Review of the best according to the editorial board. About selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Cassette air conditioners belong to the category of split systems of two units, but the indoor module is not placed on the wall, but in the suspended ceiling, where only the decorative grille is visible from the outside. This allows the cold flow to be discreetly and evenly distributed in four directions at once and replaces the efficiency of several wall-mounted air conditioners. Climate control equipment of cassette type is practical for spacious offices, halls, halls, shops and shopping centers with an area of 30 to 100 m2, but it is recommended to install it only in buildings with flows of 3 m. If you are thinking about purchasing such an air conditioner, then our review of the best cassette models will help you understand the advantages and disadvantages in order to choose the right product for the price and characteristics.
- Rating of the best cassette air conditioners
- Daikin FCAG60B / RXM60N9
- IGC ICM-24H / U
- Electrolux EACC-24H
- Hyundai H-ALT3-36H
- Timberk AC TIM 36LC ST1
- Ballu BLC_C-24HN1
- Panasonic S-F18DB4E5 / U-B18DBE5
- Royal Clima CO-4C18HN
- NeoClima NS / NU-18B5
- Dahatsu DH-CS18A
Rating of the best cassette air conditioners
When compiling a list of the best cassette air conditioners, we took into account the possibility of split systems not only to cool, but also to heat the room, the estimated area of the serviced room, built-in modes, noise level and ease of control. Owner reviews and product ratings in large retail chains also helped to highlight the best models. The ranking of nominations is based on product analysis data on the project https://rankquality.com/split-system-air-conditioners/.
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best cassette air conditioners||1||Daikin FCAG60B / RXM60N9||178 670 rub.|
|2||IGC ICM-24H / U||124,000 rubles.|
|3||Electrolux EACC-24H||RUB 130,300|
|4||Hyundai H-ALT3-36H||RUB 90,411|
|5||Timberk AC TIM 36LC ST1||RUB 64 630|
|6||Ballu BLC_C-24HN1||77,000 rubles.|
|7||Panasonic S-F18DB4E5 / U-B18DBE5||RUB 60,000|
|8||Royal Clima CO-4C18HN||RUB 48 190|
|9||NeoClima NS / NU-18B5||RUB 47,999|
|10||Dahatsu DH-CS18A||RUB 46,997|
Daikin FCAG60B / RXM60N9
In the first place is the Daikin cassette air conditioner, which works to generate heat and cold. The split system is designed for premises up to 57 m², therefore it is suitable for large sales areas, exhibition centers, car dealerships. The outdoor unit weighs 50 kg and is equipped with an inverter motor to increase performance and help save energy. The model belongs to the A ++ energy efficiency class. Users in the reviews like that you can turn on the device for heating the room at an outdoor temperature of up to -21 degrees. The heat exchanger in the cassette unit has an anti-corrosion coating, so it retains its integrity longer than others, despite frequent exposure to a humid environment.
The internal block has dimensions of 84×84 cm, which will require a suspended ceiling with remote suspension rods to accommodate a large body. But thanks to this, the height of the cassette split system is only 20 cm (for most others, 25-35 cm). Considering the high power of the HVAC equipment, such a thin case makes it the best for installation in rooms where the ceiling height is only 2.7 m. There is also one of the lightest indoor units with a weight of 19 kg.
- 3-year manufacturer's warranty;
- inconspicuous front panel;
- there is a swinging function of the flaps for even distribution of the flow;
- inverter motor saves energy.
- high price;
- hums louder than other models;
- non-standard dimensions are more difficult to place between the rods above the suspended ceiling;
- electrical wiring with a cross-section of 4 mm² and more is required.
IGC ICM-24H / U
In second place is another cassette model for spacious halls and sales areas, designed for an area of up to 70 m². The cassette device blows out up to 2700 m³ of air per hour, providing the room with the required climate. The installation works at 360º. The product is supplied with a remote control with a display, which increases the convenience of control. You can adjust the temperature in the room from 16 to 30 degrees. It will be possible to use cassette equipment as a heater until the thermometer on the street drops below -7 ° C. In the reviews, buyers are satisfied with the allowed maximum track length of 25 m, which allows hiding the unit with the motor not on the front side. The difference in height between the cassette device and the inverter is admissible up to 15 m.
Our experts considered the cassette type air conditioner to be the best in terms of heat exchanger reliability. Its metal tubes constantly experience temperature changes, from which they expand and contract. Such movement in other models eventually leads to cracks and freon leakage. In this split system, the tubes have internal ribbing, which increases their strength and resistance to deformation.
- there is a self-diagnosis;
- air flow distribution at 360 degrees;
- built-in drainage pump;
- the length of the route is 25 m.
