The best Chinese air conditioners in 2022

Goods from Chi­na, includ­ing expen­sive house­hold appli­ances, do not cause rejec­tion among buy­ers, as in pre­vi­ous years. KP tells how to choose the best Chi­nese air con­di­tion­er for your home in 2022
The best Chinese air conditioners in 2022
The best Chi­nese air con­di­tion­ers. Pho­to: globallookpress.com

The home air con­di­tion­er has quick­ly evolved from a lux­u­ry item to an essen­tial device. This is due to the gen­er­al warm­ing of the cli­mate and the desire for com­fort that has awak­ened in peo­ple. Many man­u­fac­tur­ers offer their prod­ucts and not the last place among them is occu­pied by com­pa­nies from Chi­na.

It is wide­ly believed that all house­hold appli­ances of any com­pa­ny in the world, includ­ing air con­di­tion­ers, are made in Chi­na. But there are also com­pa­nies from the Celes­tial Empire that pro­duce their own brands that are not infe­ri­or, and often supe­ri­or in terms of price and qual­i­ty to mod­els of emi­nent giants. The edi­tors of the KP have researched the mar­ket for air con­di­tion­ers from Chi­nese man­u­fac­tur­ers and offer read­ers their review.

Top 11 Best Chinese Air Conditioners in 2022 According to KP

1. Gree GWH09AAA-K3NNA2A

Gree GWH09AAA-K3NNA2A.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Gree GWH09AAA-K3NNA2A. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Gree com­fort class air con­di­tion­ers have gained a good rep­u­ta­tion in the Russ­ian mar­ket.



The reli­able and pow­er­ful Gree GWH09 unit is equipped with a mul­ti-stage fan and auto­mat­ic shut­ters. This design pro­vides cool­ness in the room with­out drafts. Split sys­tem — with remote con­trol, on and off timer, adjust­ment of the strength and direc­tion of the air flow. Antibac­te­r­i­al deodor­iz­ing fil­ter puri­fies the air from dust and harm­ful microor­gan­isms.

The indoor unit is self-clean­ing, the out­door unit is equipped with an anti-icing sys­tem. The device car­ries out self-diag­nos­tics and auto­mat­i­cal­ly main­tains the set tem­per­a­ture in the room. Whis­per lev­el noise is even low­er in night mode.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.794 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 40 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 698x250x185mm

Pros and cons

Strong air­flow, low noise
Remote with­out back­light, no mounts for exter­nal unit includ­ed

2. AUX ASW-H12B4/LK-700R1

AUX ASW-H12B4/LK-700R1.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
AUX ASW-H12B4/LK-700R1. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The pow­er­ful device works in the modes of cool­ing and heat­ing. The air flow rate is con­trolled from min­i­mum to Tur­bo mode. The air con­di­tion­er is equipped with an iFeel sys­tem that mon­i­tors the ambi­ent tem­per­a­ture at the loca­tion where the wire­less remote con­trol is locat­ed. It is in it that the tem­per­a­ture sen­sor is hid­den, and the micro­proces­sor trans­mits infor­ma­tion and con­trol com­mands to the indoor unit of the split sys­tem.

Air shut­ters move in ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal planes. The built-in biofil­ter reli­ably cleans the air from dust, aller­gens and microor­gan­isms. In night mode, the oper­a­tion of the fan is almost silent. Switch­ing on and off is con­trolled by a timer.

Technical specifications

Room area 30 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 12 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 1.1 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 36 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 800x300x197 mm

Pros and cons

Biofil­ter, pro­tec­tion of valves on the out­door unit
Non-invert­er pow­er cir­cuit, large dimen­sions of the indoor unit
Invert­er split sys­tems

Choos­ing an air con­di­tion­er that can main­tain a con­stant indoor tem­per­a­ture in sum­mer

3. Dahatsu DHP09

Dahatsu DHP09.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Dahat­su DHP09. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Pre­cise main­te­nance of the set air tem­per­a­ture is pos­si­ble thanks to a heat exchang­er with a Gold­en Fin type coat­ing: the alu­minum fins of the radi­a­tor are pro­tect­ed from cor­ro­sion by sprayed gold, which main­tains a high heat trans­fer coef­fi­cient. The indoor unit works very qui­et­ly, in the night mode it is not audi­ble at all. The white plas­tic of the case does not turn yel­low over time from solar ultra­vi­o­let radi­a­tion.

