Top 10 Most Efficient Mini Splits by Best Value for Money


There are many high efficient mini splits in the market but which one has the best value for money? Many people seek high efficiency mini splits at a reasonable and competitive price. So, I went to find out the top 10 most efficient mini splits and rank them by best value for money.

Before I start, these mini splits are NOT simply ranked from the least efficient to the most efficient. All mini splits listed here are high efficient mini splits, no doubt. But, I rank them in terms of the overall quality, service and the purchase price. Without further ado, let’s get started.

Number 10

MRCOOL DIY (12,000 BTU)

22.0 SEER

MRCOOL DIY mini split has the highest efficient rating among the 10 mini splits here. However, it is also the most expensive one. Compared to some others, it’s nearly doubled the price..

It comes with a longer 25 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft for better DIY installation. MRCOOL provides 5 years warranty on the part and 7 years on the compressor.

Number 9

DELLA (12,000 BTU)

19.0 SEER

Although DELLA standard mini splits are fairy competitive in terms of pricing, they are still a little bit more expensive than equivalent mini splits.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. DELLA provides a standard 2 years warranty on the part and 6 years on the compressor.

Number 8

PIONEER Diamante (12,000 BTU)

19.0 SEER

PIONEER Diamante series mini splits are the standard one with an energy efficiency of around 19 SEER.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. PIONEER provides only 2 years warranty on the part but 7 years on the compressor.

Number 7

SENVILLE LETO (12,000 BTU)

19.0 SEER

SENVILLE LETO series mini splits are the standard one with an energy efficiency of around 19 SEER. However, they are overall better than other mini splits in terms of price and benefits.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. SENVILLE provides a standard 5 years warranty on the part and the compressor.

Number 6

COOPER & HUNTER (12,000 BTU)

19.0 SEER

COOPER & HUNTER standard mini splits are also standard in terms of energy efficiency at around 19 SEER. However, its price is very competitive.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. COOPER & HUNTER provides 5 years warranty on the part and 7 years on the compressor.

Number 5

PIONEER WYS-19 (12,000 BTU)

19.5 SEER

PIONEER WYS-19 series mini splits have standard efficiency rating at around 19 SEER. PIONEER has many mini split models that suit a wide range of application at affordable price.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. PIONEER provides 5 years warranty on the part and the compressor.

Number 4

AIRCON Blue Series 3 (12,000 BTU)

20.0 SEER

Not only AIRCON Blue Series 3 is high in energy efficiency, the price it offers also very attractive. However, its included refrigerant pipes are only 12 ft compared to the standard 16 ft.

It comes with a 12 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. AIRCON provides 7 years warranty on the part but 5 years on the compressor.

Number 3

SENVILLE Aura (12,000 BTU)

22.5 SEER

SENVILLE Aura has one of the highest efficiency rating among the 10 mini splits here. However, it’s more expensive than others that is slightly less efficient only.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. SENVILLE provides 2 years warranty on the part and 7 years on the compressor.

Number 2

COOPER & HUNTER Sophia (12,000 BTU)

21.5 SEER

COOPER & HUNTER has the Sophia series which consists of high-efficiency models. It is a little bit more expensive than the number one mini split.

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. COOPER & HUNTER provides 5 years warranty on the part but 7 years on the compressor.

Number 1

PIONEER WYS-22 (12,000 BTU)

21.5 SEER

PIONEER WYS-22 series mini splits are all high-efficient units at around 22 SEER. Although it is slightly more expensive than the low-tier mini splits, it has a higher efficiency rating. It strikes a balance between the purchase price and the operating cost (energy efficiency).

It comes with a 16 ft installation kit and pre-charged with R-410A refrigerant up to 25 ft. PIONEER provides 5 years warranty on the part and the compressor.

Conclusion

Having the highest efficiency rating doesn’t mean people will buy if it’s too costly. Best-selling mini splits are always highly efficient yet affordable. Although we can talk about the return on investment, the reality is if people can’t afford it, it’s the end of the story.

Did you notice that most of the mini splits in the list are look extremely alike? Like super obvious they are from the same manufacturer. The truth is many companies import China or other countries made mini splits and rebranding them. That’s why they all look the same.

Companies who do rebranding only can fight on pricing, marketing budget, the speed of replying to comments and etc. However, they are able to offer a very competitive price through the OEM method.

Yu Chang Zhen

Yu was working in the air conditioning industry for the past 7 years, covering from design to installation and maintenance. Yu wish to share all the things he learned with the people around the world.

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