- high price;
- loud internal cassette unit 48 dB;
- for the outdoor unit with a motor, powerful brackets are needed due to the weight of 50 kg.
The next cassette model for 70 m² is Electrolux EACC-24H. The cooling and heating power is the same here and amounts to 7500 W. The manufacturer has endowed the equipment with sensitive sensors that detect freon leakage. When this happens, you will know about the breakdown by a triggered alarm, and not after an increase in the temperature in the room. The electrical part of the air conditioner is protected from voltage surges, which consumers like in reviews. Any deviation from the preset mode is accompanied by a flashing display and a sound signal. In the event of a malfunction, the system turns off automatically to prevent deterioration of the situation, and a self-test starts.
This cassette split system is characterized by stable operation with a track length of 30 m. If such a characteristic is declared for other models, but is not desirable, then the air conditioner functions perfectly here even with the maximum distance of the modules from each other. If you have a very spacious building, and it is impossible to take out the motor unit on the roof, then with the Electrolux EACC-24H it will be easier to place it on the side wall, and not on the facade.
- remote control with backlight;
- three fan speeds;
- protection against voltage drop and refrigerant leakage;
- self-diagnosis and emergency operation in case of malfunction.
- high price;
- the indoor unit weighs 28 kg;
- high power consumption 2.1-2.3 kW;
- loud work 43-52 dB.
Korean split-system of cassette type H-ALT3-36H is designed to work in rooms with an area of 70-100 m². When cooled, the generated power reaches 10,500 watts, and when heated – 12,000 watts. The dimensions of the cassette unit are 83x83x29 cm. It operates with a volume of 43 dB. Safe R410a freon is used for refueling, which buyers like in reviews. The capacity of the air conditioner is regulated by three fan speeds and is 1400/1600/1800 m³ / h. You can set the louver to wiggle or shut off one side to better control the discharged air flow.
This cassette air conditioner has a Super mode that starts the compressor motor at full power. At the same time, the fan rotates at maximum speed and the blinds open to their full width. This allows you to get a stream of coolness literally a few seconds after the start.
- automatic restart after power supply resumption;
- function of removing excess moisture from the room;
- ventilation only start mode;
- can be operated in winter down to -17 degrees.
- heavy internal cassette unit 37 kg;
- small screen on the remote control;
- high power consumption 3.4-3.7 kW / h;
- normal motor (not inverter).
Timberk AC TIM 36LC ST1
The Timberk product operates at a capacity of 1600 m³ / h and produces a heating / cooling capacity of 3600/3800 watts. The electrical part of the air conditioner needs to be connected to a three-phase network of 380 V. Outside, a decorative panel protrudes 50 mm from the ceiling. The total depth of the cassette device is 28.5 cm. The device is capable of operating for dehumidification or ventilation while maintaining the set temperature. The drainage pump removes condensate and removes it outside, preventing the evaporator from freezing with ice. The control board unit is made in a fireproof style of metal, which the masters like in the reviews.
The cassette air conditioner is notable for the possibility of supply ventilation. Most air conditioners simply circulate room air, filter it and cool it down. This model is able to draw fresh air from the street, adding it to the stream and giving it the right temperature. This makes breathing easier and helps kill germs. We especially recommend looking at this air conditioner for those who have few opening windows in the room in order to perform ventilation.
- built-in protection against condensate leaks;
- compact decorative panel;
- the drainage pump raises the liquid to a height of 80 cm;
- durable copper tubes.
- small screen of the remote control;
- Requires 380 V connection;
- huge outdoor block 1070x995x400 mm.
The power of the split-system of cassette configuration is 7.2 kW, which is enough to service a room with an area of up to 72 m². The device is capable of ventilating, cooling, dehumidifying and heating the space. Control is carried out from the remote control, which is equipped with an informative screen and 16 buttons. A winter kit is installed inside the outdoor unit, allowing the operation of equipment at a temperature of -15 degrees. The drainage pump is capable of raising condensate to a height of 1.2 m. The timer allows you to set the delayed start or end time. Most buyers in the reviews like that the cassette system uses compressors from a Japanese manufacturer, which extend the life of the HVAC equipment.
This cassette system has a permitted track length of up to 50 m. This characteristic allows you to hide a noisy motor unit far to the back side of the building and place the cassette module in the ceiling on the opposite side. The product is relevant for educational institutions and administrative institutions with a large number of offices and classrooms, separated by a corridor in the middle. At the same time, the facade of the building will remain clean, without piling up blocks with fans.