The air is puri­fied by sev­er­al fil­ters: the usu­al anti-dust, car­bon, absorb­ing odors, and a fil­ter that enrich­es the air with vit­a­min C. This is a strong antiox­i­dant that has a pos­i­tive effect on the immune sys­tem and gen­er­al well-being of res­i­dents. The remote con­trol is equipped with an air tem­per­a­ture sen­sor, its read­ings are trans­mit­ted to the iFeel sys­tem.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.86 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 34 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 715x250x188mm

Pros and cons

Cool­ing and heat­ing modes, attrac­tive design
No invert­er in the pow­er sup­ply, short pow­er cord

4. Daichi A25AVQ1/A25FV1_UNL

Daichi A25AVQ1/A25FV1_UNL.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Daichi A25AVQ1/A25FV1_UNL. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Inno­v­a­tive air con­di­tion­er with Wi-Fi con­nec­tion and con­trol via smart­phone app. The price includes a per­pet­u­al sub­scrip­tion to the Daichi cloud ser­vice, which is acti­vat­ed by scan­ning the QR code on the inside of the enve­lope with the user man­u­al. With­out Wi-Fi, the unit will not turn on.

The deliv­ery set also includes a reg­u­lar remote con­trol, from which it is pos­si­ble to change the speed and direc­tion of the air flow, switch night and day modes of oper­a­tion, set the time to turn on and off by timer. The air tem­per­a­ture is auto­mat­i­cal­ly main­tained, the exter­nal block is defrost­ed, the inter­nal block is self-cleaned.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.78 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 35 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 708x263x190 mm

Pros and cons

Low noise, Wi-Fi con­trol
Unin­for­ma­tive remote con­trol, the air con­di­tion­er only works when con­nect­ed to the Inter­net

5.Hisense AS-09UR4SYDDB1G

Hisense AS-09UR4SYDDB1G.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Hisense AS-09UR4SYDDB1G. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The invert­er pow­er cir­cuit pro­vides this mod­el with ener­gy effi­cien­cy class A. The air clean­ing sys­tem con­sists of a high-lev­el ULTRA Hi Den­si­ty fil­ter that removes 90% of dust and aller­gens from the air. It is com­ple­ment­ed by a pho­to­cat­alyt­ic fil­ter and a fil­ter with sil­ver ions, which com­plete­ly elim­i­nate the risk of con­t­a­m­i­na­tion by bac­te­ria or microbes.

The tem­per­a­ture is con­trolled and main­tained by the iFeel sys­tem with a sen­sor in the remote con­trol. The direc­tion of the air flow is changed by ver­ti­cal blinds. The unit turns on and off on a timer. The air con­di­tion­er per­forms self-diag­no­sis, self-clean­ing and pre­vents the for­ma­tion of frost on the out­door unit.



Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.81 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 39 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 780x270x208mm

Pros and cons

Many oper­at­ing modes, con­ve­nient smart mode
Com­mand con­fir­ma­tion sound does not turn off, insuf­fi­cient angle of rota­tion of the shut­ters of the blinds


GREEN GRI/GRO-18HH2.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
GREEN GRI/GRO-18HH2. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The split sys­tem has three modes of oper­a­tion: cool­ing, heat­ing and dehu­mid­i­fi­ca­tion. High per­for­mance allows you to effec­tive­ly serve not only apart­ments and hous­es, but also the premis­es of beau­ty salons, hair­dressers, chil­dren’s play­rooms and oth­er small ser­vice busi­ness­es.

The set tem­per­a­ture is quick­ly set and fair­ly accu­rate­ly main­tained. Brand­ed fil­ter pro­vides a high degree of air purifi­ca­tion from dust and aller­gens. Time­ly detec­tion of mal­func­tions and iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of their caus­es is car­ried out by a self-diag­no­sis sys­tem.

The design pro­vides a timer for turn­ing on, off and switch­ing to night mode with qui­et oper­a­tion.

Technical specifications

Room area 50 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 18 BTUs
Pow­er con­sump­tion 1.643 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 42 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 949x289x210 mm

Pros and cons

Frost pro­tec­tion on the out­door unit, mem­o­riza­tion of set­tings when turned off
Large indoor unit, non-invert­er pow­er cir­cuit

7. Haier HSU-09HTT03/R2

Haier HSU-09HTT03/R2.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Haier HSU-09HTT03/R2. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Anti-cor­ro­sion pro­tec­tion of the heat exchang­er keeps the effi­cien­cy of the unit at a high lev­el through­out the entire peri­od of oper­a­tion. In cool­ing mode, the air flow is direct­ed par­al­lel to the ceil­ing; in heat­ing, the air is direct­ed ver­ti­cal­ly down­wards. After a pow­er fail­ure, the last mode of oper­a­tion will auto­mat­i­cal­ly resume. The on and off times are set by a 24 hour timer.

