Learn how Daikin’s single zone mini split heat pumps stack up to the competition
If you’re looking at installing a heat pump in your home, then you already know about all of the benefits they can provide homeowners. Notably, the cost savings and consistent home comfort they provide year-round.
As you research which heat pump system is right for your home, you are also likely wondering which heat pump brand you should choose. The truth is that there is a wide range of heat pump manufacturers available to choose from, some higher quality than others.
When it comes to mini-split systems, Daikin, as well as a few select competitive brands, are widely regarded as the top brands in terms of quality and durability. However, while some models may have certain features that have an edge over other manufacturers, it’s important to compare the models and features that meet your needs and budget.
The leading HVAC blog, Pick Hvac, conducted a comparison of the top mini split brands using single zone mini split heat pump models. Below, we outline their comparison chart and highlight some of the key areas where Daikin’s single zone heat pump came out on top.
Mini Split Heat Pump Comparison Chart
In their comparison, Daikin came out on top as the brand with “the most to offer” according to the reviewers. See the comparison chart below.
|Cooling efficiency||23 SEER||23.1 SEER||22 SEER||21.5 SEER|
|Heating efficiency||12.5 HSPF||12.5 HSPF||11 HSPF||11 HSPF|
|Max. outdoor/Indoor noise||49dB / 45dB||49dB /34dB||49dB / 43dB||45dB / 39dB|
|Warranty||12 years compressor
|12 years compressor
& 10 years parts
|10 years compressor
|7 years compressor
& 5 years parts
|Additional features||4-speed fan||5-speed fan||4-speed fan||6-speed|
|Fan auto-variable||Fan auto-variable||Fan auto-variable||Fan auto-variable|
|Wireless remote||Wireless remote||Wireless remote||Wireless remote|
|1-week timer||24-hour timer||24-hour timer||24-hour timer|
|Washable filters||Anti-allergy filter (washable)||Washable filter||Washable filters|
|Occupancy sensor||Occupancy sensor (option)|
Check out the entire review article here.
In Atlantic Canada, a strong requirement for most homeowners is that their heat pump performs well in the cold winter months to effectively help them save on their monthly heating bill. When evaluating which heat pump is right for your home, be sure to look at the heat pump’s HSPF rating, as it is the metric used to measure a heat pump’s heating efficiency. You should also consider each heat pump’s BTU output, the unit which measures the amount of thermal energy produced. In this comparison, the Daikin model is among the leaders in both categories, making it a great choice to heat your home during the cold winter months.
The brand of heat pump you choose is an important consideration as it is a significant investment and will play a central role in your home heating for many years to come. With longevity in mind, you should consider a heat pump that will not only run efficiently and efficiently for years but one that has a strong warranty program in case you require part replacements down the road.
As you can see from the comparison chart above, Daikin’s manufacturer warranty is the longest among the major heat pump brands—nearly twice as long as the warranty of the Competitor 3’s model. A comprehensive warranty program is also a sign that the manufacturer has confidence that their product is built with longevity in mind.
An important feature to highlight that comes standard on many Daikin models (including the one outlined in the comparison), is the occupancy sensor. This feature allows the indoor unit to detect if someone is in the room. If not, the heat pump will automatically go into power-saving mode to conserve energy (and possibly save you on your energy bill in the long term).
See The Daikin Models Available To You
The comparison above outlined only one of Daikin’s heat pump models but is a great showcase of the advantage that Daikin has over other leading brands. Download the Daikin Product Catalogue to browse heat pump models for single and multi-zone mini split systems, along with ductless and ducted systems.