- Rating of the best inverter split systems
- Best premium split systems
- Electrolux EACS/I-24HVI/N3
- Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-LN25VG / MUZ-LN25VG
- Daikin ATXS25K / ARXS25L
- anasonic CS/CU-XZ20TKEW
- Daikin ATX20K / ARX20K
- Advantages of
- Samsung AR18RSFHMWQNER
- Electrolux EACS/I-18HM/N3_15Y
- anasonic CS/CU-XZ25TKEW
- LG A09AW1
- Ballu BSAGI-24HN1_17Y
- The best inexpensive split systems
- Toshiba RAS-13BKVG-E / RAS-13BAVG-E
- Carrier 42UQV025M / 38UYV025M
- Advantages of
- Toshiba RAS-05BKVG-E / RAS-05BAVG-E
- LG P07SP
- Roda RS-AL09F / RU-AL09F
Split system with inverter is an air conditioner with an outdoor unit, used to create a suitable microclimate in the room. Unlike usual electric motors, the compressor with inverter does not turn on and off but works constantly, but only with different intensity, which allows you to smoothly regulate the capacity. It saves electricity consumption and ensures low noise. If you think about buying a split-system with a built-in inverter motor, then consider our top 15 models that stand out for their features and have positive feedback from users. This review was made on the basis of analysis of the split system specifications on the
Rating of the best inverter split systems
|Best split systems in the premium and mid-priced segment||1||Electrolux EACS/I-24HVI/N3||96 380€|
|2||Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-LN25VG / MUZ-LN25VG||85 000€|
|3||Daikin ATXS25K / ARXS25L||95 900€|
|5||Daikin ATX20K / ARX20K||56 900€|
|6||Samsung AR18RSFHMWQNER||49 990€|
|7||Electrolux EACS/I-18HM/N3_15Y||53 392€|
|9||LG A09AW1||61 990€|
|10||Ballu BSAGI-24HN1_17Y||67 868€|
|Best low cost split systems||1||Toshiba RAS-13BKVG-E / RAS-13BAVG-E||39 990€|
|2||Carrier 42UQV025M / 38UYV025M||33 900€|
|3||Toshiba RAS-05BKVG-E / RAS-05BAVG-E||32 665€|
|4||LG P07SP||29 405€|
|5||Roda RS-AL09F / RU-AL09F||20 400€|
Best premium split systems
Such products are distinguished by the presence of a variety of functions, display on the body, quality assembly, advanced features and interesting design. Their service life is usually longer, but the price is higher.
The first place belongs to the product of the Swedish company Electrolux. Split system is designed for large rooms and halls up to 80m². The outer unit, which has an inverter, makes noise at the level of 58 dB, but the inner unit works with a sound of 37 dB and can reduce this figure to 21 dB in night mode. The maximum voltage consumption of the inverter motor is 3.7 kW. In reviews, owners praise the air purification system, which eliminates bacteria, and with them the unpleasant smell in the room. The device has 6 stages of cleaning, it has its own auto-cleaning, air drying and Cold Plasma ionization.
We considered this split-system as the best because of its ability to function not only in summer, but also in winter. The inverter can circulate the refrigerant backwards to heat the room. Unlike most of the other air conditioners, which can be operated at the outside temperature of +5…-10 degrees, this split-system is allowed to use at the record -25º s.
- plasma air cleaning system;
- low noise level – 21 dB
- eliminates unpleasant odors;
- Can be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi.
- high cost;
- It is necessary to lay a separate line for power connection 3.7 kW.
Mitsubishi Electric MSZ-LN25VG / MUZ-LN25VG
In the second place is a Japanese air conditioner with inverter, which consumes 485-580 W for one hour of work. Split system can cool and heat up to 20 sq.m. Energy class A. Inverter motor operates quietly and the indoor unit emits noise at the level of 19-45 dB, which is liked by customers in the reviews. Built-in fan is capable of running at five speeds.
The split system is interesting because it has its own mobile app from the manufacturer, suitable for smartphones based on Android and iOS. Using the phone it is possible not only to turn on and off the inverter device remotely, but also to set various scenarios. For example, it is possible to program the periods of activity and temperature mode for each day of the week. There are also graphs of energy consumption in the program to control the rates. If the split system breaks down, it will diagnose itself and send error data over the network. Answer with recommendations from the manufacturer will come to you on the e-mail, which you indicate when registering the application.
- comes in four colors of the case;
- Can heat and cool;
- there are three cleaning stages;
- quiet indoor unit.
- high cost;
- Amateur design – in the form of two-section rectangular box
- No display on the case – you can understand its mode and status only via remote control or phone.
