The best wall-mounted split systems 2022 for a country house

Air con­di­tion­ing in a coun­try house is not a lux­u­ry, but an urgent need. Which mod­els are worth pay­ing atten­tion to — tell “KP”
The best wall-mounted split systems 2022 for a country house
The best wall-mount­ed split sys­tems for a coun­try house. Pho­to: shut­ter­stock

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1. LG P12SP

LG P12SP.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
LG P12SP. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Medi­um pow­er invert­er mod­el from LG. The split sys­tem is able to cool or heat an area of ​​35 sq. m, which will be use­ful in a coun­try house. But please note that LG does not rec­om­mend turn­ing on this air con­di­tion­er when it is below ‑5°C out­side. The split sys­tem has a dual-rotor invert­er com­pres­sor Dual Invert­er, which reduces the lev­el of vibra­tion and ener­gy con­sump­tion. The air con­di­tion­er is quite qui­et, and in the “Sleep” mode emits only 19 dB. In auto­mat­ic mode, when the split sys­tem itself decides at what speed and air tem­per­a­ture it is nec­es­sary to blow, fail­ures are pos­si­ble, as some users say. And yet, keep in mind that the con­trol pan­el is uni­fied with old­er mod­els, so that sev­er­al but­tons will turn out to be “dum­my”, and the length of com­mu­ni­ca­tion between the out­door and indoor unit should not exceed 15 m.

Pros and cons

Qui­et for its pow­er, low pow­er con­sump­tion
Incor­rect work occurs in auto­mat­ic

2. Carrier 42UQV050M

Carrier 42UQV050M.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Car­ri­er 42UQV050M. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

This wall-mount­ed split sys­tem from the Amer­i­can man­u­fac­tur­er Car­ri­er is well suit­ed for a coun­try house. Ver­sion 42UQV050M can cool an entire floor of 50 sqm. m. And if nec­es­sary, heat 58 square meters. m, con­sum­ing only 1.5 kW, which will save a lot of mon­ey com­pared to a clas­sic oil heater. The air con­di­tion­er is adapt­ed for the Russ­ian win­ter and is guar­an­teed to work down to ‑15 ° C out­side the win­dow. Car­ri­er 42UQV050M has tem­per­a­ture sen­sors in the indoor unit and a styl­ish slid­er remote con­trol. This allows you to accu­rate­ly mon­i­tor the micro­cli­mate in the room and adjust it using an invert­er. Unlike com­peti­tors, Car­ri­er 42UQV050M focus­es on air purifi­ca­tion. So, here the work­ing area of ​​the fil­ter is increased. There are also addi­tion­al fil­ters: Nano Sil­ver with gin­seng and Nano Pho­to Cop­per with zinc. They are designed to com­plete­ly clean the air from pol­lu­tion, bac­te­ria and unpleas­ant odors. The advan­tage for a coun­try house will be that the max­i­mum length of com­mu­ni­ca­tions between the out­door and indoor units is 20 m, which is very rare among com­peti­tors.

Pros and cons

Good func­tion­al­i­ty, advanced air purifi­ca­tion sys­tem
Remote-slid­er may not please some­one with its design, over­priced

3. Ballu BSD-09HN1

Ballu BSD-09HN1.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Bal­lu BSD-09HN1. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

“Pure-blood­ed Chi­nese”, col­lect­ed in Rus­sia. BSD-09HN1 does not have an invert­er, which means it is nois­i­er, more glut­to­nous and can­not main­tain a con­stant air tem­per­a­ture. But the mod­el also has its advan­tages, espe­cial­ly if you don’t want to spend too much on a split sys­tem for a sum­mer res­i­dence or a coun­try house. Of the fea­tures, there is a deodor­iz­ing fil­ter and Wi-Fi con­trol. The lat­ter makes it pos­si­ble to inte­grate the air con­di­tion­er into the smart home sys­tem. What does it give? For exam­ple, you can remote­ly, before your arrival at the hacien­da, turn on the split sys­tem so that the air is already cool when you get there. Accord­ing to the man­u­fac­tur­er, BSD-09HN1 cools the air in an area of ​​26 sq. m, but users have exper­i­men­tal­ly found that the air con­di­tion­er can cope with 32 sq. m.



Pros and cons

Deodor­iz­ing fil­ter, fresh air, Wi-Fi con­trol­lable
There is no invert­er, the brand is new in Rus­sia, there are no sta­tis­tics of break­downs, which means that reli­a­bil­i­ty is not clear

4. Haier AS12NM5HRA/1U12BR4ERA

Haier AS12NM5HRA/1U12BR4ERA.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Haier AS12NM5HRA/1U12BR4ERA. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Invert­er split sys­tem with a num­ber of inter­est­ing options from the Chi­nese com­pa­ny Haier. The air con­di­tion­er in cool­ing mode pro­duces a pow­er of 3500 watts, and heat­ing — 3900 watts. Haier can serve an area of ​​35 square meters. m. Of the notable fea­tures in the air con­di­tion­er is Wi-Fi, with which you can con­trol it from your smart­phone, and an addi­tion­al option Oxi­gent fresh. This is a sep­a­rate unit that pro­vides fresh air from the street. True, you will have to buy it addi­tion­al­ly, and with it the cost of the air con­di­tion­er will exceed 40 thou­sand rubles. An antibac­te­r­i­al fil­ter is stan­dard on the mod­el.

