The Complete List of Mini Split Manufacturers
This list is constantly evolving. As new mini split manufactures come into business we will add them to the list. If you know of a mini split manufacturer that is not on our list please leave a comment below so that we can get them added!
We try to provide an accurate synopsis about each and every manufacturer on this list. (Click any name on the list to scroll down and read the synopsis.) If you represent one of these manufactures please contact us, we would love to have your input!
Obviously you have heard this company’s name before. Mitsubishi a giant conglomerate based out of Japan. They were founded in the 1800’s by Yataro Iwasaki and got their start as a shipping company. Over the next 150 years they have grown into an international brand with over 600 companies under their umbrella.
All Mitsubishi companies utilize three basic principles. They are 3 different Japanese phrases that were penned by Koyata Iwasaki way back during WWII in the 1930 era. The three principles are: Shoki Hoko, Ritsugyo Boeki, and Shoji Komei. Shoki Hoko is their belief that they must be responsible to the societies that they do business in. Ritsugyo Boeki is their support of peaceful global relationships though business. Lastly, Shoji Komei states Mitsubishi’s dedication to integrity over profitability.
The division that is responsible for mini split A/C systems is technically titled Mitsubishi Electric. Mini splits are made and distributed by the cooling & heating subdivision of Mitsubishi Electric. Their official website is http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com .
Mitsubishi makes some of the most popular mini split air conditioner systems out there. They first started doing business in the USA all the way back in 1980. Mitsubishi Electric introduced their Mr. Slim line of products in 1982 and are still selling them. It is technically a heat pump not just a mini split ac but they are of a similar design and provide a similar functions. Heat pumps are more geared toward cold climates rather than hot climates because they provide heat as well as cooling. A mini split a/c will provide cooling only. Here is a video directly from Mitsubishi that goes into detail about how their Mr. Slim heat pump works. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QovhagNTyaE
They continued to expand their heat pump line in the 1990’s with the introduction of the
MXZ line. This was a product that was designed to heat more than one room. In fact you can use this product today to provide heating to up to eight total rooms.
Today Mitsubishi has many different options to choose from. They sell both indoor and outdoor units separately so you can create the solution that is best for your home. Mitsubishi Electric now has mini split ac only units as well as full heat pump systems.
Pioneer Mini Split Systems
The Pioneer mini split brand is owned by Parker Davis HVAC Systems is one of world’s many producers of heating and cooling products. This organization is one of the biggest providers of inexpensive ductless mini splits in the USA. They have been operating as Pioneer since 1995.
Pioneer has been set up to offer direct sales of a/c units to the overall population in North America. Their all-around prepared associates in the client administration and specialized help divisions are at your administration for any inquiries and to give a fine purchasing background to our customers.
Pioneer is often confused as being related to the Pioneer Electronics Corporation that is so well known for stereo equipment and other common electronics. They are not related at all. It’s easy to understand how someone could get confused but upon further investigation you will learn that they don’t even share a common history. Pioneer Electronics is a Japanese corporation and Parker Davis, the owner of the Pioneer mini split brand is headquartered in Miami.
Pioneer makes a few small-scale split units with 12,000 BTU option being one of them. A decent amount of Pioneer units have a heat pump so you can heat and cool your home with one unit. You can watch a review on one of the split units, the Pioneer Ductless Mini Split AC 12000btu here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xg0KODch9g
Pioneer brand heat pump systems come in a range of capabilities; from 9000BTU to 48000BTU per hour. They use an inverter setup with a multi-speed compressor, which helps with making higher efficiency levels. All Pioneer ductless mini splits include a wireless digital remote controller that allows users to easily select between the multiple operating modes. Also there is an automatic mode that allows for fully automatic function through the mini split computer.
One of Pioneer’s Newest Designs is the Pioneer WYS Series Ductless Wall Mount Mini Split System. It was engineered for unrivaled efficiency.
Check Out These Pioneer Mini Split Reviews
Fujitsu is a large Japanese conglomerate. In addition to mini splits, Fujitsu also manufactures many other electronic products including: servers, computer peripherals, and even automotive relays.
Way back in 1936, long before Fujitsu began manufacturing mini split air conditioners they got their start with making radios for the Japanese market. It wasn’t until 1971 that Fujitsu got into the A/C business. Today, their mini splits are distributed worldwide.
Fujitsu offers mini split systems that will work in up to eight rooms. These multi-split air conditioning systems can pair, ceiling cassettes or wall mount units with a single outdoor unit. Most Fujitsu air conditioners are made in either China or Thailand.
Senville is a Canadian company that is headquartered in Montreal. They have locations on both the East and West coasts in the United States. One of the things that people consistently compliment Senville on is how fast they ship out their mini split units. They are also known for having excellent customer service. It should be noted that while Senville is a North American company, all of their mini splits are manufactured in China.
Carrier Air Conditioning
Carrier is one of the most well known air conditioner manufacturers in the US. They are the oldest A/C company in the world because their founder, William Carrier, invented air conditioning! That was way back in 1902 but they are still going strong.
Mini split systems are a fairly new product for Carrier. They traditionally produced ducted A/C systems but have recently started manufacturing mini split systems. When you goto the official Carrier website you won’t find any listings for mini splits, however. Carrier exclusively refers to mini split systems by their proper name, Ductless Systems.
Daikin is one of the more recognizable names on this list of mini split manufacturers. They are arguably the largest air conditioning manufacturer in the world.
Daikin was founded in Japan in 1951. Since then they have expanded their operations to over 140 countries. They produce a wide variety of air conditioning systems including: mini splits, forced air systems, commercial, and industrial A/C.
Gree has been a mini split manufacturer for over 20 years. They are a Chinese company with a global presence and probably the largest ductless system manufacturer in the world.
Innova is an Italian A/C manufacturer that was founded in 2004. One of the key fundamental values at Innova is environmental friendliness. Their founder started the company to help make a positive impact on the environment.
One of the coolest things about Innova is that they actually manufacer their own mini splits at their factory in Storo, Italy. The vast majority of mini split manufacturers on this list are either based or manufactured in Asia.
Innova is really on the cutting edge of ductless technology. They recently introduced their Air Conditioner 2.0 which claims work without needing an onside unit!
MrCool is one of the fastest growing brands on our ultimate list of mini split manufacturers. They have really captured the hearts (and wallets) of the DIY crowd. They even recently introudced a mini split unit that is designed for the homeowner to install. This is the very fist mini split company to manufacture an A/C that doesn’t require professional installation. That means that the warranty still applies even for installations by non-licensed people.
Ideal-Air is an American company based outside Portland, OR. They have a fairly large dealer network across the USA. One of the benefits of purchasing a mini split from Ideal-Air is the US Based support that they offer. They claim to offer “best-in-class” customer support.
Ideal-Air sells both wall-mount and ceiling cassette units. Their largest ductless A/C is 48,000 BTU. Ideal-Air is a unique company because they don’t offer any traditional ducted systems. Even their commercial line is ductless.
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