Daikin ATXS25K / ARXS25L
We gave the third place to the product from the company Daikin. The split-system comes with a usual remote control and has two screens to control the settings (one on the room module, the other on the remote control). Inverter motor consumes 620W in heating mode and 570W in cooling mode. The air conditioner is designed for an area of 20 sq.m. It can heat a room at -15 degrees outdoors. Inverter system generates maximal airflow 9.1 m³ per minute. It is possible to adjust the work of the fan by one of 4 positions. A deodorizing filter is installed to purify the air that passes through. Judging by the reviews, the owners like the settings memory function which makes the next start-up easier – the split-system will restore the last working mode.
Our experts liked the inverter model with the motion sensor. It monitors the presence of a person in the room and switches the motor to economy mode if no one is there. Sensor even reacts to a still person, so there is no error.
- There is a small display on the case;
- Can cool and heat;
- four speed fan;
- timer to turn on and off the inverter.
- high cost;
- The backlight on the remote control fades quickly;
- there is no humidification option;
- Is not connected to the wireless network.
And here is a wall-split-system with inverter from another Japanese company. “Panasonic makes a model with dimensions of 78x54x29 cm (indoor unit) and weighs 9 kg. The external unit with inverter motor weighs 30 kg. The maximum communication length between them can be 15m. The unit is capable of generating an airflow of up to 9.9 m³. In the reviews, the owners are glad that the inverter air conditioner is able not only to detect the presence of a person, but also to determine the number of users, as well as their activity.
We considered the inverter split-system as the best because of presence of sun light sensor Econavi. It is a patented system from Japanese company Panasonic that detects the amount of light in the room. For example, you set the temperature 23 degrees on the remote control, but on the cloudy day it can become cool, that is why the air conditioner will reduce the intensity of cooling. In sunny weather, when the rays enter the room through the window, the air can heat up faster, so the split system with an inverter will start working more intensively. This smart function will allow you to maintain the microclimate more accurately.
- It detects not only the presence of a person, but also the number of people in the room;
- has 3 fan speeds;
- Dehumidifies to 1.5 liters per hour;
- is able to self-diagnose.
- high cost;
- No allergen filter.
Daikin ATX20K / ARX20K
Japanese company Daikin offers an inverter model ARX20K with a power consumption of 520 W, relating to class A. A wall-mounted outdoor unit with an inverter weighs 26 kg, and a room module weighs only 7 kg. Capable of cooling at -10 º C outside temperature and heating at -15 º C outside temperature. The louvers allow you to adjust the direction of the air stream. Deodorizing filter absorbs unpleasant odors. Especially quiet mode with a volume of 19 dB for sleeping operation.
This inverter model experts considered the best value for money. It costs two times cheaper than the participants of the review mentioned above, but at the same time it is notable for high-grade assembling, which is confirmed by the users in their reviews. Indoor unit is manufactured in Daikin’s own factory in China. Outdoor unit with inverter manufactured in Czech factory. The plastic housing is better than that of the Chinese products. The air conditioner is time-tested and undemanding, as well as smooth operation.
- Modern design of the room unit;
- charcoal filter;
- convenient remote control;
- output 9.1 m³/min.
- Can be controlled via Wi-Fi, but you need to buy a communication module;
- No backlight on the remote control.
And here is a split-system from the Korean company Samsung. The air conditioner with an inverter can work for heating, cooling and just as a fan. Dehumidification mode removes excess moisture at a rate of 2 l/h. The equipment is able to conduct self-diagnosis and maintain the set temperature. In reviews, customers like the manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years. On the official website of the company “Samsung” assures that the estimated operating time of this inverter model is 10 years.
This split-system is notable for its high capacity. In cooling mode, the inverter unit is able to give up to 5000 watts, and in heating mode up to 6000 watts. At maximum speed, the unit generates up to 17.7 m³, which is one of the highest values. With such characteristics air conditioner brings the microclimate to the set mode very quickly. Another uniqueness of the inverter is that the distance between the outdoor and indoor unit is allowed up to 30 m. This allows you to install a unit with inverter motor on the roof or hide it on the side of the building so as not to spoil the view of the facade.
- There is a self-diagnostics;
- Can dehumidify up to 2 liters per hour;
- The timer of switching on is provided;
- 3-year warranty.
- spends 1390-1710 W per hour;
- Outdoor unit with an inverter weighs 40 kg – needs heavy-duty brackets.
Among conditioners with the inverter for wide spaces “Electrolux” offers EACS/I-18HM/N3_15Y. Split-system can function at the outside temperature up to -15. Distance between the inverter unit and the room module is allowed up to 25 m. Airflow at maximum reaches 13.3 m³/min. Allowed remote connection via smartphone. Many people are satisfied in the reviews that the split-system is designed for a large area up to 50 square meters. With 5270W heating and 5130W cooling output, the inverter unit operates without whistling. At these characteristics there is even a silent night mode with the noise level of 35 dB.
