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Top Ten Small Home Air Conditioning Systems

This article reviews the top ten small home air conditioning systems in 2019.

A good air conditioning system gives you plenty of options for staying comfortable in changing temperatures. The wall-mounted units also help you save space. While output capacity is a primary consideration with these systems, there are also many things that enhance user experience and product life. Features like multiple fan speeds, programmable thermostat, timer, and sleep settings give you more control over the machine. When buying, also consider the cooling/heating capacity, efficiency rating, certifications, and noise levels of the unit.

For this list of top air condition systems with heat pumps, we looked at products of various outputs (BTUs) and have included both single and multiple zone systems. Here are 10 products we recommended to anyone looking for an air cooling system.

1. Senville SENL-24CD

Senville SENL-24CD home air conditioning system

The popular SENL-24CD air conditioner with heat pump delivers an output capacity of 24000 BTU and a rating of 17 SEER (seasonal energy efficiency Ratio). The 220V system is equipped with a GMCC Toshiba inverter compressor and has a heating and cooling capacity of 5F/15C. For installation, there is a 16 ft. line copper line. The SENL-24CD has 5-year compressor/one-year parts warranty, Energy Star and AHRI certifications, and HSPF5 and HSPF4 ratings of 7.2 and 8.5 respectively.

2. Senville SENA-24HF/Z

Senville SENA-24HFZ home air conditioning system

The Senville SENA-24HF/Z mini split air conditioner has an efficiency rating of 20.5 SEER, and Energy Star, AHRI certifications. The output capacity is 24000 BTU, making it suitable for 1250 sq.ft. to 1500 sq.ft. The 208V-230V, wall-mounted indoor unit is silent and controlled by a remote with built-in thermostat for precision. The cooling and heating temperature limits are -22F/-30C. The refrigerant is pre-recharged for up to 25 ft. There is a 7-year compressor warranty and a 3-year parts warranty.

3. PIONEER Air Conditioner

PIONEER Air Conditioner home air conditioning system

The 4-zone air conditioner with heat pump has an efficiency of 22.5 SEER and outdoor cooling and heating ranges of 32 F-122 F and 5 F-86 F respectively. The Pioneer is available in three capacities, 9, 12 and 18 BTU, different zone combinations, ranging from four 9,000 BTU units to four 12,000 BTU units. The indoor temperature setting is in the 62 F to 90 F range with a vacation setting of 46 F. The one heat pump outdoor unit has a variable speed DC inverter compressor and has heaters for low ambient heating to – 5 F. Other features include a 16 ins ft installation kit, with options of other lengths up to 50 ft., and an R410A refrigerant for 25 ft line.

4. Kilmaire

Kilmaire home air conditioning system

The Klimaire KSIA’s efficiency rating is 17 SEER and output capacity is 9000 BTU. The DC inverter minimizes temperature fluctuations, unlike on/off systems, and the remote’s built-in sensor automatically adjusts to maintain the temperature for the person using it. There’s a multi-function filter that filters microparticles and smog, decomposers formaldehyde, absorbs smells, and freshens the air with Vitamin C. The low ambient heating and cooling function enables defrosting at 19.4 F.

5. Daikin 12,000 BTU

Daikin 12,000 BTU home air conditioning system

The 230V Daikin air conditioner is a ductless mini split unit with an output of 12000 BTU and a coverage area of 550 sq ft. The wall-mounted unit is suitable for bedrooms, hot or cold zones, etc. and comes with a turbo mode, remote control, outdoor condensing unit, and indoor fan coil. The efficiency ratings of the machine are 17 SEER and 9 HSPF. The unit also has a 15 ft installation kit and an indoor sound level of 37 db.

6. Classic America

Classic America home air conditioning system

The Classic America mini split is a 12000 BTU output unit with a ductless system. The 108-120 VAC unit has five operating modes and features like an automatic air swing, three-speed fan, antifreeze pipe sensor, and auto restart. The air conditioner’s heat pump has an efficiency rating of 16 SEER. The installation unit has a 16 ft copper aluminum tubing, wiring cables and accessories.

7. Daikin 24,000 BTU

Daikin 24,000 BTU home air conditioning system

The 24,000 BTU Daikin air conditioner offers an energy efficiency of 17 SEER and a coverage area of 1500 sq. ft. Designed for living areas, the 208V-230V machine has an indoor fan coil, outdoor condensing units, and sound levels as low as 37 dB (indoor unit) and 51 dB (outdoor unit). The installation kit contains a 15 ft. line, adaptors, and a wall bracket. The Daikin has a 10-year limited warranty for the parts.

8. Senville SENA-36MO-218

Senville SENA-36MO-218 home air conditioning system

The 208-230V energy star-certified Senville has a DC inverter for improved performance, and two 18000 BTU split units with cooling and heating temperatures of -22F/-30C. The refrigerant is R410A and its charge up to 25 ft. The installation kit has a 16 ft. copper line set. The unit also features Whisper Technology for quiet operation, and a 7-year compressor warranty and 2-year parts warranty.

9. YMGI Quad Zone

YMGI Quad Zone home air conditioning system

The YMGI air conditioner with heat pump has four indoor units, each having an output of 9000 BTU, covering an area of 1900 to 2000 sq ft., and a Mitsubishi compressor. The AHRI-certified unit features a  21 SEER capacity, low ambient cooling to 22 degrees F, a turbo mode, and three fan speeds. There is also a mode for automatically adjusting the temperature at night and a DC inverter that enables automatic adjustment of fan speed. The sound level of the machine is 56 dB for quiet operation, and it comes with 25 ft. line set kit and R410A refrigerant.


COOPER AND HUNTER home air conditioning system

The Alice air conditioner and heat pump by Copper and Hunter has an efficiency rating of 16 and an output of 9000 BTU. There’s a Gree inverter compressor, and a control-lock function for keeping your preferred settings intact. The low ambient functionality is useful for performance at as low as 5 degrees F. The unit also comes with a 16 ft. copper line set, communication wires, and Whisper Technology for noise reduction.

By BCR Staff
May 2019

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