE012GLFI15RL Ductless Wall Mount in the use

Extras

This air conditioner model has various extra functions for convenient use. Want your apartment cool and crisp upon your returning back home? Easy! Want to come back to a warmed place? No problem too! Due to the 24-hour timer, you can program the settings and enjoy the desired temperature when you're back home. There's also an Auto Restart Function that will automatically resume operation of the conditioning unit in case of power outage. The night mode is greatly appreciated by our customers as well since it allows them to continue enjoying favorable chillness of the room even during night. The conditioner doesn't lower the temperature too much, keeping a thermally comfortable place. Amazing!

Pioneer WYE012GLFI15RL
Pioneer WYE012GLFI15RL
 

Kaussmann KM-15-18000-HCI

Performance

As Kaussmann split conditioning system is fitted with a Toshiba GMCC compressor, its cooling capacity can reach 18000 BTU. Thus, this appliance is great for large premises about 1000 - 1500 sq. ft. The power consumption of this model is 1920 Watts while its SEER is 15. The maximum airflow rate of this device is 441 CFM while the minimum is 283 CFM. Therefore, you can easily choose the necessary airflow rate for quick cooling or heating of your premise. Despite the fact that your utility bills might become higher, this air conditioner is worth every cent!

Review of Kaussmann KM-15-18000-HCI Easy To Install

Modes

Taking into consideration a wide range of functions this split air conditioner performs, we can assure you that it will be great not only for hot but also for cold weather. This device is ideal even for dehumidifying the air in your room. Its abilities are endless - the conditioner is also good for ventilation of premises and neutralization of various unpleasant odors. Being equipped with an Active Carbon filter, this air conditioner can capture even the smallest dust particles. Thereby, you will easily forget about smoke or animal odors in your dwelling and enjoy fresh, healthy air. Excellent!

Kaussmann KM-15-18000-HCI Easy To Install in the use

Extras

This system has a wide variety of functions which provide users with an advanced comfort level. For example, being switched to the Turbo Mode, this device will cool your premise 10-20 percent faster than when cooled in a basic cooling mode. Sleep Mode will make your sleep deeper and sweeter - the conditioner fan operation is reduced to the minimal level, so you will not be disturbed while sleeping. Auto Restart function will resume the operation of this electronic unit in case of a power outage. In sum, all these functions contribute to comfort and safe indoor environment in your dwelling.

Kaussmann KM-15-18000-HCI
Kaussmann KM-15-18000-HCI
 

INNOVA MS11D-12HRDN1-BN10W

Efficient 365 Days a Year

All of you must agree, we often crave for things in summer that we can have only in winter, and other way round. The same goes about coolness and warmth. The introduction of air conditioners into the market has made our dreams come true, allowing adjusting low and high temperatures for our ultimate environment comfort. Now, all year round, despite the weather outside the window, we’ve got the benefit of customizing the climate in our place. Innova Split Air Conditioner is an appliance to use 365 days a year non-stop. With 1200 BTU yield to cover up to 400 sq.ft. it will chill small and mid-sized rooms pretty well and keep energy bills sensible (580 CFM). The best about it is its whisper-quiet operation, enabling installation of the main unit in the bedroom (if that’s required).

Review of INNOVA MS11D-12HRDN1-BN10W Pre Charged with Refrigerant

Defending Your Comfort

Our review wouldn't be complete if we didn't consider additional features that contribute to your comfort. Besides main functions, Innova Ductless Mini-split Air Conditioner has a big variety of extra options improving air quality. Let's take a closer look at the most important.

Firstly, the given model possesses a function of dehumidification. As you may know, humid air makes us harder to breathe, so it is essential to control humidity level. This conditioner is able to remove up to 29 pints of moisture a day, what can be considered as a decent result.

It's necessary to note its activated carbon filter which demonstrates an excellent air treatment. It actually removes unpleasant odors and cleans air from dust, creating excellent conditions to live and breathe.

 

INNOVA MS11D-12HRDN1-BN10W Pre Charged with Refrigerant in the use

Did You Know?

