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What the Best Split level AC Units...Carrier LG, Panasonic?

Postby Smokey » February 23rd, 2010, 6:15 pm

Looking to replace two old window units with some Split level ACs.

What brand do you guys recommend?

I'm looking at reliability and quietness as the two most important factors as well as efficiency and cooling ability.

I'm seeing regular ads in the dailys for,

Peake
Carrier
Genesco
LG
Panasonic
Harrier
Katashi

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Postby G-DUB » February 23rd, 2010, 7:21 pm

the panasonic is a good unit but the price went up alot also the toshiba unit is good.

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Postby shogun » February 23rd, 2010, 7:35 pm

We've always used Peake,never had a problem.
Heard the Panasonic units are good as well.

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Postby skytnt45 » February 23rd, 2010, 7:49 pm

have miller for 5 yrs now..no problem

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Postby rodfarva » February 23rd, 2010, 8:20 pm

skytnt45 wrote:have miller for 5 yrs now..no problem


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especially on the larger units

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Postby geodude » February 23rd, 2010, 9:08 pm

good thread this should be some useful info.

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Re: What the Best Split level AC Units...Carrier LG, Panason

Postby Kentucky » February 23rd, 2010, 9:19 pm

Smokey wrote:reliability and quietness as the two most important factors


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Postby pugboy » February 23rd, 2010, 9:28 pm

check for warranty, some give 3 year full warranty

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Re: What the Best Split level AC Units...Carrier LG, Panason

Postby Smokey » February 23rd, 2010, 9:31 pm

Kentucky wrote:
Smokey wrote:reliability and quietness as the two most important factors


Daiken


I've heard this before as well.

Who sells them here in TnT?

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Postby Kentucky » February 23rd, 2010, 9:46 pm

Dai-Tech Limited
Address: 246 Eastern Main Road, Barataria
Phone: (1-868) 674-4000 / (1-868) 675-4000 / (1-868) 674-8485
Fax: (1-868) 674-8485

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Postby Damien » February 23rd, 2010, 9:50 pm

I have a cool starz work good for two years until the ac man come and service it, now is more noise than cold breeze :|

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Postby acesinghit » February 23rd, 2010, 9:54 pm

please use search function, this topic was discussed just recently.

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Postby MBC Autotronix » February 23rd, 2010, 10:03 pm

Miller and Peake's M series is the same unit just diff name.....so i have been told by several A/C suppliers.

I bought the Miller for 2 yrs now and have had no problems or complaints except the vent adjustment stopped working and i can seem to find the switch to operate the A/C (Even power on /off) manually without the remote.

u get 5 yrs warranty on the compressor (same as Peakes) but an A/C sales man say that's nothing to brag about since that's the average lifespan of a compressor.

Daiken, York and Trane are supposed to be "brand name" units all very good, but also the most expensive.
I have had a multisplit Trane unit for over 10yrs and got no problems except having to change the fan blade on the outside unit and servicing

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Postby sharkman121 » February 23rd, 2010, 10:32 pm

Had my Katashi for 3 yrs no problem thus far even under constant use, both day and night...

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Postby equipped2ripp » February 23rd, 2010, 10:35 pm

Trane

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Postby biggy82 » February 23rd, 2010, 10:43 pm

have a Panasonic 12K BTU nearly 2 years now

has an e-ion unit in it, so you really need to open up the front cover and clean it regularly to prevent it from beconing noisy.

otherwise, it works really great

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Postby evo-STI-k » February 24th, 2010, 7:11 am

Daikin is definitely the quietest out of the bunch and WHEN its working it works very well, however, they do tend to break down quite a bit and their parts are somewhat exclusive and expensive.

Carrier is quite good as well.

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Postby Mini » February 24th, 2010, 7:15 am

shogun wrote:We've always used Peake,never had a problem.


I share the same experience.

Current have 4 units installed over 8 years now (Residential Use).

Maintenance include routine servicing, a fan blade on two of the units, and a fan motor on one unit (recently).

Other than that... they've been jamming out cold air for at least 4-8 hours per day

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Postby toyoman » February 25th, 2010, 7:30 am

have a york in my room about 12 years now, no problems....serviced only about 5 times.....

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Postby -Roach- » February 25th, 2010, 8:41 am

I Have Panasonic Split Types.. Cheap.. The Inverters And Them.. ;)

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Postby Just Loud » February 25th, 2010, 10:24 am

evo-STI-k wrote:Daikin is definitely the quietest out of the bunch and WHEN its working it works very well, however, they do tend to break down quite a bit and their parts are somewhat exclusive and expensive.

Carrier is quite good as well.



i know people who have daikin units over 30yrs now without any problems at all.
plus i have had for roughly 14 years now, working every single day with no problems. just need to service every few months.
plus the warranty you get with it is 5 years on everything, not just the compressor

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Postby Smokey » February 25th, 2010, 4:14 pm

Just Loud, just called Dia-Tech for prices....WOW Diaken costs twice as much as the most other brands.

Who sells LG ACs in Trinidad?

Also, what feedback do you guys have on Genesco Air conditioners?

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Postby EL JEFE » February 25th, 2010, 4:23 pm

Mini wrote:
shogun wrote:We've always used Peake,never had a problem.


I share the same experience.

Current have 4 units installed over 8 years now (Residential Use).

Maintenance include routine servicing, a fan blade on two of the units, and a fan motor on one unit (recently).

Other than that... they've been jamming out cold air for at least 4-8 hours per day


How recent?

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Postby ek4ever » February 25th, 2010, 4:26 pm

Miller ... and the beer pretty good too

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Postby Kentucky » February 25th, 2010, 5:09 pm

Smokey wrote: just called Dia-Tech for prices....WOW Diaken costs twice as much as the most other brands.

Who sells LG ACs in Trinidad?


Call them back, they also sell LG

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Postby slow323 » February 25th, 2010, 5:35 pm

i take care of properties that have approx 40 + ac units brands are peake, miller, carrier toshiba, frost, panasonic and katashi sorry about the spelling

panasonic and frost are the worst, miller the old ones are good but the new models are just as the same quality as peake as DADIO said.

LG Units you will find a lot of trouble to get parts if they can be found at least in my experience

stick to toshiba, peake or katashi

to be quite honest toshiba is very impressive but the new line of peake units are good also the price cause everyone selling units but its availability of parts is the key

so in price go with Peake for quiet and cooling
toshiba a bit more expensive but cooling and noise factor are unsurpassed
katashi same as peake

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Postby X2Board » February 25th, 2010, 6:13 pm

What about value for money? generally where can I get a good price on a peake 5T unit installed?

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Postby Just Loud » February 25th, 2010, 6:55 pm

Smokey wrote:Just Loud, just called Dia-Tech for prices....WOW Diaken costs twice as much as the most other brands.

Who sells LG ACs in Trinidad?

Also, what feedback do you guys have on Genesco Air conditioners?


they also sell lg art cool.

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Postby Pre » February 25th, 2010, 8:24 pm

bought 5 armstrong units 6 yrs now serviced 1 time no problems

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Postby SR » February 25th, 2010, 9:18 pm

fedders

runs good with no issues

originally had some issues with it and the service manager from genesco came as the techs couldnt fix the problem and replaced the complete unit

since then zero issues unit is serviced every 3 months as it runs at least 12hrs a day weekends could be more
as well the unit is run at full blast and at the lowest temp so it does get maximum use

running for 5 years now replaced the comp once as it was making noise

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