In recent years there has been an ever-increasing demand for air conditioning installation in the UK. Between a combination of higher, more consistent temperatures and the fact that an air conditioning unit adds value to a property, it’s not surprising! This has been a big attraction for people who are keen to have a cool new perspective on life. Not only this but due to the increasing demand, companies have grown to meet these demands too. It has lead to certain brands and their units becoming particularly sought after across the globe. In this article, we will look at the best air conditioning units in the world and the differences between them.
Daikin is a prestigious air conditioning manufacturer that was founded in Osaka, Japan in 1924. They have the widest range of air conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation and system solutions available on the market.
In Japan, roughly 90% of households have air conditioning! After acquiring Goodman, an electrical manufacturer in 2012, they are well on their way to being the largest air conditioning manufacturer on the planet. They produce high-quality, highly-efficient air conditioning units. Daikin is also a pioneer for the invention of VRV – Variable Refrigerant Volume. This allows the user to individually control several air conditioning zones within the same property!
By maintaining a set of beliefs in only using the best components to create hard-working, reliable air conditioning units, Daikin has solidified themselves as a powerhouse of the cooling industry. This is also backed up by their game-changing invention of VRV. It shows that not only can Daikin talk the talk, but they definitely walk the walk too (some might even say leading the charge)!
Gree is a Chinese air conditioning manufacturer that, since it’s birth in 1991, has become the largest residential air conditioning manufacturer in the world. They were commissioned to provide air conditioning units for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Media Village and even the main stadium for the 2010 Africa World Cup.
Gree also prides themselves on reliability and producing specialist air conditioning solutions. With over 570 laboratories and 52 research centres, this is what has allowed them to become a main part of the air conditioning industry in a short amount of time.
Hitachi’s Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (RAC) division was started in 1944. So, as well as Daikin, Hitachi has been around quite a while now too. They were responsible for the development of the first room air conditioner in Japan in 1952. Since then they have grown substantially into a well-known part of the air conditioning industry. Hitachi has been widely regarded in the IT industry for the invention and production of various products and services. It is this recognition that allows them to constantly grow other aspects of their company such as air conditioning.
Carrier is an American air conditioning company established in 1915 by Willis Carrier. Willis Haviland Carrier is, in fact, the man responsible for the invention of modern air conditioning. He invented it all the way back in 1902 to solve an application problem at a printing plant in Brooklyn, New York. Without Mr Carrier, we wouldn’t have modern air conditioning that the industry has since grown into.
But it didn’t stop at merely inventing air conditioning! Carrier is still a big part of the air conditioning industry today. A very established company within America, it’s business has only expanded over time and they are producing and innovating air conditioning units all the time.
LG & Samsung
Although we have grouped Samsung & LG together they are indeed both air conditioning manufacturers in their own right. LG & Samsung are both household names when it comes to electrical devices. Many people associate these brand names with televisions and mobile phones.
However, LG’s air conditioning input began in 1958. At the time the company was known under the name ‘Goldstar’. They were responsible for the first residential air conditioning unit installed in Korea!
Whereas, Samsung has been producing air conditioners since 1980. When coupled with their massive growth and sales of televisions, mobile phones and other household appliances, this has allowed Samsung a large growth into the air conditioning industry and market too.
Both LG and Samsung operate on the basis of cost competitiveness. Although their units are reliable and fairly priced, by keeping production costs lower they are able to produce a far higher level of units. It is this that allowed LG to sell it’s 100th million air conditioning unit in 2008! They were the first air conditioning manufacturer to achieve this.
All of these manufacturers produce excellent air conditioning units. However, here at Direct Air Conditioning, it’s our opinion that Daikin is the best manufacturer.
With a focus on quality components and producing effective units that also look good in any setting, Daikin has maintained themselves as industry leaders for a lifetime and are still going strong. The invention of VRV also lets you, the consumer, know that they are at the forefront of advancements in air conditioning development. It is these reasons and many more that we primarily install Daikin air conditioning u its.
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