The air tem­per­a­ture in the bed­room is con­trolled by a spe­cial pro­gram that cre­ates the most favor­able con­di­tions for a good rest in a dream. There is a self-diag­no­sis and pro­tec­tion of the exter­nal unit from icing.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.747 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 35 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 708x263x190 mm

Pros and cons

Qual­i­ty build, fits well with the inte­ri­or
Turns on and off for a long time, insuf­fi­cient range of the remote con­trol


MDV MDSAF-09HRN1.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
MDV MDSAF-09HRN1. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Fea­tures of a design do this mod­el reli­able in oper­a­tion, sim­ple in instal­la­tion, con­ve­nient in ser­vice. The refrig­er­ant is fre­on R410, which does not pose a dan­ger to the ozone lay­er of the plan­et. The out­door and indoor units of the air con­di­tion­er are made of envi­ron­men­tal­ly friend­ly mate­ri­als, and the body and heat exchang­er of the out­door unit have an anti-cor­ro­sion coat­ing. On the inter­nal block from white plas­tic the dis­play with indi­ca­tion of oper­at­ing modes is locat­ed.

The gad­get is con­trolled by a remote con­trol and is equipped with an on/off timer. Pos­si­ble modes of oper­a­tion: night, dehu­mid­i­fi­ca­tion and ven­ti­la­tion. The con­ven­tion­al dust fil­ter is com­ple­ment­ed by pho­to­cat­alyt­ic and deodor­iz­ing fil­ters.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.821 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 41 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 715x285x194 mm

Pros and cons

Mod­ern design, cools the room quick­ly
Non-invert­er pow­er, Wi‑F con­trol is not present in all mod­i­fi­ca­tions, you need to check when buy­ing
The best man­u­fac­tur­ers of air con­di­tion­ers

Air con­di­tion­ers are pro­duced by both well-known and small com­pa­nies, and the func­tion­al­i­ty of the mod­els is often sim­i­lar.

9. TCL ONE Inverter TAC-09HRIA/E1

TCL ONE Inverter TAC-09HRIA/E1.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
TCL ONE Invert­er TAC-09HRIA/E1. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Invert­er unit based on the pro­pri­etary ELITE con­cept. This mod­el has many tech­ni­cal inno­va­tions, in par­tic­u­lar the iFeel func­tion, which con­trols the micro­cli­mate in the area where the remote con­trol is locat­ed. Thanks to the tur­bo mode for max­i­mum per­for­mance, the set room tem­per­a­ture is quick­ly reached.

After 15 min­utes, this mode will auto­mat­i­cal­ly turn off. The tem­per­a­ture sen­sor is built into the con­trol pan­el and con­tin­u­ous­ly trans­mits infor­ma­tion to the con­trol micro­con­troller. This allows you to main­tain the tem­per­a­ture with high accu­ra­cy. On the front pan­el there is an LED dis­play with an indi­ca­tion of the oper­at­ing mode and tem­per­a­ture. The dis­play can be turned off if desired.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 2.64 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 24 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 698x255x200mm

Pros and cons

Timer, LED dis­play, remote con­trol tem­per­a­ture sen­sor, low noise
No Wi-Fi con­trol, the col­or of the indoor unit body is only white

10. Ballu BSD-07HN1

Ballu BSD-07HN1.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Bal­lu BSD-07HN1. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The device has an addi­tion­al func­tion of mem­o­riz­ing the posi­tion of the blinds. After turn­ing on, the air flow is direct­ed in the same direc­tion that was set before turn­ing it off. The high-den­si­ty fil­ter qual­i­ta­tive­ly puri­fies the air from dust, the self-clean­ing sys­tem pre­vents the appear­ance of mold.



The remote con­trol con­trols turn­ing on and off the air con­di­tion­er, timer set­tings, air flow direc­tion. Pos­si­ble oper­at­ing modes; night, ven­ti­la­tion, dehu­mid­i­fi­ca­tion. The tem­per­a­ture is main­tained auto­mat­i­cal­ly, self-diag­nos­tics and auto-restart after a pow­er fail­ure is car­ried out. The out­door unit has frost pro­tec­tion.

Technical specifications

Room area 22 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 7 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 0.68 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 23 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 715x285x194 mm

Pros and cons

Rapid room cool­ing, ele­gant design
Remote with­out back­lit keys, insuf­fi­cient air­flow at the first fan speed

11. Xiaomi Vertical Air Condition 2 HP

Xiaomi Vertical Air Condition 2 HP.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Xiao­mi Ver­ti­cal Air Con­di­tion 2 HP. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

The unit has an unusu­al ver­ti­cal design in the form of a white col­umn with a 940 mm high ven­ti­la­tion grill on the front side. The air con­di­tion­er is equipped with a high­ly intel­li­gent micro­con­troller sys­tem. The con­trol takes place from a con­ven­tion­al remote con­trol, an appli­ca­tion for a smart­phone or a voice assis­tant “Xiao Ai”.

