SAMSUNG AQV Heat Pump
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Overview of the AQV
The Samsung AQV heat pump series is no longer produced by the company; the most recent userís manual lists the year of manufacture as 2008. This series features wall-mounted, mini-split air conditioner/heat pumps that have been popular in Europe for some time and are becoming more common in the United States. Both stylish and practical, these particular units are sleekly designed for an aesthetic look and contain coatings and filters designed to remove allergens from the air. The series uses R22 refrigerant, or Freon, which is no longer allowed in the U.S. in new HVAC systems. The heat pump has an energy efficiency rating (EER) of 9.47.
Consumer Reviews of the SAMSUNG AQV
Date created: 2015-01-11
Name: J. Stymest
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
"AQV24JAX Nothing but problems"
This heat pump has had so many problems, the dealer stopped selling and installing them and Samsung will not do anything to solve the problems.
Date created: 2013-11-19
Location: Aylesford, Nova Scotia
"Piece of Junk"
Agree with other review. Nothing but problems.
Date created: 2011-06-11
Name: T. George
Good heat pump.
Other AQV Reviews
A customer writes to hvac-talk.com about a problem in getting his Samsung mini-split heat pump systemís compressor to operate correctly. The experts that respond disagree about how to handle the problem; one contractor recommends reading the instruction manual or calling the 1-800 number to ask for assistance from Samsung.
A potential Samsung mini-split buyer asks for help on justanswer.com. He is concerned that his existing coolant lines will be the incorrect size for his new heat pump unit. The customer's installer is hesitating in providing the information. The online expert responds that the customer must insist on finding out the model number and the correct line size, as the old lines are probably wrong and could cause future operational problems.
A homeowner poses a question on gardenweb.com about various brands of mini-split systems and their value. One responder mentions that Samsung is a good brand; another installer mentions that he has had problems with a Samsung unitís compressor and the manufacturerís service on defective parts.
SAMSUNG AQV Model Numbers
The AQV is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
|Model Number||SEER / HSPF||BTUs per Hour|
|AQV09NSDX||19 / 9.5||0|
|AQV12NSDX||18 / 8.5||0|
Samsung provides a comprehensive warranty for the AQV heat pump for one year. The compressor is covered for five years. The warranty card must be filled out and returned, and the owner should retain the original sales receipt.