We paid attention to this inverter unit because of the efficient warm start. When you turn on the split system for heating, freon starts to circulate to absorb heat from the street and release it into the room, but the fan will start only when the radiator of the room unit is already warm. This eliminates the cold breeze at first and allows you to heat the room faster.
- The permissible length of communications is 25 m;
- No air whistle;
- There is a fine filter;
- fights odors effectively.
- weight of the module with the inverter is 45 kg;
- no display on the case;
- 1.5 kW per hour.
This split-system from Japanese brand belongs to energy efficiency class A+++. When you generate 10 m³ of air per minute, it consumes 520-710 watts. Installation of inverter unit and flow distribution module is allowed with the length of the communications up to 15 m. Noise level varies from 19 to 39 dB. The air conditioner has both a timer of switching on and a definite period after which the switching off takes place. It comes with a remote control with a large and clear screen. Reviews show that owners are satisfied with the quality air purification. The inverter unit eliminates extraneous odors, neutralizes allergens and fights bacteria.
Also this split-system is praised in reviews for a quick start. When you come in your apartment after a hot day you want to feel cool as soon as possible. The inverter with the compressor in this model are capable to start circulation of freon on the raised speeds that instantly lowers temperature of a given out stream.
- high quality stream cleaning;
- there is a motion sensor;
- Provides economy of electricity;
- relatively quiet operation.
- Wi-Fi control is optional – you will have to buy a module;
- Some people find it difficult to understand the remote control.
The Korean company LG offers a split-system with the cooling capacity of 2700 W and the heating power of 3500 W. The inverter equipment is able to maintain the set temperature, dehumidify the air, conduct self-diagnostics and go to the silent stage with a volume indicator of 22 dB. The speed of rotation of the fan and direction of the stream can be regulated from the remote control. You can set the time of switching on and off. In one hour of operation, the inverter uses up to 0.96 kW. In reviews, owners are pleased with the plasma filter, which covers about 50-60% of the flow, while other inverter units have this figure is 10-15%.
The uniqueness of this split-system consists in a non-trivial execution of the internal block. It has dimensions of 600×600 mm with a depth of 146 mm and is equipped with a picture on the front panel. Due to this the location of the air conditioner in the apartment is absolutely invisible and the body serves as a refined decoration of the interior. LG has gone further and given users the option to change the front panel pattern (printed on a printer), which is convenient for customizing designs or changing furnishings.
- The air distribution is based on the principle of 3D;
- Powered by Smart Inverter technology;
- has a fine filter;
- Is equipped with a plasma filter.
- the plastic of the body sometimes squeaks;
- Night mode is designed for 7 hours only;
- Some people do not like the remote control.
This air conditioner with inverter motor is one of the most powerful in the category. It provides 6500 watts for cooling and 6800 watts for heating. The split system is designed for an area of up to 73 m². At maximum output mode is 18.3 m³/min. The producer took care of the possibility to connect the equipment to Wi-Fi network, thus it is possible to control the microclimate from the telephone. The indoor unit is equipped with a screen on the casing to quickly estimate the number of degrees set and the operating mode. Split-system has self-diagnosis, prevents the formation of ice on the evaporator, remembers the settings.
Though it is undoubtedly one of the most powerful inverter climate systems, we have paid attention to it because of the warranty provided by the manufacturer. On the official site “Balu” the company promises an exclusive period of 5 years, which can compete with only a few other companies.
- connects to the Wi-Fi network;
- Stably works at outside temperatures down to -15 degrees;
- Has a plasma filter to clean the air;
- generates 18.3 m³ per minute.
- consumes 1880-1960 watts per hour;
- The weight of the outdoor unit with the inverter is 56 kg;
- The huge indoor unit 115x31x23 cm.
The best inexpensive split systems
Inverter air conditioners of a budget class have an economical electric motor, working with a variable frequency. But the functions here are less, and the assembly of the product can be done in China or other Asian countries, to save money.
Toshiba RAS-13BKVG-E / RAS-13BAVG-E
The first place in the category of relatively inexpensive split-systems is occupied by the model from the Japanese company “Toshiba”. Inverter air conditioner is intended for operation in the premises with the area up to 30 sq. m. The device is able to cool and heat. The user can set the temperature in the range of 17-30 degrees. For a minute at the maximum capacity the split-system blows out up to 10 m³ of air that the buyers like in the reviews. The fan of the indoor unit has 5 speeds. The inverter performs all the functions in the temperature outside up to -15 degrees. If you enter settings, the equipment will remember them and start from the last mode in case of shutdown or power supply problems.
We considered this split-system with inverter the best because of the possibility of installing in it the carbon-catechin filter. Inside the unit there are tea leaves, which are natural antioxidant and antiseptic. It helps you to have clean air in the room and less sick.
- Is able to automatically maintain the set temperature;
- There is self-diagnosis;
- Quiet night mode with noise level of 24 dB;
- five fan speeds.
