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STTsailor
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It s this time of the year again and I have had it! The heat and humidity is getting to me.

I decided I need split AC in the living room and kitchen. Who do you recommend in STT for install? What brands last best in our environment? Good or bad experiences I want your input.

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East Ender
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We have Fujitsu. My biggest complaint is that it is so quiet, it doesn't mask that darn rooster at 3:30am. Sales and service by Atlanta Refrig. (tu)

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Gumbo
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We have Fujitsu. My biggest complaint is that it is so quiet, it doesn't mask that darn rooster at 3:30am. Sales and service by Atlanta Refrig. (tu)

Fujitsu's along with Mitsubishi are the top of the line units. Not sure that they are the most durable considering the dirty power WAPA
supplies. The parts (mother board ect.) Is way more than for a TGM. If I were to choose a Fujitsu I would install a electricity conditioner. Not just a surge potector, split voltage is also a big problem here. Once you add all that up including the higher price of a Fujitsu it bears consideration.

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Alana33
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I bought a Frigidaire split system from Pricesmart to replace my overly expensive Mitsubishi system that always had issues and completely crapped out after 4 years.

The Frigidaire was 1/4 the price 4 years ago when I replaced the unit, never had a problem, ever.
You might want to call someone, however as there are now some AC units with computer chips (Samsung, is one) that become problematic due to frequent outages.

Here's contact info for my AC guy and you can ask him about brands and potential complications or ease of use. Good guy. He did the removal of the problem Mitsubishi system, installation on the new Frigidaire one, I have him clean the unit periodically and that about it for that system. He also does repairs and installation on other appliances and if he can't do it, he'll let you know up front and recommend someone who can.
Joseph Greaux
Champion AC
340-690-1672

You know you're WAPA bill will be going up with added AC usage!
Good luck.

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STTsailor
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In our harsh environment cheapest is probably best. I have split units from three different brands and they are all corroded. I figured 5 years is the most one can get from AC here.

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