Haier is a Chinese company that began as a refrigerator factory in 1984. It operates its headquarters in Qingdao, China, where it designs household appliances to sell around the world. In 2017, it was named the top air conditioner manufacturer in North America by Euromonitor. Additionally, the World Brand Lab named Haier as one of the World’s 500 Most Influential Brands in 2017.
What are the 10 Best Air Conditioners?
Haier sells three types of air conditioners: ductless systems, portable air conditioners and window units. If you live in a small space or have an attic or shed that gets warm in the summer, you might benefit from a ductless or portable air conditioner. A ductless air conditioner attaches directly to the wall and operates without having to install ductwork in your home.
Haier’s ductless air conditioners are divided into single-zone and multi-zone units. A single-zone air conditioner has enough power to cool one room. A multi-zone air conditioner can cool up to two rooms comfortably. Both run off of a single compressor located outside the home.
Haier air conditioner series and models
When searching for an air conditioner, it’s essential to understand not only the available models but what to expect in terms of pricing, warranties and reviews.
Haier has many options for home or business owners looking to cool up to 1,000 square feet. Most of Haier’s wall-mounted air conditioners operate with a mini split-system that requires nothing more than a quick installation.
When shopping for a new ductless air conditioner, consider the efficiency of the unit. Like larger air conditioners, the energy efficiency of a ductless system is measured by the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating. The higher the rating, the better the efficiency. Minimum SEER requirements – 13 in the Northwest and 14 in the South — depend on the regional climate where you live
Typically, the higher the efficiency, the higher the cost. When choosing an air conditioner, keep in mind that your energy savings may counteract the upfront cost. Haier’s ductless units start at 16 SEER and go up to 28 SEER. Many are also ENERGY STAR Qualified.
Single-zone ductless air conditioners
Haier’s single-zone ductless units include the Tempo Series and the Arctic Series.
The Tempo Series is Haier’s most affordable ductless unit and uses electricity to connect its single compressor outside the home to the wall-mounted indoor unit. However, it also has the lowest efficiency at 16 SEER. Several models in this series run on between 9,000 and 24,000 BTUh. A Tempo Series unit could work in an area with a mild climate.
Two of the models, the 18TE and the 24TE, can connect to Wi-Fi for phone-operated control. The outdoor units range in size from 21 1/4 x 30 11/1 x 9 5/8 inches to 30 x 36 3/16 x 15 1/8 inches and have a net weight of between 58.4 and 112.5 pounds. Additionally, the indoor units range in size from 11 7/16 x 34 x 7 7/8 inches to 13 3/16 x 44 5/16 x 9 7/16 inches and have a net weight of between 19.9 and 30.9 pounds.
The Arctic Series brings even more power and is the most energy-efficient single-zone air conditioner Haier offers, going up to 28 SEER. This electric unit could work for a region with more extreme weather. All three models in this series connect to Wi-Fi and have a cooling capacity of between 9,000 and 19,000 BTUh.
The outdoor unit’s size is between 24 3/16 x 32 5/16 x 13 5/16 inches and 30 x 36 3/16 x 15 1/8 inches and has a net weight between 84.9 and 126.8 pounds. The indoor unit that you mount on the wall is between 12 1/4 x 35 7/16 x 8 1/4 inches and 13 1/4 x 43 7/8 x 9 9/16 inches and has a net weight between 25.3 and 37.5 pounds.
Multi-zone ductless air conditioners
The multi-zone ductless options are the FlexFit Multi Series, the Arctic Multi Series and the MRV-S Series. All allow you to program multiple spaces within a home or office at different temperatures.
FlexFit Multi Series
The FlexFit Multi Series includes 14 types of indoor units and two to four types of outdoor units. You can operate between two and four indoor units simultaneously with this series. Each wall-mounted indoor unit uses between 7,000 and 22,000 BTUh and is sized between 11 x 33 5/8 x 8 1/16 inches and 13 1/4 x 43 7/8 x 9 9/16 inches. The outdoor unit is sized between 21 1/4 x 30 3/4 x 9 5/8 inches and 38 x 37 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches.
Arctic Multi Series
The Arctic Multi Series offers the same performance as the single-zone Arctic Series but in up to three separate spaces. It’s the most efficient Haier unit with a SEER rating that goes up to 28. The indoor unit uses between 7,000 and 19,000 BTUh and is sized between 12 1/4 x 35 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches and 14 3/8 x 43 7/8 x 9 5/8 inches. The outdoor unit is sized between 33 1/8 x 37 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches and 33 1/8 x 37 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches.
The MRV-S Series allows for cooling up to nine individual spaces on separate floors. This series could be the right fit for a larger home or office building. These units offer up to 16 SEER. The indoor wall-mounted units operate using between 7,000 and 30,000 BTUh and are sized between 11 x 33.7 x 7.9 inches and 14.4 x 51.8 x 10.6 inches. The outdoor units use between 7,000 and 36,000 BTUh and are sized at 52 3/4 x 37 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches and have a net weight of between 247 and 254 pounds.
Haier air conditioner pricing
Haier’s portable air conditioners range from $339 to $649, while its window units start at $169 and increase to $759. Prices can vary based on installation costs and factors such as the size of your home and the unit you choose.
Care and maintenance
To maintain your Haier ductless air conditioner, wipe it with a cloth that is dry and clean. Haier recommends you clean the filter every two to three months. The company also recommends hiring an HVAC professional to perform necessary maintenance on your unit every year.
Haier air conditioner warranties
You can receive a 10-year limited warranty on compressor and parts if you register your unit within 60 days of installation. If you fail to register, the warranty drops to five years.