Ductless Minisplit Brands
The modern ductless mini split system originated in Japan in the 1970’s and it is no wonder that several Japanese manufacturers continue to be on the list of the best brands in the industry. Here is a brief summary of the top brands, their track record for reliability and information about their pricing.
Mitsubishi Ductless Systems
Mitsubishi is widely regarded as one of the top maker of ductless mini split systems in the world. They are highly rated and offer outstanding reliability. They make a wide range of single, dual and multi-zone ductless minisplit air conditioners and heat pumps in various configurations. Single zone sizes run from 9,000 Btuh to 36,000 Btuh with efficiency as high as 26 SEER for cooling and 10.6 HSPF for heating. Their multi-zone models are just as impressive, with ductless split systems that will serve anywhere from 2 to 8 separate rooms or zones. Mitsubishi ductless mini split systems are in the upper range of price, but are considered a good value because of their performance and durability.
Fujitsu Ductless Systems
Fujitsu mini split systems are among the highest rated in the industry. They give home and building owners maximum flexibility. Cooling models as well as heating and cooling heat pumps are available, with high efficiency up to 18 SEER or higher offered in their product lineup. Choose evaporator units from wall-mounted, ceiling-suspended, ceiling recessed or universal/floor options. Fujitsu ductless systems offer excellent value and long-term durability.
Sanyo Ductless Systems
This quality company offers more versatility in their product lineup than any other manufacturer. Single zone and multiple zone ductless heat pumps and air conditioners offer convenience and very high efficiency. Sanyo single zone mini split systems give home and building owners many installation options for the indoor evaporator units that include wall or ceiling mounts and ceiling recessed units. In dual minisplit systems, Sanyo offers a range of sizes and capacities, and uses R-410A refrigerant which is more efficient and environmentally safe. Sanyo pricing is moderate to high, but as one of the top-rated manufacturers in the industry for durability, efficiency and service, most consumers find them worth the expense.
Klimaire Ductless Systems
Klimaire is a relative newcomer in the ductless minisplit system industry but they are gaining market share by producing a solid, dependable line of single and dual zone systems. They are known for innovation and high efficiency, offering an array of outdoor condensing units and indoor evaporator air handlers that will serve the needs of single and dual zone applications. Klimaire mini split systems are offered at prices in the mid-range to high end of the cost spectrum.
Amvent Ductless Systems
Amvent offers a smaller lineup of ductless systems than larger manufacturers, but this allows them to focus on quality in their products. The efficiency of their mini split systems is in the middle for the industry. They use the Toshiba compressor regarded as one of the best in the industry along with environmentally responsible R-410A refrigerant. These mid-priced ductless systems offer dependability and quality components in each model.
LG Ductless Systems
LG calls themselves the #1 manufacturer of room air conditioners in the world, and they strive to fulfill that boast with a high-quality range of ductless air conditioners and heat pumps. They offer single zone ductless systems from approximately 9,000 Btuh up to nearly 30,000 Btuh to cover the cooling needs of small rooms up to fairly large zones. Their dual and multi zone mini split air conditioners and heat pumps, and their units they call Flex-Multi split systems offer versatility in the way you heat and cool your interior space. The LG ductless lineup of mini split heat pumps and air conditioners is affordably priced and of the highest quality.
Friedrich Ductless Systems
Friedrich mini split systems provide the finest engineering in the industry, with a track record of reliability that is unsurpassed. You will find an excellent selection of wall-mounted and ceiling-mounted units in both single zone and dual zone models. Cassette models may be mounted flush to the ceiling and their universal units mount low on a wall or on the ceiling. Flexibility and performance is display throughout their product line. The pricing for Friedrich Ductless Systems is moderate to high, and their ratings from consumers are among the best in the industry.
While these are the most popular names in the industry, you’ll also find quality mini split air conditioners and heat pumps from Baxi, Climastar, Fujitsu, Noritz and several other brands.