It is pos­si­ble to con­nect addi­tion­al sen­sors and inte­grate into the Mi Home smart home ecosys­tem. The con­trol pan­el with 13 keys allows you to change oper­at­ing modes, set the on and off timer and the dura­tion of the night mode. The intel­li­gent air purifi­ca­tion sys­tem includes an antibac­te­r­i­al fil­ter.

Technical specifications

Room area 25 sq. m.
Air con­di­tion­er pow­er 9 btu
Pow­er con­sump­tion 2.4 kW
Noise lev­el of the indoor unit up to 56 dB
Dimen­sions of the indoor unit of the split sys­tem 1737x415x430 mm

Pros and cons

Orig­i­nal design, high effi­cien­cy
Does not fit into every inte­ri­or, high pow­er con­sump­tion

How to choose a Chinese air conditioner

Air con­di­tion­ers from Chi­nese brands with their own pro­duc­tion should be cho­sen accord­ing to the same prin­ci­ples as appli­ances from any oth­er man­u­fac­tur­ers.

If you have already decid­ed in advance what type of air con­di­tion­er you need — a mobile monoblock, cas­sette or split sys­tem, then you should pay atten­tion to the main char­ac­ter­is­tics.


Pow­er must be select­ed depend­ing on the area of ​​the room. In an apart­ment with a nor­mal ceil­ing height of about 2.5 m, you should choose this para­me­ter from the fol­low­ing cal­cu­la­tion: for 10 sq.m of a room — 1 kW of pow­er. You don’t have to cal­cu­late every­thing your­self. Usu­al­ly in the pass­ports of air con­di­tion­ers they write what area it is designed for.

energy efficiency

If you do not want to over­pay for elec­tric­i­ty, it is bet­ter to choose class A, A + and high­er air con­di­tion­ers. Class B and C appli­ances may cost you less to buy, but much more to use.

Noise level

Usu­al­ly this para­me­ter is indi­cat­ed in the prod­uct pass­port. Too noisy air con­di­tion­ers are not suit­able for instal­la­tion in rest rooms. Mod­ern Chi­nese devices usu­al­ly emit noise no high­er than 30 dB. This is the accept­able lev­el for a res­i­den­tial area. It can be com­pared, for exam­ple, with a whis­per or the tick­ing of a clock.

Presence of heating function

Use­ful if you want to use the device in the cold sea­son. But please note that in most mod­els of air con­di­tion­ers, this func­tion can only be used at tem­per­a­tures up to 0°C. If you turn on the heat­ing in cold­er weath­er, the appli­ance may be dam­aged. But if you live in the south­ern region or plan to turn on the heat­ing only dur­ing the off-sea­son, this fea­ture can come in very handy and even replace the heater.

Additional functions

  • Auto­mat­ic main­te­nance of the set tem­per­a­ture. Allows you to main­tain com­fort in the room for a long time.
  • Air dehu­mid­i­fi­ca­tion. In sum­mer, it will help reduce the lev­el of humid­i­ty in the room and make it eas­i­er to endure extreme heat.
  • Ven­ti­la­tion. Pro­vides air cir­cu­la­tion with­out heat­ing and cool­ing.
  • Air clean­ing. Fil­ters in the air con­di­tion­er trap dust, wool, fluff and ensure clean­li­ness in the room.
  • Air humid­i­fi­ca­tion. The air con­di­tion­er helps main­tain the opti­mal humid­i­ty lev­el for a per­son — 40% — 60%.
  • Night mode. The air con­di­tion­er is qui­eter and smooth­ly rais­es or low­ers the tem­per­a­ture in the room.
  • Motion Sen­sor. The appli­ance enters pow­er sav­ing mode when no one is at home or when every­one is sleep­ing.
  • WiFi sup­port. Allows you to con­trol the air con­di­tion­er from your smart­phone.
  • Air­flow reg­u­la­tion. You can set the direc­tion of the air­flow so that, for exam­ple, you do not freeze under a cold air stream.



When choos­ing between two air con­di­tion­ers with the same char­ac­ter­is­tics and func­tions, but from dif­fer­ent brands, we advise you to pay atten­tion to the man­u­fac­tur­er’s war­ran­ty and ser­vice oblig­a­tions. The longer the war­ran­ty and the more ser­vice cen­ters, the more reli­able.