- informative remote control;
- can function for heating at outdoor temperatures up to -15 ° С;
- built-in drainage pump;
- let's say a mixture of fresh air.
- assembly of goods in China;
- 1 year warranty;
- the decorative panel is only beige;
- no night mode.
Panasonic S-F18DB4E5 / U-B18DBE5
The Panasonic cooling and heating cassette is designed for an area of 50 m² and produces 1200 m³ / h of air in both modes. The sound pressure of the indoor unit is 32-35 dBA. The dimensions of the cassette module 84x84x24 cm make it easier to place the air conditioner between the suspended ceiling and the ceiling than higher units by 28-30 cm. With a maximum power of 5.6 kW / h, the average annual electricity consumption reaches 860 kW. But the compressor is not inverter here. The length of the route is allowed up to 20 m without losing the functionality of the climatic cassette device and refueling. The owners in the reviews praise the Super Alleru-buster anti-mold filter, with which allergy sufferers breathe better.
The cassette climatic equipment from the Japanese manufacturer impresses with its reliability and unpretentiousness. Panasonic is also confident in the quality of its air conditioners, so it issues a 5-year warranty on them. With such a warranty card, you will be calmer giving money for it.
- safe refrigerant R410a;
- connection to a household single-phase 220 V network;
- cassette module height 24 cm;
- built-in anti-mildew air filter.
- non-inverter compressor;
- heavy outdoor unit 57 kg;
- can not be used at outdoor temperatures below -10 degrees.
Royal Clima CO-4C18HN
The Royal Clima brand offers a cassette split system CO-4C18HN, designed for an area of 50 m². The climatic apparatus is capable of heating and cooling the room. The air conditioner generates 15 m³ of air per minute, while consuming 1.8 kW. If the electricity is cut off, after the resumption of supply, the device will start on its own and return to the last mode. The decorative panel, consisting of 4 smaller squares with grilles, retains dust better, which the owners like in the reviews.
The cassette ceiling air conditioner is suitable for those who have already installed a suspended ceiling with standard cells of 600×600 mm. Most of the models described above require an extended arrangement of rods with hooks for hanging the bearing rails, since their body dimensions are 840×840 mm. Here, the dimensions of the cassette module are 615×615 mm, so it can easily fit into a standard cell – you will not need to remove the interfering rods behind the false ceiling in another place. Due to the ease of installation in an existing suspended ceiling, the product is recognized as the best.
- connection to a household single-phase network;
- 3 year warranty;
- automatic restart after turning off the light;
- economical energy consumption.
- without inverter technology;
- the difference in height between the parts of the split system is only 10 m.
NeoClima NS / NU-18B5
The air conditioner has a rotary compressor and performs heating and cooling with an output of 5300-5900 W. At the same time, the cassette device consumes 1.9 kW from the mains. The starting current is 45 A, after which the device goes into economy mode at 7.35 A. The compressor is endowed with built-in thermal protection. Indoor and outdoor system is made with 4 rows of heat exchanger to improve heat intake and release. The fan of the cassette unit can be started at one of 4 rotation speeds with an indicator of 550/650/790 and 890 rpm.
The air conditioner is notable for the accelerated movement of the refrigerant, which is confirmed by the masters in the reviews. Copper communications in the cassette device are equipped with special grooves on the inner walls, which increases the gas flow rate by 30-50% compared to smooth pipes. Thanks to this technology, freon performs heat exchange better, and the user feels the desired temperature faster.
- works on the technology of three-dimensional air distribution;
- there is a self-diagnosis;
- timer for delayed start;
- automatic reclosing.
- cassette body height 27.5 cm;
- the module under the ceiling buzzes with sound up to 48 dB.
The review is completed by an air conditioner with a cassette ceiling unit DH-CS18A from Dahatsu. This device has a capacity of 5.3-5.8 kW and produces from 630 to 900 m³ of air per hour. This is sufficient for a 36 m² room. The split system has an automatic flow distribution function, a timer and a coarse filter. The set comes with a wireless remote control. Wide-angle louvers provide 360º airflow. If the evaporator or condenser is covered with frost, the system will remove it by itself. Judging by the reviews, it takes only 15 minutes for the air conditioner to completely change the temperature in a 35 m² room.
We have rated this cassette model as one of the quietest in the category. She has a built-in night mode, carried out with a sound of 32 dB. This is one of the smallest indicators. Such a climatic device will be relevant for home use in a spacious hall or in an office where employees work mentally and silence is required.
- improved design;
- there is an opportunity to program a timer;
- remembers the entered settings;
- dehumidification mode;
- defrosting function.
- very soft buttons on the remote control – sometimes it is not clear whether he pressed it or not.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.