Pros and cons

Wi-Fi con­trol, fresh air option
High price

5. Toshiba RAS-16BKVG‑E / RAS-16BAVG‑E

Toshiba RAS-16BKVG-E / RAS-16BAVG-E.  Photo: yandex.market.ru
Toshi­ba RAS-16BKVG‑E / RAS-16BAVG‑E. Pho­to: yandex.market.ru

Wall mount­ed invert­er split sys­tem with heat pump. Unlike its com­peti­tors, capa­ble of oper­at­ing down to ‑10–15°C, Toshi­ba RAS-16BKVG‑E / RAS-16BAVG‑E gives warmth even at low­er tem­per­a­tures out­side the win­dow, which makes it a full-fledged heater, so nec­es­sary in a coun­try house. The air con­di­tion­er can cool or heat an area of ​​46–54 square meters. m. Despite the peak pow­er of 5400 W, the split sys­tem remains qui­et, with a max­i­mum noise lev­el of 43 dB. How­ev­er, vibra­tion of the out­door unit may be observed dur­ing long oper­a­tion. The air con­di­tion­er has a car­bon-cat­e­chin fil­ter, which should dis­in­fect the air.

Pros and cons

Good build qual­i­ty, heat pump
Very high price, vibra­tion of the exter­nal unit is observed dur­ing long work

How to choose a wall split system for a country house

A good solu­tion for a home is to install a mul­ti-split sys­tem, when sev­er­al indoor units are con­nect­ed to one out­door unit. This will ensure a com­fort­able micro­cli­mate in all rooms.

Conventional or inverter

The invert­er accu­rate­ly and smooth­ly reg­u­lates the per­for­mance in the range of 30–100%, quick­ly cool­ing the air in the room, and then main­tains it at a giv­en lev­el. Clas­sic air con­di­tion­ers stop the com­pres­sor as soon as the tem­per­a­ture is reached. For exam­ple, reach­ing 23 ° C, the com­pres­sor turns off, and when the tem­per­a­ture again devi­ates from the set para­me­ters by one or two degrees, it will start again. Hence, anoth­er name for this type of on-off air con­di­tion­ers. Such suc­ces­sive starts of the com­pres­sor lead to increased pow­er con­sump­tion. But the main advan­tage of such air con­di­tion­ers is an afford­able price.

Price and maintenance cost

As we have already said, the cost of mod­ern invert­er-type split sys­tems is low­er than that of clas­sic air con­di­tion­ers. Also, the cost of the device is affect­ed by the pow­er of the device, the pres­ence of a clean­ing sys­tem, con­trol options (for exam­ple, an improved remote con­trol or the abil­i­ty to con­trol via a mobile appli­ca­tion). Goods from well-known brands are usu­al­ly high­er in price. But when buy­ing an air con­di­tion­er, do not for­get about the deferred costs: for the main­te­nance of the device and elec­tric­i­ty. The high­er the ener­gy effi­cien­cy class of the device, the less it con­sumes elec­tric­i­ty dur­ing oper­a­tion. Also, do not for­get about the sea­son­al main­te­nance of the device. It is rec­om­mend­ed to clean the device before start­ing the peri­od of active oper­a­tion. But advanced mod­els that have a self-clean­ing sys­tem will help save your bud­get and time: you won’t need to invite a mas­ter to ser­vice the device every year.


Many own­ers of coun­try hous­es con­sid­er mod­ern air con­di­tion­ers not only as a device to save them from the heat, but also as a wor­thy alter­na­tive to heaters in the off-sea­son or cool weath­er. The main advan­tage of air con­di­tion­ers with a heat­ing func­tion is their econ­o­my com­pared to oil cool­ers and elec­tric con­vec­tors. Air con­di­tion­ers of the clas­si­cal type, as a rule, can be used for heat­ing at a tem­per­a­ture out­side the win­dow of up to 10 °C. And invert­er split sys­tems can work even in severe frosts (up to 15–20 ° C, depend­ing on the mod­el).

The best split sys­tems

Don’t endure the sum­mer heat, even if you’re on a tight bud­get

Air Filtration and Treatment

In basic air con­di­tion­ers, a coarse fil­ter is installed, which traps large par­ti­cles of dust, insects and fluff. But if you think about air qual­i­ty or suf­fer from aller­gies, we rec­om­mend that you take a clos­er look at mod­els with an inte­grat­ed clean­ing sys­tem. Fine fil­ters trap the small­est par­ti­cles of con­t­a­m­i­nants, elim­i­nate unpleas­ant odors, aller­gens, microbes and bac­te­ria. And plas­ma clean­ing sys­tems and ion­iz­ers will improve air qual­i­ty.


In advanced air con­di­tion­ers, as a rule, a more thought­ful con­trol sys­tem, since user con­ve­nience is a pri­or­i­ty, which man­i­fests itself in the details. For exam­ple, using the back­light on the remote con­trol, you can adjust the desired set­tings even at night, with­out turn­ing on the main light­ing. A wide range of lou­ver posi­tions will help you choose the most com­fort­able air direc­tion so that the cold stream does not fall direct­ly on a per­son. Also, in some split sys­tems, the iFeel func­tion and a tem­per­a­ture sen­sor on the remote con­trol are pro­vid­ed in order to most accu­rate­ly main­tain the set para­me­ters in the area where a per­son is locat­ed. To con­trol the micro­cli­mate in the house from any­where in the world remote­ly, it is worth con­sid­er­ing mod­els with a built-in Wi-Fi mod­ule. If you want to opti­mize the bud­get, then pur­chase Wi-Fi Ready mod­els. At the start, buy­ing a device will cost less, and if nec­es­sary, it will be easy to buy and install a spe­cial Wi-Fi mod­ule for con­trol via a smart­phone.