  • When the ambient temperature rises by several degrees, it takes a quarter much time for people to do their daily work.
  • The first tool that helped people to fight against heat was a fan invented in China.
  • In 1820 Michael Faraday while studying properties of ammonia defined that this compound actively absorbed heat during evaporation and vice versa, released it when converted into liquid.
  • In 1829 General Electric released the first indoor conditioner that actually became a predecessor of modern split-systems.

More Products to Consider

For customers who'd like to install an air conditioner by themselves without assistance, we'd like to suggest buying Outdoor Mounting Bracket.

Additional Info

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INNOVA MS11D-12HRDN1-BN10W
INNOVA MS11D-12HRDN1-BN10W
 

Pioneer INVERTER

Performance

Owing to the powerful compressor, the cooling capacity of Pioneer split air conditioner system is 9000 BTU. Thus, it can easily cool and heat premises from 200 sq.ft. to 300 sq. ft. As this appliance is fitted with modern technologies, its SEER is 23.5. The power consumption of this Pioneer air conditioner is 850 Watts / 208 - 230 VAC. Note that this device is noiseless, so you can easily place it in your bedroom or another quiet area of your apartment. Even if you are a light sleeper, it will not disturb you at night. In other words, this device will be great for consumers who want to buy a quiet and high-quality device for small premises.

Review of Pioneer INVERTER Ultra High Efficiency

Modes

This model is great for a year-round use because it has got a heat pump. The appliance is very convenient in use because it can cool, dehumidify, heat, and ventilate the air in your room. In a word, you can always maintain warm temperature when it is cold outside and cool your indoor environment in hot summer. Although this model is often compared with LG split air conditioner, Samsung split air conditioner, Mitsubishi split air conditioner or even Panasonic split air conditioner, we should say that Pioneer air conditioner has carved out a significant market share and proved its reliability.

Pioneer INVERTER Ultra High Efficiency in the use

Extras

A 24-hour programmable timer allows setting the On/Off time of the device according to your schedule. But if you do not want to dive into various operation modes, you may just choose the Auto Mode. This mode can automatically adjust the necessary temperature in your dwelling. Moreover, due to Auto Restart function, the device will memorize all its settings in case of an occasional power outage. It should be mentioned that the model has the variety of different filters for air purification. Thus, if you live with an asthma sufferer, such device will wonderfully change the quality of life at your home. Note that it's necessary to clean the blower compartments and coils on a regular basis for an effective performance of this appliance.

Pioneer INVERTER
Pioneer INVERTER
 

Senville SENL-09CD

Performance

The cooling capacity of Senville air conditioner can reach 9000 BTU owing to its powerful Toshiba compressor. If your apartment or office is about 1500 sq. ft., this conditioning unit is just what you need! Being switched to the cooling mode, this conditioner consumes 1000 Watts, while the heating mode requires only 890 Watts. Furthermore, this device allows you to choose a necessary airflow rate from 280 CFM to 190 CFM for quick heating or cooling of your premise. The SEER of the unit is 15. Thus, apart from being effective, this appliance is also energy-efficient. Having bought this conditioner, you can be sure that utility bills won't rise too high.

Review of Senville SENL-09CD Efficient and Powerful Climate Control

Modes

This universal Senville air conditioner will make your indoor environment comfortable regardless of a season. If it’s hot outside, this device will bring freshness and coolness to your premise and if you suffer from cold, this appliance will easily change the situation for better by heating the indoor air. Apart from maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, this device is perfect for air ventilation and purification. For the users who live in a highly humid climate, the function of air dehumidification is the breath of the nostrils. Since the device can remove up to 48 pints of excessive moisture per day, it will surely change your life for better.

Senville SENL-09CD Efficient and Powerful Climate Control in the use

Extras

As the device features various modern innovative technologies, it is both effective and simple in use. Whisper technology guarantees quiet operation of this air conditioner. If you have to cool or heat your premise in a short time span, just switch the device to the Turbo Mode. Finally, a Self-Diagnosis System will be great for analyzing the operation. Such feature will prevent the system from sudden breakdowns. So, if you are looking for something reliable, get Senville split air conditioner!

Senville SENL-09CD
Senville SENL-09CD
 

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