- When heating it consumes up to 960W and when cooling it consumes 1130W;
- the outdoor unit vibrates a lot;
- A slight crackling sound can be heard from the inverter unit in the heating mode.
Carrier 42UQV025M / 38UYV025M
The conditioner from Carrier is attributed to class A power consumption and consumes 770-890 Wt/hour. Inverter unit is able to circulate refrigerant in both directions, so heating and cooling is available. Units are allowed to be located up to 25 meters away; Toshiba RAS-05BKVG-E. The equipment has a ventilation mode, self-diagnostics and can regulate the flow by means of a vane that can be set in one of 12 positions. Customers in the reviews like the fact that the product is not assembled in China but in Thailand, in the same factories as Toshiba products (it is clearly stated on the official site). The manufacturer also took care of the individual setting of the remote control, which does not allow other remote devices (from neighboring air conditioner) to influence the selected parameters.
This inverter split system leads in compact size. The internal block has a width of 74 cm, when the competitors have this indicator is 90-100 cm. In terms of width and height, the cabinet is made with dimensions of 25×21 cm, which is also smaller than counterparts by 4-5 cm in each direction. If you want a neat little air conditioner of the inverter type with productivity of 9.5 m³, not inferior to most analogues in terms of capacity, pay attention to this product.
- quality plastic;
- noiseless operation;
- An ergonomic remote control;
- 12 positions of flow regulation.
- the remote control does not have a backlight;
- no network control.
Toshiba RAS-05BKVG-E / RAS-05BAVG-E
And here is another model with an inverter from “Toshiba”, designed for rooms with an area of 15 m². Power consumption classifies the product as Class A and consumes 390-470 Watts per hour of operation. Maximum capacity is 8.5 m³ per minute. Inverter device is able to maintain automatically the set temperature, to work as a fan and not let the ice form. The reviews show that this inverter unit does not turn into fungus. After switching off, the automatic evaporator cleaning system starts, drying the moisture from the evaporator. This not only protects against bacteria but also promotes fresh odor.
This split-system is interesting with silent mode when the louvers move. When you set the function of gradual opening and closing of the damper to evenly distribute the cold flow across the room, the servo drive of other inverter air conditioners buzzes. Swing mode is silent here.
- automatically cleans the evaporator;
- Prevents the formation of ice;
- 5 fan speeds;
- Memorizes settings.
- the internal module squeaks when heating;
- remote control without backlight;
- No on-off timer (only off).
Korean brand produces relatively inexpensive split-systems with inverter compressor, among which LG P07SP. Power in cooling mode is 2050 watts, and in heating mode the indicator grows to 2500 watts. Maximum airflow reaches 9.8 m³/min. The air conditioner is able to maintain a constant temperature in the room and remove unnecessary moisture. R410A refrigerant is used for operation of the inverter unit. The fan rotates at 4 speeds. A user can regulate the flow direction by changing the louver position. Double-clean filter helps to kill germs. In reviews, customers are pleased with the dual-rotor inverter, which is usually installed on more expensive models.
The beauty of the product is that the manufacturer gives 10 years warranty on the inner inverter compressor. This is the most expensive part in a split system, so you don’t have to worry about costly repairs during this time.
- There is energy consumption monitoring;
- smart diagnostics works;
- Low noise level 19-33 dB;
- antibacterial filter.
- All other parts are covered by a 1 year warranty;
- Strong vibration in the outdoor unit with an inverter;
- When it is colder than -5 degrees, it is no longer possible to use the air conditioner for heating;
- horizontal shutter moves with characteristic whirring sound from motor.
Roda RS-AL09F / RU-AL09F
Rounding out the review is a product from the Roda brand. It is a German company, but its production facilities are located in China. But during the construction of split-system RS-AL09F the firm uses Japanese inverter motor that makes you have confidence in the reliability of the equipment. The model is designed to serve an area of up to 25 m², and its maximum capacity is 7.67 m³ per minute. If it is necessary to remove excess moisture, the air conditioner will do it at speed 0.8 l/h. The room unit weighs 8 kg, that’s why it is not difficult to mount it.
It is the most affordable inverter split system. Despite its budget price, this model has self-cleaning function, delays cold air until evaporator gets warm, night mode with 24dB volume. Also, here is implemented the function iFeel, which disables reading of temperature from the sensor in wall unit and transfers the equipment on reading the temperature values from the sensor located in remote control. It allows for a more accurate understanding of the microclimate (at the user level, not under the ceiling), which owners like in reviews.
- understandable remote control with display;
- digital temperature display on the body of the indoor unit;
- there is a fine filter;
- Anti-Cold-Air function.
- No plasma filter;
- The housing of the indoor unit cracks and buzzes;
- outdoor unit operates with the sound of an airplane.