The first question that arises is what is the difference between split systems and air conditioners? At its core, a split system is a type of air conditioner, which has external and internal blocks. This is done in order to maximize the comfort of use due to the fact that the noisiest components are located in an outdoor unit located outdoors. Several indoor units can be connected to one outdoor unit, creating a multi-split system, but for home use, a system with one indoor unit is sufficient.

It is worth noting that modern split systems are increasingly equipped with an inverter compressor that can smoothly regulate the performance of the device and thus save energy. In our selection, inverter compressors for all split systems, except for the Electrolux and Toshiba models.

Electrolux EACS-18HFE / N3

  • Installation type: wall-mounted
  • Room area: 50 m2
  • Operating mode: cooling / heating
  • Air conditioner capacity: 18 BTU
  • Cooling power: 5270 W
  • Heating power: 5420 W
  • Energy class: А
  • The minimum noise level of the indoor unit: 30 dB

A split system from a well-known manufacturer of consumer electronics differs, judging by the feedback from users, in ease of control and a sufficient set of capabilities. The device from Electrolux operates in the modes of cooling and heating the room, and additionally has modes of dehumidification and ventilation of the room, as well as a night mode to create the most comfortable conditions for sleeping, including through quiet operation. So if no specific algorithms are required, then the Electrolux model will be a good choice for an apartment.

Hitachi RAK-35RXB / RAC-35WXB

  • Installation type: wall-mounted
  • Room area: –
  • Operating mode: cooling / heating
  • Air conditioner capacity: 12 BTU
  • Cooling power: 3500 W
  • Heating power: 4000 W
  • Energy class: А
  • The minimum noise level of the indoor unit: 22 dB

No less famous than Electrolux, a manufacturer of household appliances. The main advantages of the split-system model from Hitachi include a lower noise level of the indoor unit – it is almost a third quieter than that of the closest competitor from our selection, and among the five of Hitachi split-systems it is the quietest. True, such silence is achieved, including due to less power, but here it is up to you to choose – either the power or less noise during operation.

Panasonic CS / CU-BE50TKE

  • Installation type: wall-mounted
  • Room area: –
  • Operating mode: cooling / heating
  • Air conditioner capacity: 18 BTU
  • Cooling power: 5000 W
  • Heating power: 5400 W
  • Energy class: A +
  • The minimum noise level of the indoor unit: 34 dB

The famous brand offers not just a split-system, but a device that can be included in a “smart home” system, if you are building one or are going to create it in the future in your home. In addition to the usual remote control, the Panasonic model has the ability to work with a split system via a Wi-Fi connection, which should appeal to fans of modern technologies. Add good energy efficiency to this and you have a technological device that “thinks” about the environment.

Roda RS-AL18F / RU-AL18F

  • Installation type: wall-mounted
  • Room area: –
  • Operating mode: cooling / heating
  • Air conditioner capacity: 18 BTU
  • Cooling power: 5000 W
  • Heating power: 5100 W
  • Energy class: А
  • The minimum noise level of the indoor unit: 29 dB

A relatively budgetary option for a split system for those who need a basic set of functions and who are not ready to overpay for the big name of the manufacturer and the features that they will use from time to time. In terms of its characteristics, the device from Roda is not inferior to more eminent competitors, which makes the model a good choice for those who count money and are not ready to give a large sum for a device that differs only in a more popular brand.

Toshiba RAS-18U2KHS-EE / RAS-18U2AHS-EE

  • Installation type: wall-mounted
  • Room area: 53 m2
  • Operating mode: cooling / heating
  • Air conditioner capacity: 18 BTU
  • Cooling power: 5300 W
  • Heating power: 5600 W
  • Energy class: А
  • Indoor unit noise level: 33 dB

The most powerful split system in our selection is suitable for those who need to cool or warm a large room. For the Toshiba model it will not be difficult to do this, but you will have to pay for it both directly and in a portable one – with a lower energy consumption class and increased noise of the indoor unit – in the sense. If this is not a problem for you, and the characteristics of the device do not seem excessive to you, then this model is worth paying attention to.

In general, a modern split system requires sufficient power (usually at the rate of 1 kW per 10 sq. M) and a low noise level (25-30 dB is considered optimal, but much depends on the specific model). The rest of the characteristics and additional features should already be selected based on your financial capabilities and specific needs.

By the way, if you don’t buy an air conditioner just because you are afraid to catch a cold under it, here are some tips on how to avoid such consequences. And if you don’t want to get involved with the capital installation of split systems, consider mobile models – we also talked about them.

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